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Tom Underhill
Tom Underhill

New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 1986

Author:
Tom W. Underhill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,449
Across
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Preen : PRIMP
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Czech reformer : HUS
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Leading : PRIME
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Apia's locale : SAMOA
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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"We're deadlocked," said Tom ___ : IMPASSIVELY
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Epistle: Abbr. : LTR
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Snuggle : NESTLE
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Detail : ITEM
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Pandowdy : PIE
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Bolivian group : CAVINA
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Everybody: Ger. : ALLES
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Opulent : RICH
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Compass pt. : ESE
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Origins : SEEDS
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Cretan peak : IDA
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"If ___, I rust": Luther : IREST
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Thanks, in Soho : TAS
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Cad : BOUNDER
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Supervise : OVERSEE
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Low digit : TOE
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A moth : EGGER
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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To ___ phrase : COINA
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Swiss stream : AAR
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Memorable journalist : PYLE
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"Man is ___-using animal": Carlyle : ATOOL
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Hot dog : WIENER
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Pronoun : YOU
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"___ Dream ... ?" : ICAN
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"He fumbles up into ___ adieu": Shak. : ALOOSE
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Oct. and Dec. : MOS
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"I'm cold," Lady Godiva said ___ : SHIFTLESSLY
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Entirely : ALL
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Andronicus : TITUS
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Composer Franck : CESAR
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Napoleonic marshal : NEY
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Type of wheat : SPELT
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Crossbeam : TRAVE
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Gyrate : SPIN
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Weapon, to René : ARME
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Canapés : DIPS
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Three on ___ : AMATCH
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Electrical genius : TESLA
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Before omega : PSI
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Gulches : RAVINES
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"___ man with ... " : IMETA
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Double agent : MOLE
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Dispenser of wages : PAYMASTER
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"It's the maid's night out," said Tom ___ : HELPLESSLY
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Not knotted : UNTIED
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Accent : STRESS
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Harsh : SEVERE
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Limerick man : LEAR
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Eve's source : RIB
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June words : IDO
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"Nevermore," quoth the Raven ___ : CAUTIOUSLY
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Perfection seekers : IDEALISTS
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Roman robes : TOGAE
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Taboo words : NONO
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Springlike : VERNAL
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Conger : EEL
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Female sheep : EWE
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Like most employment : GAINFUL
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Crocodile's cousin : CAYMAN
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Actor Peter ___ : OTOOLE
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Tedious talker : PROSER
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Chief Justice: 1874-88 : WAITE
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Choose : ELECT
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Golf shot : CHIP
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Bulgar, e.g. : SLAV
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Hissed reproof : TST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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