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New York Times, Monday, April 28, 1986

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Exchange : SWAP
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Fine violin, for short : STRAD
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Poe specialty : TALE
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One of the ABC Powers : CHILE
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State of mind : MOOD
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Sacred article : RELIC
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Concerning : INRE
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Mary Ann Evans : GEORGEELIOT
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Senate vote : YEA
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Rapscallion : RASCAL
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Pilchards : SARDINES
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Filipino Moslem : SULU
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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Civil wrongs : TORTS
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Burning glass : LENS
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Old fogies : DODOS
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Egyptian deity : PTAH
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Beats narrowly : EDGES
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Psalms word : SELAH
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Anger : IRE
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Sworn statement : OATH
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Emphasized : STRESSED
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Renter : LESSEE
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Intent : AIM
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Food scrap : ORT
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Herbert Frahm : WILLYBRANDT
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Summer pest : GNAT
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The March King : SOUSA
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Prepare apples for baking : CORE
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De Valera's land : EIRE
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Occupied : TAKEN
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Antitoxins : SERA
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McCarthy's fellow dummy : SNERD
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Cutting maxims? : SAWS
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Male partygoer : STAG
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Fade away : WANE
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Kind of flute : ALTO
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Looked narrowly : PEERED
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Windowed : SCREENED
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Quaker form of address : THEE
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Small brook : RILL
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Et ___ (and others): Lat. : ALII
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Adornments : DECORS
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Pierrot of song : AMI
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Bernard Schwartz : TONYCURTIS
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Land called Chosen by Japanese : KOREA
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Monty Hall's "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Pluck : GRIT
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Shipshape : TAUT
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Liquid mud : SLOP
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One and only : SOLE
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Not yet up : ABED
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Richard Starkey : RINGOSTARR
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Poetry of a people : EPOS
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What partisans take : SIDES
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Darnel : TARE
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Lean-to : SHED
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Coral and Red : SEAS
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Slow Spanish dance : SARABAND
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Olla-podrida : STEW
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Legatee : HEIR
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Bank jobs : HEISTS
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Fishing vessels : SMACKS
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Theater boxes : LOGES
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"Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
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Kind of shark : LOAN
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An Evangelist : LUKE
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River into the North Sea : YSER
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Pop piano classic : NOLA
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John or Ellen of stage fame : DREW
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Golf starting points : TEES
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"___ and Sympathy," Anderson play : TEA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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