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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1986

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,248

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Across
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Three scruples : DRAM
5
First Hebrew letter : ALEF
9
Agitated, country style : HETUP
14
Facility : EASE
15
Robin Cook novel : COMA
16
Site for Androcles : ARENA
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Ron's least-liked dish? : WHITEHOUSELEEKS
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Farm team : OXEN
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___ old cat : TWO
22
Scale notes : TIS
23
Shropshire : SALOP
26
Blunted weapon : EPEE
28
Less, in music : MENO
29
Suffix with expert : ISE
30
Stock : LAYIN
32
Funny fellows : CARDS
33
Dunked item : TEABAG
35
Corrupt : VENAL
37
Quid pro quo, D.C. style? : ANAYEFORANAYE
41
Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
42
St. ___, Switzerland : MORITZ
44
Possessive adjective : THEIR
47
Like many donkeys : LADEN
49
"Ulalume" poet : POE
50
Barney of ring fame : ROSS
51
Magazine for Parisiennes : ELLE
52
Actress Papas : IRENE
54
Alternatives : ORS
55
Fi preceder : SCI
56
Be languorous : LAZE
58
Journalistic highlights? : PREZCONFERENCES
64
Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
65
Miguel's cat : GATO
66
Prickly pear : TUNA
67
Went furtively : CREPT
68
Olla contents : STEW
69
Trader's abbr. : AMEX
Down
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Kind of line : DEW
2
Expression of support : RAH
3
Thus, in Taxco : ASI
4
Copycat words : METOO
5
Pine : ACHE
6
"___ Tunes," movie cartoon series : LOONEY
7
Crossword avian : EMU
8
Staple, e.g. : FASTENER
9
Gloria : HALO
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Rock on one's heels : TEETER
12
Harsh : UNKIND
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Author Dos ___ : PASSOS
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Former jock : EXPLAYER
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Woolly one : EWE
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Use a tuffet : SIT
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Yachting, perhaps : ASEA
25
Svelte : LEAN
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Key : PIVOTAL
28
Of the cheek : MALAR
31
Cockeyed, in Cornwall : AGEE
32
Make sacrosanct : CANONIZE
34
Underlying premise : BASIS
36
Receptionist's request : NAME
38
Dental jobs : FILLINGS
39
Canine protest : YIPE
40
English school : ETON
43
The mark of Zorro : ZEE
44
Turning: Comb. form : TROPIC
45
Stephen King's forte : HORROR
46
Second-century ascetic : ESSENE
48
Take out : DELETE
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"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
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Designer de la ___ : RENTA
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"Shoo, kitty!" : SCAT
57
In a queue : AROW
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Make haste : ZIP
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Lipide : FAT
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___ laude : CUM
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Compass dir. : ENE
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Cannonball Adderley's instrument : SAX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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