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New York Times, Wednesday, February 19, 1986

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,252
Across
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___-Saxon : ANGLO
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Trade jabs with Hagler : SPAR
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Some postal rtes. : RFDS
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Memorable Yankee slugger : MARIS
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Wreath for a helmet : ORLE
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Where Kerman is : IRAN
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"___ Depends on You," 1926 hit : ITALL
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Post-look action : LEAP
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Fathers of the Oratory founder : NERI
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Pro-football mecca : CANTONOHIO
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In the U.K., he's a toff : GENT
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Taina ___, Finnish actress : ELG
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Prepare cargo : STOW
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Become incensed : SEERED
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Sector : AREA
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Phrase of commitment : IDO
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Fatty ester : OLEATE
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Kind of acid : MALIC
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Grid immortal or squash : HUBBARD
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Grid immortal or melees : BATTLES
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Shout from Popeye : AVAST
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Platter-shaped : DISCAL
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Compadre : PAL
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N.C. senator : EAST
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Einstein was one : EMIGRE
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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High, musically : ALT
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Raced : RAN
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Indigence : WANT
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Site at 20 Across : HALLOFFAME
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Huáscar, e.g. : INCA
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Brindisi neighbor : ORIA
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"Gipsy Love" composer : LEHAR
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Gang follower : STER
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Contraction after "yes" : MAAM
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Lyre holder : ERATO
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Tommy of the Cardinals : HERR
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Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
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Sutherland and Te Kanawa : DAMES
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Clerical vestments : AMICES
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Christmas, in Roma : NATALE
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Grid immortal or farmhouse : GRANGE
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Cadence : LILT
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City founded in 1050 : OSLO
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One of the Seven Wise Men : SOLON
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Cooking direction : PREHEAT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Quiescence : REPOSE
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Grid immortal : RINGO
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Unrestricted choice : FREEWILL
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Mend socks : DARN
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Stew : SNIT
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Consumers' advocate : NADER
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Percussion instrument : TAMTAM
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Filches : ROBS
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Puffs with pride : ELATES
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C.S.A. men : REBS
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Cube : DIE
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W.W. II mil. school : OCS
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Appends : ADDS
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Huns' king : ATLI
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Gen. Arnold : HAP
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Grape, e.g. : UVA
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Waiter, frequently : BALANCER
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Vinegary prefix : ACETO
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Kind of hand : ITALIAN
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In : ATHOME
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Grid immortal or cracker : GRAHAM
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Branched : RAMATE
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Starts of años : ENEROS
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Grid immortal : STARR
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S.A. ruminant : LLAMA
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Kind of bone : WISH
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Prefix with bellum : ANTE
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"How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
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Decamped : FLED
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Colosseum beast : FERA

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

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