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New York Times, Saturday, August 2, 1986

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,416
Across
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Treasury agt. : TMAN
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Refluxes : EBBS
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Walls set in ditches : HAHAS
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Sunny's ___, 1983 Derby winner : HALO
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A daughter of Laban : LEAH
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Winged ant : ALATE
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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African fox : ASSE
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Less common : RARER
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Vigorously, for John Philip Sousa? : TOBEATTHEBAND
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Brazilian coffee : RIO
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Battery abbr. : POS
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III x LXVII : CCI
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Act vigorously, like Severinsen? : BLOWUPASTORM
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"___ Moments," Hank Snow hit : STOLEN
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Huff : PET
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Iris layer : UVEA
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Davey of baseball fame : LOPES
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Old English letter : WEN
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U.S.N.A. expression : ABEAM
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Crafts' companion : ARTS
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Hamartiologist's topic : SIN
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Ship's radio operator : SPARKS
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Vigorously, for Hulk Hogan? : TOOTHANDNAIL
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Seventh sense? : ESP
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Luther's "___ feste Burg . . . " : EIN
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Print measures : ENS
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River in Cork : LEE
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Vigorously, for Mary Lou Retton? : HEADOVERHEELS
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Kind of shirt : SPORT
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Comprehensive : WIDE
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Counsel, in Caen : AVIS
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Soft, velvetlike cloth : PANNE
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Type of sch. : ELEM
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Plexus : RETE
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Kabul bigwig : AMEER
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Make over : REDO
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Detected : SEEN
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Iota preceder : THETA
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Landed estate : MANOR
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Slip cover? : ALIBI
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Central point : NODE
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Glee : ELATION
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Confer : BESTOW
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British wingding : BASH
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Ovine corral : SHEEPPEN
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Torment repeatedly : HARASS
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Author Villiers : ALAN
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Describing a paperback's dearer relative : HARDCOVER
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Goddess of evil : ATE
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Indian weight : SER
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Rhone River city : ARLES
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Lighter, e.g. : BOAT
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Joint sound? : CREAK
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Mosque priests : IMAMS
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Consecrated : BLEST
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Topple : UPEND
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Shylock's friend : TUBAL
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List of candidates : SLATE
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Plaza de ___ : TOROS
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Reading device for the blind : OPTOPHONE
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Grain sifter : WINNOWER
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Slavishly imitative : APISH
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Reputed : SAID
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Riviera seaport : SANREMO
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Gangster's gat : HEATER
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Essential : NEEDED
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Embankment : LEVEE
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Size of typewriter type : ELITE
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Chief city of the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Repulsive : VILE
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Lamb's "A Chapter on ___" : EARS
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Belgian resort : SPA
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Knave of clubs : PAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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