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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 1986

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 7-Down clue, technically magnetos produce AC, and dynamos produce DC; left as in the original. Regarding the 27-Down clue, the actual title is "Nobody Else But Me"; left as in the original.

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P
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A
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D
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E
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D
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M
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A
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H
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L
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R
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G
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G
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M
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S
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O
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C
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D
O
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O
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C
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E
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S
N
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L
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C
O
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N
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T
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S
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S
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N
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R
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T
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O
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G
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C
O
M
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P
O
S
E
R
S
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P
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L
A
N
N
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R
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M
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P
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S
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C
R
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V
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R
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S
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M
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A
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L
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A
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L
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N
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U
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P
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D
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E
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L
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B
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C
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T
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P
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C
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C
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T
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H
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,472
Across
1
Cushiony : PADDED
7
Austrian famed for 10 symphonies : MAHLER
13
Emulate Jacqueline Cochran : AVIATE
14
Fertile : ARABLE
15
Strident : GRATING
16
A law follows his name : GRESHAM
18
Burmese native : AOR
19
___ Gulf, Aegean Sea inlet : SARONIC
21
Blather : ADO
22
Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
24
"___ Tu," 1932 pop song : ERES
25
Crop : SNIP
26
Assignment for élèves : LECON
28
Sup : EAT
29
O'Casey and O'Faoláin : SEANS
30
Caballero's title : SENOR
32
Hirt's activity : TOOTING
34
Kodaly, Lully et al. : COMPOSERS
36
Projector : PLANNER
38
Storms : RAMPS
41
Beg : CRAVE
42
Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
44
Actress Toren : MARTA
46
Have a setback : LOSE
47
Maintain : AVOW
48
"A Passage to India" director : LEAN
49
Western lizard : UTA
50
Chair : PRESIDE
53
Illuminated : LIT
54
Type of neckerchief : BELCHER
56
Set of kettledrums : TIMPANI
58
French revolutionist : CLOOTS
59
Invent : CREATE
60
Exam taker : TESTEE
61
D.D.E. Sec. of State : HERTER
Down
1
Conditional releases : PAROLES
2
Cupidity : AVARICE
3
Morse-code word : DIT
4
Footpace : DAIS
5
A suburb of Pittsburgh : ETNA
6
Unit of longitude : DEGREE
7
Certain dynamos : MAGNETOS
8
Doric column ridge : ARRIS
9
Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
10
Wgts. : LBS
11
Biblical warrior : ELHANAN
12
Interpretation : READING
15
Newgate, for one : GAOL
17
Tangled tresses : MOPS
20
Some Handel opera : ORATORIOS
23
The vault of the sky : CONCAVE
25
Of earthquakes : SEISMAL
27
Kern's "___ But Me" : NOONE
29
Winning coach: 1970 Super Bowl : STRAM
31
G.R.F.'s predecessor : RMN
33
Done, to Donne : OER
35
Contrary : PERVERSE
36
Shield : PROTECT
37
Duesenberg contemporary : LASALLE
39
Ecclesiastical luminary : PRELATE
40
He dyes for a living : STAINER
41
Billy : CLUB
43
End of a cow's tail : SWITCH
45
Prefix for matter : ANTI
47
Valor; virtue : ARETE
50
Unit of illumination : PHOT
51
Tragic : DIRE
52
Cuchulain's wife : EMER
55
Romaine : COS
57
Timely : PAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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