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ELUSIVE ELEVENS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1986

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,452
Across
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Precipitate : RASH
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Long, long follower : AGO
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Music from a subcontinent : RAGA
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Its lawgiver was Lycurgus : SPARTA
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P. Mason or C. Darrow : ATTY
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Wool dress fabrics : DELAINES
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More lighthearted : AIRIER
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Born's partner : BRED
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High-finance football team : INDUSTRIALGIANTS
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Spinning sound : BIRR
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Steel-mill employee : MELTER
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" . . . the way of a man with ___": Proverbs : AMAID
29
On ___ (gossip's morsel) : DIT
30
Hawaiian plantation foremen : LUNAS
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Sensory stimulus : AURA
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Swim spot for oreads : TARN
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Padua pronoun : ESSA
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Uprising : EMEUTE
37
Mil. trials : CMS
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Kind of boss or bull : PIT
39
Structure on a predella : ALTAR
40
Triangular sail : LATEEN
42
Party-going football team : SOCIALLIONS
45
Germinative : SEMINAL
48
Zona Gale's Miss Lulu : BETT
50
Got the drift : DUG
51
___-plaisir (gladly, in Gard) : AVEC
52
Conway of the silents : TEARLE
54
___ Gabelhorn, Swiss Alpine peak : OBER
56
Galileo's home town : PISA
60
About 1.057 quarts, in Quebec : LITRE
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Name on a '45 plane : ENOLA
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Held in awe : VENERATED
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Floral fragrances : ATTARS
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Handyman : SWAMPER
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Member of a Hebrew tribe : DANITE
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Dog properly named Spot : DALMATIAN
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Tom's bar partner : JERRY
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Accipiter's dive : STOOP
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Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
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1 and 95, e.g. : RTES
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Willingham's "___ Man" : ENDASA
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"Diamonds and ___," Baez song : RUST
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Number of cards in a "pons" deck : LII
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Island occupied in '42, retaken in '43 : ATTU
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Lobsters' sheddings : ECDYSES
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Peripatetic football team : BACKPACKERS
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More spectral : EERIER
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Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
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Football Hall of Famer Parker : ACE
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Org. for Bird and Birdsong : NBA
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Algerian horse troopers : SPAHIS
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Lobscouse : STEW
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Author de la Roche : MAZO
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Then, in Rennes : PUIS
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Where the Ghibellines held forth : SIENA
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Acapulco aunt : TIA
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Copland's "El ___ Mexico" : SALON
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Noblesse chaser : OBLIGE
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Adm. Farragut's imprecation : DAMN
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Handy Andy's football team : SCREENDOOROILERS
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___ escolar (school age, in Sonora) : EDAD
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Ida from London : LUPINO
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Bull Run, to the C.S.A. : MANASSAS
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Tobin or Kyle of football : ROTE
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City on the Moselle : EPINAL
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Favorable expressions : YEAS
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Taoist Lao-___ : TSE
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Prune, to Jackie Stewart : SNED
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Canaille : RABBLE
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Sitting room : ATRIUM
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Shandy's creator : STERNE
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Water-pumping football team : HYDRAULICRAMS
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Take ___ view (frown on) : ADIM
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Wilder who's often wild : GENE
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Companion for arsenic : OLDLACE
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Flight components : RISERS
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Sinus cavities : ANTRA
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Divided Eur. nation : GER
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His area is about 17,000,000 sq. mi. : ASIATIC
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Certain Moslem group : SALAR
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___ a poke : PIGIN
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Jejune : ARID
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Minor waterway : RIA
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Looks after : TENDSTO
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Anagram for Sinatra : ARTISAN
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Fashionable football team : AUTUMNBROWNS
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Nicola of Cremona : AMATI
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Merak and Mizar : STARS
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Freberg of TV commercials : STAN
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Lilly of pharmaceuticals : ELI
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Californie, par exemple : ETAT
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Fishing trap : POT
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Precursor of trig. : ALG
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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Turbine-operating football team : STEAMJETS
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Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
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Attracted to a coachman : LURED
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Salt-covered plain of the Southwest : SALADA
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Patti LuPone and her role successors : EVITAS
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Spirit; courage : METTLE
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Contemporary of Della and Sarah : ELLA
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Celestial handles : ANSAE
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Indigent football team : OVERDUEBILLS
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Three-time American League M.V.P. : BERRA
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Overweight football team : PANTRYRAIDERS
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Advent or fact ending : ITIOUS
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Like a hedgehog : SETOSE
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Those with expertise : ADEPTS
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Proposed Const. amendment : ERA
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Cousin of a ness : RAS
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Pilaster fillet : STRIA
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___ up (confined) : PENT
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Follower of Ham or Shem : ITIC
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W.W. I river of contention : YSER
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Galatea's unlucky love : ACIS
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D.J.'s offerings : LPS
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Modern art : ARE
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Chester and Festus, for short : DEPS
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Matting fibers : BASTS
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Contract component : ARTICLE
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Make orderly : CLEARUP
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Long Island's ___ Gardens : KEW
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Tot's musical instrument : KAZOO
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Beryl Sprinkel's concern : ECONOMY
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Least onerous : EASIEST
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Knitted shoulder scarfs : NUBIAS
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Frontal : HEADON
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Beadsman, for one : INMATE
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Polished, in a way : SANDED
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Windfall : MANNA
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Perfume ingredient : ALDOL
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Where the temple of Parvati is : POONA
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Being, in Bonn : SEIN
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Mardi or foie follower : GRAS
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Start of the N.C. motto : ESSE
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Roof piece : EPI
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Mystery writer Foley : RAE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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