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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Thursday, May 1, 1986

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,323
Across
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Pledged : VOWED
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Taj Majal site : AGRA
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Singer Patti : PAGE
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Travail : PAIN
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Author of the quotation below : LAROCHEFOUCAULD
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Football position : END
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Paddy growth : RICE
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Cereal grain : BARLEY
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Shipbuilding wood : TEAK
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Drummer Pete : BEST
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Red Bordeaux : CLARET
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Clue : HINT
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Garfield, e.g. : CAT
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Went on horseback : RODE
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In a mad frenzy : AMOK
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Chicago's airport : OHARE
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Start of a quotation : USUALLYWEPRAISE
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Greek letter : DELTA
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Press : IRON
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Erhard's group : EST
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Séance sounds : RAPS
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Juan and Isabel : PERONS
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Kind of kick or effect : SIDE
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Agile : SPRY
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Drink of the gods : NECTAR
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Some necklines : VEES
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Shoshonean : UTE
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End of quotation : ONLYTOBEPRAISED
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Spitz's milieu : POOL
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Bit : IOTA
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Tendency : TREND
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This, to Pedro : ESTE
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Implement : TOOL
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Piquant : ZESTY
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Foul; evil : VILE
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Muscat's land : OMAN
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Actor Bond: 1903–60 : WARD
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Self : EGO
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Official decision : DECREE
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Mite : SPECK
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Eatery : CAFE
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Past : AGO
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Jacob's eldest son : REUBEN
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Separated : APART
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Former European region : GAUL
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Raise one's dander : RILE
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Mayberry's sheriff : ANDY
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Involving a gap : HIATAL
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Pollux's twin : CASTOR
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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Pedaled about : BIKED
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Unrefined : CRUDE
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Takes the count : LOSES
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Lupine cries : HOWLS
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City of Victory : CAIRO
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Heated crime : ARSON
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Adolescents : TEENS
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Near-sighted person : MYOPE
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Like O'Neill's ape : HAIRY
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Rope : LARIAT
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Spice : PEPPER
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Dexterous : ADROIT
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Artificial : ERSATZ
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Fashion : STYLE
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Slangy negative : NOPE
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Jumbled mass : CLOT
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Bill stopper : VETO
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Employs : USES
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Mobile home : TENT
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Stadium cry : BOO
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Wrath : IRE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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