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FAIR GAME

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1986

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q X Z }
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jeanne Wilson has 26 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,410
Across
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Fodder : OATS
5
Mil. address : APO
8
Disparity : GAP
11
Popular Manhattan locale : TIMESSQUARE
17
Hominy ___ : GRITS
19
Skeet device : TRAP
20
Surface measure : ARE
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Kind of viper : HORNED
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Licit : LEGAL
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Belonging to the past : HISTORIC
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Down Under resident : AUSSIE
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NE African, to Shakespeare : ETHIOPE
28
Ominous : SINISTER
30
Actress Merkel : UNA
31
Used tire : RETREAD
32
Brother of Olive Oyl : CASTOR
33
Very early invention : WHEEL
35
Aggregate : GROSS
38
Bridge man : HORATIO
40
Henry James novel : WASHINGTONSQUARE
46
Penitents : ATONERS
49
Elevated : ALPINE
50
Gibson item : ONION
52
Meadow sounds : LOWS
53
Wide shoe size : EEE
55
Articulate to a fault : GLIB
56
Alice ___, singer for Welk : LON
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Father of Cainan : ENOS
60
Average : NORMAL
62
Central African group : SARA
63
Utah Beach craft : LCI
64
"___ pray" : LETUS
66
Three ___ a day : SQUAREMEALS
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Suffix for poet : ICS
69
Gumshoes : TECS
71
Don Juan's emotion : AMOR
73
David ___ Lilienthal : ELI
74
Straightforward : ONTHESQUARE
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Role for Clark : RHETT
79
2 x rad. = : DIA
81
"___ de Castro," Ferreira play : INES
84
Title for Elizabeth II : REGINA
85
Geisha's receptacle for perfumes : INRO
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Song from "A Chorus Line" : AND
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Collection of Scandinavian myths : EDDA
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Indonesian island group : ARU
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Quarry of an M.P. : AWOL
92
Pancake topper : SYRUP
94
Clean shrimp : DEVEIN
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Flatter, in a way : IMITATE
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Like a Crawford gown : SQUARESHOULDERED
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Founding family in a Metalious novel : PEYTONS
103
Tiny branch : SPRIG
104
Part songs : FALAS
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Like "Orlando Furioso" : EPICAL
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Brandy glass : SNIFTER
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Lardner's "Say It With ___" : OIL
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Brouhahas : FRACASES
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Mean : IGNOBLE
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A name for Aphrodite : URANIA
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Anagram for Oriental : RELATION
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Old English coin : GROAT
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Send back or consign again : REMAND
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Hereditary factor : DNA
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He wrote "The Man Without a Country" : HALE
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Actress Berger : SENTA
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Quadrille, e.g. : SQUAREDANCE
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Sun. dissertation : SER
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Kind of play : END
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Melampus was one : SEER
Down
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Drugstore cowboy : OGLER
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Parsimonious : TIGHT
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Tread + riser = : STAIR
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Kind of nerve or axis : OPTIC
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Showy : GARISH
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Best: Comb. form : ARISTO
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Thoracic : PECTORAL
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Chit : IOU
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Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS
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Follow, as a consequence : ENSUE
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Flower under the Pont Neuf : SEINE
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Honest transaction : SQUAREDEAL
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A red liqueur : SLOEGIN
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What snobs put on : THEDOG
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Tierra del Fuego native : ONA
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Irish Nationalist leader: 1846-91 : PARNELL
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One of the Dryads : ERATO
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Engaging : WINSOME
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Straddler : HOE
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More unyielding : STONIER
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Nathan, to David : SON
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Village hub : TOWNSQUARE
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Wits : WAGS
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Actors' makeup glue : SPIRITGUM
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Charcoal stove : HIBACHI
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TV ratings : NIELSENS
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What poor planners must go back to : SQUAREONE
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Residuum : REMAINDER
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A pinniped : SEAL
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Specialists in musical details : NOTATORS
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Kay followers : ELS
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J.E.C.'s arrival time : OCT
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Total : SUM
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Emulate Bob Stanley : RELIEVE
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Soft drink : SODAPOP
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Where to see whips : SENATES
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Ho ___ Minh : CHI
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"Oysters ___ season" : RIN
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Mouths : ORA
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St. Philip ___ : NERI
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Prepare : SQUAREAWAY
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Carpenter's tool : TRYSQUARE
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Causing confusion : ADDLING
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Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
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Chopin's amie : SAND
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"The Wind in the Willows" character : OTTER
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Ferocious felines : LEOPARDS
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Sounds of hesitation : UHS
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Lace and rickrack : EDGINGS
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Member of an Argentine people : IPA
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Bearlike : URSINE
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A creed : NICENE
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Graduated : SCALAR
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Without equivocation : FOURSQUARE
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Guanaco's kin : LLAMA
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A king of Judah : ASA
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Links sounds : FORES
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Kind of steak : TBONE
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Exhilarate : ELATE
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Do the roof over : RETAR
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Become washed-out : FADE
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Shenshi's capital : SIAN
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Ping River feeder : NAN
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"Airways, ___": Dos Passos : INC
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Picasso's "The ___ Guitarist" : OLD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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