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New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1986

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,277
Across
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Kenyan neighbor : UGANDA
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___ Island, N.Y.C. : STATEN
13
Integument : COAT
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Vigor : ELAN
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Balloon filler : HELIUM
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Medics' system for treatments : TRIAGE
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Ahab's father : OMRI
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Defense org. : NATO
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MAIL : FLEXIBLEARMOR
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CARD : NAPRAISER
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Tire parts : TREADS
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Wide-brimmed straw hat : MILAN
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Region of shifting sands : ERG
33
Fire; ax : RIF
36
Amiens is its capital : SOMME
37
Suppressed : SATON
38
Naval air base in Calif. : ALAMEDA
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Seth's long-lived son : ENOS
44
Salty sauce : SOY
45
Column style : IONIC
46
Cognate : RELATED
47
Apply : PERTAIN
49
ZIP : SPICINESS
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___-Saud : IBN
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Pride of Philip II : ARMADA
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Parabases : ODES
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Bluish green : AQUA
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Gawk : STARE
59
Sluff along : MOSEY
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He wrote "Too Late the Phalarope" : PATON
62
Wine deposit : CRUST
63
Kind of hammer : TILT
64
Artist Bonheur : ROSA
65
Astringent : ALUM
66
Port Salut, e.g. : CHEESE
67
Woebegone : SAD
68
CARRIER : NAVYFLATTOP
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Obstreperous : BRATTY
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"Behold, the people ___ . . . ": Gen. 11:6 : ISONE
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Bryant or O'Day : ANITA
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Adjust a clock : RESET
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Made out : ESPIED
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POST OFFICE : KISSINGGAME
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"The pig was ___ . . . " : EAT
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Box : ENCASE
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Languish : PINE
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Hogarth figure : RAKE
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Richard of films : GERE
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Censure : SCORE
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Pepper plant : BETEL
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First self-propelled astronaut : WHITE
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Spunk : MOXIE
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Hint for Hercule : CLUE
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Motif : THEME
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Buyer's boon : COUPON
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Where Aaron died : HOR
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FIRST CLASS : TOPDRAWER
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Most like a hatter : MADDEST
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"An ___ Man": Pope : ESSAYON
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Copland's "The Tender Land," e.g. : OPERA
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Interdict : BAN
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Reason for saying "T.G.I.F.!" : WEEKEND
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Box elder : MAPLE
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Haley book : ROOTS
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Trifle : TOY
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Longshoreman's org. : ILA
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Petty crook : GANEF
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___ mind (remember) : BEARIN
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STAMP : TRAMPLEON
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LETTER : ATHLETICAWARD
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Prettyface is one : HERB
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"The World of Homer" author : LANG
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Pulley wheel : SHEAVE
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Climbing vines : LIANAS
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Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
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Slav. country : YUGO
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Nehemiah's follower : ESTHER
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Like Cain : ELDEST
Down
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Channel choice : UHF
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Colloidal substance : GEL
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Porter : ALE
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Turn thumbs down : NIX
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Old Dutch coins : DUITS
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Anything that tastes delicious : AMBROSIA
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Humid : STEAMY
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Occupation : TRADE
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What snobs put on : AIRS
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"___ Lin," Scottish ballad : TAM
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Abnormal self-conceit : EGOMANIA
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Of shallow coastal waters : NERITIC
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Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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Muscat site : OMAN
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A founder of Dadaism : ARP
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Indefatigable : TIRELESS
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Mystery : ENIGMA
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Olympic imp : ATE
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Rauma Riv. locale : NOR
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Drop flavor : LEMON
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Places : LOCI
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Meals : REPASTS
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Sluggishness : INERTIA
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ADDRESS : FORMALDISCOURSE
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Drenched : SOPPY
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A poison in Potsdam : ARSEN
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POST : ETIQUETTEEXPERT
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"Printemps" composer : DEBUSSY
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Congenitally attached : ADNATE
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Sudden jump : START
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Wight, e.g. : ISLE
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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"Lay ___ for yourselves treasures . . . ": Matt. 6:19 : NOTUP
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Land conquered by David : EDOM
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Teapot cover : COSY
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Mil. branch : USAF
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Excellence; valor : ARETE
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Took action : MOVED
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Page of music : PATTI
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"Seldom comes ___ laughing home" : ALOAN
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Banking-system founder : CHASE
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Thick liqueur : CREME
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Racket : NOISE
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Singer Frankie : LAINE
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Scale notes : TIS
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Slow down : BRAKE
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Exempt : SPARE
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Hem in : ENCLOSE
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Soared : KITED
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Stern and harsh : GRIM
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The take : GATE
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"Orlando Furioso" author : ARIOSTO
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Wee : TEENTSY
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Avoid : ESCHEW
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Squeak : PEEP
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Dutch export : GOUDA
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Like some furniture wood : BLOND
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"___ the flyin'-fishes play" : WHERE
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A daughter of Cronus : HERA
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Rocker contemporary : MOD
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How certain music is structured : ATONALLY
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Denominator numbers : TWELFTHS
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Hymn of praise : CANTICLE
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Bookbinder's leather : ROAN
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Mollify : APPEASE
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Polynesian language : MAORI
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With hands on hips : AKIMBO
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Squeal : YELP
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Yachtsman : BOATER
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Canadian official : REEVE
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Lymnaeid : SNAIL
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Joss-house feature : GONG
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Insipid : BLAH
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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Electrical unit : REL
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Extension : ARM
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Hebrew letter : HET
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Stuff : WAD
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Cape, to an Arab : RAS
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Apr.–Oct. schedule : DST

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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