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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

44-Down : Fifty-yard dashes, e.g.

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Page has 84 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 70 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 41-Across clue, baronets aren't peers (nor are knights), but barons are; left as in the original, though.

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P
2
R
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I
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M
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P
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P
7
E
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A
9
O
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A
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S
12
E
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S
14
A
E
R
I
E
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R
A
N
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G
A
U
N
T
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C
L
O
C
K
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W
O
R
K
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O
R
A
N
G
E
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K
I
N
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E
S
P
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L
A
E
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B
R
A
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R
E
A
25
L
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C
O
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L
E
S
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T
E
A
M
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A
V
G
A
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S
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S
A
T
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V
A
L
V
E
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T
E
E
T
E
34
R
E
D
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F
A
L
T
E
R
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H
A
R
R
Y
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L
I
M
E
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P
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E
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T
E
R
S
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B
A
R
O
N
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E
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T
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S
45
A
V
E
R
S
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B
U
S
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S
T
R
E
P
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N
E
S
S
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B
O
G
I
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E
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S
A
A
R
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A
R
T
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C
O
W
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E
S
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S
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S
R
I
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M
E
A
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D
O
W
L
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A
R
K
L
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E
M
O
N
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A
S
T
O
R
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E
R
R
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I
M
U
S
T
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S
T
E
E
D
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R
I
A
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M
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,469
Across
1
Preen : PRIMP
6
Type of jacket : PEA
9
Mirages, maybe? : OASES
14
Lofty nest : AERIE
15
Fled : RAN
16
Haggard : GAUNT
17
Burgess book, with "A" : CLOCKWORKORANGE
20
Kith's companion : KIN
21
Second sight : ESP
22
Huon Gulf port : LAE
23
Bikini part : BRA
24
Veritable : REAL
26
Nat and Natalie : COLES
28
Cowboys or Raiders : TEAM
29
Plane fuel : AVGAS
31
Convened : SAT
32
Pump part : VALVE
33
Wobbled : TEETERED
35
Waver : FALTER
36
Vienna underground denizen? : HARRYLIME
38
Soprano Roberta : PETERS
41
Minor peers : BARONETS
45
States : AVERS
46
Public transport : BUS
47
Bothersome bacterium, for short : STREP
48
Headland : NESS
49
"Casablanca" star, familiarly : BOGIE
51
Mosel tributary : SAAR
52
Blakey or Tatum : ART
53
Subjugate : COW
54
Bend : ESS
56
___ Lanka : SRI
57
Globetrotter of renown : MEADOWLARKLEMON
61
John Jacob or Nancy : ASTOR
62
Misjudge : ERR
63
"___ down to the seas ... ": Masefield : IMUST
64
Bucephalus was one : STEED
65
Inlet : RIA
66
Mythical art patrons : MUSES
Down
1
Acquisitive rodent : PACKRAT
2
Remove pressure : RELIEVE
3
First industrial revolution? : IRONAGE
4
O.T. book : MIC
5
Little dog, for short : PEKE
6
Future benedict? : PROPOSER
7
Lug of a jug : EAR
8
Spat's cousin : ANKLET
9
Bogyman : OGRE
10
Top bond rating : AAA
11
Ariz., N.M. et al. : SUNBELT
12
Chase : ENGRAVE
13
Clambake essential : STEAMER
18
F.D.R.'s U.K. ally : WSC
19
Int. group established in 1948 : OAS
25
Soaps : LATHERS
27
Spotted beetle : LADYBUG
28
What some scouts seek : TALENTS
30
Early retail pioneer : SEARS
32
"Let's go," in La Paz : VAMOS
34
B.&O., C.&O. et al. : RRS
35
Balsam, e.g. : FIR
37
Antofagasta de ___, Argentina : LASIERRA
38
Hats from Ecuador : PANAMAS
39
Peak of Tensing's life : EVEREST
40
Having a will : TESTATE
42
Dutch humanist and scholar : ERASMUS
43
Garden hybrid : TEAROSE
44
Fifty-yard dashes, e.g. : SPRINTS
46
Topping for a toff : BOWLER
49
Perlman's tool : BOW
50
Dumfries river : ESK
53
Sash or whip follower : CORD
55
Lean : SLIM
58
John or Jane : DOE
59
Jackie's late mate : ARI
60
Down Under bird : EMU

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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