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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1987

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,569
Across
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Knob on a shield : BOSS
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A jack in euchre : BOWER
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Soothing substance : BALM
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What many states do : ABUT
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Soprano Valkki : ANITA
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Kind of strut on a plane : OLEO
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A Melville captain : RIGA
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Embellishes the ugly : SUGARCOATS
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Busts, e.g. : STATUES
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Be stubborn : PERSIST
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Sow's smallest piglet : RUNT
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Harass : BESET
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Rate for taxes : APPRAISE
28
Starts, at Doral : TEESUP
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Vendue : SALE
33
Brume : MIST
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Member of a Syrian sect : DRUSE
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Old-time actor Erwin : STU
37
Chains : FETTERS
39
Rod : GAT
40
Singer Mann : AIMEE
42
Pochard : SMEE
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Epiphany trio : MAGI
44
Mussulman : MOSLEM
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Hermit : ANCHORET
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Remove property, in law : ELOIN
50
Wyatt, the old-time lawman : EARP
51
Drools : SLAVERS
54
"Great Expectations" woman : ESTELLA
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Sucrose producers : SUGARBEETS
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Land bounded by the Mekong : LAOS
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Choleric : IRATE
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Neb. aborigine : OTOE
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Evenings, in Roma : SERE
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British sand hills : DENES
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Rossini's "La Scala di ___" : SETA
Down
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Candy units : BARS
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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Comfits : SUGARPLUMS
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Height : STATURE
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Normal allotted period for a worker's task : BASETIME
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Burden : ONUS
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Peruke : WIG
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Military storehouse : ETAPE
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Hardest to find : RAREST
10
Enthusiast : BOOSTER
11
Turkish regiment : ALAI
12
"___ go, Mets!" : LETS
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Part of M.V.P. : MOST
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Beliefs : CREEDS
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Actress Merkel : UNA
24
Ring bearer : BESTMAN
25
State in NE India : ASSAM
26
Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
27
Poses : SITS
29
Victorian sweetmeat : SUGARPLATE
30
Custom : USAGE
31
Kind of jury : PETIT
34
Carl Ed's comical hero : TEEN
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Palp : FEELER
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Alcoves : RECESSES
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Hoist : ELEVATE
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Its capital is Cuernavaca : MORELOS
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Grisly : MORBID
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What men doff to Key : HAT
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Its capital is Grenoble : ISERE
51
Sky speedsters : SSTS
52
Use a coachman : LURE
53
"Happy Days . . . " composer : AGER
54
Feminine suffix : ETTE
55
Terhune novel : LOOT
56
On the Laptev : ASEA
58
Suffix with Euclid : EAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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