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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 1986

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K P Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 55-Across clue, the actual title is "Old Folks at Home"—the song mangles the words, with the "Suwannee River" as "Swanee Ribber"; left as in the original.

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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,474
Across
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Grand ___ (bridge term) : SLAM
5
Restrict : STINT
10
Skeleton part : BONE
14
Hawaiian dance : HULA
15
Cryptographer : CODER
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In a line : AROW
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Secondhand : USED
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Padres or Pirates : NINE
20
Gershwin favorite: 1924 : THEMANILOVE
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" . . . thy warfare ___": Scott : OER
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Deed : ACT
25
Happenings : EVENTS
27
Sammartino or Skoggard : BRUNO
30
Challenges : DARES
32
Chalice veil : AER
33
Oarsmen : ROWERS
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Acknowledge : AVOW
40
Cole Porter hit: 1935 : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
43
Arabian gulf : ADEN
44
Saharan rock area : HAMADA
45
Wine cask : TUN
46
Eats limited food : DIETS
48
Four-footed mammal : BEAST
50
Shooting star : METEOR
53
Tues. preceder : MON
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"All The Things You ___": 1939 Kern hit : ARE
55
Stephen Foster's masterpiece: 1851 : SWANEERIVER
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Prepares leather : TANS
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Sluggish : INERT
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Strong wind : GALE
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Woman's long scarf : STOLE
68
Fail to hit a target : MISS
69
A cervid : DEER
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Domestic slaves of yore : ESNES
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Med. school subj. : ANAT
Down
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Closed : SHUT
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Luxuriant : LUSH
3
Toward shelter : ALEE
4
Lunatic : MADMAN
5
Meager : SCANT
6
Convex moldings : TORI
7
False god : IDOL
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Verne character : NEMO
9
Went across : TRAVERSED
10
Prohibit : BAN
11
Mythical hunter : ORION
12
Combination of nine voices : NONET
13
Water pitchers : EWERS
21
Fruit of an oak : ACORN
22
First woman : EVE
26
Jacob's twin : ESAU
27
Polish cake : BABA
28
Clarinet part : REED
29
Exhort : URGE
30
Judges : DEEMS
31
Turkish carriage : ARBA
34
Differently : OTHERWISE
35
Which thing : WHAT
37
Life, in Italy : VITA
38
Burden of proof : ONUS
39
Departed : WENT
41
India, to René : INDE
42
Eva or Zsa Zsa : GABOR
47
Large hawks : IOS
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Baffling matter : ENIGMA
50
Paired : MATED
51
Expunge : ERASE
52
Taut : TENSE
53
Allots : METES
56
Hill dwellers : ANTS
57
Cousin of argon : NEON
58
Writer Gardner : ERLE
59
Conceited : VAIN
60
Famed lioness : ELSA
61
Remainder : REST
63
Homily: Abbr. : SER

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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