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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1986

49-Down : Tie ___ (get squiffed)

Author:
Hosler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hosler has 3 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,465
Across
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
5
Gun brush : SWAB
9
The ___ the moon : MANIN
14
Winglike : ALAR
15
Hollow : CAVE
16
Addis ___ : ABABA
17
Forearm bone : ULNA
18
Lined up : AROW
19
Resin: Comb. form : RETIN
20
Origin of the universe, perhaps : BIGBANG
22
Out of the way : AFIELD
24
Officially framed, as documents : NOTARIAL
26
Pan was one : PIPER
29
Our galaxy : MILKYWAY
33
___ appeal : SNOB
34
Bill, in Brest : BEC
35
A yachtsman's rope : INHAUL
37
Alaskan dwelling : IGLU
38
A nephew of 54 Down : ASHER
40
Friend in a 1949 film : IRMA
41
"___, O Union ... !": Longfellow : SAILON
43
Typesetting measures : ENS
44
Bufo, e.g. : TOAD
45
Carmichael classic : STARDUST
47
Alarmist Penny : HENNY
48
Freeway's old ancestor : DIRTROAD
50
Actress Granville : BONITA
53
Belgian homing pigeon : ANTWERP
57
American astronomer : SAGAN
58
French seaport : NICE
60
Where Tuva is : ASIA
61
Masterpiece in the Duomo at Florence : PIETA
62
"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
63
Shankar : RAVI
64
Kind of guitar : STEEL
65
Sheppard-Turpin weapon : STEN
66
Winter need : FUEL
Down
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Crude painting : DAUB
2
There, in Toledo : ALLI
3
Resounded : RANG
4
A distant galaxy : CRABNEBULA
5
Meager : SCANT
6
Simulated battles : WARGAMES
7
Macao coin : AVO
8
Lament : BEWAIL
9
Horne of the Met : MARILYN
10
Busy as ___ : ABEE
11
Cards' league : NATL
12
Footnote abbr. : IBID
13
Ping River feeder : NAN
21
NE Indian group : AOR
23
Wonder-workers? : FAKIRS
25
Most vivid : RICHEST
26
Greek letters : PSIS
27
Tropical trees : INGAS
28
Of government: Abbr. : POLIT
30
Small, dense star : WHITEDWARF
31
He broke Ruth's record : AARON
32
Ariz. Indian language : YUMAN
34
Highwayman : BANDIT
36
British title : LADY
39
Dramatic interlude : ENTRACTE
42
Roman Catholic book : ORDINAL
46
Father of the Titans : URANUS
47
Breton or wide-awake : HAT
49
Tie ___ (get squiffed) : ONEON
50
Lure : BAIT
51
Gula : OGEE
52
Thurmond of N.B.A. fame : NATE
54
An easy mark : ESAU
55
Cleave : RIVE
56
Bucket's kin : PAIL
57
Racers' rates: Abbr. : SPS
59
Like the U.N. : INT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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