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New York Times, Friday, June 20, 1986

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,373

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Across
1
Brazilian port : BELEM
6
Sun hats : TOPIS
11
Common hwy. sign : JCT
14
S. Johnson drama : IRENE
15
Fanon : ORALE
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Cry of surprise : OHO
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He wrote "The Party's Over" : DAVIDBRODER
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Sun. preceder : SAT
20
Laptev or Marmara : SEA
21
Parents, e.g. : RAISERS
23
Pillarlike : STELAR
26
Run away : DECAMP
27
Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
28
Ten inside two pumps : TOES
30
"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
33
Rialto muggers : HAMS
34
"Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
35
" . . . ravell'd ___ of care": Shak. : SLEAVE
36
Pedro's "Hoop-la!" : UPA
37
New Yorker founder : GREELEY
39
Actress Ullmann : LIV
40
Renders serious : SOBERS
42
___ Aviv : TEL
43
An uncle of Joseph : ESAU
44
Leaf pore : STOMA
45
Plexus : RETE
46
Dust speck : MOTE
47
Singer Bette : MIDLER
49
Cone sections : NAPPES
51
Stains : IMBRUES
53
Equal: Prefix : ISO
54
Singer Kiki : DEE
55
Author of "While Reagan Slept" : ARTBUCHWALD
61
Resinous substance : LAC
62
Puppets : TOOLS
63
Phantasmal : EERIE
64
Sambar, e.g. : ELK
65
Thralls : ESNES
66
Channel or pipe : DRAIN
Down
1
Invitation : BID
2
Baseball stat. : ERA
3
Bulgarian dollar : LEV
4
Isolates : ENISLES
5
Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
6
Craggy peak : TOR
7
Genovese gold : ORO
8
San Diego team : PADRES
9
Of an intestine : ILEAC
10
In regular installments : SERIALLY
11
Co-author of "We Accuse" : JOSEPHALSOP
12
Scorch : CHAR
13
Adds : TOTS
18
Trades : BARTERS
22
Pintail duck : SMEE
23
Skier's straight run : SCHUSS
24
Place for a tempest : TEAPOT
25
Author of "At Wit's End" : ERMABOMBECK
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Persephone's mother : DEMETER
29
___ Opey Dildock, of comics : OLE
31
Emulate Earhart : AVIATE
32
Collections of skits : REVUES
35
Type of acid : SELENIC
37
Hoffman role: 1967 : GRADUATE
38
Rent : LET
41
Bahrain bigwig : EMIR
43
Authorize : EMPOWER
45
He wrote "The Artillery of the Press" : RESTON
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Dodecanese island : LEROS
50
Burned, as logs : ASHED
51
Indolent : IDLE
52
Corn or oat follower : MEAL
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French wheat : BLE
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Naval letters : USS
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Year in Claudius I's reign : LII
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___ mother : DEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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