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New York Times, Monday, September 8, 1986

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,453
Across
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
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Household animals : PETS
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Mea ___ (my fault) : CULPA
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Elegant : POSH
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Retinue : TRAIN
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Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
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Title : NAME
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On ___ (anxious) : PINSANDNEEDLES
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Fender mishaps : DENTS
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CCCV divided by V : LXI
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How some "cats" act : COOLLY
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Striking : SMITING
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"Don't tread ___" : ONME
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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___ de mer (seasickness) : MAL
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Fine embroidery : NEEDLEPOINTLACE
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Inferior race horse : NAG
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Basic truth : AXIOM
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Law : STATUTE
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Glossy cloth : SATEEN
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Tijuana gold : ORO
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Choose : ELECT
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Penny-arcade attraction : PINBALLMACHINE
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Cruising : ASEA
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Meat cut : LOIN
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Place for élèves : ECOLE
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Like a bump on ___ : ALOG
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French magazine : ELLE
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River in N.C. : NEUSE
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Gambling city : RENO
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"___ of Wine and Roses" : DAYS
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A Ford : EDSEL
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Deed : ACT
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Type of gun : BURP
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Formed into a slender rod : SPINDLED
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Gretel's sibling : HANSEL
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Tired out : SPENT
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Masters : LORDS
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"It's ___ to tell a lie" : ASIN
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Getaway-car driver : WHEELMAN
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Learned lesson : PUNDIT
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Domesticate : TAME
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"___ Back on Broadway," 1953 film : SHES
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Some : ANY
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Be : EXIST
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Guides a vessel : CONNS
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___ a time : ONEAT
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End : OMEGA
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Meager : SLIM
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Collect bit by bit : GLEAN
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"Baked in ___" : APIE
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Also : TOO
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Webb-Tierney film : LAURA
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Praised : EXTOLLED
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Arranged in crossed strips : LATTICED
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Trinidad's neighbor : TOBAGO
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N.Y.S.E. watchdog : SEC
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One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
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Poet Dickinson : EMILY
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Strips for bowling : LANES
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Former TV host : PAAR
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Cay or key : ISLE
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Sign gas : NEON
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Falana of songdom : LOLA
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Moray : EEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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