New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 1986

Author:H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. ___ or fiction : FACT
5. Lock of hair : TRESS
10. Chinese secret society : TONG
14. Peruvian Indian : INCA
15. Spokes : RADII
16. Cain's victim : ABEL
17. Indigo plant : ANIL
18. Representative : AGENT
19. Hebrides island : IONA
20. Spiral descent of a plane : TAILSPIN
22. Cultivated land : TILLED
24. Terminations : ENDS
25. Titanic's bane : BERG
26. Music lover's purchase : STEREO
29. Dismal period of time : DARKAGES
33. Fortify : ARM
34. Red dye used in cosmetics : EOSIN
36. Not fresh : STALE
37. ___ armis (with force and arms) : VIET
39. Wanders about : ROVES
41. Middle East chieftain : EMIR
42. Heating devices : ETNAS
44. Endures : LASTS
46. French summer : ETE
47. Insurrection : SEDITION
49. Aggressive poker player : RAISER
51. Boys : LADS
52. Speaker's platform : DAIS
53. Swift product : SATIRE
56. Made to order : TAILORED
60. Portent : OMEN
61. Once more : AGAIN
63. Body of knowledge : LORE
64. Three-___ circus : RING
65. "To a ___," Burns poem : LOUSE
66. Finished : DONE
67. Augments : ADDS
68. Woodland god : SATYR
69. Strained to get by : EKED
1. Arbitrary decree : FIAT
2. ___ Eleanor Roosevelt : ANNA
3. Roman 202 : CCII
4. Having greater stature : TALLER
5. Opening on a stage floor : TRAPDOOR
6. Old World cereal grasses : RAGIS
7. Former British prime minister : EDEN
8. Transgress : SIN
9. Baby ___ : SITTER
10. Follow another car too closely : TAILGATE
11. Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
12. Hawaiian goose : NENE
13. ___ rags : GLAD
21. Snick and ___ : SNEE
23. Annoys : IRKS
25. Ruins : BANES
26. Rescues : SAVES
27. Like an old chestnut : TRITE
28. Castigate texts : EMEND
29. Couch : DIVAN
30. Chess and checkers : GAMES
31. Top of the heap : ELITE
32. More withered : SERER
35. One-man flights : SOLOS
38. Refuse from ground ore : TAILINGS
40. Filter : STRAINER
43. Rigel is one : STAR
45. Depart by boat : SAIL
48. Exemplars : IDEALS
50. Legendary Irish princess : ISOLDE
52. Bumstead's dog : DAISY
53. Marsh bird : SORA
54. Anagram for maid : AMID
55. Look after : TEND
56. Drawn tight : TAUT
57. Crow : ROOK
58. Relative of a bonebreaker : ERNE
59. Property conveyance : DEED
62. Antelope of Tibet : GOA

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