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New York Times, Monday, April 14, 1986

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,306

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Across
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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John ___, U.S. painter: 1871–1951 : SLOAN
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Willing's partner : ABLE
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Farmer's concern : CROP
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City near Leipzig : HALLE
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Cheer : ROOT
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" . . . like ___, I go to find my fawn": Shak. : ADOE
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Type of ink : INDIA
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Author Vidal : GORE
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Surpass easily : RUNRINGSAROUND
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City in Nigeria : EDE
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Wheat, in Bretagne : BLE
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What mind wins over : MATTER
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Winter bird attracters : FEEDERS
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Borders : ABUTS
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Swiss river : AARE
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Negative for Burns : NAE
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Be feverish : RUNATEMPERATURE
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Expert follower : ISE
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Cry out sharply : YIPE
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Bo or John : DEREK
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Drugged, in a way : SEDATED
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Gantry and Fudd : ELMERS
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Actor Torn : RIP
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Big shot, for short : VIP
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Is a family trait : RUNSINTHEBLOOD
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Pianist Iturbi : JOSE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Arsenal contents, for short : AMMO
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Simians : APES
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Yearn for : CRAVE
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E Asian weight unit : TAEL
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Unites : WEDS
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Auriculate : EARED
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Bald eagle's relative : ERNE
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Indic language : URDU
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Dream, in a way : MOON
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"Iolanthe," e.g. : OPERETTA
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Black eye : SHINER
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Director Fritz : LANG
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Mild malt liquor : NEARBEER
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Had a dispute : ARGUED
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Blessing : BOON
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"___ Jim," Conrad novel : LORD
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Summer, in Sedan : ETE
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I.e. : IDEST
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Support for a matador : OLE
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Home-run king in 1961 : MARIS
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Billingsgate : ABUSE
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Fixed a piano : TUNED
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Easy's partner : FREE
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Harden : ENURE
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Thinner, as air : RARER
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Hunts : SEEKS
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" . . . ___ the alien corn": Keats : AMID
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Certain sorcerer's aide: Abbr. : APP
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Monocle : EYEPIECE
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Improvise : ADLIB
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Doorframe adjunct : TEMPLATE
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Portrayer of Matt Dillon : ARNESS
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Musical tones : TIS
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Tied the score : EVENED
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Funambulist's footing : ROPE
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Secondhand : USED
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Center of activity : HIVE
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Augury : OMEN
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Relief : DOLE
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Part of a vise : JAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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