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New York Times, Friday, July 25, 1986

Author:
George Madrid
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
George Madrid has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,408
Across
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"Little ___ Echo," 1939 song : SIR
4
Happy or dash preceder : SLAP
8
Navig. course : SBE
11
Labor : TOIL
13
Rumanian dance : HORA
14
Alarms : FEARS
16
Grimm opener : ONCE
17
Cafe order : EGGS
18
Release : LETGO
19
Start of a worried tryster's statement : WEHAVEGOTTOSTOP
22
Italian wines : VINI
23
Kind of mail route : RURAL
24
Chiggers : MITES
27
Kin of P.D.Q. : ASAP
29
"Ah-one-and-ah-two" man : WELK
32
Beethoven's Third : EROICA
34
During : AMID
36
Coral or Irish : SEA
37
Finish of statement at 19 Across : MEETINGLIKETHIS
40
Last word : END
41
"Vaya con ___," 1953 song : DIOS
42
Type of bell : SLEIGH
43
Set the pace : LEAD
45
Autocrat : TSAR
47
Beginning : ALPHA
48
Approaches : NEARS
50
First-rate : AONE
52
Song hit of 1934 : COCKTAILSFORTWO
58
"The ___," TV series : ATEAM
59
Somewhat, to Bernstein : POCO
60
"King ___," old comic strip : AROO
61
___ Castle, Cuban fort : MORRO
62
Gusto : ELAN
63
Sort of tide : NEAP
64
Suffix for many a jargon : ESE
65
Hill's partner : DALE
66
Murrow and Asner : EDS
Down
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Lay in : STOW
2
Town in Wash. : IONE
3
Meaningful : RICH
4
Glitter : SHEEN
5
Roofed gallery : LOGGIA
6
Former southern constellation : ARGO
7
Deli order : PASTRAMI
8
Alternate : SEESAW
9
Shade of gray : BATTLESHIP
10
Hence, to Hadrian : ERGO
12
TV's "___ to Beaver" : LEAVEIT
14
Spanish flower : FLOR
15
Drench : SOP
20
Sticky : VISCID
21
Sealskin tents : TUPIKS
24
City in Lithuania, to a German : MEMEL
25
"Goodnight" girl : IRENE
26
Danseuses : TOEDANCERS
28
Certain pop music : SALSA
30
Janet or Vivien of films : LEIGH
31
Buckwheat groats : KASHA
33
Grieg temptress : ANITRA
35
Part of F.D.R. : DELANO
38
Acted like a yenta : GOSSIPED
39
Aerial-navigation system : TELERAN
44
Unit of area : DEKARE
46
Scamp : RASCAL
49
Prefix for sphere : ATMO
51
"A Majority ___," 1959 play : OFONE
52
Machine part : CAM
53
A Siouan : OTOE
54
Actress Albright : LOLA
55
Maple or fir : TREE
56
Blue dyestuff : WOAD
57
Word from a klutz : OOPS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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