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New York Times, Tuesday, November 25, 1986

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 40, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jeanne Wilson has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,531
Across
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Kind of life raft : BALSA
6
Oahu attraction : SURF
10
Fairy queen : MAB
13
Indigo shrubs : ANILS
14
Russian lake : ARAL
15
A Carter : AMY
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TV oldie : MYLITTLEMARGIE
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Fictitious plantation : TARA
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Big first for baby : STEP
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The seven-year problem : ITCH
24
"___ Man Out," 1947 film : ODD
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Bao Dai's capital : SAIGON
30
Parish priest in Paris : CURE
31
Annapolis inst. : USNA
33
Crazy Legs Hirsch : LEROY
34
Where a bug is snug : INARUG
36
Porter's "___ a Kick . . . " : IGET
38
Soul, in St.-Lô : AME
39
TV oldie : MYTHREESONS
42
Like lovers' lights : DIM
44
Invitation notation : RSVP
45
Occur unexpectedly : CROPUP
48
Varnish resin : ELEMI
50
Fourth man : SETH
52
Gambling town : RENO
53
Vintage Ford : MODELT
55
Ruff's mother : REE
56
___ the boards (acted) : TROD
57
Oodles : SLEW
59
Impetuous : RASH
61
TV oldie : MYMOTHERTHECAR
67
Sterlet delicacy : ROE
68
Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
69
Like some leaves : EROSE
70
Big ___, Calif. : SUR
71
TV sitcom : AMEN
72
Broadway backer : ANGEL
Down
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Sound of a sudden impact : BAM
2
Some : ANY
3
What Abner really isn't : LIL
4
Like congers : SLITHERY
5
The Charles's pooch : ASTA
6
Caesar and Waldorf : SALADS
7
Press chaser : URE
8
Rivals of Raiders : RAMS
9
Soho dwellings : FLATS
10
Chatterbox : MAGPIE
11
"Mon ___ Pierrot" : AMI
12
Short farewell : BYE
17
Depressions between waves : TROUGHS
18
Dealer in domiciles : REALTOR
21
"___ on parle . . . " : ICI
22
Cask : TUN
23
Studied hard and fast : CRAMMED
25
Kiev's river : DNIEPER
27
Greedy person : GRASPER
28
___ Paul Kruger : OOM
29
Gordon Hathaway portrayer on TV : NYE
32
Era : AGE
35
Painter of Parisian street scenes : UTRILLO
37
Confiscate : ESCHEAT
40
Campers: Abbr. : RVS
41
Boreal : NORTHERN
42
H.S.T. was one : DEM
43
U.N. labor arm : ILO
46
Napoli number : UNO
47
Pea's pad : POD
49
Famed hypnotist : MESMER
51
Sci-fi earthling : TERRAN
54
Tropical fish : TETRA
58
Sound of a heavy blow : WHAM
60
Mets' stadium : SHEA
61
Miniver or Grundy : MRS
62
"Me Tarzan, ___ . . . " : YOU
63
Sorbonne summer : ETE
64
Meshing is its job : COG
65
Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
66
Theism: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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