New York Times, Monday, May 19, 1986

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Peer : EQUAL
6. Japanese prime minister: 1941–44 : TOJO
10. Mine conveyance : TRAM
14. Civvies : MUFTI
15. Regretted : RUED
16. Aniseed-flavored liqueur : OUZO
17. Smoke residues : SOOTS
18. Renaissance name : ESTE
19. Scout's challenge : KNOT
20. Hidden, as an ace : UPONESSLEEVE
23. Psychic initials : ESP
26. Down : EAT
27. Early Chinese dynasty : TSIN
28. Grassy areas : SWARDS
30. Saroyan hero : ARAM
31. Water-depth units: Abbr. : FMS
34. Worry : CARE
35. Wight or Man : ISLE
37. Marquetry : INLAY
39. With the help of another : ONONESCOATTAILS
42. Rent again : RELET
43. City of Seven Hills : ROME
44. Gist : MEAT
45. Ess follower : TEE
46. ___ it (walk) : HOOF
48. Appear from a cave : EMERGE
50. Philippine island : CEBU
51. Shoshonean : UTE
52. Uncle of note : SAM
53. Confidential : UNDERONESHAT
58. Wading bird : SORA
59. "___ the picture!" : IGET
60. Presider's need : GAVEL
64. Periods : ERAS
65. Like October leaves : SERE
66. Philip Nolan, e.g. : EXILE
67. Christie was one : DAME
68. ___ the boards (acted) : TROD
69. Wash lightly : RINSE
1. Famous European spa : EMS
2. "___ Vadis?": 1951 film : QUO
3. Sky mystery : UFO
4. Aleutian island : ATTU
5. Spoke like a toddler : LISPED
6. Council city: 1545–63 : TRENT
7. River to The Wash : OUSE
8. Band of high-speed winds : JETSTREAM
9. Texas oil center : ODESSA
10. Type of payment : TOKEN
11. Futhark unit : RUNE
12. Russian sea : AZOV
13. Speck : MOTE
21. Watering place : OASIS
22. "The sky's the ___!" : LIMIT
23. Squire : ESCORT
24. River Jolson loved : SWANEE
25. Inmate's aim : PAROLE
29. Descartes : RENE
30. Standoffish : ALOOF
31. Handbills : FLIERS
32. Large, white grape : MALAGA
33. Word with solar or school : SYSTEM
36. He mooches : SCROUNGER
38. Thing sometimes dropped : NAME
40. An anesthetic : ETHER
41. Man has 32 of these : TEETH
47. Orchestra member : OBOIST
49. Scant : MEAGER
50. Have done with : CEASE
51. You: Sp. : USTED
53. Secondhand : USED
54. Writer Ephron : NORA
55. Small amount : DRAM
56. Architect Saarinen : EERO
57. Move along a runway : TAXI
61. ___ rosé : VIN
62. Chi. trains : ELS
63. Strasberg of the theater : LEE

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