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New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1986

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,412
Across
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Wedge-shaped piece : SHIM
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"Essays of Elia" author : LAMB
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Bravura : ECLAT
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Cohan's "___ There" : OVER
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Like a babe in the woods : NAIVE
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Privy to : INON
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Machete : BOLO
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Come ___ (confess) : CLEAN
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Gardener's headache? : LONGROWTOHOE
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Strong thread : LISLE
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Nutmeats : KERNELS
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Frame for Fragonard : EASEL
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Kind of strip or point : MEDIAN
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Resort of a sort : SPA
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Intaglio's opposite : CAMEO
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Canadian prov. : ALTA
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Squirrel's headache? : TOUGHNUTTOCRACK
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"___ partridge in a pear tree" : ANDA
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Twilled silk : SURAH
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"___ will be done . . . " : THY
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Views : SCENES
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Postulate : POSIT
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Airport structures : HANGARS
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Buckaroo's rope : LASSO
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Cricketer's headache? : STICKYWICKET
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Hit hard : PASTE
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Bellow : ROAR
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Philosopher Immanuel ___ : KANT
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Willow : OSIER
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Having what it takes : ABLE
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Major suffix : ETTE
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Dillydally : TARRY
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Ball ___ hammer : PEEN
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Pitchman's accomplice : SHILL
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City on Asia's Red River : HANOI
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Things in the fire : IRONS
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Mix : MINGLE
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Declare openly : AVOW
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Thaw : MELT
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Bear : BROOK
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Audience's appeal : ENCORE
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Ours is Gregorian : CALENDAR
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Kind of detector : LIE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Number to count to : TEN
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"Stick 'em up!" : REACH
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
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___ onto (grab) : LATCH
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Convolutional : SNAKY
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Word with José or Juan : SAN
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Flightless birds : EMUS
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Ease : LETUP
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Salt away : STASH
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Siouan Indian : PONCA
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"The Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
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Other, in Orense : OTRO
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Little Caesar, for one : GANGSTER
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Western Hemisphere gp. : OAS
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___ con carne : CHILI
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Hash house : EATERY
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Hindu title : SRI
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Fastened temporarily : TACKED
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Bit : SCRAP
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Do a figure eight : SKATE
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Berger of films : SENTA
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Furry water mammal : OTTER
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Japanese port : KOBE
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University founded in 1701 : YALE
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Songbird : WREN
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Kitty : POT
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Happy ___ lark : ASA
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Walter Raleigh, among others : SIR

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

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