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New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,265
Across
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Locale : SITE
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Ape Groucho : LEER
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Coty or Pleven : RENE
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Vocalizing group : CHOIR
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Agnew's naysaying negativists : NATTERINGNABOBS
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Nugget source : ORE
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Handbag : PURSE
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Adjust a wristwatch : RESET
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Broad : WIDE
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Roentgen items : REMS
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Buckingham, e.g. : PALACE
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"Silent ___" : CAL
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Links org. : PGA
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Soviet river : URAL
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Black eye: Slang : MOUSE
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Captain's diary : LOG
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With whom not to mess : MISTERINBETWEEN
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Michelangelo masterpiece : MOSES
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Loathe : HATE
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Road sign : SLO
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Wall Street option : PUT
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Materials : CLOTHS
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Buzzard's cousin : KITE
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Region : AREA
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Concern of the I.C.C. : RATES
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Cleo's snake : ASP
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Advice in a 1915 song : SMILESMILESMILE
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Cad : HEEL
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Kind of pusher : PEDAL
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U.S.A.F. group : UNIT
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Weird : EERY
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Summer quenchers : ADES
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Fool : DUPE
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Pay heed : HEAR
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Poker pot, at first : ANTE
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Wager : BET
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Stallone co-star : SHIRE
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Molecule parts : IONS
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Little big cats : TIGERCUBS
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White-tailed bird : ERN
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Ear parts : LOBES
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Celebrated archer : EROS
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River to the North Sea : ELBE
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Take ten or five : REST
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Unrefined : CRUDE
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Long, imposing poem : EPIC
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Ornamental band : ARMLET
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Disney or Whitman : WALT
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Facilitate : EASE
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Cougars : PUMAS
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Uranus satellite : ARIEL
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Riata : LASSO
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Fold : PLEAT
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What pride does before a fall : GOETH
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A De Mille : AGNES
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Wrongly classified : MISTERMED
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Quarter of four : ONE
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Holy Roman, for one : EMPIRE
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Utter defeat : ROUT
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Command to Dobbin : WHOA
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Fisherman's basket : CREEL
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Fewer's cousin : LESS
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Pogo's creator : KELLY
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Book for a globe-trotter : ATLAS
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Tennis V.I.P. : ASHE
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River duck : SMEE
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Row : TIER
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Helper : AIDE
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Japanese aborigine : AINU
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Lapse : SLIP
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Fountain of music : PETE
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Baden Baden, e.g. : SPA
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Pack or slide preceder : MUD

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

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