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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

STATING THE CAPITALS

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1987

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,774
Across Down
1. Law's partner : ORDER
6. Midnight and Kangaroo: Abbr. : CPTS
10. Masticate : CHEW
14. Gather : AMASS
19. Reagan's Attorney General : MEESE
20. Hawaiian island : OAHU
21. You may dig this : HOLE
22. Wine grape : PINOT
23. CORNHUSKER PRESIDENT : ABRAHAMNEBRASKA
26. Up : ASTIR
27. Edge : HEM
28. Part of a well-known palindrome : EREI
29. Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
31. Like a certain thumb : SORE
32. HEART OF DIXIE ACTOR : ALABAMACLIFT
36. Ancient Romans' neighbors : SABINES
38. Beats for P.O. couriers : RTES
39. Les Nations ___ : UNIES
41. Overtakes : PASSES
42. Grants, as territory : CEDES
45. Press : IRON
46. ___ rod (a molding) : AARONS
49. Scent : ODOR
50. MOUNTAIN DANCE : THEWESTVIRGINIA
55. Cruise port : RIO
56. Matches up : PAIRS
58. Tender cut of meat : LOIN
59. Survey : POLL
60. Lie, in court : PERJURE
62. Now, in Nicaragua : AHORA
64. Gave a talk : SPOKE
65. TREASURE COSMETICIAN : MONTANARUBINSTEIN
70. Webster and Berry : NOAHS
72. Certain arches : OGEES
73. Frankenstein creation : MONSTER
76. Envelope wd. : ATTN
77. British carbine : STEN
78. Alter : AMEND
80. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
81. BADGER STREET : WISCONSINAVENUE
86. Arabian port : ADEN
87. Far East : ORIENT
88. "___ to laugh": Pinero : ITIS
89. Exhausted : SPENT
90. "___ 17" : STALAG
93. Former Egyptian president : SADAT
95. Rose or Rozelle : PETE
97. Seasonal singer : CAROLER
99. FIRST FISH DISH : DELAWARESOLE
104. Sharif or Bradley : OMAR
105. Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
108. Key : ISLE
109. Coach Landry : TOM
110. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
112. BUCKEYE EXPLORER : CHRISTOPHEROHIO
116. Kind of wind : TRADE
117. No, in Nürnberg : KEIN
118. Conceit : IDEA
119. Turn inside out : EVERT
120. " . . . ___ a tuffet" : SATON
121. Vocalized : SANG
122. Military meal : MESS
123. Street show : RAREE
1. Siouan Indian : OMAHA
2. Wat Tyler was one : REBEL
3. Skin layer : DERMA
4. That: Sp. fem. : ESA
5. Prepares leftovers : REHEATS
6. "___ you are!" : COMEAS
7. Lose one's cool : PANIC
8. Genuine article : THE
9. Fill-in : SUB
10. Pure : CHASTE
11. Army : HOST
12. Actress Sommer : ELKE
13. Erodes : WEARS
14. Newspaper org. : APA
15. MAGNOLIA MICHAEL AND FAMILY : MISSISSIPPIS
16. Chekhov and Bruckner : ANTONS
17. Evening event : SOIREE
18. Ictus : STRESS
24. Poilu's weapon : ARME
25. Process, as sugar : REFINE
30. Flavor producer : SAPOR
33. Rabbit or Fox : BRER
34. Entices : LURES
35. "___ pronounce you . . . " : INOW
37. Report of a sort : BANG
40. Enlightenment, to Zen Buddhists : SATORI
42. I.T.T. or A.T.&T. : CORP
43. Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
44. Cellar-dwellers : DOORMATS
45. Her, in Hamburg : IHR
47. Of birds : AVIAN
48. Old Japanese coin : RIN
50. " . . . ___ Yellow Ribbon . . . " : TIEA
51. Uncouth ones : SLOBS
52. Midday : NOONTIDE
53. Kind : ILK
54. Item stored in a buttery : ALE
56. Cerf specialties : PUNS
57. Bonsai, for one : ART
61. CENTENNIAL SINGER : JOHNCOLORADO
62. The Summit, in Houston : ARENA
63. Color : HUE
64. Dispatch : SEND
66. "Tell it ___ Gath" : NOTIN
67. Insurance men : AGENTS
68. Hook's henchman : SMEE
69. Freight weight : TON
70. Cowboy's refusal : NAW
71. Early Brazilian people : OTI
74. Odd opposite : EVEN
75. Let : RENT
77. Tor.-to-N.Y. dir. : SSE
78. Loos or Colby : ANITA
79. Followers of lambdas : MUS
82. Actinal : ORAL
83. Actor Bruce: 1895-1953 : NIGEL
84. Certain tapes, colloquially : VIDEOS
85. Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
86. Pongids : APES
89. Con man's accomplice : STEERER
90. George C. and Randolph : SCOTTS
91. Ballerina Geva : TAMARA
92. Ancient Armenia : ARARAT
94. Sum problem? : ADDING
95. Former Turkish titles : PASHAS
96. Film director Kenton : ERLE
98. Draws off wine : RACKS
100. Uses a towel : WIPES
101. Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
102. French coal area : LOIRE
103. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
106. Cronos's wife : RHEA
107. Hibernia : ERIN
111. Cambodian coin : SEN
113. Comedian Conway : TIM
114. Parabasis : ODE
115. Macrogametes : OVA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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