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New York Times, Thursday, August 21, 1986

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,435

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Across
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Fit : SPASM
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Andy of the comics : GUMP
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___ with (aid) : SIDE
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Five: Comb. form : PENTA
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Drudge : TOIL
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Impels : MOTIVATES
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Be in a frenzy : RUNAMOK
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Arab chief's office : EMIRATE
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Secure from lepidoptera : MOTHPROOF
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Dutch painter : LELY
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What cheerleaders elicit : RAHS
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Oblivion : LIMBO
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The Gabor of "Gigi" : EVA
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Japanese script : KANA
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Malay, for one : ASIAN
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Ozawa's concerns : TEMPI
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Rainbow : ARC
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Clan chieftain : THANE
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Group of three : TRIAD
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First-class : AONE
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Slick, e.g. : MAG
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Kenton and Freberg : STANS
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Meditate : PORE
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Colorado tributary : GILA
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Sooner : OKLAHOMAN
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New : UNTRIED
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Oats-holder : NOSEBAG
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Hairy arachnid : TARANTULA
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Strainer : SIEVE
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Speck : ATOM
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Accost : HAIL
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Beeweed : ASTER
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Georgetown U. adherent : HOYA
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Termini : ENDS
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Bowsprit : SPAR
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Site of Ica and Cuzco : PERU
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Have ___ with (be favored) : ANIN
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Hot and humid : STEAMY
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Swedish seaport : MALMO
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Field day for equestrians : GYMKHANA
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Entertainer of G.I.'s : USO
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Units of length : METERS
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Boxer Carnera : PRIMO
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Preyer on oysters : STARFISH
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Greek letter : IOTA
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Regimen : DIET
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In addition : ELSE
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Transgress : VIOLATE
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Tut, for one : PHARAOH
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People of Daugavpils : LETTS
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Vampire : LAMIA
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Biscayne Bay city : MIAMI
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Insipid : BANAL
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Russian lake : ONEGA
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Soft leather : KIDSKIN
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Bird's-eye view : PANORAMA
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Garlands : CORONALS
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Verne captain : NEMO
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Livy, for one : PADUAN
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Metamorphic rock : GNEISS
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River of forgetfulness : LETHE
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Brazilian palm : ASSAI
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Normandy beach: 1944 : UTAH
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Alliance: Abbr. : NATO
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Where Priam ruled : TROY
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___ noire : BETE
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Declare : AVER
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Richard of "American Gigolo" : GERE
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Topper : LID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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