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New York Times, Friday, April 4, 1986

19-Down : Lack of muscle tone

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,296
Across
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Secure a ship with ropes : FRAP
5
Potok's "My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
10
Dip : LADE
14
Flight-related prefix : AERO
15
Polished : SUAVE
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Goffer : IRON
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Accolade actors appreciate : STANDINGOVATION
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Watched over : TENDED
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Some terriers : RATTERS
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Legendary Irish bride : EMER
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Kind of hemp or lace : ALOE
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Repetitions within scores : REPRISES
29
Open out : UNROLL
33
Town near Buzzards Bay : ONSET
34
One stroke more than par : BOGEY
36
Dupin's creator : POE
37
Burden : LOAD
38
Dandies : DUDES
39
Glove for Carlton Fisk : MITT
40
Right-angle fitting : ELL
41
Fiber for lariats : SISAL
42
Kind of bean : PINTO
43
Large Asiatic deer : SAMBUR
45
Buck : SIMOLEON
47
Periods : AGES
49
Dingle : DELL
50
Play the ham : OVERACT
53
Drove tenpennies : NAILED
57
Theatrical group : REPERTORYTROUPE
60
Testa's cousin : ARIL
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Boredom : ENNUI
62
Compass pts. : NNES
63
Having a delicate, open pattern : LACY
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Starts a rubber : DEALS
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Look for : SEEK
Down
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Unfading, as colors : FAST
2
Plexus : RETE
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Synge's "The ___ Islands" : ARAN
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Ruminated : PONDERED
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Actor's sotto-voce remarks : ASIDES
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Our closest star : SUN
7
Gorgon : HAG
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City in Portugal : EVORA
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Makes a second appraisal : REVALUES
10
Palanquin : LITTER
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Author ___ Eliav : ARIE
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French window : DOOR
13
Danube feeder : ENNS
18
Resign : DEMIT
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Lack of muscle tone : ATONY
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
25
Romeo and Juliet : ROLES
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___ Gay, famous bomber : ENOLA
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Sacred poem : PSALM
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Carbonated drinks : SODAS
30
Express beliefs : OPINE
31
Numbers game : LOTTO
32
Pretend : LETON
35
Extremely cold : GELID
38
Emulated Spielberg : DIRECTED
39
Plutocrat's lucre : MILLIONS
41
Make superficially palatable : SUGAR
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Pivotal : POLAR
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By a nose : BARELY
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Non compos ___ : MENTIS
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He wrote "Love Is Eternal" : STONE
50
Buccal : ORAL
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Miles or Vague : VERA
52
De Mille production : EPIC
54
Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
55
Dueling sword : EPEE
56
Escritoire : DESK
58
Essential cell comp. : RNA
59
Actor Brynner : YUL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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