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New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 1986

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,563

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Across
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Largest asteroid : CERES
6
Oil cartel : OPEC
10
Spondulicks : CASH
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Kind of theater : ARENA
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Relating to antitoxins: Comb. form : SERO
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One of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Flax fabric : LINEN
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Jejune : ARID
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Presently : SOON
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Russian poet Afanasy ___ : FET
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Capital of Honduras : TEGUCIGALPA
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Man for whom Salisbury's land was named : RHODES
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Like some idols : FALLEN
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Game bird : GROUSE
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Afflictions : EVILS
31
Lounge : LOLL
32
Mirador : ORIEL
33
Check erosion : SOD
36
Thousand ___ of N.Y.-Can. : ISLANDS
39
Boost : PROMOTE
41
___-relief : BAS
42
Gauguin's "The Women of ___" : ARLES
44
Otherwise : ELSE
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Antigone's king : CREON
46
Roman's central hall : ATRIUM
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What fools do : RUSHIN
51
Gun mount : TURRET
53
Attribute of the Deity : OMNISCIENCE
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Song from "A Chorus Line" : AND
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Conversant with : INON
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Israeli circle dance : HORA
60
Pipe : BRIER
62
Like one lunar side : DARK
63
Pitcher : EWER
64
Bad Mr. Brown : LEROY
65
Barely makes out : EKES
66
Naval off. : RADM
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Levels : EVENS
Down
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Iceberg offshoot : CALF
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Lake Amerind : ERIE
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Landlords' concerns : RENTROLLS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Brazilian coffee : SANTOS
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Missouri feeder : OSAGE
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Bibliophile, at times : PERUSER
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Pop singer Clapton : ERIC
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One who systematizes : CODIFIER
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Memorable cellist : CASALS
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Mining excavation : STOPE
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Province of central China : HUNAN
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Nigerian city : EDE
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Calif. vintner : GALLO
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Hawaiian dance : HULA
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Slick with words : GLIB
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French painter ___ Bonheur : ROSA
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Prestigious people, for short : VIPS
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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Diamond set alone : SOLITAIRE
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City of Japan : OTSU
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Judge : DEEM
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Nasal cavity opening : NARIS
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Fireman, at times : DRENCHER
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Pool, in poesy : MERE
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Registered : ENTERED
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Flaws in the armor : CHINKS
46
Circle segment : ARC
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Soprano : TREBLE
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Massenet's "Le ___ Lahore" : ROIDE
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See 16 Across : UMNAK
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Behave rhonchially : SNORE
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Divest of weapons : UNARM
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Hawkeye's state : IOWA
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An 1898 discovery : NEON
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Volstead's supporters : DRYS
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Step up the motor : REV

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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