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STERLING STEEDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 11, 1986

Author:
Virginia P. Abelson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia P. Abelson has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,333
Across
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Triple Crown winner: 1935 : OMAHA
6
Chinese cinnamon : CASSIA
12
Branches, to a biologist : RAMI
16
Rainbows : ARCS
20
Kind of energy : SOLAR
21
Climb : ASCENT
22
"___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Leading money winner: 1951 : COUNTERPOINT
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Triple Crown winner: 1930 : GALLANTFOX
28
"___ and the Man" : ARMS
29
Galley words : STETS
30
AM or FM : RADIO
32
Simplest : BAREST
33
Matter, in law : RES
34
On the left side : APORT
35
Card pile : TALON
36
Panel : JURORS
37
Par ___ : AVION
38
Elizabeth I's Lord ___ : CECIL
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Cuban coins : PESOS
40
Famous filly : RUFFIAN
43
Triple Crown winner: 1977 : SEATTLESLEW
45
Bleat : BAA
48
Away from the mouth : ABORAL
49
"The coward does it with ___" : AKISS
50
Early O'Neill play : GOLD
51
Parent's word : DONT
52
City near Buenos Aires : MORON
53
Silent greeting : SMILE
54
Heroic tales : SAGAS
56
Five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
57
Fox's feet : PAWS
58
Fruit of the blackthorn : SLOE
59
"___ Diary": Twain : EVES
60
Huarache : SANDAL
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Penn, e.g. : STA
62
A Mary O'Hara horse : THUNDERHEAD
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Wither : SHRIVEL
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___ to go : RARING
69
Skins : PEELS
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Delectate : PLEASE
71
Nuptials : WEDDING
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Triple Crown winner: 1973 : SECRETARIAT
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Sister : NUN
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Ascribe : IMPUTE
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Jets' former home : SHEA
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Quaff in Bonn : BIER
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Usher follower : ETTE
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Balance : SCALE
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Agraffe : CLASP
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Tulwar : SABER
86
Donald Sutherland role : KLUTE
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Nudnik : PEST
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Thin-skinned place : SHIN
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Sharpened : HONED
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Bucked : REARED
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Aye : YES
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Sewell's horse : BLACKBEAUTY
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Cake mixtures : BATTERS
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World-weary : BLASE
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Files : RASPS
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Subsequently : SINCE
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Addison's associate : STEELE
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Faction : PARTY
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Slider, e.g. : PITCH
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Concorde : SST
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Sound system : STEREO
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Get up : ARISE
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Conductor Georg : SOLTI
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Shopper stopper : SALE
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Triple Crown winner: 1937 : WARADMIRAL
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Leading money winner: 1953 : NATIVEDANCER
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Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Whimper : MEWL
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Rubber : ERASER
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Ponti's wife : LOREN
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Quaker's pronoun : THEE
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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Hinders : DETERS
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Kentucky Derby winner: 1955 : SWAPS
Down
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Hammerstein : OSCAR
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Marianne or Melba : MOORE
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Styptics : ALUMS
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Arp or Conried : HANS
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Buchwald : ART
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Capp creation : CARTOON
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"The ___ Papers": H. James : ASPERN
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"Redgauntlet" author : SCOTT
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Six in Sevilla : SEIS
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Boniface's place : INN
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Lures : ATTRACTS
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Ann or Andy : RAGDOLL
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Pen name of Emile Chartier : ALAIN
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Saint-___, French seaport : MALO
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N.Z. is one : ISL
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One-time Colt .45's : ASTROS
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Allude : REFER
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Word before patch or word : CROSS
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Canonical hour : SEXT
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"And pretty maids all ___" : INAROW
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Observation : ESPIAL
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Mistreated : ABUSED
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Got off Swale : ALIT
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Pertaining to birds : AVIAN
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Hector : TEASE
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Coagulates : JELLS
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Hair styles : AFROS
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Overlay with boards or plaster : CEIL
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Lumbar muscle : PSOAS
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Sloping walkways : RAMPS
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One of Tirpitz's menaces : UBOAT
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Preakness winner: 1968 : FORWARDPASS
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Performed christies : SKIED
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Urged, with on : EGGED
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Winner of Derby and Preakness: 1936 : BOLDVENTURE
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Looped handles : ANSAE
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Tarawa is one : ATOLL
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In the midst of : AMONG
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Patron saint of France : DENIS
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Thrown : SLUNG
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Soul, in Stuttgart : SEELE
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Nautical "Stop!" : AVAST
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Jeweler's unit : KARAT
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Polish : SHINE
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Clip : SHEAR
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Summary : RECAP
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Ferlinghetti novel : HER
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Craftier : SLIER
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Snooped : PRIED
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Strawlike : WISPY
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Role Jessel often played : EMCEE
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Cut of beef : SHANK
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"___ Road," Beatles album : ABBEY
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Absolute : UTTER
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Exigencies : NEEDS
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Duffer's problem : SLICE
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Make euphoric : ELATE
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Word after steeple : CHASE
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Comedian Sales : SOUPY
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Pangolin's diet : ANTS
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Sailing vessel : KETCH
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Winding course for Mahre : SLALOM
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Hied : HASTENED
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Turned, as butter : RANCID
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Feels sympathy : BLEEDS
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Tactile writing : BRAILLE
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Lamb subject : EARS
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Drink flavoring : BITTERS
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Scold : BERATE
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Lone Ranger's horse : SILVER
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Hide : STASH
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Brief : TERSE
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Shrimp's kin : PRAWN
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Composure : POISE
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Pelvic bones : SACRA
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Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
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Darrs : TERNS
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Clout : SWAT
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Kind of code : AREA
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E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
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C. P. or Phoebe : SNOW
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Young demon : IMP
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"You ___ There" : ARE
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Hirt and Kaline : ALS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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