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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Saturday, April 26, 1986

26-Across : Percussion instruments

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jim Page has 84 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 70 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,318
Across
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Alda vehicle : MASH
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Diana or Dutchess : GRAPE
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Loosely twisted silk yarn : TRAM
14
Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Max Eastman's "Since ___ Died" : LENIN
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Charter : HIRE
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Steatite : TALC
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"The Assassins" author : OATES
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Pip : ONER
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Roué's activity : TOMCATTING
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Negatively charged atom : ANION
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Percussion instruments : TRIANGLES
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Painter Matisse : HENRI
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Sixth, in Siena : SESTO
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Kennedy initials : ETA
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Kind of barrier : SONIC
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Petiole : STEM
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Reqd. : NEC
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___ Na Na, entertainment group : SHA
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Its cap. is Brussels : BELG
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Matter for a C.P.A. : ACC
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Lee of links fame : ELDER
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Jacutinga, e.g. : ORE
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A concern of ecologists : FLORA
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Prevent : AVERT
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Outboard-motor part : PROPELLER
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Street show : RAREE
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Adder's activity : TABULATING
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Growl : GNAR
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Attended : SATIN
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Flag : IRIS
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Perspire : EGEST
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North Sea feeder : NENE
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Charpoys : BEDS
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Lively, in Livorno : DESTO
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Author Greene : GAEL
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Wrestler's pad : MAT
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Part of an angelus : ALA
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Energy source : SOL
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Activity in a hostile crowd : HECTORING
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Swipe : GLOM
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Takes the bait : REACTS
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Scorpio star : ANTARES
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Member of a Lutheran group : PIETIST
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Puts in office: Var. : ENSTATES
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Leather strip : THONG
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Curly lock : RINGLET
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"You ___ My Sunshine" : ARE
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Corail, e.g. : MER
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Cinched : ONICE
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Stepmother of Helle : INO
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Words of surprise : AHS
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Danube feeder : INN
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Soissons summer : ETE
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Rick Blaine's pianist : SAM
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Activity of some divers : SALVAGING
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Like globetrotters' feet? : CALLUSED
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Ex-Giant pitcher Jim : HEARN
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Jazz of the late 40's : BOP
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Slip : ERR
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Acrobat's garb : LEOTARD
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Composition of a sort : COLLAGE
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Brings about : CREATES
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Barrie's "___ Tag" : DER
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Before, to Spenser : ERE
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Map abbr. : RTE
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St. Valentine's month : FEB
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Franz Kline, e.g. : ARTIST
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Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
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"___ each life ... " : INTO
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Rap : GAB
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Helen Hayes, ___ Brown : NEE
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John ___ Neill, "Oz" illustrator : REA
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Ending for opal : INE
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Condiment in Caen : SEL

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

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