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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 1986

Author:
Terry Healy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,281

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Across
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J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
5
Bus. degree : MBA
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Flower holders : VASES
13
Over, in Germany : UBER
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Shield border : ORLE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Labor Day mo. : SEPT
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San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
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Greek island : CORFU
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Standard : PAR
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Speech defects : LISPS
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Dwarf, in Dijon : NAIN
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Dawdler's activity : SHILLYSHALLYING
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A relative : NIECE
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Paper quantity : REAM
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Hot or sweet item : POTATO
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Fricassee : STEW
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Express displeasure : BOO
36
Declare : AVER
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Flag : DROOP
39
Error : SLIP
40
Bundle : WAD
41
Arabian port : ADEN
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Tristram's love : ISEULT
44
___ breve : ALLA
45
Nocturnal sound : SNORE
46
Scatterbrain : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
52
Custer's last major : RENO
53
Begot : SIRED
54
Homophone for heir : ERE
55
Available : ONTAP
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Censored item : NONO
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Douglas is their capital : MANX
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Cordwood measure : STERE
60
Dinner summons : GONG
61
Song for Domingo : ARIA
62
Batu Khan's Golden ___ : HORDE
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___ du tout : PAS
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Epinicia : ODES
Down
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Peaks : CUSPS
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West Indian fetish : OBEAH
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Issued again : REPRINTED
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Expertise : ART
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Pampers : MOLLYCODDLES
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Slight injury : BRUISE
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Like a pub drink : ALISH
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Etonian's free time : VAC
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Nameless one : ANONYM
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Caravansary : SERAI
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At last: Fr. : ENFIN
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Nettled : STUNG
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Grass variety : ESPARTO
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Beasts not to be disturbed : SLEEPINGDOGS
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Fabulist : LIAR
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Tennis term : LET
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Ordinance : LAW
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Word with south or cat's : PAW
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Eggs for Horace : OVA
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Absalom, to David : SON
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Fatima's murderous spouse : BLUEBEARD
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Kind of paint or well : OIL
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Choose : OPT
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Parents' activity : REARING
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Dalmatian's compatriot : SERB
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A vestment : ALB
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___-disant : SOI
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On a ship : ABOARD
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Brown pigment : SIENNA
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Next year's sophs : FROSH
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Slow, musically : LENTO
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Bury : INTER
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Scout unit : TROOP
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Reporter Pyle : ERNIE
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Louisiana neighbor : TEXAS
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Sixteenth letter : PEE
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Former Chinese V.I.P. : MAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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