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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,448
Across
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Girl for a Glaswegian : LASS
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Famed Jewish biblical commentator : RASHI
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Hyena of comics : LENA
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"My Theodosia" author ___ Seton : ANYA
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"___ companion, loving his bottle . . . ": Arbuthnot : ABOON
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Placid : EASYGOING
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"M ___ the million things . . . " : ISFOR
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Native of Canea : CRETAN
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Tape holder : CASSETTE
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Porter's "___ Went to Haiti" : KATIE
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Hagiographist's topic : SAINT
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Bernstein hit song : MARIA
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Kept secret : UNTOLD
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Humane org. : CARE
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Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
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Chop follower : SUEY
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Lennon's widow : ONO
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Emulate Chagall : PAINT
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B–F connection : CDE
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Costello and Gehrig : LOUS
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P.G.A.'s Calvin : PEETE
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Scorch : CHAR
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San ___, Tex. : ANGELO
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Audacity : NERVE
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Winning edges, frequently : HAIRS
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Author of "The Promised Land" : ANTIN
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Bout that's a rout : MISMATCH
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Subject for a probate court : ESTATE
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Province in Sumatra : ACHIN
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Dickens novel : HARDTIMES
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Mazuma : MOOLA
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Bearing : MIEN
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Partial: Comb. form : MERI
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Llama territory : ANDES
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Former queen of Greece : OLGA
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Map within a map : INSET
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Dawn-to-dusk hours : DAYTIME
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City NE of Paris : LAON
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Lip follower : SYNC
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Adventure tales : SAGAS
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It was once a grape : RAISIN
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Stays away, with "oneself" : ABSENTS
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Easy mark : SOFTTOUCH
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Derisive sound : HOOT
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Anent : INRE
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Titans' mother : GAEA
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Stroll : SAUNTER
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Harmony : RAPPORT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Outlander : ALIEN
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Cleaner's partner : DYER
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Popular flavoring : COLA
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Ubiquitous auth. : ANON
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Wearing nonslippage horseshoes : ROUGHSHOD
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Being, in Barcelona : ENTE
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Nautical stretch : SEAMILE
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Part of a peseta : CENTIMO
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Rain-forest vines : LIANAS
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Great in range : VAST
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Domesticates : TAMES
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Brain passages : ITERS
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Ending with Poly or Indo : NESIA
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"I Remember ___" : MAMA
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Sacred image : ICON
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"___ to the Chief" : HAIL
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Best or Millay : EDNA
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Certain P.O. mail : REG

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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