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New York Times, Tuesday, April 15, 1986

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,307
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Handel contemporary : BACH
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Jesse ___, great runner : OWENS
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Skin-lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Street show : RAREE
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Nautilus captain : NEMO
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It will be, in Tabasco : SERA
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Waugh setting : BRIDESHEAD
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Streamer, e.g. : HEADLINE
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Right conduct, in Calcutta : DHARMA
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Hartford ___, famed group of writers : WITS
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Plant disease : SCAB
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City on the Sarthe : LEMANS
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NNE, SSW, etc. : HEADINGS
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Type of daisy : OXEYE
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City in SW Hungary : PECS
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Franchot of filmdom : TONE
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"___ Tomorrow," 1959 song : TIL
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Widens : DILATES
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Mazel ___ : TOV
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Duchess of ___, Goya subject : ALBA
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Red planet : MARS
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Motif : THEME
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Sailor's problem : HEADWIND
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Untie : LOOSEN
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Go out with : DATE
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The buck starts here : MINT
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President of Nicaragua : ORTEGA
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Numbskull : BONEHEAD
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Self-willed : HEADSTRONG
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Japanese merchant ship : MARU
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Mellows : AGES
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Preceder of dash or stick : SLAP
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Inhibit : DETER
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Dickory follower : DOCK
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Big shindig : BASH
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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N African gazelle : CORA
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Forward motion : HEADWAY
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Astronauts' laps : ORBITS
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Puts on guard : WARNS
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Niagara River's feeder : ERIE
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Pod : SEEDCASE
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Occupy : INHABIT
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Jeane Dixon, for one : SEER
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Moslem bigwig : IMAM
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A chaser, sometimes : SODA
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___ roe : SHAD
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Wrinkled : LINED
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Religious groups : SECTS
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Indian water container : LOTAH
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Napoleon's punishment : EXILE
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Singer ___ Moore : MELBA
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Learned : HEARD
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Memoranda : NOTES
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Troll's cousin : GNOME
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Rome's ___ Hills : SEVEN
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___ geometry : PLANE
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Flattered sincerely? : IMITATED
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Mick Jagger, for one : STONE
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Totaled : ADDEDUP
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Quick-tempered one : HOTHEAD
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Gossips : WAGS
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Hang around : LINGER
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The world according to Arp : MONDE
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Electrical units : OHMS
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Factual : REAL
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Scarlett's home : TARA
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Fight : BOUT
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Hence, to Hadrian : ERGO
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Roll-top : DESK
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Actress Charlotte : RAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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