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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1986

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.83)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,338
Across
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Member of an Egyptian sect : COPT
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Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
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Light woven cloth : SCRIM
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
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Breakfast fruit : PRUNE
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Personal charm : MAGNETISM
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Kilns : OASTS
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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Window-shops, in a way : BROWSES
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Tricks : JAPES
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Chiseler : CROOK
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Outrage : IRE
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Wing-shaped : ALARY
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Ruffian : HOOLIGAN
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Petition : BEG
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Elbow-bender : GUZZLER
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Montezuma's captor : CORTEZ
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Mervin and Baby : LEROYS
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Justice White, once : WHIZZER
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Clumsy fellow : OAF
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Violinist Fritz : KREISLER
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Delibes opera : LAKME
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Outbuildings : SHEDS
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Where élèves study : ECOLE
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A Muskogean : CHOCTAW
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Ablution : BATH
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Hint slyly : INSINUATE
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Mae Preston's boyfriend : TEEN
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Stagg or Otis : AMOS
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Belgrade coins : PARAS
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Booty : SWAG
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Aladdin's loss : LAMP
Down
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Wheel, sometimes : CAM
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Samoan seaport : PAGOPAGO
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Kind of box : TINDER
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Overdecorated : ARTY
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Le ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : ROI
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Onager : ASS
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Con men : BAMBOOZLERS
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More weird : SPOOKIER
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Maw : CRAW
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A Triple Entente land : RUSSIA
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Detain, as a ship : INTERN
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Mass at Notre Dame : MESSE
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Marryat's midshipman : EASY
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Tumbler pigeon : ROLLER
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Boxer's quick blow : JAB
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Highlander's name : ALEC
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Dickensian family : CHUZZLEWITS
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Actress Russell's nickname : ROZ
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Twelve doz. : GRO
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Entertainer in 37 Down : GEISHA
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Sage of Concord's monogram : RWE
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Scottish emblems : THISTLES
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Site of a 1923 earthquake : YOKOHAMA
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O.T. book : SAML
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Final letter in England : ZED
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Agio, e.g. : FEE
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Oahu bay : KAHANA
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Fan : ROOTER
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Spare : LEAN
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True : ACTUAL
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Row : SCRAP
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He wrote "The Hive" : CELA
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Former Met V.I.P. : BING
55
Fresh : NEW
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Word with lion or otter : SEA
57
Fun-loving Rover Boy : TOM
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Parapsychologist's spec. : ESP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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