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New York Times, Friday, March 7, 1986

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,268
Across
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Canned meat of W.W. II : SPAM
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Soft drink : COLA
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Daring : GUTSY
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Superman's girlfriend : LOIS
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Underclothing : LONGJOHNS
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Dud : LEMON
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Falls in folds : DRAPES
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Nil : ZERO
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Pea soup : FOG
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Thing : ITEM
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Statue with limitations : TORSO
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Imperial : MAJESTIC
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Excuse from duty : LETOFF
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Function : USE
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Stellar : ASTRAL
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Every, in Essen : ALLE
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Vamoose : SCRAM
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Billed item : CAP
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Castle in Spain : DREAM
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Split : TORE
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Follower of Khomeini : SHIITE
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Periphery : RIM
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He wrote "Lie Down in Darkness" : STYRON
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Notre Dame feature : GARGOYLE
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Cheap furniture: Slang : BORAX
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Schlemiel : NERD
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First Lady in 1929 : LOU
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Jumna River city : AGRA
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Mantels : LEDGES
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Re birds : AVIAN
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Hard cider : APPLEJACK
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Woody Allen movie: 1983 : ZELIG
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He caught for Whitey : YOGI
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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___ nous (confidentially) : ENTRE
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PBS members : STAS
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Betty of cartoons : BOOP
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Realtor's sign : SOLD
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Strapped : POOR
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"Don Giovanni" character : ANNA
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Chatterbox : MAGPIE
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Wear houses? : CLOSETS
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La-la preceder : OOH
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City west of Vienna : LINZ
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Brains or beauty : ASSET
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Caucho : ULE
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Silly behavior : TOMFOOLERY
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Scat! : SHOO
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Yin and ___ : YANG
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Discarded cargo : JETSAM
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Peal; reel : ROLL
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Musician Miller : MITCH
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Sky light : STAR
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Essentials : MUSTS
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Berkshire village : ASCOT
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Thrown together : JERRYBUILT
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English actor Edward Gordon ___ : CRAIG
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Thresh : FLAIL
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___ fatale : FEMME
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Re bees : APIAN
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Baltic island : AERO
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Nth or third : DEGREE
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Stump of a tree : SNAG
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Vine support : TRELLIS
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Kind of spoon or stick : ORANGE
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Task for a handyman : ODDJOB
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Penetrating beams : XRAYS
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Waste time : LAZE
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Child's device : OVEN
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" . . . fame for ___ of ale, and safety": Shak. : APOT
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Cat, in Córdoba : GATO
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Aural twin : ECHO
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Straw beehive : SKEP
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Publicize : AIR
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Snead's gp. : PGA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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