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WORDCROSS

New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 1986

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,256
Across
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Farmer's unit : ACRE
5
Faire partner : SAVOIR
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Worries : FRETS
16
James Jones's heroes : GIS
19
Author Bellow : SAUL
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Pass : ELAPSE
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"Shéhérazade" composer : RAVEL
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Follower : IST
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"Gagman's Primer," by the Bard? : THEERRORSOFCOMEDY
26
P.I. cordage tree : DAO
27
" . . . hiss'd him ___": Shak. : INSCORN
28
Tribal division : CLAN
29
Market type : BEAR
30
The last Beatle fan on earth? : THEGIBRALTAROFROCK
37
Former Spandau inmate : SPEER
40
Turmeric plants : REAS
41
Actor McGavin's namesakes : DARRENS
42
Event at McCullers's club? : WEDDINGOFTHEMEMBER
47
Heir's sound-alike : ERE
48
Wild buffalo : ARNI
49
Falana and Montez : LOLAS
50
Historian's concern : ERA
53
Nothing's alternate : ALL
54
"Lives like a drunken sailor on ___": Shak. : AMAST
55
Jalopies : HEAPS
56
Elmo of polls : ROPER
58
Changed the circuitry : REWIRED
60
June, e.g. : MONTH
61
Withdrawn state : AUTISM
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"The A.S.P.C.A. Blues"? : EVERYDAYHASITSDOG
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U.F.O. crewmen : ALIENS
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Cask hoops: Sp. : RUMOS
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Mali neighbor : ALGERIA
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Tales of derring-do : SAGAS
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Contradict : BELIE
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Reese in Tex. is one : AFB
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Word to a proposer : YES
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Stratum : LAYER
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Kind of shooter : PEA
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The Colonies, to G. Washington? : COUNTRYOFHISFATHER
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Give a ___ (aid a tyro) : STARTTO
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Hawaiian tree : NAIO
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Moriarty's creator : DOYLE
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Bio of the team lush? : THERYEINTHECATCHER
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Link : YOKE
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Beatnik successors : HIPPIES
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"Ode ___ Grecian Urn" : ONA
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Mendelssohn's dictionary? : WORDSWITHOUTSONGS
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'Neath's opposite : OER
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U. of Maine site : ORONO
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A Japanese religion : SHINTO
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Event for tear gas : RIOT
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Be a yenta : PRY
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Wagnerian role : WOTAN
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Usher, at times : SEATER
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___-culotte : SANS
Down
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Lyricist Sammy : CAHN
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Wishes one hadn't : RUES
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Chose : ELECTED
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Oise feeder : SERRE
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As company : ALONG
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Alt. form : VAR
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Advocate of equal political power : ISOCRAT
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Resuscitation of flame : REFLASH
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Facade : FRONT
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Male argali : RAM
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Name in a garden : EVE
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Newsman Koppel : TED
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Vulpine : SLY
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A judge of Israel : GIDEON
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Newton and Asimov : ISAACS
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Reputed deliverer : STORK
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Canal on the Indus : ROHRI
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Pres. before Herb : CAL
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Fox or Rabbit : BRER
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Shackles : IRONS
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Suit : BEFIT
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Long Island campus : ADELPHI
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Nicaraguan people : RAMAS
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Orrery units : ORBS
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Fri., in Frankfurt : FRE
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Cross one's heart : SWEAR
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Medicine taker's capsule : PERLE
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Gem from "The Sound of Music" : EDELWEISS
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Christeners : NAMERS
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"Sweet Rosie O'___" : GRADY
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Nikolaidi and Verdugo : ELENAS
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Castle features : MOATS
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Stone-inscription study : EPIGRAPHY
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___ judicata : RES
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Brachium's locale : ARM
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Action site : ARENA
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Sounds from St. Nick : HOHOS
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Dickens's Barnaby : RUDGE
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Kiowa's cousin : OTOE
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Composer Charles : IVES
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Cowper line to a lady : MYMARY
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"I had ___ not be . . . ": Cassius : ASLIEF
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"Polyolbion" poet: 1622 : DRAYTON
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Gimlet's cousin : AUGER
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Mythical man of brass : TALOS
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Golfer Alcott : AMY
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Whopper : LIE
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"___ Pretty," 1957 song : IFEEL
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"With ___ bodkin? . . . ": Shak. : ABARE
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Italian conductor Nello ___ : SANTI
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A state of Brazil : BAHIA
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"The Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
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Pandurina or citole : LUTE
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Custody : CARE
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Rossini's "Le Comte ___" : ORY
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Romberg song: 1928 : ONEKISS
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Berlin's "___ Music": 1932 : FACETHE
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Animal fat : ADEPS
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Lethargies : TORPORS
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Mouse : SHINER
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Spinning webs : TELARY
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March along : TROOP
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Actress Cicely : TYSON
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"And ___!" : HOW
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Slide : CHUTE
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___ miss (at random) : HITOR
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Amazon dolphin : INIA
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Pianist Petri: 1881–1962 : EGON
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Mod craft : SSTS
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Small-fry cry : WOW
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Gold for Goya : ORO
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Balderdash : ROT
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Genetic initials : DNA
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Hawk parrot : HIA
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Que. neighbor : ONT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 13 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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