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New York Times, Saturday, May 17, 1986

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 65-Across clue, Valentina Tereshkova was actually the first spacewoman; left as in the original, though.

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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,339
Across
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Chinese ___ (jujube) : DATE
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Sound from an Embden : HONK
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Mortar ingredient : LIME
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Naso : OVID
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Cousins of pifferos : OBOES
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Subject for 13 Across : AMOR
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Carte before the course : MENU
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Kol ___, Hebrew prayer : NIDRE
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Tree yielding a poison : UPAS
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Rears : ERECTS
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Centrifugal : EFFERENT
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Hunter's "Halt!" : TOHO
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Rome of Hungary : EGER
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Some sources of milk : COCONUTS
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"Chanson de ___" : ROLAND
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Raid and rob : HARRY
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On the ___ (under consideration) : TAPIS
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___ Han (Korea) : TAE
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Barely gets by : EKES
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Gourd fruits : PEPOS
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Italian Renaissance poet : VIDA
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" . . . and Juliet is the ___": Romeo : SUN
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Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
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Sirica's rapper : GAVEL
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Soil or blur : SMUDGE
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Wassail group : REVELERS
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Cambio coins : LIRE
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Bacteriologist Dubos : RENE
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Part of a sundial : ANALEMMA
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"Lise" painter : RENOIR
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___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
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Items for some readers : PALMS
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"Mondo ___" : CANE
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Foster fiendish acts : ABET
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"___ Danaos . . . " : TIMEO
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Annoys : IRKS
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First spacewoman : RIDE
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"___ la Loge," by 54 Across : DANS
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D.A. helper : ASST
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Fuller's geodesic ___ : DOME
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State : AVER
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Prong : TINE
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Devices for making fluids : EDUCTORS
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Main island of Japan : HONSHU
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Central point : NODE
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Notch made by a saw : KERF
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Poet's crown : LAUREL
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Kant's categorical ___ : IMPERATIVE
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Sough : MOAN
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First, in Frankfurt : ERST
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Nobelist in Literature: 1963 : SEFERIS
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Swank : TONY
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Selves : EGOS
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Paravane : OTTER
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The mating game : CHESS
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Something for tars to pick : OAKUM
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Scalloped : CRENULATED
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Anthropologist Edward ___ : SAPIR
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D.C. gadfly : NADER
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Transactions : DEALS
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Hard puzzle : POSER
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Appropriate : PREEMPT
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Orange or woven fabric : VALENCIA
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Gruesome giant : OGRE
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Author Fowler : GENE
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Expand : DILATE
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Left-hand pages : VERSOS
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At a distance : AFAR
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Painter in Sérusier's group : NABI
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Bit part : MAID
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Gig rig : OARS
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Signs : INKS
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Musical silence : REST
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Pyle's "___ of Iron" : MEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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