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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1986

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,562
Across
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Tasty : SAPID
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Singer Patsy : CLINE
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"Porgy and Bess" role : SERENA
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Poe poem : LENORE
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Gangster of the early 30's : PRETTYBOYFLOYD
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Kanga's creator : MILNE
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Radio role of John Todd : TONTO
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Get it? : SEE
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Got back on the ground : ALIT
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Panhandler, often : DONEE
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Raised surface on a rug : PILE
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Complimentary number : TEN
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Wove a chair seat : CANED
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Wild calla : AROID
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Trio before new or gold : ASGOODAS
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Inclinations : TRENDS
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Disconsolate : SAD
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Godfrey's instr. : UKE
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Talkative : CHATTY
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Fragment : SPLINTER
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Certain Indian royalty : RANIS
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Clemens : TWAIN
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Scout's implement : AXE
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On a wing ___ prayer : ANDA
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Imitate a cricket : CHIRP
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Fla. cuckoos : ANIS
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Altar vow : IDO
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Operatic high priestess : NORMA
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Delivered : DEALT
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Famed wrestler: 1915–63 : GORGEOUSGEORGE
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___ and beans : FRANKS
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Songs of yesteryear : OLDIES
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As red as ___ : ABEET
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Consumer advocate : NADER
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Creator of "The Twilight Zone" : SERLING
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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Fountain or Rose : PETE
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Speedway site : DAYTONA
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Produced offspring asexually : CLONED
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Tacloban's locale : LEYTE
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Data, for short : INFO
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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What glaciers cause : EROSION
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Sap-drawing spigots : SPILES
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Cornea protector : EYELID
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R.L.S. pirate : BONES
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G. Cooper role : DEEDS
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First name in spying : MATA
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Warbucks : DADDY
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Primp : PREEN
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Layers : COATS
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"Wait Until Dark" actor : ARKIN
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Ancient Italian city : OSTIA
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Spring bloom : TULIP
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Dodger pitcher: 1955–61 : CRAIG
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"The ___ little employment . . . ": Shak. : HANDOF
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Pyrenees principality : ANDORRA
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Emulate Ederle : SWIMS
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Model : PARAGON
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Colorful songbird : TANAGER
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Banishes : EXILES
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Remainder : REST
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Jet-engine product : THRUST
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Sam or Alistair : COOKE
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Where eagles land : AERIE
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Official bird of Hawaii : NENE
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Senator from Conn. : DODD
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Blarney-stone gift : GAB
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Guidonian note : ELA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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