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Patterson Pepple
Patterson Pepple

New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1986

17-Across : Railroad-yard feature

Author:
Patterson Pepple
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,276
Across
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Titan or Minuteman : ICBM
5
"Of course!": Slang : NATCH
10
Cuckoo : ANI
13
V. Lopez theme : NOLA
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Go with the flow : AGREE
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Hwys. : RTES
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Plant shoot : CION
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Railroad-yard feature : ROUNDHOUSE
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Dan McGrew's clime : ARCTIC
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Don the thinking cap : COGITATE
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Type of sugar : KETOSE
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Guido's high note : ELA
25
Decathlon entrant : ATHLETE
27
Cyclotron item : ISOTOPE
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Disgruntled shout : BOO
32
Verb for Destry : RIDES
34
Calyx part : SEPAL
35
Word with pura or vitae : AQUA
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On this side: Prefix : CITRA
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Sandy tract in England : DENE
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Persnickety : FUSSY
42
Longest French river : LOIRE
44
N.T. book : REV
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Adolescent : TEENAGE
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Gates : PORTALS
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River in Brazil : ICA
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The land of Israel : BEULAH
51
More lustrous : BRIGHTER
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Lady of Spain : SENORA
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Pharos : LIGHTHOUSE
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Member's obligation : DUES
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Gershwins' "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Essential being : ESSE
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Duffer's dream : PAR
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Actress Martha et al. : RAYES
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Starter for physics : META
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Cuzco resident : INCA
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Rope fiber : COIR
3
Pioneer fort : BLOCKHOUSE
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Fireplace shelf : MANTEL
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Opiate : NARCOTIC
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Before now : AGO
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White-flag event : TRUCE
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Common: Comb. form : CENO
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Steeplechase hurdles : HEDGES
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Polynesian god : ATUA
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Nutcracker's suite : NEST
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What video means : ISEE
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Spun : ROTATED
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Hawaiian city and bay : HILOS
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Kin of a strada : ITER
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Chancel seat : SEDILE
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Behind, on the briny : ABAFT
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Pert chapeau : TOQUE
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" ... our cause ___": Shak. : ISRIPE
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Teatro San Carlo, e.g. : OPERAHOUSE
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Jury : PANEL
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Empire State Bldg. necessities : ELEVS
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Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
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As black ___ : ASNIGHT
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Reveilles : AROUSERS
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Australia II or Liberty : YACHT
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Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
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Get together : GATHER
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Daisy's bike : TANDEM
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Belgian town : BRULY
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Radar signal : BLIP
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Conductor Buketoff : IGOR
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Bayou Boeuf village : EOLA
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Musical hiatus : REST
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With the fleet : ASEA
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Diocese : SEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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