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New York Times, Friday, August 8, 1986

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,422
Across
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Chum, Western style : PARD
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"___ as eye could see": Kingsley : ASFAR
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Pituitary-gland product : ACTH
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Wynyard or Rigg : DIANA
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Word before fly : SHOO
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Mickey Rooney film: 1981 : LEAVEEMLAUGHING
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Author Ford ___ Ford : MADOX
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Adherent : IST
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Lead or bit : ROLE
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Valor or virtue : ARETE
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Bernstein : LEONARD
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Epidote or egeran : MINERAL
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Marked by decadence : EFFETE
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Journal or Japan suffix : ESE
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Sticky substances : GOOS
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Van Dine sleuth : VANCE
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Stage acronym : ANTA
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Mus. adaptation : ARR
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Hyena of comics : LENA
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Mass of lymphoid tissue : TONSIL
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Loiterer : LAGGARD
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Senator or polar explorer : BYRD
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Purchasing agent, e.g. : ORDERER
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Many-eyed monster : ARGUS
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Okla. Indian : OTOE
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High, to a Hebrew : ELI
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Stir up : ROUSE
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Postal requests : RETURNADDRESSES
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Wallet fillers : ONES
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Poet Nicolson : ADELA
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Where to find a thimble : ETUI
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___ to a turn : DONE
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Items on a Soho auto : TYRES
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Bribes : SOPS
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Part of Pedro's hand : PALMA
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Go on ___ (have a wild time) : ATEAR
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"Foul Play" author: 1869 : READE
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Aficionados : DEVOTEES
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He wrote "Pink Marsh": 1897 : ADE
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A trope : SIMILE
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Kind of face : FALSE
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Structural : ANATOMIC
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Noted Indian author : RAU
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Not asea : ASHORE
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Hellman's "The ___ Hour" : CHILDRENS
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Actor in "Advise and Consent" : TONE
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Hampshire, e.g. : HOG
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Try hard : EXERT
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Land follower : GRANT
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XC : NINETY
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Harsh : SEVERE
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Pitcher Luis ___ : LEAL
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Uniform, to Pierre : EGAL
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Tribunals : FORA
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John Farrar's "___ Shrines" : FORGOTTEN
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Old Rough-___ (Z. Taylor) : ANDREADY
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"Days of Wine ___," 1962 film : ANDROSES
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He does port work : LADER
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Ptarmigan : GROUSE
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Restrain : BRIDLE
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Pliny the ___ : ELDER
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Zest : GUSTO
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Exhaust : USEUP
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Black-fin snappers : SESIS
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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Gunsel's weapon : ROD
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Historic Turner : NAT
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A short-napped fabric : RAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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