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New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 1986

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,405

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Across
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Tattered Tom's raiment : RAGS
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"Volsunga ___" : SAGA
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Miniature pest : GNAT
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Shipment to Pittsburgh : IRON
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Resting above : ATOP
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Indian deity : RAMA
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Metalworking implement : FILE
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Hash-house specials : BLUEPLATES
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Become wan : FADE
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Morsel for a mare : OAT
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Unsatisfactory autos : LEMONS
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Worries : FRETS
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Homo sapiens : MAN
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Dot on a map of a sea : ISLE
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Jawbone : MANDIBLE
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What a victor has done : WON
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Artificial flies : LURES
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Like Gibraltar : SOLID
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Olympian Korbut : OLGA
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Part of a Sikorsky machine : ROTOR
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Apollo's launcher : NASA
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Serf's lord : LIEGE
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Trait carriers : GENES
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Machine's timing device : CAM
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U.S. Park Service employee : FORESTER
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Rainstorm residue : MUCK
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Coterie : SET
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Oracles : SEERS
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Cornucopia items : APPLES
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Butter at Fordham : RAM
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Shiite leader : IMAM
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Gardener's best tool? : GREENTHUMB
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Denver's ___ High Stadium : MILE
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Superior : AONE
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Woodwind : OBOE
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English public school : ETON
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General or private : RANK
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Outbuilding : SHED
Down
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Jazzman's repeated phrase : RIFF
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Song for Shirley Love : ARIA
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Fleming's modern Midas : GOLDFINGER
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Smiles derisively : SNEERS
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Kin of a spy : SABOTEUR
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One of the Titans : ATLAS
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Ailment affecting the big toe : GOUT
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Mimic : APE
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Small measure : GRAM
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W.W. II byproduct : NATO
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Sermon's finale : AMEN
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Source of Russian news : TASS
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Schematic : PLAN
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Acts like Shylock : LENDS
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Building part : ELL
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New Yorker for whom a jar was named : MASON
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Poetic rhythm : METER
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Charged atom : ION
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Longfellow's village craftsman : BLACKSMITH
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Soprano Della Casa : LISA
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Red-coated dairy product : EDAM
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Peter's nemesis : WOLF
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Medley : OLIO
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Lexicographer of note : ROGET
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Grow wizened : AGE
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"___ Me?": 1937 song : REMEMBER
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City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
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Engage in litigation : SUE
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___ pilot : TEST
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Felonies and misdemeanors : CRIMES
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Pacific outpost : SAMOA
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Seaweed extract : AGAR
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Malayan canoe : PROA
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Colonial Quaker : PENN
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Onion's cousin : LEEK
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One lacking savvy : RUBE
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Lily variety : ALOE
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Make whole : MEND
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Greedy person : HOG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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