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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 13,247
Across
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Histories : PASTS
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Winter Palace resident, once : TSAR
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Hyde Park sight : PRAM
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In progress : AFOOT
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To be, to Henri : ETRE
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Obsidian : LAVA
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February 14 gift : CANDY
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Appraises : EVALUATES
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Pleased producer's placard : SRO
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Color called elk or goose gray : LAMA
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Does a tailor's job : ALTERS
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"Die ___ ohne Schatten," Strauss opera : FRAU
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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Tristram and Isolde, e.g. : LOVERS
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Happily ___ after : EVER
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Bath, e.g. : SPA
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Ratify : AMEN
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Tennille from Montgomery, Ala. : TONI
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Nile city : ASWAN
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Declined : WANED
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Siouan : OTO
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Occupied, as a washroom : INUSE
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Galvanize : ZINC
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Conrad heroine : LENA
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Fam. member : SIS
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Arabian port : ADEN
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Subsides : ABATES
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Subject to planation : ERODE
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Racing sailboat : MOTH
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Rouse : BESTIR
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Great number : SLEW
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Fall to : EAT
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In addition to the main portion : ONTHESIDE
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Concert halls : ODEA
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"Save ___ from his friends . . . ": Hazlitt : AMAN
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Object on a February 14 card : ARROW
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By nature : BORN
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"___ of Ancient Rome": Macaulay : LAYS
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Observes : NOTES
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Larrigans' kin : PACS
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At a distance : AFAR
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Cupid, e.g. : SONOFVENUS
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Jockey Sloan : TOD
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Resembling a pen, pin or peg : STYLAR
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Pullulate : TEEM
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February 14 : STVALENTINESDAY
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Altar on high : ARA
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Tie an oxford again : RELACE
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He wrote "Republic" : PLATO
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Rank : RATE
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State : AVER
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Bach product : MASS
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Extremists : ULTRAS
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Canberra is its cap. : AUST
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Coty and Clair : RENES
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Par ___ (airmail phrase) : AVION
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"The ___ a ass": Dickens : LAWIS
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Darling : SWEETHEART
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Velvety fabric : PANNE
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Square columns : ANTAS
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Seeped : OOZED
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Chair part : SPLAT
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Darling : DEARIE
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Showed up : CAME
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On the back : DORSAL
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See 3 Down : BOWMAN
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Allen or Frome : ETHAN
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___ McNutt of comics : BOOB
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Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
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Mob or gang follower : STER
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Meniscus : LENS
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : AROE
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Whip used in England : TAWS
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Miss Hogg : IMA
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Leandro's girl : ERO

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

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