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New York Times, Saturday, May 3, 1986

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,325
Across
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Altman film: 1970 : MASH
5
Table Bay is one : INLET
10
Hemitrope : TWIN
14
"Of olive, ___, and maize . . . ": Tennyson : ALOE
15
Lethal loop : NOOSE
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Like cerium : RARE
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Brave Algonquian? : GALLANTFOX
19
Senior cits.' nest eggs : IRAS
20
Penniless : INDIGENT
21
Saint ___, W. Va. city : ALBANS
23
"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
24
Famed N.F.L. QB : SNEAD
25
English oval : ASCOT
28
Good for mudders : WET
30
Rice or Fudd : ELMER
33
Rang up : PHONED
35
Walrus's protuberance : TUSK
37
Actress Balin : INA
38
Papal name : PIUS
39
Antilles resort : ARUBA
41
Compete at Yonkers : TROT
42
Winged raptor : ERN
43
Absquatulated : FLED
44
Esprit de corps : MORALE
46
Oblivion : LETHE
48
Assam, e.g. : TEA
50
Days of yore for oldsters : SALAD
51
Composer Grofé : FERDE
53
Ivan the Great, e.g. : SLAV
55
Morris or Elsa : FELINE
57
Rocket phase : STAGEONE
61
Designer Cassini : OLEG
62
Sunny Tomás? : GATODELSOL
64
Roger! : OKEH
65
Conscious : AWARE
66
Author Leffland : ELLA
67
Estonian's neighbor : LETT
68
Praxiteles work : SATYR
69
Horse of a certain color : ROAN
Down
1
Subjects of a T. S. Eliot poem : MAGI
2
Actor Badel : ALAN
3
Auction word : SOLD
4
Tubas : HELICONS
5
Kind of circle : INNER
6
Later : NOTNOW
7
SoHo abode : LOFT
8
Comb. form for 5 Down : ESO
9
Dale Evans, e.g. : TEXAN
10
Kind of dance : TRIBAL
11
Bull Halsey? : WARADMIRAL
12
Land south of the Caspian : IRAN
13
Monster's loch : NESS
18
Chalcedony : AGATE
22
Shallot's kin : LEEK
24
Pulverize : STUB
25
Fencing ploy : APPEL
26
Stallone co-star : SHIRE
27
Tally the galleys? : COUNTFLEET
29
Debussy composition : ETUDE
31
Col. Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
32
Held in check, at Saratoga : RATED
34
Pigeon pea : DAL
36
Senator Nunn : SAM
40
Plexus : RETE
41
Gulliver, e.g. : TRAVELER
43
Maidenhair or bracken : FERN
45
Siouan dialect : OSAGE
47
Extreme : HEIGHT
49
" . . . ___ in every breeze": T. Moore : ASTORY
52
"The Rehearsal" painter : DEGAS
54
I.L.A. man : LADER
55
Clown : FOOL
56
Actress Sommer : ELKE
57
Census fig. : STAT
58
City north of the Skagerrak : OSLO
59
Suburb of Napoli : NOLA
60
Dash : ELAN
63
Hoot ___, Scot's "tut" : AWA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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