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New York Times, Friday, September 19, 1986

Author:
Hickmott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F H W }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Hickmott has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,464
Across
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Pink, as cloth : JAG
4
Torrent : NIAGARA
11
Who, to René : QUI
14
Lode's load : ORE
15
Ancient mystics : ESSENES
16
Cottbus conjunction : UND
17
Select or correct finish : ION
18
West Berlin, to East Germany : ENCLAVE
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Conceit : EGO
20
Kind of file : NAIL
22
Gear : TRAPS
23
Affair of honor : DUEL
24
Trample : TREAD
26
Fish of the carp family : IDE
27
Ginger and root : BEERS
28
Pompous : BOMBASTIC
31
Zealot : DEVOTEE
34
"To sleep? Perchance ___!" : TODREAM
38
Prevents : AVERTS
39
Conceive : IDEATE
40
Tolerant : PATIENT
42
Sewing-machine attachment : PLEATER
43
Buffalo berry and Russian olive : OLEASTERS
45
Fake : BOGUS
48
Infielder Ron ___ : CEY
49
Perceive : SENSE
53
White-spotted Asian deer : AXIS
54
Twofold : BINAL
56
Information : DATA
57
Hamartiologist's topic : SIN
58
Summed : TOTALED
60
Firkin's relative : KEG
61
Axlike tool : ADZ
62
Habitual : ROUTINE
63
Pipe fitting : ELL
64
He wrote "The Brave Bulls" : LEA
65
Place for matériel : ARSENAL
66
"The Sands of ___": Kingsley : DEE
Down
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Kind of account or resolution : JOINT
2
Bellowing : AROAR
3
Bottled spirit? : GENIE
4
Lou Hoover, ___ Henry : NEE
5
Common contraction : ISNT
6
Attribute : ASCRIBE
7
Ethiopian ape : GELADA
8
Metrical foot : ANAPEST
9
Guns a motor : REVS
10
Enzyme ending : ASE
11
Pigtail : QUEUE
12
Madison's TV mate : UNGER
13
Baalim : IDOLS
21
Toilsome : LABORIOUS
23
Lessened : DECREASED
25
Pipe residues : DOTTELS
27
Declarers at the bridge table : BIDDERS
29
Middle, in law : MESNE
30
Sheer cotton fabric : TOILE
31
Skip, as a stone on water : DAP
32
Ballerina Evdokimova : EVA
33
Examine thoroughly : VET
35
Tuck away : EAT
36
Olympic mischief-maker : ATE
37
Mal de ___ : MER
41
Roman historian : TACITUS
42
Salivary enzyme : PTYALIN
44
Where Church once met Bible : SENATE
45
Like some readers : BASAL
46
Rust or patina : OXIDE
47
Tokyo shopping district : GINZA
50
Fast's "The ___ God" : NAKED
51
Stone pillar : STELE
52
Aerie builder : EAGLE
54
Churl : BOOR
55
Yakutsk's river : LENA
58
Start of a chorus line : TRA
59
First of the U.S.A. : DEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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