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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1986

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,545

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Experts : ACES
5
Pool shot : CAROM
10
Kitchen staple : SALT
14
Hamlet : DORP
15
Colorful lizard : AGAMA
16
Great Barrier Island, N.Z. : OTEA
17
Late actor Jannings : EMIL
18
Type of acid : BORIC
19
Draft : PLAN
20
Bee : SOCIALGATHERING
23
Actor's prompter : CUE
24
Breakfast food for Cato : OVA
25
Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
28
Caviar : ROE
31
"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
34
A son of Aphrodite : EROS
35
Bees, of sorts : SINGALONGS
38
Old make of car : REO
39
Poker hands : PAIRS
40
Wharton's "The ___ of Innocence" : AGE
41
Bees, of sorts. : BARNDANCES
44
James Bond's school : ETON
45
"___ Abby" : DEAR
46
Vietnamese holiday : TET
47
Carole King's "___ Born to Follow" : WASNT
48
Downy coating : NAP
50
___ de deux : PAS
51
Bees, of sorts : COCKTAILPARTIES
60
Jai ___ : ALAI
61
Tartan : PLAID
62
Swooper by the sea : ERNE
63
Check : REIN
64
Young eel : ELVER
65
Miles per hour : RATE
66
Chinese secret society : TONG
67
Former artful Dodger : REESE
68
Penury : NEED
Down
1
July coolers : ADES
2
Singing barber : COMO
3
Norse explorer : ERIC
4
Joins : SPLICES
5
Guy : CABLE
6
Rarin' to go : AGOG
7
___ avis : RARA
8
Skip : OMIT
9
He-man : MACHO
10
Arroyo or Marton : SOPRANO
11
Gudrun's husband : ATLI
12
Inadequate : LEAN
13
Smattering : TANG
21
Out of, in Bonn : AUS
22
Vice : EVIL
25
Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
26
Mountain nymph : OREAD
27
Sculptor Henry ___ : MOORE
28
Smiling : RIANT
29
In reserve : ONICE
30
Showy bird : EGRET
32
Buffalo ___ (blackflies) : GNATS
33
Incite : EGGON
35
Fat farm : SPA
36
Donkey : ASS
37
Turned on : SENT
42
City on the Yangtze : NANKING
43
Mild oath : DRAT
44
Oriental : EASTERN
47
Whitman's "The Real ___" : WAR
49
Kind of tiger : PAPER
50
Dodger rival : PADRE
51
Dray : CART
52
Spread not for a bed : OLEO
53
Raise ___ (act up) : CAIN
54
He, to Hadrian : ILLE
55
Bathe : LAVE
56
Props for Sales : PIES
57
Dies ___ : IRAE
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Beginning : SEED

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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