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New York Times, Friday, July 18, 1986

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,401

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Across
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Ocelots have lots of ___ : SPOTS
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Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
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Outerwear : COAT
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Game fish : COBIA
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Tenor Maison : RENE
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Exclusive : ONLY
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Maurois's biography of Shelley : ARIEL
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Octagonal road sign : STOP
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Home of the Daily Planet : METROPOLIS
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This is below a poll : MANE
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Bamako is its capital : MALI
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Fled to wed : ELOPED
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Fishy sign : PISCES
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Device for Figaro : STROP
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Theta chaser : IOTA
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Cheerio! : TATA
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Expenses : COSTS
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Hipster's cousin : COOLCAT
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Doxy : TROLLOP
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Living "teddy bear" : KOALA
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Kind of rug : AREA
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New Rochelle campus : IONA
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Teed off : IRATE
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Garment for a Model T driver : DUSTER
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Catawbas, e.g. : GRAPES
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Proper partner : PRIM
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Adriatic resort : LIDO
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Ancient ruined city on the Nile : HELIOPOLIS
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Three monkeys' word : EVIL
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Drought ender : RAIN
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Byzantine empress : IRENE
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Eighteen-wheeler, for short : SEMI
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Farewells from Fabius : AVES
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Teton or Wasatch : RANGE
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Early dweller in what is now NW Iran : MEDE
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First word of many a script : ENTER
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Con : SCAM
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Ponder : PORE
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Short postmortem biog. : OBIT
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Layer : TIER
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"Sadie ___ . . . ": 1909 Berlin song : SALOME
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Fauntleroy : ERROL
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Twain or Whitman : REALIST
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Opposer : ANTI
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Ecdysiast : TEASER
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New York or Hong Kong : COSMOPOLIS
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Available : ONTAP
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Like Garbo : ALONE
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Did a pool job : TYPED
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Rigatoni, e.g. : PASTA
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Having bats in the belfry : LOCO
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Select : PICK
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M : IOOO
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Place to speak Greek : STOA
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Son of Alcathous : CALLIPOLIS
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"Soap" name : TATE
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Las Vegas machine : SLOT
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Irish revolutionist Wolfe : TONE
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Gaff : SPAR
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Forty-year-old org. : CARE
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Media medium : RADIO
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Echoed : REPLIED
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Place for a sadhu : ASHRAM
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Strike caller : UMPIRE
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Co-star of "Cagney and Lacey" : GLESS
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Fastener : RIVET
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"Brother, Can You Spare ___?": 1932 song : ADIME
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Wash cycle : RINSE
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Period after Mardi Gras : LENT
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Haruspex : SEER

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