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New York Times, Friday, March 21, 1986

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,282

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Navigator's need : CHART
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Biting : ACRID
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Brown or Keaton : BUSTER
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Bell tones : CHIMES
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Riviera spa, to Sardinians : MENTONE
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Small car : COMPACT
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Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Annoys : PESTERS
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Small ape : LAR
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Baseball stats : RBIS
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Horatian poem : EPODE
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Progenitor : SIRE
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Washroom-entry sign : GENTS
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Eris's mischievous child : ATE
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Chop finely : MINCE
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Church musician : ORGANIST
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Speculators' maneuvers : HEDGES
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Telegraph-signals system : MORSECODE
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P.R. projects : PROMOS
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Greed : RAPACITY
41
"If I ___ You," 1945 song : LOVED
42
Transgress : SIN
43
Cabinet-maker's item : LATHE
44
___-Neisse Line : ODER
45
Dollars' companion : CENTS
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___ avis : RARA
48
Architect ___ Scutt : DER
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Type of mint : OREGANO
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Allow : LET
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Spoke sharply : SNAPPED
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Hot rum drinks : TODDIES
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Actors' group : TROUPE
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Punta ___, Chilean port : ARENAS
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Scrooge : MISER
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Delicately attractive : CUNNING
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An F.D.R. V.P. : HST
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At the pinnacle : ATOP
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Adorée or Taylor : RENEE
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Unlawful entry : TRESPASS
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Comply : ACCEDE
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Job : CHORE
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Tire mounts : RIMS
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Scamp : IMP
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Activity at Reno : DEALING
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An African Moslem : BERBER
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Like farmland in Ethiopia : SCARCE
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Actress in "Viva Zapata" : MARGO
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Tulip and tupelo : TREES
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Ready to collapse : TOTTERING
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Speech defect : STAMMER
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A cocktail : SIDECAR
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Hairnet : SNOOD
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Award : MEDAL
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U.S. Treasury Dept. agcy. : IRS
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Lindy ___ : HOP
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Choral compositions : CANTATAS
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Trudges : PLODS
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Paca, e.g. : RODENT
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Swimmer's ___ stroke : OVERARM
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Kind of hand : ITALIAN
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TV's "___ Company" : THREES
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Abbey Theatre pioneer : YEATS
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Farm implement : SEEDER
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Kind of paper : CREPE
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Saw logs in bed : SNORE
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Work : OPUS
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Old Testament prophet : ODED
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Taro-root product : POI
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Genetic component : DNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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