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New York Times, Thursday, February 20, 1986

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { H K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,253
Across
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Organ of the retina : CONE
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Saw : ADAGE
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Door-frame part : JAMB
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Profusion : RIOT
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Peavey, e.g. : LEVER
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Spiny plant : ALOE
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Napoleonic island : ELBA
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Actor Maurice : EVANS
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Decant : POUR
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A condiment in Caen : SEL
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Molière's "___ des Femmes" : ECOLE
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Wild-violet hybrid : PANSY
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Drift : TREND
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High, craggy hill : TOR
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Heavenly messenger : ANGEL
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Breeding to improve good qualities : EUGENICS
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Molasses, in Manchester : TREACLE
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Language of the Balearics : CATALAN
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Grand-trunk arteries : AORTAE
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City SE of Fresno : TULARE
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Electromagnetic unit : OERSTED
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Supplied with oxygen : AERATED
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Element of picture writing : IDEOGRAM
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Left-hand page : VERSO
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To and ___ : FRO
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Author of "Dead Souls" : GOGOL
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Tear-jerker : ONION
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Divert : AMUSE
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Winglike structure : ALA
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Humdinger : LULU
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Show feeling : EMOTE
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Long heroic poem : EPIC
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Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Trace : RELIC
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Field of granular snow : NEVE
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Old story : REDE
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" . . . what ___ do I raise": Bacon : ADUST
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___ Scott decision : DRED
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Summit : CREST
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Down-below seaman : OILER
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Exalted : NOBLE
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Greek letter : ETA
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A Waugh : ALEC
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Worshiper : DEVOTEE
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Arthur's retreat : AVALON
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Characteristic of a group : GENERIC
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Hesitations on a podium : ERS
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Hard, brilliant varnish : JAPAN
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Forward : ALONG
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Swimmer in Alice's tears : MOUSE
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Silicate gemstone : BERYL
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Horace Mann's field : EDUCATION
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Accomodation for cattle : PASTURAGE
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Glowing coal, in Yorkshire : GLEED
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Provide requirements : CATER
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The way, in Chinese philosophy : TAO
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Go astray : ERR
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A place remembered : ALAMO
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Mariner's abbr. : LAT
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Exist : ARE
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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Ran down : DEFAMED
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Tropical American rodents : AGOUTIS
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Decorative bronze : ORMOLU
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Of the palm or sole : VOLAR
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Habituate : ENURE
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Agitated : RILED
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Drench : SOUSE
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Type of large clam : GAPER
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Miss Oyl : OLIVE
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Spiked : LACED
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Religious group : SECT
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Period of time : ERA
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Objective : END

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