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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1986

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanne Wilson has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,552

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Across
1
Doc : MEDIC
6
Rough cliff : CRAG
10
Dnepr feeder : ROS
13
Manassa Mauler's milieu : ARENA
14
Had the flu : AILED
16
Altar on high : ARA
17
Chapeau : BERET
18
Muti's manuscript : SCORE
19
Just out : NEW
20
How Wolfe's "The Hills Beyond" was published : POSTHUMOUSLY
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Picket part : POST
26
Whence Tway drives : TEE
27
Cyrano's large feature : NOSE
28
Hubbub : ADO
29
Egret's environs : MARSH
31
Three-minute-egg aid : TIMER
32
Advertising medium : POSTER
34
Kind of card : TAROT
36
Gallivanted : ROAMED
38
Abhor : DETEST
41
Prospectors' dreams : LODES
43
Kind of card : POSTAL
45
"A Day at the ___," Marx Brothers film : RACES
48
Takes it easy : LOLLS
50
Stat for Gooden : ERA
51
College or collar : ETON
52
Hyson or bohea : TEA
53
Halt : STOP
54
Sergeant's shop : POSTEXCHANGE
59
Cuckoo : ANI
60
Squares up : TRUES
61
Plural of opus : OPERA
65
Member of Cong. : SEN
66
Author John le ___ : CARRE
67
Of birth : NATAL
68
W.H.A. contemporary : TSE
69
Cravings : YENS
70
Make happy : ELATE
Down
1
The Bard's tiny queen : MAB
2
Before, to Byron : ERE
3
German article : DER
4
Klutzy : INEPT
5
Roman censor : CATO
6
It's not a big wheel : CASTER
7
Most opulent : RICHEST
8
Matty of baseball : ALOU
9
Bacterium : GERM
10
O. Henry's "The ___ of Red Chief" : RANSOM
11
Ultimatum phrase : ORELSE
12
Finn's friend : SAWYER
15
"___ gratias" : DEO
21
Looked, as a tourist : STARED
22
Weds : UNITES
23
Kid stuff? : PAP
24
Redolence : ODOR
25
Mediocre : SOSO
29
They fly around offices : MEMOS
30
"I've been ___!" : HAD
31
Young ones : TOTOS
33
Kind of scout : TALENT
35
Make new blueprints : REPLAN
37
First U.S. state : DEL
39
Let it stay : STET
40
Tropical tuber : TARO
42
Movies' Maisie : SOTHERN
44
Kind of rug or dog : LAP
45
Meal : REPAST
46
Does penance : ATONES
47
Trig term : COSINE
49
What tenants sign : LEASES
53
Flower part : SEPAL
55
Common abbr. : ETC
56
Roentgen discovery : XRAY
57
Pickle : CURE
58
"___, but not forgotten" : GONE
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Obstetrician's guess?: Abbr. : ETA
63
Deserter : RAT
64
Ginger chaser : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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