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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1987

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,580
Across
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Unskilled persons : DUBS
5
Comic Wilson : FLIP
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Havana, e.g. : CIGAR
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"L'___, c'est moi": Louis XIV : ETAT
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Sardinian coins : LIRE
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Worship : ADORE
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Provender : FARE
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Austen novel : EMMA
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For rent : TOLET
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Snoopy's aerial adversary : THEREDBARON
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"___ Kapital": Marx : DAS
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Work unit : ERG
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One-man boat : SKIFF
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Pleasure-loving : HEDONIC
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Tape or wire joining : SPLICE
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Former hockey All Star : ORR
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Kind of owl : SNOWY
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TV's ___ Wences : SENOR
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Longest sentence : LIFE
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Understanding of : GRASP
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Moves quickly : SCUDS
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Textile workers : DYERS
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Purpose : END
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Mexican dish : TAMALE
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Football play : REVERSE
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Arabian princes : AMIRS
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He treats pets : VET
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Swindle : CON
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Peter Pan's adversary : CAPTAINHOOK
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Word of surrender : UNCLE
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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"Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Monk's quarters : CELL
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Prepare (fowl) for roasting : TRUSS
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Receives socially : SEES
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Daytime TV feature : SOAP
Down
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Adroit : DEFT
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The former Deseret, to an extent : UTAH
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Just sufficient : BARE
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Kind of record : STEREO
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Reaching maturity : FLEDGING
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Branch : LIMB
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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Boscs : PEARS
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Herbal plants : CATNIPS
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Nuptials response : IDO
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An 007 adversary : GOLDFINGER
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Sector : AREA
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Softens by soaking : RETS
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Kin of fulmars : ERNS
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Gives approval to : OKS
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Kind of collar : FLEA
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Composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Sax Rohmer arch villain : DRFUMANCHU
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Firewood measure : CORD
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Creates : COINS
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Eat away : ERODE
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Minor street : WAY
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Hard, yellow cheese : EDAM
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Prior : PREVIOUS
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Kitchen gadgets : SLICERS
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Swedish explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Distinctive time period : ERA
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Rules of conduct : ETHICS
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Petty quarrels : SPATS
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Ism : CULT
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Rare person : ONER
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Adjust exactly : TRUE
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Ersatz butter : OLEO
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Spanish cooking pot : OLLA
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Seaweed : KELP
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___ Vegas : LAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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