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New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 1986

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,290
Across
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Catch on : GRASP
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Clue : HINT
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Head: Heb. : ROSH
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King's reception : LEVEE
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Kanten : AGAR
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Mother of Iynx : ECHO
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Expiate : ATONE
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Rent : TEAR
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Treelike in structure : DENDRIFORM
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Lesotho coin : RAND
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It was: Lat. : ERAT
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Mandarin, e.g. : ORANGE
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___ goose : CANADA
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Finno-___ languages : UGRIC
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Give out : EMIT
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Twaddle : TOSH
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Port of Hokkaido : OTARU
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Chinese nuts : LICHEES
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Cicero's literary friend : ATTICUS
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Step : TREAD
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Writer Pierre ___ : LOTI
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River of Normandy : ORNE
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An emperor and a Wolfe : NEROS
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Don feeder : DONETS
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Fuel gas : ETHANE
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Row : TIER
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Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Contemplator of daffodils : WORDSWORTH
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Rajah's wife : RANI
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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City in Portugal : EVORA
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Beige : ECRU
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Sumptuous : RICH
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Actor Lorenzo : LAMAS
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Former Ottoman rulers : DEYS
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Hawaiian honey eater : MOHO
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Camel's cousin : LLAMA
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Elated : GLAD
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Plexus : RETE
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"Sweet Swan of ___!" : AVON
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Transmit : SEND
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Gazed : PEERED
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Browning's "Pictor ___" : IGNOTUS
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Fool, in Frankfurt : NARR
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This is earth shaking : TREMOR
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Withdrawal : RETRACTION
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W Pacific island : OCEAN
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Chinese bronze-making dynasty : SHANG
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Swarm : HORDE
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Incensed : IRATE
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Profusion : RIOT
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Prehistoric implement : CELT
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Eastern bigwig : AMIR
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Riviera port : NICE
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Greek "Father of Orthodoxy" : ATHANASIUS
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Indian mountain pass : GHAT
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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Land measure : ACRE
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Smallest puppy : RUNT
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Applications : USES
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Wyo.'s ___ Reservoir : EDEN
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Gravitational phenomena : TIDES
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Big flightless bird : OSTRICH
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Prepare leftovers : REWARM
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"Animal Farm" author : ORWELL
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___ seal : EARED
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Natchez ___, old road : TRACE
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James or Aaron : HENRY
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Potato name : IDAHO
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
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Ellipse : OVAL
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"Arrivederci, ___" : ROMA
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Streetcar : TRAM
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El ___, Saudi Arabian region : HASA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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