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New York Times, Tuesday, August 5, 1986

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,419

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Across
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Fastened : SHUT
5
Words from Scrooge : BAHS
9
Run on : PRATE
14
Aroma of flowers, e.g. : AURA
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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King of Tyre : HIRAM
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Do in : SLAY
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Word with star or stone : LODE
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Dogpatch name : YOKUM
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Words of joy : HALLELUJAHS
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Unkempt place : STY
24
Poetic contraction : OER
25
Secular : LAIC
27
Nonsulfurous fire starters : PARLORMATCHES
33
Grampus : ORC
34
Dress part : YOKE
35
Glossy fabric : SATIN
37
Roman statesman : CATO
39
Tooth : MOLAR
42
Friends' word : THEE
43
One of the Santas : ANITA
45
Sequel to "Typee" : OMOO
47
Kind of league : IVY
48
Army group assisting the cook : KITCHENPOLICE
52
W. German state : SAAR
53
Raincoat, for short : MAC
54
Something to pay : TAB
57
Novel windups : DENOUEMENTS
63
Small size of type : AGATE
65
Once, once : ERST
66
Mint : COIN
67
Elite : CREAM
68
Forwarded : SENT
69
Opposed : ANTI
70
Stay awhile : TARRY
71
Shredded : TORE
72
Kind of deck : POOP
Down
1
Window part : SASH
2
Hoop type : HULA
3
Russian river : URAL
4
President after Polk : TAYLOR
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Kind of dance : BALLROOM
6
___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Meccan pilgrimage : HADJ
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___ march on (slyly gain advantage) : STEALA
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Forte of Niels Bohr : PHYSICS
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"___ Rita" : RIO
11
Clumsy boats : ARKS
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Tense : TAUT
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TV award : EMMY
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Hard to hold : EELY
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Derby, e.g. : HAT
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Tête-à-tête : CHAT
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Trick : PRANK
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In which the Balcony Scene takes place : ACTII
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Inits. in movie lore : RKO
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Yellowish pink : MELON
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Moral : ETHIC
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Strain : SIEVE
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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French marshal: 1804 : NEY
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Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Pullman accommodation : ROOMETTE
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Part of U.S.M.A. : ACADEMY
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Hebrew universe : OLAM
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Own, to Burns : HAE
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One of the Setons : ERNEST
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Alpine topping : ICECAP
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Max or Buddy : BAER
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Reserve inits. : USNR
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Words to Nanette : NONO
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Broz : TITO
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Lop : SNIP
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Salt : TAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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