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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1986

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,496
Across
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Singe : CHAR
5
Not up : ABED
9
Tom in a Steinbeck opus : JOAD
13
Cut : HEWED
15
Lummox : BOZO
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___ in a while : ONCE
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On the up and up : ABOVEBOARD
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Marion follower : ETTE
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Big-billed bird : PELICAN
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Furor : ADO
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Short flight : HOP
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Champing at the bit : EAGER
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Groundskeepers' tools : EDGERS
28
Glowers : SCOWLS
31
" . . . in England now that ___ there": Browning : APRILS
33
Sprite : ELF
34
Overactive : FRENETIC
37
Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
39
Outboard, for one : MOTOR
41
Nests for black widows : NIDI
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Natural ability : APTITUDE
44
Camp bed : COT
45
Faith ___ : HEALER
46
Delight : TICKLE
49
Valued rating : CREDIT
51
Office worker, for short : STENO
53
Toss in a high curve : LOB
54
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
56
Data for 1040's : INCOMES
60
Ripens : AGES
62
At opposite extremes : POLESAPART
64
Unfeigned : REAL
65
Recumbent one : LIER
66
Comprehensive work : SUMMA
67
Salvation ___ : ARMY
68
Some votes : YEAS
69
Bartlett, e.g. : PEAR
Down
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Bloke : CHAP
2
Wife of Hercules : HEBE
3
Mil. truant : AWOL
4
Critique : REVIEW
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Have ___ to pick : ABONE
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Stole : BOA
7
Pound of poetry : EZRA
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Enfeebled one : DODDERER
9
Blow or Doakes : JOE
10
Up and doing : ONTHESTICK
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Oscar seeker : ACTOR
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Seas, poetically : DEEPS
14
Sticker of a sort : DECAL
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Luggage : BAGS
22
A slayer of Ymir : ODIN
25
Flocks of turkeys : RAFTERS
27
Valley : GLEN
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___ good example : SETA
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Applaud : CLAP
30
Incorrect : OFFTHEBEAM
32
In favor : PRO
35
Juggernaut, for one : IDOL
36
Summon to appear : CITE
38
___ up (busy) : TIED
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Proliferate : MULTIPLY
40
Canticle : ODE
43
Shadow : TAIL
46
Wallet items : TENS
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Atahualpa's people : INCAS
48
Confine : COOPUP
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Bow or Barton : CLARA
50
O.K.! : ROGER
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Rows : TIERS
55
Silk, in Soissons : SOIE
57
Patrick Dennis's relative : MAME
58
Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
59
Give top billing to : STAR
61
Crafty : SLY
63
Bull ___, sire of Citation : LEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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