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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

TWO'S A CROWD

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1986

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,354
Across
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Page number : FOLIO
6
Moslem rulers : CALIFS
12
Puncture : STAB
16
Knicks' org. : NBA
19
What there's "nothin' like" : ADAME
20
A Hebrew name for God : ADONAI
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Smith and Hirt : ALS
23
Cylinder fiLLer : COMPRESEDAIR
25
Adherent : PARTISAN
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Palindrome part : EREI
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In medias ___ : RES
29
Genetic materials : DNAS
31
Kind of state : WELFARE
32
Be bad : SIN
34
French aviator Hubert : LATHAM
36
Distributor : DEALER
37
PaSSageway, at times : TIGHTSQUEZE
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Heathen : PAGAN
44
It's taken in vein : ORE
45
Director Preston : STURGES
46
Picnic staple : COLESLAW
51
Opera singer Lily : PONS
53
Bambi's aunt : ENA
54
PuPPy love : TENAGECRUSH
57
"Lay hold ___ life . . . ": I Tim. 6:12 : ONETERNAL
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Acquiesce : NOD
61
Tightly curled : KINKY
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Headgear for going to blazes : FIREHAT
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A locale in Twain's "Roughing It" : NEVADA
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What this puZZle has : CONSPICUOUSOMISIONS
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Growls : SNARLS
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Undulating : SINUOUS
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Church-council site: 16th century : TRENT
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Crimson : RED
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Census item : STATISTIC
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YeLLow vegetable : SUMERSQUASH
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Word with mazel or yom : TOV
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London art museum : TATE
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Copies, in a way : EMULATES
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Loving, to Loren : AMOROSO
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Helios : SUN
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Famed tour guide : FODOR
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Close caLL : NAROWESCAPE
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Hold in custody : DETAIN
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Various : SUNDRY
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Twankay is one : TEA
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Shows plainly : EVINCES
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___ prius (a writ) : NISI
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Stadium shout : RAH
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Alaskan city : NOME
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Young girl's sandal : MARYJANE
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Novel, aBBreviated : CONDENSEDBOK
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Poem style : ODE
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Type of gel : AGAR
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Kind of trombone or rule : SLIDE
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Masefield's "Dead ___" : NED
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Phone preceder : MEGA
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Outcome : RESULT
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Fountain and Rose : PETES
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Confront : FACE
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Type of duck or excuse : LAME
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Mischievous : IMPISH
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"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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Survey the joint : CASE
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Citrus drinks : ADES
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Israeli airport : LOD
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Punch-drunk : INADAZE
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Most indistinct : FAINTEST
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Red wine grape : SIRAH
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Placebo : SOP
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Melt : THAW
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Wire-haired dog : AIREDALE
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FrEEway trouble spot : BOTLENECK
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Twangy : NASAL
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Trumpet sound : BLARE
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Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
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Director Lubitsch : ERNST
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"___ man die . . . ": Job 14:14 : IFA
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Bonehead : SAP
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"___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
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Within the law : LEGAL
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Type of roadway : MACADAM
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"On ___ Old Smokey" : TOPOF
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Like wry humor : IRONIC
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Sort, in Granada : GENERO
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"San ___," 1937 Bogart film : QUENTIN
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Ballot box, in Bologna : URNA
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A Reubenite : GOG
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Mon., in Metz : LUN
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Query : ASK
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One of the five W's : WHY
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British carbine : STEN
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Chemical endings : ENES
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De ___ (anew) : NOVO
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Exclamations of inquiry : EHS
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Knocks : RAPS
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N's in Athens : NUS
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Wash one's hands of : DISAVOW
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Tenor Enrico and family : CARUSOS
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Plastics ingredient : UREA
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Car maker Ransom E. : OLDS
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West Saxon king : INI
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Remove : OUST
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"___ Stranger," Kramer film : NOTASA
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Don a uniform : SUITUP
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Play part : SCENE
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Half a fly : TSE
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Pirate's potable : RUM
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Big bird : EMU
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"___ Blu, Dipinto di Blu," 1958 song : NEL
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CoMMuter's problem : TRAFICJAM
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Tale : STORY
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Matador's matchup : TORO
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Early period : STONEAGE
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Proved, in math. : QED
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Considerable, as a sum : HANDSOME
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Combat group : MARINES
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Fourth man's namesakes : SETHS
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A sugar, for short : OSE
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Stocking mishap : RUN
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Taper : CANDLE
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Incubus, e.g. : DEMON
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Dodge : EVADE
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Exhausted : TIRED
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Whichever : ANY
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More pleasant : NICER
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Hitch : SNAG
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Pertaining to a mil. division : REGL
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Memorable French violinist : ANET
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Newspaper biog. : OBIT
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Method : MODE
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Gets by barely : EKES
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Epoch : ERA
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Wayne's leading lady in "Red River": 1948 : DRU
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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