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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,434

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Across
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What the world needs now : LOVE
5
Ultimate diets : FASTS
10
Aleutian island : ATKA
14
Sign on seconds : ASIS
15
Vamp : INTRO
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Burden : LOAD
17
Football holders : TEES
18
Colorant : STAIN
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Bouffant hair style : AFRO
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Start of a tuneful lament : HEWASHERMANBUT
23
Sweet potatoes, to y'all : YAMS
24
Englishman's char : TEA
25
___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
28
Attractive people : CHARMERS
33
___ Peter to pay Paul : ROB
34
World Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
36
Lifeboat crane : DAVIT
37
" . . . but deliver us from ___" : EVIL
39
Jogger's cousin : LOPER
41
Jules Verne hero : NEMO
42
French heads : TETES
44
Carrousels, e.g. : RIDES
46
Huxley's "Brave ___ World" : NEW
47
Attacked : ASSAILED
49
Puckered fabric : PLISSE
51
Opp. of SSW : NNE
52
Jumping place for a cow : MOON
53
End of 20 Across : HEDONEHERWRONG
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Yield by treaty : CEDE
61
Turn aside : AVERT
62
Govt. group for farming : USDA
63
Rabbit or Fox : BRER
64
Washington portraitist : PEALE
65
Imitation : SHAM
66
Jacob's dozen, e.g. : SONS
67
Made a blunder : ERRED
68
Cod's relative : HAKE
Down
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It gets plastered : LATH
2
Hosea, Douay version : OSEE
3
Opinion : VIEW
4
Attempts : ESSAYS
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Piscatorial fertilizer : FISHMEAL
6
Kicks in a chip : ANTES
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"To reach the unreachable ___!" : STAR
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Svelte : TRIM
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Beethoven's "Moonlight ___" : SONATA
10
Mobile man : ALABAMAN
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Bean curd : TOFU
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Mini motorcar : KART
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Foofaraw : ADO
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Obi : SASH
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A real drip : NERD
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Actress Nissen : GRETA
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Wanders : ROVES
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Final bios : OBITS
28
Little archer : CUPID
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Notice carefully : HEED
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Nothing odd about these : EVENS
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Covers with ice crystals : RIMES
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Uncle Tom's creator : STOWE
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Skirt insert : GORE
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Namesakes of the sweetheart of 53 Down : LEANDERS
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Publicized : REPORTED
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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" . . . the heart is ___ to learn": Millay : SLOW
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Delaware Indian : LENAPE
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Rapid entrance : INRUSH
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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A priestess of Aphrodite : HERO
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First mates' home : EDEN
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Always : EVER
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Get the word : HEAR
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Govt. protective agency : OSHA
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A state named for Sioux Ind. : NDAK
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15, 30, 45, ___ : GAME
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What W. S. Paley founded : CBS

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

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