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INJENUITY

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 1986

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 737 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,389
Across
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Thesaurus name : ROGET
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___ National Park, Okla. : PLATT
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Lady Hamilton : EMMA
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Calif. univ. : UCLA
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It opened on Broadway on 9/25/79 : EVITA
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Turnkey : JAILER
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Alaska's ___ Islands : NEAR
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Shaw play : MAJORBARBARA
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Result of a bottleneck : TRAFFICJAM
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Take ___ the lam : ITON
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School tool : RULER
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They pull in pushers : NARCS
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Play the siren : ALLURE
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Gadget for Calvin Peete : TEE
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Of muscular vigor : TONAL
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Endeavor : ASSAY
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Ages, as cheese : RIPENS
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Hall of "Let's Make a Deal" : MONTY
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Civilian clothes : MUFTI
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Spain's Gulf of ___ : ROSAS
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Grandeur : MAJESTY
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Label on some merchandise : MADEINJAPAN
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Make picots : TAT
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"And, after all, what ___?": Byron : ISALIE
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Hindu ascetic : FAKIR
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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He played Injun Joe : JORY
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More pleasant : NICER
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He wrote "The Maids" : GENET
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Thief or tenant : TAKER
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"Horse designed by a committee" : CAMEL
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Solidify : CAKE
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A leporid : HARE
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Priestley's "Johnson ___ Jordan" : OVER
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Shaggy : COMATE
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Off. Pulver, e.g. : ENS
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Yorick, for one : COURTJESTER
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Hirsch or Jolley : TRAINER
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Sans reserve : OPENLY
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Peter in a nursery rhyme : EATER
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Jarred : GRATED
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Terms of office : TENURES
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Actor in "Brideshead Revisited" : JEREMYIRONS
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Poke : JAB
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Wilkes of "G.W.T.W." : ASHLEY
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Knot in yarn : BURL
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Favorable review : RAVE
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"Next of skin" : HEIR
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German sculptor-painter: c.1440–1533 : STOSS
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Garden plant : PANSY
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Fashion : FRAME
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Beef casing : DERMA
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Psychic affinity : TELE
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Custom : WONT
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Scoters : COOTS
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Unfruitful : BARREN
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" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Agamemnon's wooden wile : TROJANHORSE
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Mixed with a lesser metal : ALLOYED
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S. S. Van Dine's ___ Vance : PHILO
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Tia and tante : AUNTS
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Done in : SLAIN
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Erase : DELETE
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Like marjoram : MINTY
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___ on (serves) : WAITS
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Word with bone or breaker : JAW
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Make effervescent : AERATE
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Co-star in "Under Fire" : NOLTE
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Dive : JOINT
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Bali neighbor : JAVA
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Clothing size : JUNIORMISS
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An Oscar winner in 1960 : SHIRLEYJONES
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Christie's "There is ___" : ATIDE
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Felt : SENSED
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Manifest : OVERT
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Anonymous Richards : ROES
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Bpl. of John Crowe Ransom : TENN
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Inquired : ASKED
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Davis of "Dark Victory" : BETTE
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Send money, as in payment : REMIT
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Rounded : OVATE
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Assoc. of Kilroy : GIJOE
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Jacket or collar : ETON
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Ralph Rackstraw, e.g. : TAR
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Series of bets : PARLAY
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Slander : LIBEL
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Opposite of apterous : ALAR
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River near Gerona : TER
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Bus pass : TRANSFER
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Board Amtrak : ENTRAIN
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Lenity : MERCY
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
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Sound from Sandy : ARF
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Sam and Tom : UNCLES
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Certain Louisianian : CAJUN
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They need good memories : LIARS
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Weapon: Fr. : ARME
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Chic : JAUNTY
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Crankcase section : OILPAN
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Charlotte, Emily or Anne : BRONTE
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Name of two kings of Iraq : FAISAL
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Poitier's "___ With Love" : TOSIR
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I.R.S. activity : AUDIT
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Cowboy, at times : ROPER
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Skirmish : MELEE
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Create : MAKE
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More uncommon : RARER
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Chop, as meat : MINCE
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Man of Manchuria : ASIAN
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Valley in NW Wyo. : JACKSONHOLE
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"The Spanish Guitarist" painter : MANET
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Wag : JOKER
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Cartoon team : TOMANDJERRY
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Virtue or valor : ARETE
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Wat ___, English rebel : TYLER
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Charon's vessel : FERRY
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Farr of "M*A*S*H" : JAMIE
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Frenchmen : GAULS
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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___ Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center : AVERY
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Ulsters : COATS
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Baklava ingredient : HONEY
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Stretch one's neck : CRANE
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Goddess who knew her oats : CERES
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Ridicules : JEERS
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"___ to bed . . . " : EARLY
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Jeanne d'Arc: Abbr. : STE
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Valuable collection : TROVE
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Throb : PULSE
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Metric units : GRAMS
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Kind of bud : TASTE
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Camarilla : JUNTA
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Incensed : IRATE
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"A Man and a Woman" actress : AIMEE
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Stigmatize : BRAND
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Type of clock : BANJO
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Long-necked wading bird : HERON
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First Pulitzer Prize novelist : POOLE
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Score doubled : FORTY
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First woman to govern a state : ROSS
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Certain display of paintings : DALIS
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Hale or Hardy : WRITER
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"The Barefoot ___" : CONTESSA
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"The Exorcist" author : BLATTY
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Nickname for Lou Groza : THETOE
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"Dared clean his ___ front of him": Pushkin : NAILSIN
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Emulate a jaeger : HUNT
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Straightened : ALINED
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Highland wraps : PLAIDS
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Left port : SAILED
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Second: Comb. form : DEUTO
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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American Indian language phylum : MOSAN
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Less desirable : WORSE
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Leigh or Blair : JANET
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Prevent : AVERT
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Refuse : WASTE
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Discordant : AJAR
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Where sudd grows : NILE
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Make quick turns : JINK
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Jupiter : JOVE
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Tatami : MAT
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Dads and lads : HES
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Snow chaser : JOB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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