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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,294
Across
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Court minutes : ACTA
5
L.A. round-baller : LAKER
10
Role : PART
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Surround : GIRD
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Like a grandam : ANILE
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Plant of the lily family : ALOE
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Amos and Andy : OTISANDWILLIAMS
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Wool cluster : NEP
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Something of value : ASSET
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Cincinnati Rose : PETE
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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Flower cluster : RACEME
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Bore, to boar : HOMONYM
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Locality : AREA
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Angry fit : FUROR
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Lucy and Ricky : MONROEANDNELSON
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Dance movement : PAS
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Belgian marble : RANCE
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Boxing encore : REMATCH
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Hunting hound : BASSET
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Trading center : MART
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Gross, in a way : EARN
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Follower of Fannie or Ginnie : MAE
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Jack and Jill : JONESANDIRELAND
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Kabul V.I.P. : AMIR
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French queen : REINE
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Noisome : OLID
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Beatty film : REDS
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Tourist's stopover : MOTEL
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Cunning : WILY
Down
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Ancient contest : AGON
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Quote : CITE
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Stumble : TRIP
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Classified sect. : ADS
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Woolly : LANATE
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Conductor Kostelanetz: 1901–80 : ANDRE
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Flightless bird : KIWI
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Yalie : ELI
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Unit of reluctance : REL
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Rossellini film: 1946 : PAISAN
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Sad disyllable : ALAS
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Where Sinclair Lewis died : ROME
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This may be acidy : TEST
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Pakistani city : LAHORE
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Fleshy fruit : PEAR
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Multitude : HORDE
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Egyptian sun god : AMON
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Stadium passage : RAMP
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Perfume, in a way : CENSE
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Premonition : HUNCH
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Assents : YESES
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Dudley or Henry : MOORE
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Imagination : FANCY
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Uses a podium : ORATES
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Greasy-spoon sign : EATS
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Endure : LAST
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Cram's competitors : MILERS
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Cooper's creation : BARREL
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Down East state : MAINE
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Not quite shut : AJAR
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"Caro ___," Verdi aria : NOME
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Correct copy : EDIT
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Bamako's land : MALI
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Indigo : ANIL
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Swirl : EDDY
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Branch : ARM
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Modernist : NEO
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Soft : LOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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