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New York Times, Thursday, June 26, 1986

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,379

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Across
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Swedish quartet : ABBA
5
Waited patiently : BIDED
10
Endure under use : WEAR
14
Doctorow's "___ Lake" : LOON
15
Accrue : ENURE
16
Queen before Noor : ALIA
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Man-made lake in the West : MEAD
18
How Capp's Fosdick faces danger : FEARLESSLY
20
___ Lupin, Leblanc character : ARSENE
22
A quality of Cassius : LEANNESS
23
Go after stripers : TROLL
25
Prank : DIDO
26
Ruffles : BRISTLES
29
Provoke : NETTLE
33
Indian queen : RANEE
34
Uttered shrill tones : PIPED
36
Pinna or concha : EAR
37
Assoc. : ORGN
38
These might be light : BEERS
39
Killer whale : ORCA
40
___ Aviv : TEL
41
Handel composition : LARGO
42
High points : ACMES
43
Prosperous time : HEYDAY
45
Poet's post-sunset period : EVENTIDE
47
Sellers role: Abbr. : INSP
49
Singer John : ELTON
50
Like some leftovers : REHEATED
54
___ Islands off Sicily : LIPARI
57
Gumption component : INITIATIVE
59
Singer Redding : OTIS
60
Inactive : IDLE
61
Hawk's weapon : TALON
62
"___ tread on me" : DONT
63
Auctioned : SOLD
64
Historic island : ELLIS
65
Barn-voyage vessels? : ARKS
Down
1
College in Mich. : ALMA
2
Oom Paul was one : BOER
3
In a vainglorious way : BOASTINGLY
4
He wrote "The Ugly Duckling" : ANDERSEN
5
Happened : BEFELL
6
Suffix with adamant : INE
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Twofold : DUAL
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Goofed : ERRED
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Fine wools : DELAINES
10
"Rome ___ built in a day" : WASNOT
11
Besides : ELSE
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Is unwell : AILS
13
Beams : RAYS
19
Over : ENDED
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Score unit : NOTE
24
Outcast : LEPER
26
Bouillon, e.g. : BROTH
27
Street show : RAREE
28
Bout of a sort : SIEGE
30
Schwarzenegger role: 1985 : TERMINATOR
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Spiked a drink : LACED
32
Remove : ERASE
35
Justify : PROVE
38
Massachusetts : BAYSTATE
39
Order of eight-limbed mollusks : OCTOPODA
41
Hawaiian isle : LANAI
42
Dead set against : ANTI
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Watched one's calories : DIETED
46
Actresses Drew and Terry : ELLENS
48
Floral feature : PETAL
50
Danish-American reformer : RIIS
51
Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Monticle : HILL
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Wild carrot : DILL
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Where Gretzky shines : RINK
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Adherents : ISTS
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You, to Rocco : VOI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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