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New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 1986

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,440
Across
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Bastion : FORT
5
Balmy : DAFT
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Olive ___ (uniform) : DRABS
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Always : EVER
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Scent : ODOR
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Restore : RENEW
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Stun : DAZE
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African antelope : TORA
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Bald bird : EAGLE
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Defamed : SLANDERED
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Narrow groove : STRIA
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Preserve, as meat : CURE
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One who attempts : ESSAYER
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Thermae : BATHS
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What crooks do : SWIPE
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Make effervescent : AERATE
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Lawless : ANARCHIC
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Lay ___ thick : ITON
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Oxeye or shasta : DAISY
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Opulent : LUSH
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Snitches : TATTLERS
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Song Jolson popularized : SWANEE
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Singer Bryant : ANITA
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Security : DEFENSE
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Cleaning cloths : RAGS
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Memento : RELIC
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Sends : TRANSMITS
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Moslem decree : IRADE
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Cluster, as of flowers : TUFT
63
Farm unit : ACRE
64
Moped rider : BIKER
65
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Drudgery : TOIL
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Clairvoyants : SEERS
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Parts of tennis matches : SETS
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Chemical compound : ENOL
Down
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Govt. agents : FEDS
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Ellipse : OVAL
3
Pahlevi of Iran : REZA
4
Incisive : TRENCHANT
5
Grandparent, sometimes : DOTER
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Idolizes : ADORES
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Links call : FORE
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Some used cars : TRADEINS
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Actress's aide : DRESSER
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Gaucho's rope : REATA
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Wrathful : ANGRY
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Curse : SWEAR
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Do a household chore : DUST
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Young, male red deer : SPAYS
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Fishing need, often : BAIT
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Philippine group : AETA
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Turkey ___ : TROT
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What a girdle girdles : WAIST
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Noble British family : EDENS
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Fellow student : CLASSMATE
35
Search : HUNT
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"Understood!" : ISEE
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Star of "Mask" : CHER
40
Short operatic songs : ARIETTAS
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Soldiers of yore : LANCERS
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Jokers : WAGS
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P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
49
Small amounts : DRIBS
50
Uncanny : EERIE
51
Cereal-box item : FLAKE
52
Scoter's cousin : EIDER
54
Those against : ANTIS
57
Regulation : RULE
58
Religious image : ICON
59
Group of three : TRIO
60
Vend : SELL

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

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