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New York Times, Thursday, August 14, 1986

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,428

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Across
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Weighs : HEFTS
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Mongol ruler : KHAN
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The rabble : RAFF
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Writer Cleveland : AMORY
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Glittery fabric : LAME
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Famed nom de plume : ELIA
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Vilify : SMEAR
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Control of a market by a few firms : OLIGOPOLY
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Zeal : PASSION
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Columbus's townspeople : GENOESE
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Relinquishes : HANDSOVER
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Homophone for sleigh : SLAY
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Spasms : TICS
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Secret supply : STASH
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Palooka's Fisher : HAM
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East African tree : ROKA
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Rate of activity : TEMPO
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TV's "One Day at ___" : ATIME
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Cgs-system unit : ERG
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Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
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News summary : RECAP
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Young salmon : PARR
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Forage plant : ERS
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Plant used for making pipes : ERICA
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Tease unmercifully : RIDE
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Retreats : HIDEAWAYS
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Has a goal : ASPIRES
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Fashionable : ALAMODE
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Describing symphonies, sonatas, etc. : CLASSICAL
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Forded : WADED
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Polite term of address : MAAM
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Cheat : GULL
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Levered : PRIED
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Lawman Eliot : NESS
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Arenaceous : SANDY
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Fastener : HASP
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Hostile ones : FOES
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Worthless : TRASHY
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Middle Eastern republic : SYRIA
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Site of the 1897 gold rush : KLONDIKE
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Holbrook or Linden : HAL
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Fidel's friends : AMIGOS
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Site of Beersheba : NEGEV
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City-room denizen : REPORTER
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Sun-loving plant : ALOE
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Iraqi coin : FILS
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Alice of musicals : FAYE
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Commodore's shoulderwear : ONESTAR
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Aware of : ONTO
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Villain of "Tosca" : SCARPIA
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Take part : SHARE
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Subsequently : LATER
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Caesar's friends : AMICI
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Yellowish brown : AMBER
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Frolic : SPORT
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Fond of fox hunting : HORSY
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Overhauls, e.g. : REPAIRS
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Assertive masculinity : MACHISMO
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Wild ducks : GADWALLS
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Authentic : REAL
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Set free : RESCUE
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Eritrean capital : ASMARA
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Squawks : YAWPS
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Summit : ACME
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Chunk : SLAB
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Carson predecessor : PAAR
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Two-way action : DEED
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Vortex : EDDY
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Kaline and Rosen of baseball : ALS

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

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