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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1986

Author:
Norman Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,561
Across
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Lackluster : BLAH
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Org. : ASSOC
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Kind of bird or berry : BLUE
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___-mutton sleeve : LEGO
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Early Bahamian : TAINO
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Famous stage name : LUNT
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Poem by Clement Moore, with 58 Across : AVISITFROM
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Sweethearts or feet : TOOTSIES
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Boa or anaconda : PYTHON
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Egyptian gulf : SUEZ
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Fielding novel : AMELIA
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Semiprecious stone : CATSEYE
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Foxy lady : VIXEN
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Raise to the third power : CUBE
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Snack : NOSH
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Epinicion : ODE
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Large, dangerous fish : GROPERS
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Ouray was one : UTE
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Partner of woof : WARP
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Moslem ruler : EMIR
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Endeavored : STRIVED
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Certain Olympic contender : DASHER
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French violinist: 18th century : ANET
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Pet for Pedro : GATO
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Pass that almost makes Moore's team : DONNER
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Tire mishap : PUNCTURE
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Auricular : OTIC
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See 17 Across : STNICHOLAS
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"___ fishin'" : GONE
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"I heard ___ man . . . ": Housman : AWISE
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Author Robert ___ Warren : PENN
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In which Christmas comes but once : YEAR
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Individualist of sorts : LONER
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Italian princely family : ESTE
Down
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Utter foolishly : BLAT
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Turning counterclockwise : LEVO
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Exchange fee : AGIO
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Unfriendly : HOSTILE
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The Scourge of God : ATTILA
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Vaults : SAFES
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Titles for baronets : SIRS
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Yoko : ONO
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Data processor : COMPUTER
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To flash, in Frankfurt : BLITZEN
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Sumptuous : LUSH
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Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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Placing on a cay : ISLING
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Indeed : YES
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Khachaturian's "___ Dance" : SABER
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Assert : AVOW
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King of Phrygia : MIDAS
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Put forth effort : EXERT
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Amor : CUPID
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Salad days : YOUTH
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A first name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Halley's ___ : COMET
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Frau's mate : HERR
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Setback : REVERSAL
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Grab : SNATCH
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Strutter : PRANCER
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Nuclide : ISOTOPE
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Ending for saturn or opal : INE
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Fred or Ginger : DANCER
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Semblance : GUISE
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Scaup duck : DOGY
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Okla. Indian : OTOE
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"___ Rosa," 1929 song : NINA
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Nabokov novel : PNIN
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Carry on : RANT
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Slave in 1066 : ESNE
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Brace : TWO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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