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New York Times, Monday, August 25, 1986

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,439
Across
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Concern in a casino : ODDS
5
The 4077th, for short : MASH
9
Up-tight coiffure : BUN
12
Commodity : WARE
13
Cay : ISLET
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Virginal : PURE
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Major part or the whole thing : LIONSSHARE
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Winglike : ALAR
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Antiquated garb : SPATS
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Brothel : BORDELLO
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" . . . bells on her ___" : TOES
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Nocturnal vision : DREAM
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Thick soup : CHOWDER
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Historical records : ANNALS
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Coastal area : SHORE
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Musical platters : DISCS
34
Caviar : ROE
35
Dinghy implements : OARS
36
Hiding place : CACHE
37
Hide : SKIN
38
Little girl's nickname : SIS
39
Doomed one : GONER
40
Olfactory clue : SCENT
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Washington neighbor : OREGON
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Becomes as before : REVERTS
45
Bank transactions : LOANS
47
Computer's "diet" : DATA
48
Calif. ingénues : STARLETS
51
Darts shooter : CUPID
54
Greek letters : TAUS
55
Wild fruit, usually : CRABAPPLES
58
Entreat : URGE
59
Gypsy's card : TAROT
60
Not so much : LESS
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Phooey! : BAH
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Clean with a cloth : WIPE
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Means of egress : EXIT
Down
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Temple U. mascot : OWL
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Rostrum : DAIS
3
Kind of kick or line : DROP
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Defunct D.C. ball team : SENATORS
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Didn't catch : MISSED
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Fireplace detritus : ASH
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Thick piece : SLAB
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A Judean king : HEROD
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N.Y.S.E. optimists' creation : BULLMARKET
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Eurasia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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One of the Caesars : NERO
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Veranda adjunct : TERRACE
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Hymn of praise : PAEAN
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Vt. ski resort : STOWE
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Cub Scout groups : DENS
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Family car : SEDAN
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Take the gavel : CHAIR
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Guffaw : HORSELAUGH
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Prime cuts : LOINS
30
Dispatched : SENT
31
Mediocre : SOSO
33
Tatter : SHRED
36
Link : CONNECT
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Cornmeal-pork dish : SCRAPPLE
39
Hockey score : GOAL
40
Frame : SETUP
42
Furze : GORSE
44
Abandon the premises : VACATE
46
Sipper : STRAW
48
Ticket remnant : STUB
49
Mr. O'Hara's place : TARA
50
Hindu dress : SARI
52
European evergreen : ILEX
53
Entertainer Arnaz : DESI
56
Jazz form : BOP
57
The Concorde, e.g. : SST

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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