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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J P Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 56-Down clue, ratios are "3 to 2" and such—analogies are "A is to B as C is to D"; left as in the original.

1
V
2
A
3
L
4
E
5
C
6
H
7
A
8
S
9
E
10
R
11
H
12
A
13
M
14
O
D
E
A
15
H
A
M
I
T
E
16
A
N
O
17
W
I
N
G
18
I
R
E
N
E
S
19
B
O
W
20
S
T
O
L
21
D
E
R
N
22
A
23
B
I
D
E
24
E
25
L
E
M
I
26
F
L
U
T
E
D
27
C
28
H
29
A
F
E
S
30
C
31
H
I
E
F
32
H
E
L
E
N
33
G
A
O
L
34
F
35
E
36
L
37
T
38
E
R
M
A
39
C
A
N
O
E
40
A
M
O
R
41
W
E
S
T
42
A
L
I
T
43
A
L
I
V
E
44
H
45
A
M
A
N
46
E
C
O
L
E
S
47
A
48
T
49
H
E
N
A
50
D
51
E
A
T
H
52
C
H
A
R
T
53
F
I
S
T
54
I
55
B
56
I
57
S
58
R
E
V
59
R
60
E
L
A
T
E
61
D
U
S
K
62
I
R
E
63
I
R
O
N
E
R
64
E
S
T
E
65
D
E
N
66
M
E
E
S
E
S
67
S
H
O
W
© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,471
Across
1
Ave atque ___ : VALE
5
Sub's nemesis : CHASER
11
Gammon, e.g. : HAM
14
Concert halls : ODEA
15
Berber, e.g. : HAMITE
16
It begins with enero : ANO
17
Ell : WING
18
Dalis and Papas : IRENES
19
Weapon propeller for 7 Down : BOW
20
Aircraft type : STOL
21
Actor Bruce : DERN
22
Remain : ABIDE
24
Varnish resin : ELEMI
26
Like some ruches : FLUTED
27
Annoys : CHAFES
30
Sitting Bull, e.g. : CHIEF
32
Wife of Menelaus : HELEN
33
British pen : GAOL
34
Pressed fabric : FELT
38
Bombeck : ERMA
39
Vessel for Hiawatha : CANOE
40
Cupid : AMOR
41
Rebecca or Benjamin : WEST
42
Lodged : ALIT
43
Book by Read : ALIVE
44
Purim villain : HAMAN
46
Schools in Cannes : ECOLES
47
She helped Perseus : ATHENA
50
"___ in the Afternoon": Hemingway : DEATH
52
Statistician's pie ___ : CHART
53
Jewison film : FIST
54
Heron relative : IBIS
58
Accelerate, for short : REV
59
Interact realistically : RELATE
61
Crepuscule : DUSK
62
A Eur. republic : IRE
63
He has pressing problems : IRONER
64
Town SW of Padua : ESTE
65
Phrontistery : DEN
66
Family of an Attorney General : MEESES
67
Display : SHOW
Down
1
Solemn assertions : VOWS
2
Stulm : ADIT
3
Meshed fabric : LENO
4
Item for Geronimo's headdress : EAGLEFEATHER
5
Reproves : CHIDES
6
Where a khanum presides : HAREM
7
Rees and Crees : AMERICANINDIANS
8
Ireland's ___ Fein : SINN
9
Nice season : ETE
10
Used-car deal : RESALE
11
Custom : HABIT
12
Battery part : ANODE
13
Did the lawn : MOWED
23
Tepee walls : BUFFALOHIDES
25
Actor Cariou : LEN
26
Do an office job : FILE
27
Masticate : CHEW
28
Now partner : HERE
29
Baksheesh : ALMS
31
Strigine sound : HOOT
33
Festive : GALA
35
___ von Skoda, Czech industrialist : EMIL
36
Mezzo-soprano Shirley : LOVE
37
___ bien! : TRES
39
___ fox of S Africa : CAMA
43
Function : ACT
45
Former Irish county : ANTRIM
46
Lotophagi, e.g. : EATERS
47
Sarcastic : ACRID
48
Voila! : THERE
49
Refuge : HAVEN
51
Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
53
Arctic Ocean sight : FLOE
55
Mondale's successor : BUSH
56
Ratio words : ISTO
57
Bias : SKEW
60
Palindromic word : ERE

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

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