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New York Times, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,476

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Across
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Ratchet-wheel regulator : PAWL
5
Ancient strongbox : ARCA
9
Rate of motion : SPEED
14
Rose Murphy's spouse : ABIE
15
Tailless amphibian : TOAD
16
Eye at the end of a lariat : HONDA
17
"The ___," Procter poem : LOSTCHORD
19
Organic compound : ESTER
20
Actress Arden : EVE
21
Vacation place : RESORT
23
Dispatched : SENT
24
The constellation Ophiuchus : SERPENTBEARER
27
Roman bronze coin : AES
28
Like a leopard : SPOTTED
31
Paving stone : SETT
34
Administered medication : DOSED
36
At all, in Ayr : AVA
37
Zenana : HAREM
39
Before, to the Bard : ERE
40
Snooped : SPIED
42
Coin of Norway : ORE
43
"___ Dream," Wagner aria : ELSAS
45
Part of A.D. : ANNO
46
Flexible : ELASTIC
48
Chum : PAL
50
Medusa's hair stylists? : SNAKECHARMERS
56
Relative of a jaeger : SKUA
58
Intertwine : ENLACE
59
Garland for a wahine : LEI
60
Unusual objet d'art : CURIO
62
Preshower activity : DIVESTING
64
Author St. Johns : ADELA
65
Always : EVER
66
Gulf of the Arabian Sea : ADEN
67
Explode : BURST
68
Hideaways : DENS
69
Royal stables : MEWS
Down
1
Pickets : PALES
2
Over : ABOVE
3
More sagacious : WISER
4
Allow : LET
5
European capital : ATHENS
6
Perch : ROOST
7
Mediterranean tree : CAROB
8
Formal speeches : ADDRESSES
9
Haggard novel : SHE
10
Spiced hot milk and wine : POSSET
11
Amuse : ENTERTAIN
12
Barbara from Tucson : EDEN
13
Move swiftly and abruptly : DART
18
Mont. Indian : CREE
22
Type of recording : TAPE
25
Canapé spread : PATE
26
Units of length : RODS
29
Level : EVEN
30
Ornamental wall section : DADO
31
Brogan or ghillie : SHOE
32
Nobleman : EARL
33
K. D. Ortega's role at D.C. : TREASURER
34
Went down : DESCENDED
35
Anglo-Saxon money : ORA
38
Kind of physician : META
41
Item read by some : PALM
44
Similar to : LIKE
47
Escargots : SNAILS
48
Ind. court team : PACERS
49
A lover of Atalanta : ARES
51
Founder of the empire of British India : CLIVE
52
Safe harbor : HAVEN
53
Omit; ignore : ELIDE
54
Freshen : RENEW
55
Omens : SIGNS
56
Strikebreaker : SCAB
57
African antelope : KUDU
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___ Willie of comics : OAT
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Scotch cap : TAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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