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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1985

Author: Shirley Soloway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Regarding the 7-Down clue, Henry Thomas Rainey was Speaker of the House from March 9, 1933, until his death on August 19, 1934. Maleska may have had a reference book that listed the dates when each new Speaker took office. Since the next Speaker, Joseph W. Byrns, was sworn in on January 3, 1935, Maleska may have (incorrectly) assumed that Rainey was the Speaker up until that date. Left the incorrect clue as in the original, however.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,118
Across Down
1. Thick slice : SLAB
5. Caesar's mufti : TOGA
9. Cheer for Pavarotti : BRAVO
14. Senator's young helper : PAGE
15. Train for a bout : SPAR
16. More impudent : RUDER
17. Oriental nanny : AMAH
18. Roof edge : EAVE
19. His Monday is our Sunday : ASIAN
20. Inform (on) : BLOWTHEWHISTLE
23. Scale notes : LAS
24. Rental agreement : LEASE
25. Like some yams : CANDIED
29. Sharp answer : RETORT
33. Red as ___ : ABEET
34. Slough stuff : OOZE
37. China, for one : SEA
38. Take control on Wall Street : CORNERTHEMARKET
42. Secreted : HID
43. Salinger heroine : ESME
44. Ho's partner : HEAVE
45. Howard of baseball : ELSTON
48. Actress or metalworker : SHEARER
50. Popish Plot fabricator : OATES
53. Rheine's river : EMS
54. Avoids taking a stand : SKIRTSTHEISSUE
60. Run off to a minister : ELOPE
61. N.F.L. rest period : HALF
62. Partner of Currier : IVES
64. Lincoln Center performer : TENOR
65. Church area : APSE
66. Heredity factor : GENE
67. Gets news of : HEARS
68. At hand : NEAR
69. Creator of the Democrats' donkey : NAST
1. Saratoga is one : SPA
2. Tales man : LAMB
3. "___ in Calico," old song : AGAL
4. Indebted (to) : BEHOLDEN
5. Vicious African fly : TSETSE
6. Brightly colored fish : OPAH
7. What Rainey wielded: 1933–35 : GAVEL
8. "What ___ fighting for?": R. W. Service : AREWE
9. Cook, in a way : BRAISE
10. Autumn shade : RUSSET
11. Mine entrance : ADIT
12. ___ cutlet : VEAL
13. Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
21. TV actor Ralph : WAITE
22. Sheik's household : HAREM
25. Storage place : CACHE
26. Bubbling : ABOIL
27. "Revenge of the ___" : NERDS
28. Polka chasers : DOTS
30. Werner of films : OSKAR
31. He played Superman : REEVE
32. Spud : TATER
35. Famed German physicist : OHM
36. Omegas, in America : ZEES
39. Torn places : RENTS
40. Throat-clearing sounds : AHEMS
41. Appoint to a new position : REASSIGN
46. Apathy : TORPOR
47. Westerns : OATERS
49. Young bovine : HEIFER
51. Colonial Allen : ETHAN
52. Mold : SHAPE
54. Fourth man : SETH
55. "Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
56. N.Y. college : IONA
57. Mrs. Laughton : ELSA
58. Eye part : UVEA
59. Sunset times, in poesy : EENS
63. Defeat for Goren : SET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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