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New York Times, Friday, April 18, 1986

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,310
Across
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Lamb's "___ Verses" : ALBUM
6
Calliope, e.g. : MUSE
10
Slap : CUFF
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Otago native : MAORI
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Soon : ANON
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Light tan : ECRU
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Coniferous vista? (pointed pun) : PINESANDNEEDLES
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Sacrée woman, in short : STE
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Jazz combo, at times : TRIO
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Heated : IRATE
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Japanese prime minister: 1964–72 : SATO
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Cure precursor : PEDI
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Hoarding carpet layer? (pointed pun) : TACKSCOLLECTOR
32
Seasonal goddesses : HORAE
33
Casino visitor, often : RUER
34
Biographer Winslow : OLA
35
Telling blow : ONER
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Mortify : ABASE
38
One that does: Suffix : ATOR
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Med. school subject : ANAT
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Portrait : IMAGE
42
Cobbler's heirloom? (pointed pun) : AWLINTHEFAMILY
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She wrote "Seven Women": 1977 : NIES
47
Mellow : RIPE
48
Tend : SEETO
51
Tang : BITE
52
Exaction : FEE
55
Truncate not your queries! (pointed pun) : AXMENOQUESTIONS
59
Jetty : PIER
60
Curdle : TURN
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Marriage : UNION
62
Bewilder : STUN
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Jewelry item : SARD
64
Mud volcano : SALSE
Down
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Elec. units : AMPS
2
Milk, in Metz : LAIT
3
Zygoma, e.g. : BONE
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Scottish chemist: 1778–1857 : URE
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Gaffe : MISTAKE
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A source of tapioca : MANIOC
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Loosen : UNDO
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David, to Jesse : SON
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Course dir. : ENE
10
Actor Hardwicke : CEDRIC
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Western campus : UCLA
12
Ornamental network : FRET
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Blend : FUSE
18
Some are fine : ARTS
19
Down : EIDER
23
Cicatrix : SCAR
24
Extra : PLUS
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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"Up ___," Al Smith's autobiography : TONOW
27
Of a region : AREAL
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Become hortatory : ORATE
29
The bottom line : TOTAL
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Branch of knowledge : OLOGY
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Singular : RARE
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Granada greeting : HOLA
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Kind of chamber : ANTE
37
Contemptuous cries : BAHS
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René's girlfriend : AMIE
40
Cation's opposite : ANION
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Momentum : IMPETUS
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Best seller by Doctor X: 1965 : INTERN
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Intimate : FRIEND
45
Holms : AITS
48
Weakens : SAPS
49
Part of a Sartre title : EXIT
50
Cassowary's kin : EMEU
51
Vidal title : BURR
52
Thwart : FOIL
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
54
Chattel's kin : ESNE
56
Military training inst. : OTS
57
Sine ___ non : QUA
58
Wycherley's "Love ___ Wood" : INA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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