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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Friday, August 1, 1986

36-Down : White elephants, e.g.

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jim Page has 84 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 70 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,415
Across
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"___ Butterfly" : MADAMA
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Lingua ___ : FRANCA
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Complex chemical compound : POLYMER
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Meriting : EARNING
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Apollo's twin : ARTEMIS
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Item in a bowling game : NINEPIN
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Additionally : TOO
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Ariosto's "___ Furioso" : ORLANDO
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Mad ___ hatter : ASA
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Cabell of baseball : ENOS
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Lima money : SOLES
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Unique person : ONER
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Guadalajara girls : NINAS
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Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
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Orion's bright spot : RIGEL
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Rummage through refuse : SCAVENGE
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Lay : MELODY
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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___ a fuse (became irate) : BLEW
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English transport : WAGGON
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"The ___ with a sword": Wilde : BRAVEMAN
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Lane : ALLEY
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Darjeeling, e.g. : TEA
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Overjoy : ELATE
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Sacred Nile bird : IBIS
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Intone : CHANT
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Mandolin's cousin : LUTE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Irish writer Behan : BRENDAN
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Exterminate : RID
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Enlisted : ENTERED
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Turgite, e.g. : IRONORE
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Forest denizen : ROEDEER
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Tiered : STORIED
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Devious : SNEAKY
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Annoy : HARASS
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Asinine : MORONIC
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City in Pa. or Wis. : ALTOONA
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Tint : DYE
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Howitzer needs, for short : AMMO
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Golda's kinfolk : MEIRS
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"___, vita brevis" : ARSLONGA
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A garden herb : FENNEL
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Incursions : RAIDS
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Seoul-to-Wonsan dir. : NNE
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Ancient name for Japan : CIPANGO
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Cordial flavoring : ANISEED
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Metal plates : PATENS
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Like some old tree stumps : GNARLY
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Fleshy plant : ALOE
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Wild, unlettered types : SAVAGES
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An Abu Dhabi asset : OILWELL
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Former Indian trooper in the British army : SEPOY
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Chaucerian overseer : REEVE
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She wrote "This Hunger": 1945 : NIN
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Org. interested in French, Spanish, etc. : MLA
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Wave in a warlike way : BRANDISH
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A banshee is one : WAILER
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White elephants, e.g. : ALBINOS
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Sparkle : GLISTEN
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Soy or Roy : BEAN
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French biographer of Byron : MAUROIS
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Dresses : ATTIRES
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Required : NEEDED
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" ... and his hands formed ___ land": Psalm 95 : THEDRY
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Small waterway : CREEK
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A pastry in Peru : TARTA
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La ___, Trinidad : BREA
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Hussein's queen : NOOR
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Gelderland city : EDE
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Initials often seen in 1933 : NRA

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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