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New York Times, Thursday, February 6, 1986

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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G
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C
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B
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,239
Across
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Safecracker : YEGG
5
Class division : CASTE
10
Controversial vow word : OBEY
14
Diamond Head locale : OAHU
15
Seldom's antithesis : OFTEN
16
"Blessed are the ___ . . . ": Matt. 5:8 : PURE
17
Rank and file : GRASSROOTS
19
Md. inst. : USNA
20
Aardvark's staple : ANT
21
Larry Bird's basket : HOOP
22
Gray : ASHEN
23
Margaret, to Charles : AUNT
24
Daniel Shays was one: 1786–87 : REBEL
26
Nonplus : BAFFLE
29
Deteriorate : GOTOSEED
32
Raines, from Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. : ELLA
33
Shrew : TARTAR
35
American, in Europe: Slang : AMI
36
Memorable designer's display : DIORS
38
Tchrs.' org. : NEA
39
___ Flowers, 1926–31 middleweight champ : TIGER
41
Mrs. H.S.T., née ___ : EVW
42
Silvery : ARGENT
45
Type of bean : MUNG
46
Removes, in a way : WEEDSOUT
48
Block : IMPEDE
50
Violets' companions, in a verse : ROSES
51
"___ the sun . . . ": Shak. : OTIS
52
Like some baked failures : SOGGY
54
Stimulus : SPUR
55
Chipping tool : ADZ
58
School subj. : TRIG
59
Genealogical chart : FAMILYTREE
62
Rio Branco site : ACRE
63
Rocket stage : AGENA
64
He starred with Julie in "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
65
Alopecic : BALD
66
Babel structure : TOWER
67
Neophyte : TYRO
Down
1
Hindu discipline : YOGA
2
Make bread : EARN
3
Mountain pass : GHAT
4
Zernial of baseball : GUS
5
Chaplet's kin : CORONET
6
In progress : AFOOT
7
Payment preceder : STOP
8
Asian New Year : TET
9
Pennsylvania has three : ENS
10
Musical works : OPUSES
11
Second-rate : BUSHLEAGUE
12
Irish lake : ERNE
13
Bear kids : YEAN
18
Synagogue : SHUL
22
Cancel, as a space flight : ABORT
23
To a distance : AFAR
24
Tex. city : ROTAN
25
Airport abbr. : ETA
26
Make moist : BEDEW
27
Breathing : ALIVE
28
Member of the wedding : FLOWERGIRL
29
Salute : GREET
30
Correct : EMEND
31
Mournful composition : DIRGE
34
Breed of cattle : ANGUS
37
Flip, as a snip : SASSY
40
The Katzenjammer Kids, e.g. : IMPS
43
Shad follower : ROE
44
Nominal : TITULAR
47
Tenacious : DOGGED
49
Swamplike : MIRY
51
Think : OPINE
52
Attempt : STAB
53
Grampus : ORCA
54
Merganser : SMEW
55
Host : ARMY
56
Treasured : DEAR
57
Japanese fighter plane : ZERO
59
Falstaffian : FAT
60
Gone by : AGO
61
Add : TOT

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

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