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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,346

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Students & seniors
Across
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Leadership, figuratively : HELM
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Junta : CABAL
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Knife handle : HAFT
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Sortita, e.g. : ARIA
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Bergamot's asset : AROMA
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" . . . and ___ this rock . . . " : UPON
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May 15, for one : IDES
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Windmill parts : VANES
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Giant star that blazed in 1954 : MAYS
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Start of Indy 500 instruction : GENTLEMENSTART
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Sonnet ending : EER
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Type of jet engine : ION
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End of 20 Across : YOURENGINES
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Half sole : TAP
34
Containers for ballots : URNS
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Stalin's Georgian nickname : SOSO
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Tenet : CREDO
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Mozart was one : MASON
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Istle product : NET
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Home of an eyas : AERIE
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Kind of theater : ARENA
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Shoe widths : EEES
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Father of Abner : NER
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Indy 500 winner: 1972 : MARKDONOHUE
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Bouncing ___ (soapwort) : BET
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Saint Anthony's cross : TAU
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Indy 500 winner: 1982 : GORDONJOHNCOCK
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Belém, in Brazil : PARA
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Permission : LEAVE
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Seed scars : HILA
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Indy 500 winner Mears: 1979 and 1984 : RICK
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Abdul-Jabbar, e.g. : LAKER
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Dash : ELAN
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Comfort : EASE
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Ship part : STERN
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Unit of force : DYNE
Down
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Nixon aide in 1974 : HAIG
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Gene Barry's TV role: 1958–61 : MASTERSON
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Carlsbad ___ : CAVERNS
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Indonesia's Gulf of ___ : BONE
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Eric Knight's heroine : LASSIE
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Person : HUMAN
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On ___ (equal) : APAR
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Four-time Indy 500 winner : FOYT
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RR vehicles : TNS
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Cobb of cinema : LEE
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Puccini heroine : TOSCA
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Indian language family : YUMAN
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Al or Bobby of Indy 500 fame : UNSER
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Dead duck : GONER
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" . . . ___ my master . . . ": Shak. : ISEEK
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Eminent : NOTED
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Father of Abraham : TERAH
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Pierre's stove or canopy : POELE
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Changed, as a negative : RETOUCHED
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Designated : NAMED
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Ann from N.D. : SOTHERN
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Lagoon surrounders : ATOLLS
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Masefield heroine : NAN
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Fern : BRAKE
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Mother of the Titans : GAIA
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Grampuses : ORCS
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Trim : NEAT
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Hunky-dory : JAKE
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Finished : OVER
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Unctuous : OILY
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Clique : CLAN
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Welles role : KANE
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Prefix with suppose : PRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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