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New York Times, Thursday, March 6, 1986

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,267
Across
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Flaming Gorge, e.g. : DAM
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Have ___ (be on guard) : ACARE
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La ___, where "Otello" premiered : SCALA
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Stowe child : EVA
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Martin Van ___ : BUREN
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Wind-borne : EOLIC
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Subject of this puzzle : CARIBBEANCRUISE
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Poker pot : KITTY
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Singer Laine : CLEO
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Charlie Brown expletive : RATS
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Fissure : SLIT
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Stopover : JAMAICA
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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Slugger Jackson : REGGIE
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Finial : EPI
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Gay preceder : ENOLA
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Apply anew : REUSE
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W.C.T.U. anathema : LIQ
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Stopover : ANTIGUA
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Over which SST's soar : ATL
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Entomb : INURN
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Patent : OVERT
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Two in Taxco : DOS
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Trapshooters' games : SKEETS
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Parched : SERE
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Stopover : TORTOLA
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Cubitus : ULNA
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Traduce : SLUR
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Kind of board : TOTE
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New growth : SHOOT
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Stopovers : CURACAOANDARUBA
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Swiftly : APACE
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Common chord : TRIAD
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Ball or bull follower : PEN
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Rowdydow : MELEE
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"Riders to the Sea" playwright : SYNGE
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Mount ___, Nev. : ELY
Down
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Orlops, e.g. : DECKS
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To no ___ (fruitless) : AVAIL
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Stopover : MARTINIQUE
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"Dear ___" : ABBY
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Ernie Banks was one : CUB
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Empire : REALM
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Between octa and deca : ENNEA
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Sun. talk : SER
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Brecht's "Mother ___" : COURAGE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Marketer's must : LIST
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Eagles on par 3 holes : ACES
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"Tell ___ the Marines" : ITTO
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Lamp resident's kin : JINN
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Ointment : CERATE
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Rough shelter : LEANTO
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Stopover : GUADELOUPE
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"Who ___ say?" : ISTO
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Snipefish : EELS
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Olympia's site : ELIS
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Dianthus, e.g. : PINK
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Neb. aborigine : OTO
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Jazz, for one : AGE
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Sky Bear : URSA
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Do detective work : RETRACE
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Cousin of Mlle. : SRTA
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Dortmund's valley : RUHR
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Comics lass : TOOTS
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Ulyanov : LENIN
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Dynamite inventor : NOBEL
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___ cost (no matter how) : ATANY
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Handkerchief switch, e.g. : SCAM
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Actress Velez : LUPE
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Orenburg's river : URAL
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Vic's radio partner : SADE
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Bee–dee connection : CEE
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Pointed metal tooth : DAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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