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New York Times, Monday, July 21, 1986

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,404
Across
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Take a ___ at (try) : STAB
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Exude : EMIT
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To one's liking : SAPID
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Humdinger : LULU
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Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
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Came up : AROSE
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Soldier's outfit : UNIT
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Unfair : NOTCRICKET
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Jutted : BEETLED
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Linseed ___ : OIL
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"___ I was old!": Coleridge : ERE
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Desirable street : EASY
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Maker of archery gear : BOWYER
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Vegetable accompanying a stick : CARROT
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Denizen of the veld : ZEBRA
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___ it (walks) : HOOFS
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Emerged, as into view : HOVE
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Went like a house afire : SPED
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Deep blue : ANIL
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___ 'em (was a hit) : WOWED
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Puckish one : PIXY
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Eatery of a sort : DELI
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Honeybee genus : APIS
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Rhea or Hyperion : TITAN
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Murphy of the movies : EDDIE
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PBS's "___ Street" : SESAME
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Overlooked : MISSED
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Former Iranian title : SHAH
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___ loss for words : ATA
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Bug-caused ailment : FLU
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Alabama Staters : HORNETS
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Photography fanatic : SHUTTERBUG
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Of sound : TONAL
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Philippine archipelago : SULU
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Thailand's former name : SIAM
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Theatrical : STAGY
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"What a piece of work is ___!": Hamlet : AMAN
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"___ of These Days": Sophie Tucker theme : SOME
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Lump in yarn : SLUB
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Do a job on the piano : TUNE
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" . . . nothing can need ___": George Herbert : ALIE
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Queasy feeling : BUTTERFLIES
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Seton or Hemingway : ERNEST
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Morose, at times : MOODY
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Moral ending : IST
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Tortilla treat : TACO
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Bluejacket : SAILOR
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Cooler : POKEY
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Prevent : DETER
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Teased : RIBBED
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Burmese neighbor : LAOS
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Petulance : WASPISHNESS
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N'Djamena's country : CHAD
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Top-drawer : AONE
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Churn up : ROIL
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Hot dog! : ZOWIE
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Times before holidays : EVES
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Pueblo builder : HOPI
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Flat Arab bread : PITA
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Final, for one : EXAM
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Walk like a duck : WADDLE
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Scurry : TEAR
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With finesse : DEFTLY
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TV miniseries: 1980 : SHOGUN
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Spars : MASTS
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"Some Like ___," 1959 film : ITHOT
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Ski resort amenity : SAUNA
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Don of the Dolphins : SHULA
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She-bear, to Brutus : URSA
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Pinza of "South Pacific" : EZIO
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Identical : SAME
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___ end (remnant) : TAG
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Cadge : BUM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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