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New York Times, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

43-Across : Courageous

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,385
Across
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Old Testament prophet : AMOS
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Perfecto, for one : CIGAR
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Tax people: Abbr. : CPAS
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Stable belle : MARE
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Pistil part : OVARY
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Persian Gulf country : IRAN
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Showed a film anew : RERAN
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Chalcedony : SARD
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In an advantageous position : SITTINGPRETTY
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Work in the garden : HOE
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___ volente : DEO
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Enraged : IRATE
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Have an advantage : GETTHEDROPON
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Dialect : IDIOM
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Parcel of land : ACRE
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Mature : AGE
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Actress Foch : NINA
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Finery : ARRAY
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British distance runner Steve : CRAM
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Landing vehicle : LST
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Course for a future G.P. : ANAT
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Courageous : GUTSY
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Secret advantage : ACEINTHEHOLE
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"___ have a longer life than deeds": Pindar : WORDS
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Took substance : ATE
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Donkey : ASS
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Have an advantage : BEATTOTHEDRAW
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Scarlett's home : TARA
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Nice income : RENTE
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Split : RIVE
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Assist an arsonist : ABET
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Adjust : ALTER
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Palmist's phrase : ISEE
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Alhambra builders : MOORS
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Saucy : PERT
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Mennonites : AMISH
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Lanza : MARIO
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Speechify : ORATE
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Transmitted : SENT
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Valved instrument : CORNET
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"___ a Crush on You" : IVEGOT
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Robin Willaims' role : GARP
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Cubs' Sandberg : RYNE
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He overthrew Batista : CASTRO
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" ... stage, where every man must ___": Shak. : PLAYAPART
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Swiss river : AAR
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Comedian Caesar : SID
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Item in a trunk : TIRE
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Gowns for Rehnquist : TOGAS
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"The ___ Below," 1957 movie : ENEMY
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Tibetan antelope : GOA
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Builder of Poker Flat : HARTE
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Author de Queiroz : ECA
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Volsteader : DRY
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Shriver, to E.M.K. : INLAW
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"Saturday Night Fever" music : DISCO
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Produced a hybrid : INTERBRED
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Pismire : ANT
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Stadium cheer : RAH
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Rod for Steve Mizerak : CUE
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Merriment : GLEE
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Form an opinion : IDEATE
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Carroll's mad character : HATTER
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"Do unto ___ ... " : OTHERS
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Ascend : ARISE
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Preserver : SAVER
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Sugary : SWEET
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Streetcar : TRAM
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Distant: Comb. form : TELO
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Aboard : ONTO
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Nerd : DRIP
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___-o'-shanter : TAM
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Play-doctor Burrows : ABE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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