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New York Times, Tuesday, June 3, 1986

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,356
Across
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High wave : BORE
5
System of beliefs : DOGMA
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June heroes : DADS
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Steel girder : IBEAM
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Spoken : ORAL
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Specks on a blue suit : LINT
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Slowly, to Seneca : LENTE
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Swinging entrance : GATE
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Husband's "residence" when in disfavor : DOGHOUSE
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Staggered : REELED
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Ancient Roman military colony : ESTE
25
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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"For want of ___ . . . " : AHORSE
29
Certain fishermen : SPEARERS
33
Rotten : BAD
34
Knight's protection : ARMOR
36
River embankment : LEVEE
37
In the sack : ABED
39
Reliable : SOLID
41
Freshwater fish : DACE
42
Single-masted vessel : SLOOP
44
Stakes : PALES
46
Unexploded bomb : DUD
47
Jan. 1 problem for some : HANGOVER
49
Intertwining pattern : LACERY
51
Courts : WOOS
52
Title for Hans : HERR
53
Roving : ERRANT
56
One-horse vehicles : DOGCARTS
60
Bide one's time : WAIT
61
Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
63
Common vetch : TARE
64
___ the Red : ERIC
65
Encountered again : REMET
66
Uniform : EVEN
67
Impetuous : RASH
68
Shop : STORE
69
Exploit : DEED
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Like some coots or eagles : BALD
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Highly spiced stew : OLIO
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Phoned : RANG
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Bride of King Ahasuerus : ESTHER
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Thinning agents : DILUTERS
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Portly : OBESE
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Hereditary unit : GENE
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Item at a door : MAT
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Punish by a fine : AMERCE
10
With corners turned down : DOGEARED
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Inland sea in Asia : ARAL
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Palm fruit : DATE
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Coaster : SLED
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Month of showers : APRIL
26
Disconcert : ABASH
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"Aquí se ___ inglés" : HABLA
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"___ Melancholy": Keats : ODEON
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Of the sun : SOLAR
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Elude : EVADE
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Happen again : RECUR
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Like skid row : SEEDY
35
Is gloomy and dispirited : MOPES
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Short period of Navy duty : DOGWATCH
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Entrust to another : DELEGATE
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Mastwood : POON
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Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
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Campaign targets : VOTERS
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Boxed : CRATED
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Sharpener : HONER
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Pitcher : EWER
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___ avis : RARA
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Danish-American writer : RIIS
56
Showroom car, for short : DEMO
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Speak irrationally : RAVE
58
Kind of house or frog : TREE
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Transmit : SEND
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Permitted : LET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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