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Joel D. Lafargue
Joel D. Lafargue

New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 1986

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,477
Across
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Solder with an alloy : BRAZE
6
Sty cry : SQUEAL
12
Destructive pests : WEEVILS
14
Open-shelved stand : ETAGERE
15
Some Pacific islands : OCEANIA
16
Get soapy, with "up" : LATHERS
17
Korean soldier : ROK
18
Saddle bag : CANTINA
20
Financial Feds : TMEN
22
Rheo or thermo follower : STAT
23
Title meaning "great king" : RAJAH
28
He wrote "The Silk Road" : HEDIN
30
An Ed with aspirations? : AMES
32
Vehicle for hire : TAXI
33
Social faux pas : GAFFE
35
"For ___ there is a silence": Dunsany : AWHILE
37
Church top : STEEPLE
40
Cooled : CHILLED
41
"My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
42
"48 Hours" actor : NOLTE
43
Singer Tennille : TONI
44
Roentgen product : XRAY
46
Attempts : STABS
50
She was "sought desperately" in a film : SUSAN
52
Footless : APOD
54
Biblical ruler : ELAH
55
Graceland et al. : ESTATES
58
___ Khan : AGA
59
Aces' places? : SLEEVES
63
Put on the record : ENTERED
65
Angel on horseback : CORDERO
66
Germ-free : STERILE
67
Interpolate : INSERT
68
Cheaters : SPECS
Down
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Turn into : BECOME
2
Smelled awful : REEKED
3
Actress Gardner : AVA
4
At. no. 30 : ZINC
5
Disney's middle name : ELIAS
6
Ollie's sidekick : STAN
7
Mideast sheikdom : QATAR
8
Pun reaction : UGH
9
Shoe width : EEE
10
Part of E.T.A. : ARR
11
"___ Girls" : LES
12
Mary of the comics : WORTH
13
Oldest U.S. capital : SANTAFE
14
"400" members : ELITE
19
Far from feral : TAME
21
A neighbor of Cameroon : NIGERIA
24
Bruce Jenner, for one : ATHLETE
25
Bridewell : JAIL
26
Wheel shaft : AXLE
27
Made haste : HIED
29
Hammock sessions : NAPS
31
Mirthful Mort : SAHL
34
Bend : FLEX
36
Mental abilities : WITS
37
Coll. prep tests : SATS
38
Friendly pronoun? : THOU
39
Countless centuries : EONS
40
Prairie howlers : COYOTES
42
Calif. river : NAPA
45
___ Rizzo, Hoffman role : RATSO
47
Visigoth king : ALARIC
48
Deli rolls : BAGELS
49
___ in (darken) : SHADE
51
Diehard's vow : NEVER
53
Impressions : DENTS
56
Le Corbusier follower : SERT
57
One in a flight : STEP
59
Bot. or geol. : SCI
60
Chaney : LON
61
Verbal pauses : ERS
62
Dutch commune : EDE
64
Palindrome for Pryor : ERE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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