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New York Times, Friday, April 11, 1986

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,303
Across
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Con man's ploy : SCAM
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A rival of Martina : CHRIS
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Flip ingredient : EGG
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Atoll substance : CORAL
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Minimum : LEAST
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Newscaster Lindstrom : PIA
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Laurie of songdom : ANNIE
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Radical : EXTREMIST
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Angry : TEEDOFF
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Otalgia : EARACHE
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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Strauss's "___ Heldenleben" : EIN
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Parley : CONFER
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Pursue, as a lead : FOLLOWUP
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___ strut (plane part) : OLEO
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Writer Hoffer : ERIC
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Vanuatu island : EFATE
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Raise : REAR
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Congressman Fascell : DANTE
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Hideaway : LAIR
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Victoria, e.g. : FALLS
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Albany's father-in-law : LEAR
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Asiatic tree : ACLE
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Smooth, as some faces : UNSEAMED
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Name of 12 kings of Egypt : RAMSES
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Welsh-rabbit ingredient : ALE
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Swedish canal or river : GOTA
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Author Wylie and soprano Ross : ELINORS
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Period circa 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
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Certain metal workers : TINSMITHS
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Fibber of renown : MCGEE
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Jonson's "___ and Lily" : OAK
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Early hr. : ONEAM
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Cut of beef : SHANK
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New Deal letters : NRA
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False : NOTSO
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One-time prisoner in a bronze jar : ARES
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Jazz term : SCAT
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Strobile : CONE
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Mother of Aeolus : ARNE
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Joan of Arc : MAIDOFORLEANS
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Chin recess : CLEFT
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Whammy : HEX
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Chide : RATE
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Masada's location : ISRAEL
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Unfruitful : STERILE
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Benét's "John Brown's Body" is one : EPIC
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Dorothy or Lillian : GISH
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Attendance : GATE
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Former president of Italy : LEONE
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Don Quixote, onstage : MANOFLAMANCHA
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Sacked : FIRED
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Ionian island : CORFU
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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Actress Patricia and family : NEALS
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Amerced : FINED
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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Early distaff service gp. : WAACS
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Practical : UTILE
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V.I.P. at 8 Down : PERES
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Wheeze's kin : RALE
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Tennis statistic : ERROR
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Financier who helped Jefferson : SALOMON
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Soft yarn : MERINO
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Whits : ATOMS
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Thingamajig : GISMO
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District opposite Windsor : ETON
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Kind of dice : LIAR
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Part of Durante's theme song : INKA
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Editor's direction : STET
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Kanten : AGAR
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Author Fowler : GENE
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Mice induce these sounds : EEKS
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" . . . them that ___ gits": Westcott : HAS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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