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New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,258
Across
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Paint messily : DAUB
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Used a besom : SWEPT
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Fuji flow in 1707 : LAVA
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Armbone : ULNA
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Horse opera : OATER
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Greek hero : AJAX
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Lighthouse feature : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
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Judge : ESTIMATE
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Gazed intently : PEERED
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Twelve fifty-nine follower : ONE
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Pleased as Punch : GLAD
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Restrains : DETERS
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Finishing nail : BRAD
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Roman courtyards : ATRIA
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O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
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Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
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Member of a Moslem order : WHIRLINGDERVISH
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Observe : NOTE
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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McPherson or Mann : AIMEE
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N.D.-to-Ala. direction : SSE
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Egg, to Cato : OVUM
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Where helicopters hover : MIDAIR
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Bunk : BED
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___ speaking (group recitation) : CHORAL
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Certitude : SURENESS
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Banker's offer : REVOLVINGCREDIT
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Pierre's school : ECOLE
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Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
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What Watson drives : BALL
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Drain : SEWER
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Adolescent : TEEN
Down
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Actress Eleonora : DUSE
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Yodel land : ALPS
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Fixed amount : UNIT
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Italian seaport : BARI
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Large gannets : SOLANS
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Squander : WASTE
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Kind of soup : PEA
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W.W. I craft : TRIPLANE
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Tied : LACED
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Not fully closed : AJAR
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Potter's creation : VASE
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Fired : AXED
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Scan tomes : READ
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Alumni, for short : GRADS
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" . . . ___ early light" : DAWNS
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Character of a people : ETHOS
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Stale : TRITE
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Celts' land : EIRE
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Moslem female V.I.P. : BEGUM
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Life; soul : ANIMA
30
Japanese-American : NISEI
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An anesthetic : ETHER
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Pig's protruding feature : SNOUT
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Roman poet : OVID
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Entails : INVOLVES
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Commando : RAIDER
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Spoken : ORAL
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British dry-goods merchant : MERCER
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Scandinavian giant or dwarf : TROLL
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G.I.'s "alarm clock" : BUGLE
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Complain : CRAB
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Queen on Olympus : HERA
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Famed office : OVAL
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Mountain cap : SNOW
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Straight, at the bar : NEAT
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Advantage : EDGE
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Paterfamilias : SIRE
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Ollie's sidekick : STAN
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Diamond, to a fence : ICE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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