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New York Times, Monday, July 28, 1986

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F G J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,411
Across
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Appears : SEEMS
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H.S. dance : PROM
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What highwaymen do : ROB
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Carry on : ACTUP
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Function : ROLE
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Fla. county : DADE
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Selected : CHOSE
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Kiln : OVEN
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Malevolent : EVIL
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Will : TESTAMENT
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Orchard product : CIDER
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"Sail ___ Union . . . ": Longfellow : ONO
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Humdrum : PROSAIC
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Atomic particles : PROTONS
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Pot's cover : LID
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Procrastinator's word : LATER
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Tibetan neighbor : NEPAL
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Gas company's customer : USER
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Displaced-persons org.: 1946–52 : IRO
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Kind of novel : DIME
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Apportions : METES
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Beginning : ONSET
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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Diet essential : PROTEIN
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Speak strongly against : PROTEST
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Rainbow : ARC
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Singer Della : REESE
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He has hives : BEEKEEPER
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Sp. misses : SRTAS
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Steak order : RARE
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Explore : PROBE
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Steel source : IRON
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARRU
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Dismal, in Dumfries : OORIE
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Curve : ESS
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P.G.A. members : PROS
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Kilmer classic : TREES
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Black Hawk's tribe : SACS
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Feedback of a sort : ECHO
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Collar or college : ETON
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"And ___ power obey": Dryden : MUSICS
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Unique : SPECIAL
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Parasol's purpose : PROTECTION
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Nomad : ROVER
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Bullring sounds : OLES
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Wise, trusted counselor : MENTOR
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Kind of review : RAVE
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Woden's Norse counterpart : ODIN
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Karate award : BELT
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Lowered in rank : DEMOTED
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Prolific author? : ANON
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Day, in Durango : DIA
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Chubby : PLUMP
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Stair part : RISER
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"___ a Nightingale": Keats : ODETO
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Well-heeled : PROSPEROUS
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Express a notion : OPINE
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Appoints : NAMES
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Nasty precipitation : SLEET
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North or south follower : ERN
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Captured again : RETAKEN
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Withered : SERE
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Poetic "before" : ERE
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Tippler : TOSSPOT
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Glacier that spreads outward : ICECAP
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Bratty kid : TERROR
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Backward: Prefix : RETRO
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Cupid, to Plato : EROS
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Young salmon : PARR
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Sped : TORE
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Rose Murphy's spouse : ABIE
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Comprehends : SEES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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