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New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,427

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Altar enclosure : BEMA
5
Shortening, for short : ABBR
9
Fast fliers : SSTS
13
Make amends : ATONE
15
Pout : MOUE
16
Fit to ___ : ATEE
17
Cessation : STANDSTILL
19
El Bahr : NILE
20
Organic compound used for cellulose : KETONE
21
Beer's companion : SKITTLES
23
Canvas cover, familiarly : TARP
25
U.S.S.R. inland sea : ARAL
26
___ Caliente : AGUA
29
Italian cathedral city : VERONA
32
Existed : WAS
35
Pole-propelled boat : PUNT
36
Chooses : ELECTS
37
Noah's zoo : ARK
38
Lies at anchor : RIDES
40
Varnish ingredient : LAC
41
Precept in Brahmanism : SUTRA
43
Suffix with herb or tuber : OSE
44
Opposite of custom-made : PRECUT
47
Spruce : NEAT
48
Abner's father : NER
49
Alphabetic character: Fr. : LETTRE
50
Alençon is its capital : ORNE
51
Passed along smoothly : SLID
53
Cookie : SNAP
55
TV antenna devices : ROTATORS
59
Salt of oleic acid : OLEATE
63
Arabia's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
64
___ the bridge (past events) : WATERUNDER
66
Chinese secret society : TONG
67
Syrian, e.g. : ARAB
68
Tragedy by Seneca : MEDEA
69
Body of laws : CODE
70
A native of Nish : SERB
71
Rather and Aykroyd : DANS
Down
1
Luxuriate in warmth : BASK
2
Ending for leather : ETTE
3
Protective trench : MOAT
4
Make critical notes on : ANNOTATE
5
Danish county : AMT
6
French woods : BOIS
7
Mass : BULK
8
Showing trust : RELIANT
9
Anita or Ana : SANTA
10
This runs deep : STILLWATER
11
Lead-in for cast or gram : TELE
12
Bishoprics : SEES
14
Millay or Best : EDNA
18
Open a tennis match : SERVE
22
Volcanic rock : TRASS
24
Air-gun missile : PELLET
26
Protective garment : APRON
27
Pretense : GUISE
28
Get : UNDERSTAND
30
Respond to a stimulus : REACT
31
Happens : OCCURS
33
Island off SW Scotland : ARRAN
34
Ray : SKATE
39
Divide : SPLIT
42
Sealed : UNOPENED
45
Kin of polkas : REDOWAS
46
General course : TENOR
52
Hope or Jessica : LANGE
54
Astringent : ALUM
55
Campus mil. group : ROTC
56
Book by Melville : OMOO
57
Thin : RARE
58
Play the lead : STAR
60
Egyptian skink : ADDA
61
Harold of comics : TEEN
62
Notable times : ERAS
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Reflux : EBB

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

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