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Irene Smullyan
Irene Smullyan

New York Times, Friday, January 10, 1986

Author:
Irene Smullyan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Irene Smullyan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,212

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Across
1
Hawaiian island : OAHU
5
Lohengrin's beloved : ELSA
9
Third-world force : ARABS
14
Geologic process of erosion : PLANATION
16
Capital of Bulgaria : SOFIA
17
Figurative trio : TOMDICKANDHARRY
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Bath or Baden : SPA
20
More acute : KEENER
21
Dozes : NODS
22
Gromyko's dissent : NYET
24
A year in the life of Theodoric : DXIV
26
Crudity : RUDENESS
29
Sacred spot : BETHEL
34
State : AVER
35
"Flying Down to ___," 1933 film : RIO
36
Sibling's daughter : NIECE
37
Hobgoblin : BUGBEAR
39
Leaflike appendages : STIPELS
41
Like seaweed : ALGAL
42
White-footed gibbon : LAR
43
Land map : PLAT
44
Mortarboard pendant : TASSEL
46
Blanch : ETIOLATE
48
Persian gazelle : CORA
50
Solar disk : ATEN
51
On the Red : ASEA
55
Ancient name of an island off Cannes : LERINA
57
Genetic material : DNA
60
Fictional duo : HANSELANDGRETEL
63
Cream of the crop : ELITE
64
Ingredient of paper and explosives : CELLULOSE
65
Award : MEDAL
66
Cycad or loquat : TREE
67
Boundary : METE
Down
1
Chooses : OPTS
2
Crooked : ALOP
3
Breakfast duo : HAMANDEGGS
4
German connective : UND
5
More of the same : ETCETERA
6
Similar to : LIKE
7
John Doe or Richard Roe : SOANDSO
8
Addition : ANNEX
9
Residue : ASH
10
Horse of a different color : ROAN
11
___-American : AFRO
12
Identifiable flying object : BIRD
13
Utters : SAYS
15
"Bread and Music" poet : AIKEN
18
Small amount : DRIB
23
Certain herbs : YERBAS
25
Part of Caesar's triad : VENI
26
Clergyman's dickey : RABAT
27
Part of the soft palate : UVULA
28
Title for Eden : SIR
30
Bend the elbow : TIPPLE
31
Describing a speedwalking duo : HEELANDTOE
32
Great success : ECLAT
33
Nimble, in Nantes : LESTE
38
Type of cur. : ELEC
39
Perched : SAT
40
Eternal follower : TRIANGLE
42
Apprentice : LEARNER
45
Lounge : LOLL
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Japanese seaport : OTARU
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Become innervated : REACT
51
Courteous interruption : AHEM
52
A special : SALE
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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A predecessor of Boomer : ASTA
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Truant : IDLE
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Viper colony : NEST
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"Hard ___!" : ALEE
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Lamprey : EEL
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Chewbark : ELM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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