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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1986

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,559
Across
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Town in N.J. : LODI
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Bean curd : TOFU
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Not completely shut : AJAR
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What Lendl won in 1986 : OPEN
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___ Curtain : IRON
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Feat for a novice pilot : SOLO
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Tampa Bay team : BUCCANEERS
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"Not guilty" is one : PLEA
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Engravers of the Arctic : ESKIMOS
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Like some eggs : DEVILED
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Wail's relative : SOB
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Flippant : AIRY
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Financial transaction : DEPOSIT
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Elevating device : STAIR
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Moslem potentate : EMIR
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Experienced mariners : SALTS
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Baum marten, e.g. : FUR
37
Pumpernickel : RYE
38
Pan or Dionysus : GOD
39
Nicholas, e.g. : TSAR
41
High-priced : STEEP
43
Open a card game : LEAD
44
Records, in a way : TAPES
46
Bell of note : LIBERTY
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
49
Worn-out steed : NAG
50
Craves : DESIRES
53
Old Glory's reds and whites : STRIPES
57
Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
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Armament for a man-of-war : CANNONBALL
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Plenty of horn : TUBA
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Transportation for an exec : LIMO
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Young seals : PUPS
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Smelting waste : SLAG
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Gaelic tongue : ERSE
Down
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Pendulous flesh : LOBE
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Numbered composition : OPUS
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Knock down a boxer : DECK
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Cutting tooth : INCISOR
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Cravats : TIES
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Galena or stibnite : ORE
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Water crossing : FORD
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Ousts from office : UNSEATS
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Headache pill : ASPIRIN
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Corsair's ensign : JOLLYROGER
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Away from the gusts : ALEE
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Macadam construction : ROAD
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Hebrew prophet : AMOS
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"Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
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Amtrak's Canadian cousin : VIA
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Skillful : DEFT
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Kin of ostriches : EMUS
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Merchantman's nemesis : PIRATESHIP
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Shelled pastries : TARTS
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Shipment from Bethlehem : STEEL
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Soap component : LYE
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Castle defense : MOAT
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Food at the front : RATIONS
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Exercises an option : SELECTS
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Piebald horse : PINTO
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Easy to read : LEGIBLE
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Linksman's standard : PAR
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Rural structure : BARN
50
Like Browning's "Sordello" : DEEP
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A shade of beige : ECRU
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Apostle from Tarsus : SAUL
53
Hosiery annoyance : SNAG
54
Part of a full house : PAIR
55
Shade trees : ELMS
56
Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
59
In which Dr. J operates : NBA

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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