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New York Times, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

Author:
Edward Bobb
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Edward Bobb has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,301

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Across
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Great devastation : HAVOC
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Shield : EGIS
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Astronaut's agcy. : NASA
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Scipio, to Hannibal : ENEMY
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Silents siren : VAMP
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Barely getting by : EKING
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Epochal : ERAL
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Had on : WORE
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"Name no one man," e.g. : PALINDROME
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Khayyám : OMAR
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Hitherto, hitherto : ERST
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Adventure-seeking : ERRANT
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French cousin of the F.B.I. : SURETE
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Mortise mate : TENON
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Social unit : CLAN
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Former labor leader : ABEL
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Berm : LEDGE
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Eddie Fisher hit: 1951 : ANYTIME
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All you out there! : SOLVERS
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Fundamental : BASIC
44
U.S.C.G. woman : SPAR
46
Utter : EMIT
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Brava, Mesa or Rica preceder : COSTA
49
Seat given up by a lover in 1936 : THRONE
51
Lead ore : GALENA
54
Area south of Houston St., N.Y.C. : SOHO
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Genesis donor : ADAM
57
Cairo or Copenhagen : METROPOLIS
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Nothing, to Lloyd : LOVE
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Parched : ARID
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Sourpuss : PRUNE
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Algerian port : ORAN
67
Hoarfrost : RIME
68
Ukase : EDICT
69
Skin : PELT
70
Maple-tree genus : ACER
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Bonheur and Ponselle : ROSAS
Down
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Dickens villain : HEEP
2
Singer Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
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An anagram of live : VEIL
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Bus preceder : OMNI
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Young swan : CYGNET
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Tinker to ___ to Chance : EVERS
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Strangle : GAROTTE
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Islamic leader : IMAM
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Bad temper : SPLEEN
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Timely phrase in a Presley hit : NOWORNEVER
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Asset of basil : AROMA
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A plastic wrapper : SARAN
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Fond hope : DREAM
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Parkerhouse ___ : ROLL
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Arm bone : ULNA
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X followers : RAYS
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Lure : ENTICEMENT
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Lanchester or Maxwell : ELSA
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Defeat : BEST
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An anagram of mode : DEMO
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Rictus : GRIN
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Famed Renaissance name : ESTE
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Sacred picture : ICON
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Straight: Comb. form : ORTHO
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Diversion : PASTIME
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Winged fruit : SAMARA
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Leaf or grass follower : HOPPER
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Lively dance : GALOP
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Revere : ADORE
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Treasonous Pierre : LAVAL
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ORDER
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Boxer Firpo or pitcher Tiant : LUIS
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Quechua : INCA
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Prescribes : SETS

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