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New York Times, Friday, May 2, 1986

37-Across : William T. G. Morton was one

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,324
Across
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Tater : SPUD
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"Aquí se ___ español" : HABLA
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Goofs : ERRS
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Mira ___, variable star : CETI
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Off the cuff : ADLIB
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Hen pen : COOP
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A son of Zeus and Hera : ARES
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"Other Voices, Other ___": Capote : ROOMS
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Be bested : LOSE
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Befuddled : DISCOMBOBULATED
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Pickled : OILED
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Saint Louis was one : ROI
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Fire 21 guns : SALUTE
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Fabulous S.A. country : ELDORADO
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Sunny ___ up : SIDE
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Descendant : SCION
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William T. G. Morton was one : DENTIST
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Believers in one creative God : THEISTS
41
Our Miss Brooks : ARDEN
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"Soul ... take thine ___": Luke 12:19 : EASE
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
45
Part of SOP : STANDARD
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State one's mind : ASSERT
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Assistance : AID
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"A case of do ___" : ORDIE
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New inspiration or incentive : REENCOURAGEMENT
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Author Ambler : ERIC
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Chief : PRIME
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___ Sedgwick, tragic heiress : EDIE
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Withered : SERE
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Ancient Greek fillet : TENIA
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"With malice toward ___" : NONE
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Foulards : TIES
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More prudent : SAGER
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One of the Feds : TMAN
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Goggler : SCAD
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Beautiful girl : PERI
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All-purpose trks. : UTES
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Abashes : DISCOUNTENANCES
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Innocuous : HARMLESS
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Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Of excellent lineage : BLOODED
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___ of the devil : LIMB
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Ridiculous : ABSURD
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Clarification : ECLAIRCISSEMENT
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Cheer : ROOT
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Polyantha, e.g. : ROSE
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Exceeded 55 m.p.h. : SPED
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"___ is my love!": Romeo : OIT
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Detached : LOOSE
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Fizzy drinks : SODAS
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Turn aside : AVERT
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___ hand (help) : LENDA
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Allows : LETS
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Argonne Forest river : AISNE
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Almost any grandma : DOTER
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Beginning : ONSET
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Passage for Pompey : ITER
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Of a Pakistani language : INDIC
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Bowlers and boaters : HEADGEAR
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Action at a crèche : ADORING
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Embraces : ADOPTS
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She, in Stuttgart : SIE
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Fiber for fine fabrics : RAMIE
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"If I ___, I rust": Luther : REST
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" ... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Dail's land : EIRE
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Compound used in plastics : UREA
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Ancient land south of Judea : EDOM
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"Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
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One under 20 : TEEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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