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New York Times, Tuesday, June 17, 1986

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,370
Across
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Heroic tales : SAGAS
6
Cross purposes : ODDS
10
Brainstorm : IDEA
14
Doll up : PRIMP
15
Assigned route : BEAT
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Burning glass : LENS
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Affable : CIVIL
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Parrot : ECHO
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Shoemaker's item : LAST
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Tossed greens, egg and croutons : CAESARSALAD
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Bitterly regret : RUE
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Look to be : SEEM
25
Woodsman's call : TIMBER
27
Actress Jill : STJOHN
31
Leader of a flock : PASTOR
33
East Asian river : AMUR
34
Kind of V.P. : ASST
36
Jam : CRUSH
39
Trusting : RELIANT
41
Gandhi title : MAHATMA
43
Skull protuberance : INION
44
Harrow's sports rival : ETON
46
Hard animal fat : SUET
47
In the previous month : ULTIMO
49
Chinese idols : JOSSES
51
Milk protein : CASEIN
53
Bard's river : AVON
55
Sea inlet : ARM
56
Olympic light-heavyweight champion: 1960 : CASSIUSCLAY
62
Twofold : DUAL
64
Former Haig command : NATO
65
Muse of love poetry : ERATO
66
Longest Spanish river : EBRO
67
A biographer of Henry James : EDEL
68
Less exciting : TAMER
69
Kind of stand : TAXI
70
National League entry : REDS
71
Pretentious airs : SWANK
Down
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Child-welfare org. : SPCC
2
Met number : ARIA
3
Yield to pressure : GIVE
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Friends, in France : AMIS
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Ostentatious display : SPLASH
6
Corpulent : OBESE
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Flees : DECAMPS
8
Welsh author Roald : DAHL
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Brown-coated ermines : STOATS
10
Under the weather : ILL
11
J. M. Barrie play: 1917 : DEARBRUTUS
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Come next : ENSUE
13
Daisy relative : ASTER
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French historian-critic: 1823–92 : RENAN
22
Jettison : DITCH
26
Low, wet ground : MORASS
27
Indian dress : SARI
28
Currency watchdogs : TMEN
29
Man called Groucho : JULIUSMARX
30
Baltimore athlete : ORIOLE
32
Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
35
Check : STEM
37
River duck : SMEE
38
Bowlers and boaters : HATS
40
"___ Hay": Huxley : ANTIC
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Pear variety : ANJOU
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Drank to the health of : TOASTED
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More foolish : INANER
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Attacks : ONSETS
51
West Pointer : CADET
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
54
Stringed instruments : VIOLS
57
Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Bird's crop : CRAW
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
61
Eboracum, today : YORK
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Law, in France : LOI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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