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New York Times, Monday, June 2, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,355
Across
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Place to dock : PIER
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Scorch : CHAR
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Ump's call : SAFE
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Annul : UNDO
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Odalisque's residence : HAREM
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Short distance : STEP
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Pain: Comb. form : ALGIA
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Camera part : LENS
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Game lovers play : HONEYMOONBRIDGE
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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Housman's "A Shropshire ___" : LAD
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Sandwich sausage : SALAMI
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Cartel in the news : OPEC
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Actress Remick : LEE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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River to the Seine : OISE
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Milton's "Lycidas," e.g. : ELEGY
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Cahn–Van Heusen hit: 1955 : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
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Staffordshire river : TRENT
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Huron, for one : LAKE
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Eternally : EVER
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Urge : YEN
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Sign : OMEN
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Church V.I.P.'s : ELDERS
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Black bird : ANI
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Fi preceder : SCI
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S.W.A.K. : SEALEDWITHAKISS
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Separate : PART
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Former Japanese elder statesmen : GENRO
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Sin : EVIL
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Serf of yore : ESNE
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Arcaro or Cantor : EDDIE
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Wan : PALE
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Venison source : DEER
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Placebos : SOPS
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Like a squid : INKY
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Word on a door : PUSH
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Preposition : INTO
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Paradise : EDEN
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Halter : ROPE
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Gene Autry's horse : CHAMPION
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Angels' toppers : HALOS
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Check : REIN
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Kind of geometry : SOLID
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Copied : APED
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Diller's spouse : FANG
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Streeter's "Dere ___" : MABLE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Snake or car : RACER
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Like pretzels : SALTY
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Venerate : ADORE
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Pep up : LIVEN
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Sun disk of Egypt : ATEN
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Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
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Acme : PEAK
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French or shore follower : LEAVE
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Nest-robbing profiteer : EGGER
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Witnesses : EYERS
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Unemployed : IDLE
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German song : LIED
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Make amends : ATONE
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Resounds : REECHOES
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Gnat : MIDGE
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Debussy's "Air de ___" : LIA
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Do a tailor's job : ALTER
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Prepare to shower : STRIP
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Rushed : SPED
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Facilitate : EASE
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Unites : WEDS
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___-European : INDO
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Military headpiece : KEPI
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He was "Terrible" : IVAN
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Fabric for a bridal gown : SILK
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Weaver's reed : SLEY

Answer summary: 5 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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