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New York Times, Saturday, June 21, 1986

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X }
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,374
Across
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Paper money : SCRIP
6
Czech or Bulgar : SLAV
10
What old tires do : BLOW
14
Aplomb : POISE
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Calif. city : LODI
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Patois : ARGOT
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Auricular : OTIC
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Author of "QB VII" : URIS
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Mature prefix : PRE
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Grounds for belief : EVIDENCE
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Man of honor : SQUARESHOOTER
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Lummox : OAF
29
Scribbled at a board meeting : DOODLED
30
Listener : AUDITOR
34
Stowe girl : EVA
35
Doctrines : ISMS
37
Ferns' spore cases : SORI
38
Broadcasts : AIRS
40
Do the impossible : SQUARETHECIRCLE
41
Scottish poet James : HOGG
42
___-majesté : LESE
43
Energetic one : DOER
44
Faugh! : BAH
45
Outstanding : STELLAR
47
Heat-reducing fluid : COOLANT
51
Heron's milieu : FEN
52
Atlantic danger zone : BERMUDATRIANGLE
53
Mime, at times : GRIMACER
57
Crenshaw or Hogan of golf : BEN
58
Smidgen : IOTA
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Part of G.B.S. : INIT
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A Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
65
Spur : GOAD
66
Nursemaid's words, often : NONO
67
Lycée's cousin : ECOLE
68
Jobless : IDLE
69
Actress Verdon : GWEN
70
Classified : TYPED
Down
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Bad Ems or Bex : SPA
2
N.T. book : COR
3
Oil-drilling apparatus : RIG
4
Small crustacean : ISOPOD
5
London motorist's need : PETROL
6
Hit sign : SRO
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By and by : LATER
8
Tel ___ : AVIV
9
Rat race : VICIOUSCIRCLE
10
Popular seafood : BLUEFISH
11
Abandoned, to Keats : LORN
12
Of a poetic form : ODIC
13
Like Solomon : WISE
21
Hiver's opposite : ETE
23
Papa : DAD
24
Fair trades : SQUAREDEALS
25
Part of S.S.R. : SOVIET
26
Rasping : HOARSE
27
Giroux, for one : EDITOR
30
Punish with a fine : AMERCE
31
Words to a loser : TOOBAD
32
Types of vocal music : ORGANA
33
Three-sided figure : RIGHTTRIANGLE
36
Haggard novel : SHE
39
Like some tycoons : SELFMADE
40
Hoedown activity : SQUAREDANCING
46
Meadow : LEA
48
Venus is one : ORB
49
Spanish or Western : OMELET
50
Derangement : LUNACY
52
Pickling agent : BRINE
53
Leslie Caron role : GIGI
54
Crucifix : ROOD
55
Neighbor of Aus. : ITAL
56
Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
60
Bon ___ : TON
62
Explode : POP
63
Stout : ALE
64
Last letter, in Leeds : ZED

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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