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New York Times, Tuesday, September 23, 1986

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 3-Down clue, "Anna Lucasta" was actually written by Philip Yordon, and O'Neill wrote "Anna Christie"; left as in the original, though.

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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,468
Across
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Intelligent : SMART
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Simmer : STEW
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Steely : HARD
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Purport : TENOR
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Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Utah mountain range : UINTA
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Anka or Lynde : PAUL
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Bright idea : BRAINCHILD
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Varsity ___, 30's dance : DRAG
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This often features stars : CAST
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Family of an Irish patriot : EMMETS
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Newsman Dan : RATHER
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Nostalgic song or film : OLDIE
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Court figure : ASHE
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Flag : TIRE
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Roman official : EDILE
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Got hot under the collar : STEAMED
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Nickname : AGNOMEN
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Ling-Ling, e.g. : PANDA
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A Turner : LANA
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Slav of E. Germany : WEND
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Employer : HIRER
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Shawls : MANTAS
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Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
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Dispel : ROUT
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Gab : CHIN
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Object of one's affection : HEARTTHROB
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Bombastic language : RANT
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Irish river : ERNE
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Depart : LEAVE
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He wrote "Picnic" : INGE
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Stonewort : ALGA
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Terry or Burstyn : ELLEN
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Source of venison : DEER
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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Correct : EMEND
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Part of a ticket : STUB
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She wrote "My Life" : MEIR
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"___ Lucasta," O'Neill play : ANNA
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French roast : ROTI
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Spell : TRANCE
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Last year's frosh : SOPHS
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Benedict Arnold, for one : TRAITOR
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Hebrew month after Ab : ELUL
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United closely : WELDED
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Garment for Second Hand Rose : HANDMEDOWN
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Idolize : ADORE
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___ Gan, Israeli city : RAMAT
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Undesirable leavings : DREGS
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Menu : CARTE
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Aspect : MIEN
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Grate : RASP
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The Charles's pooch : ASTA
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At that time : THEN
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Employment agent : HEADHUNTER
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Spare : LEAN
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Not working : IDLE
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Horne who blew in from Brooklyn : LENA
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Odds and ___ : ENDS
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Popular street name : MAIN
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A to Z : GAMUT
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Put in proper order : ARRANGE
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Warm over : REHEAT
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Great Britain's P.M.: 1945–51 : ATTLEE
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Irritating : ACRID
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Scottish feudal lord : THANE
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Trace : TINGE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Position of control : HELM
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Respiratory sound : RALE
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Kiln : OVEN
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Curved part of a stream : BEND

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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