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New York Times, Wednesday, August 6, 1986

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,420

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Students & seniors
Across
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Dutch South African : BOER
5
Bangladesh's capital : DACCA
10
Windjammer : SHIP
14
Blunderbore : OGRE
15
Occipital protuberance : INION
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Site of the Leaning Tower : PISA
17
Escapes, in a way : LEAVESTOWN
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Stages of life : AGES
20
Gobi and Mojave : DESERTS
21
Brown baggers' repasts : LUNCHES
23
Ebro or Tagus : RIO
24
Foment : ABET
25
Last course : DESSERT
29
Bright layer of coal : CLARAIN
32
Roué : RAKE
33
U.S. satellite : TIROS
35
Father : SIRE
36
Peak in Colo. : UTE
37
Staff : MAN
38
General Wallace : LEW
39
Early Asian : MEDE
41
Galas : FETES
43
Yearn : PINE
44
Dogcatchers, at times : SNARERS
46
Race official : STARTER
48
Hindu mother goddess : DEVI
49
Gone by : AGO
50
Raw beef or lamb : REDMEAT
53
Run : SCAMPER
57
"___ Know," Jim Webb song : ALLI
58
Escape : BREAKLOOSE
60
Magpie : PIET
61
Actor Greene : LORNE
62
Omar product : TENT
63
Marquis de ___ : SADE
64
Sharpened : EDGED
65
Hot times in Paris : ETES
Down
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Forward : BOLD
2
Molding called cyma recta : OGEE
3
Epochs : ERAS
4
A gear shift : REVERSE
5
Warp : DISTORT
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Aardvark's prey : ANTS
7
Labor org. : CIO
8
Monk's garment : COWL
9
One-year plants : ANNUALS
10
Typewriter bars : SPACERS
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Move rapidly : HIGHTAILIT
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Phrase of understanding : ISEE
13
Place to head 'em off : PASS
18
Lake that sounds weird : ERIE
22
Court org. : NBA
25
Oil barrels : DRUMS
26
Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
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Ran : SKEDADDLED
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They may "try men's souls" : TIMES
29
Loblolly fruits : CONES
30
A Castle : IRENE
31
Less experienced : NEWER
34
Kind of race : RAT
40
Recluse : EREMITE
41
Crumbly : FRIABLE
42
Piled up : STACKED
43
Tout : PROMOTE
45
Adam's rib : EVE
47
Kaffiyeh cord : AGAL
50
Criticizes : RAPS
51
Famous essayist : ELIA
52
Walked on : TROD
53
Dealing with a full deck : SANE
54
Plath or Sexton : POET
55
Laborer in Ethelred's day : ESNE
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Unit of work : ERG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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