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Patterson Pepple
Patterson Pepple

New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 1987

Author:
Patterson Pepple
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,581
Across
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Davis or Midler : BETTE
6
Gaiter of sorts : SPAT
10
Sea captain's council : MAST
14
Cattaraugus Co. city : OLEAN
15
Perry's creator : ERLE
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Glee-club member : ALTO
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N.D. city : MINOT
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Access or egress : DOOR
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News bit : ITEM
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Night spot for a tot : BASSINETTE
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Conserve : SAVE
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Kind of package : CARE
24
Morel's seeds : SPORES
26
Fatalist's concern : KISMET
30
Corn or wheat : GRAIN
32
Hawkeye State : IOWA
33
Suit to ___ : ATEE
35
___ femme (this woman): Fr. : CETTE
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Surprise : STARTLE
41
Soapbox output : ORATION
43
Learned man, in Madrid : SABIO
44
Being, to a philosopher : ESSE
46
Poi ingredient : TARO
47
Express a view : OPINE
49
Masters' musts : THESES
51
Filet ___ : MIGNON
54
Height: Comb. form : ACRO
56
Laver rival : ASHE
57
Darkened outline : SILHOUETTE
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Whodunit feature : PLOT
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Pakistan's locale : ASIA
65
Belle or Ringo : STARR
66
For fear that : LEST
67
Strip lighting : NEON
68
Swiss mathematician: 1707-83 : EULER
69
Theme of this puzzle : ETTE
70
Aquatic eagles : ERNS
71
Tecs : DICKS
Down
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Broadway loser : BOMB
2
A literary pseudonym : ELIA
3
Wallet fillers : TENS
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N.M. resort town : TAOS
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Bait the hook : ENTICE
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Patron's beneficiary : PROTEGE
8
"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Spanish nun who became a saint : TERESA
10
Small house : MAISONETTE
11
Churchly cynosure : ALTAR
12
Allen or Brodie : STEVE
13
Weighty volumes : TOMES
21
Brazilian port : NATAL
25
Typewriter type : PICA
26
Popular rock group : KISS
27
Theta follower : IOTA
28
Deck mop : SWAB
29
Tony Sarg creation : MARIONETTE
31
Vintage autos : REOS
34
Ten and: Suffix : TEEN
36
Juan's mother's sisters : TIAS
37
Ripped : TORE
38
Cabell of baseball : ENOS
40
Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
42
Spacecraft "brake" : RETRO
45
Otarioid : SEALION
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Irrational : INSANE
50
Quartered : HOUSED
51
Symbolic Canadian leaf : MAPLE
52
Key or cay : ISLET
53
Scrooge's visitor : GHOST
55
Sleuth Charlie and No. 1 son : CHANS
58
Elbe feeder : ISER
59
Needle case : ETUI
60
Dusting powder : TALC
61
Laborious journey : TREK
62
Transgresses : ERRS

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

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