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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 1986

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,446
Across
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Meager : SCANT
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Cupid : EROS
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"The Jolly Toper" painter : HALS
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Mother of Pollux and Castor : LEDA
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Theaters for Euripides : ODEA
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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Imitator : APER
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Notarial tool : SEAL
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Half of a fifth : TENTH
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New England : NORTHEAST
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Pays attention : HEEDS
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Lots of lots : REALTY
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You asked for it : ANSWER
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Ogler : EYER
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Similar : LIKE
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Adriatic resort : LIDO
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Hollywood plum : OSCAR
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Inflated talk : BLUSTER
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Columbus, e.g. : GENOESE
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Defense pact of 1954 : SEATO
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Junk item, sometimes : MAIL
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"Mila 18" author : URIS
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Quiescent : LATENT
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Lorraine's partner : ALSACE
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Corgi cord : LEASH
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Cattle country : SOUTHWEST
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"Sans ___, sans eyes ... ": Shak. : TEETH
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Certain Egyptian : COPT
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Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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Diameter parts : RADII
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Gumbo : OKRA
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P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Wickerwork willow : OSIER
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Ivan IV, e.g. : TSAR
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The elder Dumas : PERE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Begone! : SCAT
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Arrived : CAME
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Oft-quoted auth. : ANON
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Bighorn country : NORTHWEST
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Giggle : TEEHEE
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Antelope, with a twist : ELAND
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Basked, perhaps : REPOSED
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Nobel Prize decliner: 1964 : SARTRE
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Old Testament book : HOSEA
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TV's "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Minimum : LEAST
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Like sea water : SALTY
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Egret's cousin : HERON
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Perry Mason's Gardner : ERLE
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Vestments : ALBS
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Shade of green : NILE
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Sea bird : SKUA
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Berra of baseball : YOGI
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La Douce : IRMA
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Dixie : SOUTHEAST
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Parrot part : CERE
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
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Take five : REST
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___ and go : TOUCH
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Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
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Best of the best : ALLSTAR
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Prepare for the freezer : REWRAP
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Houston team : ASTROS
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Neckwear : ASCOT
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Glances : LOOKS
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Above: Prefix : SUPRA
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Encampment : ETAPE
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Let up : EASE
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Layer : TIER
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Employ : HIRE

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