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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
6
Sting : SCAM
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Steep rock : CRAG
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Spanish province : AVILA
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Rich material : LAME
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Hearty's companion : HALE
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Shopping places : MALLS
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Not in use : IDLE
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Show no anxiety : PLAYITCOOL
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Falsifies : LIES
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Playwright Coward : NOEL
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Antiseptic : IODINE
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Tail : SHADOW
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Tinker to ___ . . . : EVERS
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Stanley Steamer, e.g. : AUTO
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Saarinen : EERO
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Cop ___ : APLEA
39
Coffee residue : GROUNDS
41
Vocation : CALLING
43
Court excuse : ALIBI
44
Pastries : PIES
46
Rocco's "Halt!" : ALTO
47
Actor Harold : LLOYD
49
Sri Lanka, previously : CEYLON
51
Meryl from Summit, N.J. : STREEP
54
College in N.C. : ELON
56
Abdul-Jabbar's target : HOOP
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Cut classes : PLAYTRUANT
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Teraph : IDOL
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Grain for a trotter : OATS
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Eyeballer : OGLER
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Pram pusher : NANA
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
68
Trumpet call : BLARE
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Like Swiss cheese : EYEY
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Mississippi River bridge : EADS
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High nest : EYRIE
Down
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Orbit shape : OVAL
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Actress Lee of old films : LILA
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Badly : ILLY
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Place for gambling : CASINO
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Golfer's goof : SLICE
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Yule singer : CAROLER
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Mil. supplies : AMMO
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African maize : MEALIE
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Simple task : CHILDSPLAY
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Rays : RADII
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Woody or Steve : ALLEN
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Gaggle members : GEESE
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Moved by a tug : TOWED
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By word of mouth : ORAL
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Tale of derring-do : SAGA
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Throw : HURL
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Yours, to Pierre : ATOI
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Maneuver by 30 Across : DOUBLEPLAY
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Sotto ___ : VOCE
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Catch a glimpse : ESPY
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Tiny pin : LILL
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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Lake Nasser's river : NILE
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Scarf : ASCOT
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Formed concepts : IDEATED
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Resist : OPPOSE
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Clothe : ENROBE
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Excel : SHINE
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Now : TODAY
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___ Arledge, TV official : ROONE
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Remissions of fever : LYSES
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Sam Jaffe role : LAMA
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"The ___ Duckling" : UGLY
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Winglike : ALAR
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Faction that exiled Dante : NERI
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Hackmatack or tamarack : TREE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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