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New York Times, Friday, March 28, 1986

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,289

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Across
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Old-timer Summerville : SLIM
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Make ___ at (try) : ASTAB
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A Melville captain : AHAB
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Cantrell from Sydney : LANA
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Soprano Tetrazzini : LUISA
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Majority leader : DOLE
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"The weather-glass/Is set at ___": Auden : ALAS
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Durocher's nickname : LIPPY
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"___ my word!" : UPON
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Dwarfed plant : BONSAI
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"The Swan of Tuonela" composer : SIBELIUS
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Novelist Dorothy : EDEN
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Pict rival : CELT
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"Goyescas" composer : GRANADOS
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Follow Shays : RESIST
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Respiratory sounds : RALES
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Alley goal : SPARE
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Pennsylvania is one: Abbr. : STA
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Gray tome: Abbr. : ANAT
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Comic Feldman : MARTY
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Garganey : TEAL
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Beaver specialty : DAM
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Cairene Nobelist : SADAT
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Berchtesgaden retreat : AERIE
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Ermines, at times : STOATS
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Barflies : TIPPLERS
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Fortune : LUCK
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Social worker's assignment : CASE
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"Genoveva" composer : SCHUMANN
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Solomon built one : TEMPLE
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Biblical kingdom : ELAM
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They make a mesh : GEARS
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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"Rise, happy ___ . . . ": Tennyson : MORN
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Reticulate : NETTY
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Nide : NEST
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Collection of Norse poetry : EDDA
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British ___ : ISLES
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Tiny Archibald : NATE
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Hunk of cake : SLAB
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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___ instant (quickly) : INAN
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"Manon" composer : MASSENET
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Joined : ALLIED
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___ generis : SUI
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Leaves a pourboire : TIPS
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Candle material : BAYBERRY
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Grown-ups : ADULTS
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Navajo's neighbor : HOPI
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Shahn and Gazzara : BENS
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Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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"Sing ___ songs for me": C. Rossetti : NOSAD
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B.A. holders : GRADS
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Attacked : RANAT
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Lone Star shrine : ALAMO
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Pilchard's kin : SPRAT
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Step : STAIR
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Chaucer creations : TALES
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___ wit : ATTIC
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"Cavalleria . . . " composer : MASCAGNI
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"Der Tag des Gerichts" composer : TELEMANN
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Must : STUM
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Chevet : APSE
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Smith booster : ALUMNA
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Kelly and Mink : PATSYS
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Cypress features : KNEES
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Dotted with stars: Her. : SEME
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Divot : CLOD
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Exacting : HARD
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Part of N.L.R.B. : NATL
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Appeal : PLEA
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Bewildered : LOST
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Major follower : ETTE
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I-95, e.g. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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