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BEASTLY COMBOS

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,270
Across
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Wood from Thailand : TEAK
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Hippie's home : PAD
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Crams : PACKS
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Snared by Scylla : DOOMED
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Lombok neighbor : BALI
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G.I.'s haven : USO
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Prized weasel : ERMINE
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Kind of rain : ACID
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Pi follower : RHO
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Tuscan province : SIENA
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W. C. or Gracie : FIELDS
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Horticultural pachyderm : RHINOCEROSEFANCIER
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"___ du lieber!" : ACH
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Clamors : DINS
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Corridor : HALL
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Wane : EBB
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Spectral tuskers : ELEPHANTOMS
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Inlet : COVE
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Disparage : SLUR
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One of the haves : POSSESSOR
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Play tricks : JAPE
46
Complete, for short : THORO
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High in pitch: Music : ALT
48
Pymt. acknowledgment : RECT
49
Lamb-emulating feline : LIONESSAYIST
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Dolts : CLODS
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Sacred song : MOTET
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Coarse silk : TUSSAH
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Sec.'s blunder : TYPO
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What parties vie for : SEATS
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Yes men : ASSENTERS
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Dabbling reptile : CROCODILETTANTE
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Thera, formerly : SANTORINI
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Pistil part : OVARY
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Radiation doses : REMS
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Female adviser : EGERIA
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Keeps : SAVES
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Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSOC
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Hard-working simian : GORILLABORER
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Cook's meas. : TBSP
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Greek competitions : AGONS
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Chinese political group : TONG
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Rio de Janeiro is its capital : GUANABARA
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Direct : RULE
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Subordinate canine : HOUNDERLING
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Six, in Sicilia : SEI
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Ludwig or Jannings : EMIL
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Loren's evening : SERA
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___ glance : ATA
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Armed river horse : HIPPOPOTAMUSKETEER
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Took long steps : STRODE
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Batman's cousin : VALET
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Caviar : ROE
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Nimbus : HALO
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Rang : PEALED
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Habituate : ENURE
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Melody : AIR
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Disastrous : EVIL
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Stick : ADHERE
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Do the lawn again : RESOD
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___ Cayes, Haiti : LES
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Sway : REEL
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Ski-lift part : TBAR
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Apiece : EACH
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Abducts : KIDNAPS
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Buy : PURCHASE
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Access : DOOR
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Here and there, as in a book : PASSIM
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Peregrines : ALIENS
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Pitch indicators : CLEFS
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Hawaiian district : KONA
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Horse-drawn carriage : STANHOPE
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Narrow valley : DEFILE
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Hebrew dry measure : OMER
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Wire measure : MIL
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Finis : END
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Philip Wylie character : DES
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Earthy pigments : OCHERS
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Reputation : ODOR
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Spelunkers' milieus : CAVES
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Fictional Plaza denizen : ELOISE
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College treasurer : BURSAR
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Bouillons : BROTHS
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Astronomy discrepancy : EPACT
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Money in Soho : LOLLY
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Bar at the bar : ESTOP
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White House gp. : NSC
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Add up : TOT
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Musical settings for stories : CANTATAS
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Pettifoggers : SHYSTERS
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Namath or DiMaggio : JOE
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Mock : TAUNT
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Viaud's pen name : LOTI
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"___ that makes the world go round!": "Iolanthe" : ITSLOVE
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Tommy's gun : STEN
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Teachings : DOCTRINE
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Dolley and James : MADISONS
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J.H.S. course : SCI
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Ages and ages : EON
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Orch. section : STR
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Utter : SAY
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Agitates : ROILS
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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In any way : EVER
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Backwoods-man's cheroots : SEGARS
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Directing or inciting: Comb. form : AGOGUE
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Perfume oil : NEROLI
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Trial, for Henri : ESSAI
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Make a dove's sound : MOURN
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Stunted tree : SCRAG
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Bol. neighbor : ARG
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Aside, in a Racine play : APARTE
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Anchor position : ATRIP
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Lose one's temper : BOILOVER
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Cask : TUN
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Unfit : BAD
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Jogging gear : SNEAKERS
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Agaña is its capital : GUAM
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Foolish talk : BLATHER
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Obstruct : IMPEDE
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Opposite of homo : HETERO
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Emulated Bryan : ORATED
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Shoreyer : EIDER
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Alone, onstage : SOLUS
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Cavity : HOLE
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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Peau de ___ (rich cloth) : SOIE
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This has a soffit : EAVE
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Sculptor Nadelman: 1885–1946 : ELIE
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Kipfel, e.g. : ROLL
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Aptly named Belgian town : SPA
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Actor Danson : TED
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Olé's American cousin : RAH

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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