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New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 1986

Author:
Dorothy Davis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothy N. Davis has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,211
Across
1
Mil. address : APO
4
Summoned to court : HALED
9
Change direction of a sailboat : TACK
13
Distant : FAR
14
Church officer : ELDER
15
Govern : RULE
16
Shortcake item or Met star : STRAWBERRY
18
Notion : IDEA
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Parlor piece : SETTEE
20
Designate : ASSIGN
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Italian city, former U.N. protectorate : TRIESTE
24
Test at a h.s. : PSAT
25
Phoenician love goddess : ASTARTE
27
Charm or beauty : GRACE
31
Chum : PAL
33
Gait for a standardbred : TROT
34
Brother of Moses : AARON
35
Quasi : ASIF
37
Horner or Sprat : EATER
39
Dissolve : MELT
40
Ancient ruined city in Jordan : PETRA
42
Vetch : TARE
43
Platonic preceder : NEO
44
Money receiver : PAYEE
45
___ Cité, Notre Dame location : ILEDELA
48
Novelist Ambler : ERIC
50
Reduces assessments : DERATES
53
A Waugh : EVELYN
56
General appearance : FACIES
57
"Namouna" composer : LALO
58
Wonderland entrance : RABBITHOLE
62
"David and ___," 1963 film : LISA
63
West German industrial city : ESSEN
64
Chemical suffix : ENE
65
Coaster : SLED
66
Civil War general : MEADE
67
Ukr. is one : SSR
Down
1
Noon preceder : AFTER
2
Special liking : PARTIALITY
3
Emulates Pericles : ORATES
4
Become obtuse : HEBETATE
5
Lager's cousin : ALE
6
G.W. or D.D.E. : LDR
7
Poetic contraction : EER
8
" . . . ___ summer dust": Wordsworth : DRYAS
9
Isolde's lover : TRISTRAM
10
"___ alteram partem" ("Hear the other side") : AUDI
11
British gadfly : CLEG
12
English actor: 1787–1833 : KEAN
16
Fast jet : SST
17
Occident : WEST
21
Heroic tale : SAGA
23
Unpredictable : ERRATIC
24
___ out (diminished gradually) : PETERED
26
Entire : TOTAL
28
Treatments with sand : ARENATIONS
29
Old King ___ : COLE
30
Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
31
Famed producer : PAPP
32
Cruising : ASEA
36
Sponge : FREELOAD
38
Revise crossword clues : REDEFINE
41
Visionary, in poesy : AERY
46
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
47
Negligence : LACHES
49
Against a thing, in law : INREM
51
Conger fisherman : EELER
52
London-to-Tours dir. : SSE
53
Building extensions : ELLS
54
Lower : VAIL
55
Other : ELSE
59
Enzyme : ASE
60
U.S. youth org. : BSA
61
Planting ground : BED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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