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New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 1986

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,414
Across
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Attempt of a sort : STAB
5
Opposite of fem. : MASC
9
Fabric texture : WALE
13
Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
14
An anonym : ALIAS
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In the center of : AMID
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Working implements : TOOLSOFTHETRADE
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Talus's locale : ANKLE
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Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
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Scand. land : NOR
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Smith and Pacino : ALS
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Make lace : TAT
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Deserted spot, especially for one who is lost : MIDDLEOFNOWHERE
36
Anger : IRE
37
Italian currency : LIRE
38
Took long steps : LOPED
39
Humperdinck hit : CAFE
41
Soda-fountain order : FLOAT
43
Kind of car : USED
44
Battery terminal : ANODE
46
Landlord, in Livorno : OSTE
47
Eggs for Nero : OVA
48
Current indications : SIGNSOFTHETIMES
52
Env. notation : ATT
53
Apple, for short : MAC
54
Clerical garb : ALB
57
Military camping spot : ETAPE
61
Huxley's "___ Barren Leaves" : THOSE
65
Group in a flock : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
68
Peruse : READ
69
Nick name : SANTA
70
Scurries : HIES
71
Hill builders : ANTS
72
Balance : REST
73
Harness for oxen : YOKE
Down
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Bristle : SETA
2
Disney film : TRON
3
Out of control : AMOK
4
Love song : BALLAD
5
Novel by F. Huch: 1907 : MAO
6
Code word : ALFA
7
Gets off one's feet : SITS
8
"I Should Care" lyricist : CAHN
9
"Ares' chick": Aristophanes : WAR
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Well-equipped pool : LIDO
12
German waterway : EDER
15
Take care of : SEETO
18
Do a drummer's job : SELL
19
Boulter : TRAWL
24
Kind of control : SELF
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"___ Swell," Rodgers-Hart song : THOU
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Muscovite and biotite : MICAS
28
Native of Teheran : IRANI
29
Clear a clouded window : DEFOG
30
___ wintergreen : OILOF
31
Jack or David : FROST
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Below, to Byron : NEATH
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Superman portrayer : REEVE
35
Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
40
Author Ferber : EDNA
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Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
45
Kefauver : ESTES
49
Preminger and Kruger : OTTOS
50
Bye-bye : TATA
51
Fish: Comb. form : ICHTHY
54
Steinbeck siren : ABRA
55
Certain security interest : LIEN
56
Unruly youngster : BRAT
58
At a distance : AFAR
59
Sheet of stamps : PANE
60
Newts : EFTS
62
The Buckeye State : OHIO
63
Hide partner : SEEK
64
Gaelic : ERSE
66
Oral surgeon's deg. : DDS
67
Break fasts : EAT

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