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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 1986

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,257
Across
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Get-up-and-go : ZIP
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Challenge taker : DARER
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Grab forcibly : WREST
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Altar answer : IDO
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Auburn dye : HENNA
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Derive : GET
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"You Are ___," tune from "The Broadway Melody of 1936" : MYLUCKYSTAR
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Print tint : SEPIA
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Arthur of the courts : ASHE
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"QB VII" author : URIS
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Beginning : ONSET
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Nail polish : ENAMEL
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Tune from "Good News": 1927 : LUCKYINLOVE
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Zhivago's beloved : LARA
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Allhallows ___ : EVE
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Bracken or Albert : EDDIE
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Melody : AIR
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Plant for ground cover : CREEPER
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Noisy squabble : ROW
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Pipe : BRIAR
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Belle of the coming-out ball : DEB
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Corduroy's rib : WALE
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Tune from "On the Town": 1944 : LUCKYTOBEME
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Bold : BRAZEN
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Mt. ___, Tenn. : UNAKA
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War god : ARES
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Transaction : DEAL
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Bumppo of "Leatherstocking Tales" : NATTY
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Tune from "Guys and Dolls": 1950 : LUCKBEALADY
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Square pillars : ANTAE
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Fargo of songdom : DONNA
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Stitch : SEW
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U.S. suffragist Lucy : STONE
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___ example (be a model) : SETAN
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Commandments number : TEN
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Angles off : ZIGS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Medley : POTPOURRI
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Richly patterned fabric : DAMASK
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Ending for mission or vision : ARY
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Kin : RELATIVE
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Old French coins : ECUS
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Leah's sister : RACHEL
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Interrogator's word : WHY
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Began again : RESUMED
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Between: Fr. : ENTRE
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Slow-paced one : SNAIL
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Gobs : TARS
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Game of chance : KENO
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S.A. Indian : INCA
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Looker : EYER
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Assert : AVER
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Den : LAIR
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Indigent : NEEDY
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M.I.T. room : LAB
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Ibsen or Inge : DRAMATIST
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Hercules' captive : IOLE
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Member of the fold : EWE
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Santa ___, Arg. : CRUZ
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Querulous : PETULANT
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Black, to Byron : EBON
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Nome native, e.g. : ALASKAN
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Maori hen : WEKA
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Grant title to : CEDE
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Prepares dough : KNEADS
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Multi-trunked tree : BANYAN
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Heaviest part : BRUNT
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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"Oh, woe!" : ALAS
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Healing plant : ALOE
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Genealogical chart : TREE
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Display drowsiness : YAWN
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Spelling event : BEE
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Geneticist's concern : DNA

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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