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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 1986

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,286

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Building craftsman : MASON
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Kind of V.P. : ASST
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"Two Years Before the ___": Dana : MAST
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Gladden : ELATE
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Ill-humored : SOUR
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Stream deposits : SILTS
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"The American Language" author : HLMENCKEN
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Fortas or Burrows : ABE
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Shoe insert : TREE
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Brags about : BOASTS
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Figures of speech : SIMILES
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Prepare for planting : PLOW
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Clear : NET
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Godsend : BLESSING
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Creator of Bertie Wooster : PGWODEHOUSE
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Kind of cross : TAU
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Verve : ELAN
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Food scrap : ORT
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Minus : LESS
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Part of the Old World: Abbr. : EUR
41
U.S. chain-store pioneer : FWWOOLWORTH
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Puts back in good order : RESTORES
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___ de vie : EAU
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Tax shelters : IRAS
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Pilchard : SARDINE
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Sick abed : LAIDUP
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Sage or parsley : HERB
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Gypsy man or boy : ROM
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Pro football's Juice : OJSIMPSON
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Rent out : LEASE
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Auction : SALE
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Become a participant : ENTER
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___ bien : TRES
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Down at the heels : SEEDY
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Flat-topped hills : MESAS
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"___ Ike": Lardner : ALIBI
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Hawthorne's birthplace : SALEM
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Giants Hall of Fame member : OTT
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Snuggled down : NESTLED
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What the phoenix rises from : ASHES
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One and only : SOLE
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"Cogito ergo ___": Descartes : SUM
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High voices : TREBLES
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Long-tailed parrots : MACAWS
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Invites : ASKS
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Proofreader's note : STET
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Containers : TINS
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Lasso end : NOOSE
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Neural network : RETE
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Party to : INON
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Disney canine : PLUTO
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Golfer Julius : BOROS
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Roman road : ITER
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Tweed Ring's artistic foe : NAST
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Speak effusively : GUSH
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Jury member : PEER
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Adhesive : GLUE
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States of hostility : WARS
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Actress Sally Ann : HOWES
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Gaudy : LOUD
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Public meeting : FORUM
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Bundled up : WRAPPED
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English humorist: 1812–88 : LEAR
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Does bird calls : WARBLES
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Makes neat : TIDIES
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Feel intuitively : SENSE
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Fit to be tied : IRATE
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Poked about : NOSED
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Kind of cloth or wheel : EMERY
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"The ___ World": Doyle : LOST
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Not shut tightly : AJAR
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Clavicor : HORN
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Authority : SAY
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Lansing-to-Flint dir. : ENE

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

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