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New York Times, Monday, June 23, 1986

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,376

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Across
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Knight's trainee : PAGE
5
"___ pray" : LETUS
10
Bye-bye in Bristol : TATA
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Spanish water : AGUA
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Ammonia compound : AMINE
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U.S. journalist Jacob : RIIS
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Luau garlands : LEIS
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Garments of the 60's : MINISKIRTS
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Fusible : MELTABLE
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San ___ (Hearst mansion) : SIMEON
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Roundish projection : LOBE
24
Scene : SITE
25
"The ___ Sixpence": Maugham : MOONAND
28
Append : POSTFIX
32
Brown ale mo : OCT
33
Fetchit of films : STEPIN
35
Gaelic : ERSE
36
"___ to sew ... " : ATIME
38
Moccasin : PAC
39
Laundromat machine : DRIER
40
Sinew: Comb. form : TENO
41
Ivanhoe's lady : ROWENA
43
Three, in Taranto : TRE
44
Astral : STELLAR
46
Lowers in rank : DEMOTES
48
Grammatical no-no : AINT
49
Umpire's call : SAFE
50
Hilltops : CRESTS
53
Emancipates : SETSFREE
57
Rickety : RAMSHACKLE
59
One of the Yugoslavs : SERB
60
Chills and fever : AGUE
61
Heart, to Henri : COEUR
62
A Great Lake : ERIE
63
Good Queen ___ : BESS
64
Ships, to Swinburne : KEELS
65
Nicholas or Peter : TSAR
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Hand area : PALM
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Reign of Terror instrument : GUILLOTINE
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Lafayette is here : EASTON
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Softly bright : LAMBENT
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Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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Fork feature : TINE
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Start for cycle or sex : UNI
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Legislative get-together : SESSION
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Kind of verse : TRIMETER
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Broz : TITO
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Soc. : ASSN
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Tool sets : KITS
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Demean : ABASE
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Added condiments : SPICED
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Defense ditches : MOATS
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Double quartet : OCTET
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Expel from a country : DEPORT
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Wastrels : FRITTERERS
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French river : ISERE
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Sherry wine : XERES
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Handle clumsily : PAW
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Treacle : MOLASSES
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Ladies of Spain : DAMAS
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Search vigorously : RANSACK
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Squatters : NESTERS
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Neighbor of Pol. : LITH
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Counterbalance : OFFSET
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Grouch : CRAB
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Furor : RAGE
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Down Under birds : EMUS
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Kind of trap : SKEE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Assam silk supplier : ERIA
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A descendant of Shem : EBER
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British miler Sebastian : COE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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