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New York Times, Friday, July 11, 1986

34-Down : Hairy arachnid

Author:
Lawrence M. Rheingold
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lawrence M. Rheingold has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,394
Across
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Indian state : ASSAM
6
Tot : ADD
9
Stock cert. words : NOPAR
14
Strummer's instrument : BANJO
15
Dead Red head : MAO
16
Fanon : ORALE
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Relating to birds : AVIAN
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Fire or strong follower : ARM
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Shea stad. canvasses : TARPS
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Lemon kin : CITRON
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Auction action : BIDS
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Guevara : CHE
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Officeholders : INS
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Willie of boxing fame : PEP
28
Society-page word : NEE
29
Emoter : HAM
30
Seeps away from : OOZESOUT
32
Reflux : EBB
33
Moonshiner's rig : STILL
36
Cane liquors : RUMS
37
Bobbin : REEL
38
Bon-bon : CANDY
39
Miss Hogg of Texas : IMA
40
Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
41
Trajectories : ARCS
42
Evian and Baden : SPAS
43
Snafu : AMISS
44
Scottish explorer : RAE
45
Supermarket help : CHECKERS
47
Printers' measures : ENS
48
Tidbit for Trigger : OAT
49
Norm: Abbr. : STD
50
Gibbon : APE
53
U.S. coppers : CTS
54
These can cause a fall : RYES
56
Yule quaff : EGGNOG
58
"Uhuru" author : RUARK
60
D.D.E. : IKE
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Similar : ALIKE
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Cleveland's Secretary of State : OLNEY
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Trouble : AIL
65
Ancient lawgiver : MOSES
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Andre the pianist : WATTS
67
Agent : SPY
68
First German president : EBERT
Down
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Counters : ABACI
2
Juniper : SAVIN
3
Agitated states : SNITS
4
Slightly open : AJAR
5
What A.T.&T. once had : MONOPOLY
6
Doctors' org. : AMA
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A real beaut : DARB
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Carnival disguises : DOMINOMASKS
9
Like wet concrete : NOTSET
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"Kia ___!" (Aussie toast) : ORA
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Old board game : PARCHEESI
12
Sets of runes : ALPHABETS
13
Looks like : RESEMBLES
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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___ Fidius (Jupiter) : DEUS
27
Plot reversals in novel : PERIPETEIAS
30
Ransom that was paid for cars? : OLDS
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Noxious shrub : SUMAC
33
"Oz" role : SCARECROW
34
Hairy arachnid : TARANTULA
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Unceasing : INCESSANT
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Namath's last team : RAMS
40
Napoleon, e.g : CARDGAME
42
Holmes vehicle : SHAY
45
Brother of Skeezix et al. : CORKYS
46
Nice season : ETE
50
Aromatic herb : ANISE
51
Draw or strip ___ : POKER
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Discharge : EGEST
55
Omit : SKIP
57
Big lump : GLOB
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Soak flax : RET
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Cathedral city in England : ELY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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