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New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1987

Author:
Derrick C. Niederman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 597 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Derrick C. Niederman has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,578
Across
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Griddle offering : HOTCAKE
8
Black-tie accessory : STUD
12
Military advance : ANABASIS
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Crane : ICHABOD
21
Egg on : URGE
22
Fragrant : REDOLENT
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Yell about owning beard softener : SHAVINGCREAM
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Meat found in dessert at shore outing : CLAMBAKE
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Spread seeds : SOWED
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Chinese official's office : YAMEN
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Degrees of merit : CALIBERS
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Aboriginal Chinese people : MEO
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Pierced repeatedly : RIDDLED
33
Ukr. is one : SSR
34
Humiliate : EMBARRASS
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Top-notch : AONE
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Sun ___ of China : YATSEN
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Legal right : LIEN
44
Fugard's "A Lesson from ___" : ALOES
46
Play quoits : TOSS
48
Rock elm : WAHOO
49
Compass pt. : SSW
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Outside range, sandwich is least tasty : BLANDEST
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Finished : ATANEND
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Suffix for certain acids : OLIC
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Noah's units : TWOS
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Myrna : LOY
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___ Tinto, city in Brazil : RIO
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Slothlike : LAZY
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Nastase : ILIE
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Macadamize : PAVE
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Spanish landladies : AMAS
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Wireless : RADIO
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Plates are reordered anew in shop : STONEWARE
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Whittle down : PLANE
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Same, to Seneca : IDEM
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Brother of Moon Mullins : KAYO
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Orch. section : PERC
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Have a gabfest : CHIN
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Military decoration : BAR
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Tailor's goal : FIT
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Comportment : MIEN
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Storied upset runner : HARE
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Many lbs. : TNS
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Litheness : AGILITY
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Bird takes family inside to make a coat : MACKINAW
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Becker boomer : ACE
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Flaxen fabric : LINEN
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___ Shah Pahlevi : REZA
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___ rye (deli order) : HAMON
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Corrode : GNAW
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Tenets : DOGMAS
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Wooden blocks : NOGS
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Aleksandropol, today : LENINAKAN
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Tor. locale : ONT
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Holdup man : FOOTPAD
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Have the flu : AIL
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Guinevere's lover : LANCELOT
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Astronaut's milieu : ETHER
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Michael Jordan, for one : CAGER
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Storekeeper is one who complains about hit movie : RETAILER
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Search results when certain barbarian breaks up treat : TREASUREHUNT
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Widespread : EPIDEMIC
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Austrian title : HERR
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Church discipline : PENANCE
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Red leader : PETEROSE
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MI : IOOI
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Fund-raisers' rewards : PLEDGES
Down
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Kettle emission : HISS
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Dos x cuatro : OCHO
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January warm spell : THAW
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B.C., e.g. : CAVEMAN
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Resident : ABIDER
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Part of a Heyerdahl craft's name : KON
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Up-tight : EDGY
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Conjectured : SURMISED
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Wooded : TREED
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Kampala is its capital : UGANDA
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L.B.J. was one : DEM
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Pinball sites : ARCADES
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Mistress Quickly : NELL
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Fresh as ___ : ADAISY
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War cry spotted in Indian city : BOMBSAWAY
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Canadian Ladd Parks inside : ALBERTAN
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Scorch : SEAR
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Puts into law : INKS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Child in auto-Mobile gets capital : CARSONCITY
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Recent: Comb. form : CENO
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How some exams are given : ORALLY
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Bingo relative : LOTTO
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One of the pride of Joy : ELSA
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Fan : MISS
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Existing around author is confusing : BEWILDERING
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Smelled Woody inside armored vehicle : SHERMANTANK
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Eternal : EONIAN
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Knobby : NODOSE
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Recessed : SETIN
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Ointment : SALVE
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Galoot's cousin : BOZO
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Popeye's kid could cry in the ocean : SWEEPEA
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Dactyl or hallux : TOE
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Bandy words : SPAR
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Archery requisite : AIM
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Impend : LOOM
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Greek war god chimed in : ARCHIMEDES
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He was a thriller in Manila : ALI
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Coarse : RIBALD
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Ballet duet : ADAGIO
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Bacchus attendant : SATYR
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Strumpet : WENCH
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Sigh sound : PHEW
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Little fox : KIT
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Skulls : CRANIA
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Tycoon found in more lavish surroundings : FINANCIER
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Soon : ANON
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Sponsor of a court tourn. : NCAA
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Like a baseball's seams : SEWN
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Drink made from simple organism, in general : LEMONADE
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Bushman's milieu : KALAHARI
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Put teeth in a law : ENFORCE
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Suit type : ZOOT
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Grail retriever : GALAHAD
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Sailor's guide : STELMO
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Hi-fi must : STEREO
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Christian creed : NICENE
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Wing: Comb. form : PTERO
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Saber más que ___ (to be wide-awake) : LEPE
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Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
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Floral wreaths : LEIS
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Adolph of coaching fame : RUPP
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___-ho : GUNG
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Suffix with defer : ENCE
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1 and 66, e.g. : RTES
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Fabric for ties : REP
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Sulfurous: Comb. form : THI
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Epis., e.g. : REL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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