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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
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Handled adversity : COPED
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Angers : IRES
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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John Quincy ___ : ADAMS
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Guided missile : NIKE
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Canine choice : SETTERORPOINTER
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Fat fighters : DIETERS
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Rag or rib : TEASE
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Decays : ROTS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Italians, e.g. : LATINS
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Dropouts of a sort : SECEDERS
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So be it : AMEN
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Bailey or Buck : PEARL
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Hush-hush org. : CIA
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Equine choice : MORGANORSUFFOLK
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Locale of Fr., Ger., etc. : EUR
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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She in Paree : ELLE
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Exhibition riding : DRESSAGE
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Barnum's exit : EGRESS
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Askew : AWRY
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Kind of tissue : SCAR
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Sheer fabric : VOILE
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Describing Sears Tower : TALLEST
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Feline choice : ANGORAORMALTESE
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Diving bird : LOON
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Slips : ERRS
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Lascivious man : SATYR
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Dagger : DIRK
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Like some cars : USED
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Monkey or tree : TITI
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Breaking and ___ : ENTERING
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Insert marks : CARETS
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Aromas : ODORS
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Golf goals : PARS
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H.R.E. ruler : EMP
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Brit. award : DSO
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Impoverished : INNEED
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Rio girl : RITA
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Makes do : EKES
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Parched : SERE
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Collar or college : ETON
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Reflexive or intensive pronoun : ITSELF
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Rental document : LEASE
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Not quite tan : ECRU
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Disabled : LAMED
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Love, in Lyon : AMOUR
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___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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Start a tennis game : SERVE
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School in Dijon : ECOLE
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" ... thy rocks and ___" : RILLS
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"Well, for goodness ___!" : SAKES
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Scup or pinfish : PORGY
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Response : ANSWER
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Close by : NEAR
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Searched around : FERRETED
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Beauty parlors : SALONS
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Napoleon relative : ECLAIR
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Vex : GALL
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___ Davis Jr. : SAMMY
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Farewell to Herculaneum : VALE
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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Pharaoh after Ramses I : SETI
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Nicholas, e.g. : TSAR
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Roman bronze : AES
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Biographer Winslow : OLA
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Wapiti : ELK

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

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