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New York Times, Friday, January 16, 1987

Author:
R. S. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,583

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Across
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Cottonwood : ALAMO
6
Produced and deposited, as an egg : LAID
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Flatfish : SOLE
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Khartoum is its capital : SUDAN
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Mrs. Stengel : EDNA
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Verve : ELAN
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River to the Columbia : SNAKE
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Affirm : AVER
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Sell : VEND
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Subdued : TAMED
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"___, and pursue it": Psalm 34:14 : SEEKPEACE
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Doll type : PAPER
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Merited : EARNED
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Cheap whisky : REDEYE
29
Classify : SORT
31
A Met score : ARIA
32
Flush : EVEN
34
Burst of activity : SPASM
39
Symbol of flatness : PANCAKE
41
Outfit for a neonate : LAYETTE
43
Awry : ASKEW
44
Terrier : SKYE
46
Comic King : ALAN
47
"Vissi d'___," Puccini air : ARTE
49
Narrate : RECITE
51
Stern man in a shell : STROKE
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School for Pierre : ECOLE
57
Calumet : PEACEPIPE
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Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
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River in N. Ireland : ERNE
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Wodan, to a Viking : ODIN
65
Soft, to Solti : PIANO
66
Locale : AREA
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Schism : RENT
68
Irish patriot : EMMET
69
Sharp : KEEN
70
Curlicues, in writing : TAGS
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Poet Lizette ___ : REESE
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V.I.P.'s helper : ASST
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Hawaiian foreman : LUNA
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Thackeray name : MAKEPEACE
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"___ at a Time," TV sitcom : ONEDAY
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Realty document : LEASE
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Opposed : ADVERSE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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"Now is come a ___ day": Shelley : DARKER
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Cut : SEVER
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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Kind of corporal : LANCE
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Over : ENDED
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Fall guy : PATSY
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Coup d'oeil's cousin : PEEK
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Time periods : ERAS
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Beanie : DINK
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"It's ___ Love," Beatles song : ONLY
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Tattersall garment : VEST
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Halcyon period : PEACETIME
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"Volsunga Saga" monarch : ATLI
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R.b.i. is one : STAT
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Word on a wall : MENE
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Vigilant : AWAKE
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Space preceder : AERO
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Custody : KEEPING
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On-dit : REPORT
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Runaway : ELOPER
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Verbalize : SPEAK
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Pomme de ___ : TERRE
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Rajah's spouse : RANEE
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Singer Billy ___ : OCEAN
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Small change : CENTS
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Conceit : IDEA
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Harness part : HAME
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Sound of the surf : ROTE

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