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POSSESSIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1986

Author:
J. Samuel Smart
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
J. Samuel Smart has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,326
Across
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"Herzl" author: 1975 : ELON
5
Glove for Gedman : MITT
9
"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
14
Greenish blue : AQUA
18
Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Rajah's spouse : RANEE
20
Suffix with rend or vend : ITION
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Irrational quantity : SURD
22
Hellman drama: 1934 : THECHILDRENSHOUR
25
Chief : HEAD
26
Bellowed : ROARED
27
Tear a passion to tatters : EMOTE
28
Their seats are called carols : ORIELS
30
Rosalind's milieu : ARDEN
31
Pressing need? : SADIRON
33
Peregrine : ALIEN
34
Assent : YES
35
Principles of physics : NEWTONSLAWS
38
Bird of passage : TRAMP
41
Author Puzo : MARIO
42
Command to Dobbin : GEE
43
Peak : ACME
45
Zero : NIL
46
___ California : BAJA
49
Wonder's "___ She Lovely?" : ISNT
51
Listener's phrase : ISEE
52
At all : ONCE
53
Organic compounds : ENOLS
55
Carob : SAINTJOHNSBREAD
60
Petroleum byproduct : ETHANE
62
Disengage : LOOSEN
63
Dull sounds : THUDS
64
Scribe : PENMAN
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Small ape : LAR
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Banished : EXILED
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Mesa's relative : BUTTE
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Prado's locale : MADRID
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Bestow : DONATE
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New England resort : MARTHASVINEYARD
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Long-tailed parrot : MACAW
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Missouri's cousin : OTOE
81
Cooled : ICED
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Savage Island : NIUE
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Depend : RELY
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Novel : NEW
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Ebb : FLAG
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Book sect. : APP
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Primitive : EARLY
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Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
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Date of the Boston Marathon : PATRIOTSDAY
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Associate of Jones : DOW
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Blackboard : SLATE
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Charms : AMULETS
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Kind of ester : IMIDO
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Lake near Rome : ALBANO
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Count ___ : NOSES
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Whine : SNIVEL
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Coque, e.g. : LOOP
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Shortened title of a 17th-century allegory : PILGRIMSPROGRESS
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Housings for jet engines : PODS
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___ Varens, in "Jane Eyre" : ADELE
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Broadcast : AIRED
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___ est percipi : ESSE
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Hebridean isle : SKYE
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Divided into sections : ZONED
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Penury : NEED
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Brace : STAY
Down
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Lost animal : ESTRAY
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Pakistani city : LAHORE
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Artemis's attendants : OREADS
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Button material : NACRE
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Bad, in Brest : MAL
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Neighbor of Ill. : IND
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Rife : TEEMING
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Louis d'or : PISTOLE
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___ Nike (Acropolis temple) : ATHENA
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Canal, to a Venetian : RIO
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First Lady in 1929 : LOU
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Sign up : ENROL
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Paler : ASHIER
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Wild carrot : QUEENANNESLACE
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U.S.S.R. river : URAL
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Appends : ADDS
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Free : RID
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Reddish-orange dye : HENNA
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The Scandinavians : NORSE
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Practice that can't be wrong? : RITE
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Kind of steak or cheese : SWISS
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Like Berg's music : ATONAL
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Acclivity : ASCENT
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Assam silkworm : ERI
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Fluvial channel : WASH
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Biotite : MICA
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Appealed : PLED
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Sled dog : MALAMUTE
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Interlocked : MESHED
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Warning signal : BEEP
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Contribute to the pot : ANTE
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Benet epic: 1928 : JOHNBROWNSBODY
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Sobrino's relative : TIO
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Platonic dialogue : ION
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"___ People," 1980 Oscar winner : ORDINARY
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Scythe handle : SNATH
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Hale's "Man Without a Country" : NOLAN
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Hebrew letter (often spelled sadhe) : TSADE
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Grote of baseball : JERRY
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Voluptuous : BUXOM
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Necessitate : ENTAIL
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Inclusive abbr. : ETAL
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Moist : DEWY
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Getaway : ESCAPE
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First word of "Home, Sweet Home" : MID
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Actor McKellen : IAN
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Most arid : DRIEST
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Green monkey's cousin : MONA
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Roscoe ___, memorable comedian : ATES
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Bright star in Lyra : VEGA
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Pairs : DUADS
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Stat for Gooden : ERA
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Allison of TV fame : FRAN
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Shielded like Ivanhoe : ARMORED
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Pope who died in A.D. 157 : PIUSI
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Movie-set worker : POLEMAN
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Dishonest, in a way : LYING
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Go by, as time : ELAPSE
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Ravel : TANGLE
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___ O'Shea, music-hall star : TESSIE
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Strip : DIVEST
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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One of Henry VIII's lord chancellors : WOLSEY
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Hitchcock film: 1969 : TOPAZ
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Swamps : MIRES
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The Graians, e.g. : ALPS
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Watch : LOOK
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Turf : SOD
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Wedding words : IDO
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Prefix with fix : PRE
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Type of tape : RED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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