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New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 1986

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,309
Across
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Pitcher : EWER
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Where success comes before work: Abbr. : DICT
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"___ Buddies," TV sitcom : BOSOM
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String around a ring : ROPE
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Buck's tail? : AROO
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What a miss is as good as : AMILE
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Clasp : GRIP
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Standard : NORM
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Athletes Kyle and Kyle Jr. : ROTES
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Novel by Susann: 1973 : ONCEISNOTENOUGH
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Time : AGE
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Concert violinist Kavafian : IDA
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Make headway among, British style : PLOUGHTHROUGH
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Low : MOO
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Cat's haven, sometimes : TREE
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___ town (go on a spree) : DOTHE
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Arabic "A" : ALIF
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A $250,000 purchase by 39 Down : STRAD
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Row : TIER
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Thing of the past : RELIC
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Rara avis : ONER
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Meadow : LEA
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Apothecary's brew : COUGHMEDICINE
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German article : EIN
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Puncture prefix : ACU
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They surround some holes : GLAZEDDOUGHNUTS
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Boundary : LIMIT
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"Tell me, yes ___?" : ORNO
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Plains Indian : CROW
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Monsoon phenomenon : RAIN
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Think-tank output : IDEA
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Rod material : BIRCH
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Get rid of : OUST
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Therefore, to Tiberius : ERGO
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Like old tires : WORN
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Grandiose : EPIC
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Annul : REPEAL
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Ballets de Paris members : DANSEURS
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Symbol of strength : IRON
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City in NW Venezuela : CORO
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Chickadee's British cousin : TOMTIT
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Manhattan college : BARNARD
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Melville work : OMOO
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In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Interlock : MESH
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Old English letter : EDH
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Doughboy's ally : POILU
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Comprehend : GET
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Salome danced for him : HEROD
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Not in, in Inverness : OOT
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Serviceable : UTILE
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Indian clarified butter : GHEE
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Goddess of marriage : HERA
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Playwright Connelly : MARC
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Trifle : FIG
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___ Kavafian, noted violinist : ANI
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Ten-sided figures : DECAGONS
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Speedy feline : CHEETAH
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Abounding : RICH
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"___ pleasures and palaces . . . ": Payne : MID
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"King of Paris" author : ENDORE
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Papal representative : NUNCIO
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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Caron role : LILI
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God of love : AMOR
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Galvanizing material : ZINC
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Army group : UNIT
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Baby's playthings : TOES
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Quick, sharp blow : SWAT

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

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