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New York Times, Saturday, April 12, 1986

6-Down : Recluses

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,304
Across
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Photographer's tube : STROBE
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Capital of ancient Macedonian kings : EDESSA
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Kind of rug or trunk : STEAMER
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Like the horizon : DISTANT
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Try to outdo : COMPETE
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Would-be G.P. : INTERNE
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J.F.K.'s father was one : AMB
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Payments sent by mail : REMITTANCES
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Stake : PALE
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Gertrude Stein's "Three ___" : LIVES
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Suffragist Carrie : CATT
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St. Cyr-l'___ : ECOLE
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Bushy clump : TOD
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Schedule in Le Havre : LISTE
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Office equipment : SHREDDER
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Princeton's stadium : PALMER
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Passing grades : CEES
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What watched pots never do : BOIL
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Warwick, for one : CASTLE
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Austere; antiseptic : CLINICAL
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Oakland and Essex : AUTOS
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Hart's mate : DOE
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Accustom : ENURE
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He sniffs snuff : USER
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Cyclic compound : PYRAN
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Prepare for battle : GIRD
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"Petrouchka" composer's family : STRAVINSKYS
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Pisan Mr. : SIG
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Sexy pictures or books : EROTICA
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Relating to excitement : EMOTIVE
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First films : SILENTS
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Kicked : SPURNED
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Be a good Samaritan : ASSIST
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Fourths of twelves : THREES
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Put up with : STOMACH
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Earthquake : TEMBLOR
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Medium's maneuver : RAP
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A middle name of Pétain : OMER
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Palm or nut : BETEL
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Recluses : EREMITES
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Dealt with copy : EDITED
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Forces : DINTS
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Spanish demonstrative pronoun : ESTA
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Art form : STENCILLING
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Gibe : SARCASM
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Actress Funicello : ANNETTE
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Constable's forte : SCAPES
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Canopy over a bed : TESTER
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Composer Novello : IVOR
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Voters in general : ELECTORATES
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Biographer Leon and family : EDELS
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Woolen cloth : LAINE
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"The Sands of ___": Kingsley : DEE
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Crest of a Waikiki wave : POI
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Least cheerful : BLEAKEST
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Engenders : CAUSES
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Where to spend a schilling : AUSTRIA
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Unsaturated alcohols : STEROLS
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Soho cries of surprise : CORS
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The kitchen : CUISINE
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Makes the grade : ARRIVES
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Like some windows : LEDGED
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Ancient foes of Britons and Romans : PICTS
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A butterfly : NYMPH
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Wine: Comb. form : VINI
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Tart : SOUR
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Montemezzi's "L'amore dei ___ re" : TRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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