New issues dominated a holiday-minded municipal market yesterday, while secondary traders reported increased numbers of bid-wanted lists but few trades, and prices ended the session narrowly mixed.

In the primary market, an account headed by Dillon, Read & Co. tentatively priced $219 million New York State Thruway Authority local highway and bridge service contract bonds and was later able to reprice the deal to reduce serial yields five basis points on the longer serial maturities and shave term bond returns two basis points.

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