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New York Times, Monday, May 19, 1986

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,341

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Across
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Peer : EQUAL
6
Japanese prime minister: 1941–44 : TOJO
10
Mine conveyance : TRAM
14
Civvies : MUFTI
15
Regretted : RUED
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Aniseed-flavored liqueur : OUZO
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Smoke residues : SOOTS
18
Renaissance name : ESTE
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Scout's challenge : KNOT
20
Hidden, as an ace : UPONESSLEEVE
23
Psychic initials : ESP
26
Down : EAT
27
Early Chinese dynasty : TSIN
28
Grassy areas : SWARDS
30
Saroyan hero : ARAM
31
Water-depth units: Abbr. : FMS
34
Worry : CARE
35
Wight or Man : ISLE
37
Marquetry : INLAY
39
With the help of another : ONONESCOATTAILS
42
Rent again : RELET
43
City of Seven Hills : ROME
44
Gist : MEAT
45
Ess follower : TEE
46
___ it (walk) : HOOF
48
Appear from a cave : EMERGE
50
Philippine island : CEBU
51
Shoshonean : UTE
52
Uncle of note : SAM
53
Confidential : UNDERONESHAT
58
Wading bird : SORA
59
"___ the picture!" : IGET
60
Presider's need : GAVEL
64
Periods : ERAS
65
Like October leaves : SERE
66
Philip Nolan, e.g. : EXILE
67
Christie was one : DAME
68
___ the boards (acted) : TROD
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Wash lightly : RINSE
Down
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Famous European spa : EMS
2
"___ Vadis?": 1951 film : QUO
3
Sky mystery : UFO
4
Aleutian island : ATTU
5
Spoke like a toddler : LISPED
6
Council city: 1545–63 : TRENT
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River to The Wash : OUSE
8
Band of high-speed winds : JETSTREAM
9
Texas oil center : ODESSA
10
Type of payment : TOKEN
11
Futhark unit : RUNE
12
Russian sea : AZOV
13
Speck : MOTE
21
Watering place : OASIS
22
"The sky's the ___!" : LIMIT
23
Squire : ESCORT
24
River Jolson loved : SWANEE
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Inmate's aim : PAROLE
29
Descartes : RENE
30
Standoffish : ALOOF
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Handbills : FLIERS
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Large, white grape : MALAGA
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Word with solar or school : SYSTEM
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He mooches : SCROUNGER
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Thing sometimes dropped : NAME
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An anesthetic : ETHER
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Man has 32 of these : TEETH
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Orchestra member : OBOIST
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Scant : MEAGER
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Have done with : CEASE
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You: Sp. : USTED
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Secondhand : USED
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Small amount : DRAM
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Move along a runway : TAXI
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___ rosé : VIN
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Chi. trains : ELS
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Strasberg of the theater : LEE

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

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