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New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,565
Across
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Li'l Abner's creator : CAPP
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Cheek by ___ (intimately) : JOWL
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D–J connection : EFGHI
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Song for Sills : ARIA
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Senior member : DOYEN
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Kind of cherry : BING
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Flubbed : ERRED
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Hanukkah heroes : MACCABEES
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Pale : MEALY
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Lunch hour for some : ONE
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"___ Little Indians" : TEN
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Rope fiber : BAST
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Canoer's chore : PORTAGE
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___ Shan, Asian mountain system : TIEN
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Menotti boy : AMAHL
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Keep one's ___ about one : WITS
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Keats product : ODE
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Hanukkah ceremonies : CANDLELIGHTINGS
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Adherent: Suffix : IST
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Type of airplane : STOL
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Picardy sight : ROSES
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Omit : SKIP
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Mayo girl : COLLEEN
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Curse : OATH
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Nice season : ETE
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Meadow : LEA
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Large: Comb. form : MACRO
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Duration of Hanukkah : EIGHTDAYS
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Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
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Monet's "La ___ St.-Lazare" : GARE
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Longfellow town : ATRI
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Trick : STUNT
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Ripener : AGER
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Lose traction : SKID
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Performs : DOES
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Now's companion : HERE
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World: Comb. form : COSMO
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Northwestern highway : ALCAN
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Sholom : PEACE
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Certain French meat : PORC
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Chatter : JABBER
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"North to the ___": A. M. Lindbergh : ORIENT
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Sherry or port : WINE
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Barrel staves : LAGS
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Black or Arden : FOREST
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Whirling movements : GYRATIONS
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Shoe part : HEEL
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Composer Vincent d'___ : INDY
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Coral rings : ATOLLS
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Letter after aleph : BETH
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Prof.'s deg. : PHD
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"Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
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Light, open carriage : GIG
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Hem : EDGE
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Loch of monstrous fame : NESS
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Galatea's love : ACIS
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Falseface : MASK
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Hanukkah villain : ANTIOCHUS
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"___ Scene," Rice play : STREET
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Emulate Rembrandt or Dürer : ETCH
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Old card game : LOO
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Charged particle : ION
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Progenitor : PARENT
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Stowe villain : LEGREE
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Anesthetics : ETHERS
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Hanukkah pancake : LATKE
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An Icelandic monetary unit : EYRIR
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Notwithstanding : ASIDE
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Prepare potatoes, in a way : MASH
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Predecessor of Benji and Boomer : ASTA
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Cousin of "Heck!" : EGAD
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Othello's deceiver : IAGO
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Hurry : DASH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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