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" . . . SUCH SWEET SORROW . . . "

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1986

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,543
Across
1
Refrain start : TRALA
6
G.I.'s weaponry : AMMO
10
Furtive whisper : PSST
14
Mad or red follower : CAP
17
Fix the lawn : RESOD
18
Liquid part of fat : OLEIN
19
Novelette : RECIT
21
Ethiopian town : IMI
22
Tune for author Hesse? : AUFWIEDERSEHENHERMANN
26
L–P connectors : MNO
27
Word on a bottle of "snake oil" : ELIXIR
28
Concerning : ASTO
29
Play the Old Vic : EMOTE
30
Smell that may cast a spell : PERFUME
32
U.S. humorist Finley Peter ___ : DUNNE
34
Walking ___ (euphoric) : ONAIR
36
Cry of vindication : AHA
37
Treat for Cheeta : BANANA
38
"Dialogues of the Gods" author : LUCIAN
40
Thurible contents : INCENSE
43
Shamir's words to Peres? : SHALOMSHIMON
46
Actor Delon : ALAIN
47
Foreman's opponent in Zaire : ALI
49
What wreckers do in Soho : RASE
50
Gold, in Genova : ORO
51
Mechanic's garment : COVERALLS
53
As guilty ___ : ASSIN
56
Legendary Irish king : RONAN
58
Soprano Marton : EVA
59
Some desk trays : INS
60
Unlikely : REMOTE
62
Philippine vine : IYO
63
First loyalty, to Polonius : SELF
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Remark from Mrs. Guinness? : TATASIRALEC
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Arizona artisan : HOPI
72
Run up bills : OWE
74
Marilu ___, "Taxi" actress : HENNER
75
Yarn measure : LEA
77
Muffler mangler : RUT
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"I ___ dream": King : HAVEA
81
Typewriter of sorts : TELEX
82
Moriarty and J. R. : EVILDOERS
85
Candlenut tree : AMA
86
Proceed; act : GOIT
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Clock-radio button : SET
89
With caustic humor : DRYLY
90
'Bye, Godfather? : SOLONGMARLON
96
Dwells : RESIDES
98
Longfellow subject : REVERE
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Shirley in "Terms of Endearment" : AURORA
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Speak softly : COO
102
Goddess who knew her oats : CERES
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Podium prelim : INTRO
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Upset on a jet : AIRSICK
108
Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
110
Historian's subject : PAST
112
___ gai pan (Chinese dish) : MOOGOO
114
Antonym's antonym: Abbr. : SYN
115
Paint Goya out of the picture? : HASTALAVISTAFRANCISCO
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Fogeater : ARC
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Sheer woven fabric : NINON
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Fishhook line : SNELL
122
Was reverential : KNELT
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Indeed : YEA
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Chimney on das Haus : ESSE
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Ocean motion : EDDY
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Linus and Elihu : YALES
Down
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Bird of passage : TRAMP
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See old schoolmates : REUNE
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About : ASFOR
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Kind of blow : LOW
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Be short with Toulouse-Lautrec? : ADIEUHENRI
6
Judd Hirsch TV role : ALEX
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Capital of Yucatán : MERIDA
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Incomplete metal castings : MISRUNS
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Indivisible : ONE
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Fasten in advance : PRESEAL
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Made ecstatic : SENT
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Educator in the Middle Ages : SCHOOLMAN
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Stalemate : TIE
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Note Novarro's comings and goings in Italy? : CIAORAMON
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Country cousin of ain't : AMNT
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Emulate Echo : PINE
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Garfield's friend : ODIE
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SPECTRE specialty : TREACHERY
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Virtuoso Mischa : ELMAN
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Co-creator of "The Flintstones" : HANNA
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When Prince William will be 21 : MMIII
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Prima ___ evidence : FACIE
33
Slangy refusal : NAH
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Nut, in Nürnberg : NUSS
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Liberty, for one : BELL
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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"___ thy rocks and rills" : ILOVE
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Describing some stores : NAVAL
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Latin-style dance music : SALSA
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A college at Oxford : ORIEL
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No, in Noisy-le-Sec : NON
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Dice throw : ACES
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___ Baline (Irving Berlin) : ISRAEL
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Poker pittance : ANTE
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"I don't care . . . ___, or a Sphinx": Dickens : AMINX
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Achy : SORE
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Looks fixedly : STARES
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Kin of "Wow!" : OOH
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Peon of yore : ESNE
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It's SE of Grnld. : ICEL
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Cheyenne, to a Pawnee : FOE
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Letter after eta : THETA
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Choice : ELITE
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"What immortal hand ___": Blake : OREYE
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Some knitting stitches : PURLS
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Bitsy's partner : ITSY
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Admirer of the composer of "Rienzi" : WAGNERIAN
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Farewell, Stallone? : ADDIOROCKY
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Experiences : HAS
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Love, in Latium : AMOR
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Caesar's words to his first assailant? : VALECASCA
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Millenniums and minutes : TIMESPANS
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Ship of "Ship of Fools" : VERA
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Desert region in China : ORDOS
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Grimm villain : OGRE
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Not underhanded : OVERT
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Pear-and-quince preserve : RAISINE
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Stars of "The Visit": 1958 : LUNTS
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Alley cat's scrap : ORT
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Mabel of the silents : NORMAND
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Shoot cut for grafting : SCION
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Like Seattle's Kingdome : ROOFED
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"I've Got ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
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Basketballer Dan : ISSEL
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Recurring pattern : CYCLE
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Hitches and slips : KNOTS
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Logger's locomotive : SHAY
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Aesopian smart aleck : HARE
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Macao money : AVOS
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Airfield near Paris : ORLY
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Monogram of "The Waste Land" poet : TSE
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Claire or Balin : INA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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