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New York Times, Tuesday, January 20, 1987

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Transports : SHIPS
6
Noted dieter James ___ : COCO
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Grouper : MERO
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Slangily licit : LEGIT
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Queued up : AROW
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Cay : ILOT
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Contest scene : ARENA
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Steeple swinger : BELL
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Italian coin : LIRA
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Grinder of a sort : WATERMILL
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Change : ALTER
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Laurel or Smith : STAN
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Method of transmutation : ALCHEMY
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Caledonian cap : TAM
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
30
Bye-bye : TATA
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Gift to influence : BRIBE
33
Came on like Casanova : ROMANCED
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Karenina or Christie : ANNA
38
German novelist: 1837-98 : EBERS
40
Peace advocate : DOVE
41
Mexican livestock-farm owner : RANCHERO
43
Savory jelly : ASPIC
44
Metric measure, for short : KILO
45
Actor Chaney : LON
47
Certain club member : ELK
48
Last at Belmont Park : SLOWEST
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Soft drinks : COLAS
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Returns, in a way : HANDSBACK
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Mine access : ADIT
60
Flex : BEND
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Ingested : EATEN
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Place for an élève : ECOLE
65
River to the North Sea : YSER
66
Org. : ASSN
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Alighieri : DANTE
Down
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Chopped cabbage : SLAW
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Olympus dweller : HERA
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"___ a Kick . . . " : IGET
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Aches : PINES
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Shock : STARTLE
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Staterooms : CABINS
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Compiler : COLLATOR
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Screech or hoot follower : OWL
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Foundry workers : MILLHANDS
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Finest : ELITE
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Has permission : MAY
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Minutes of a meeting : ACTA
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Hoods' flights : LAMS
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Skier's lift : TBAR
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Writer Bontemps : ARNA
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Gopher State: Abbr. : MINN
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Retreat from a stand taken : BACKWATER
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Antique auto : REO
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Deal with trouble : COPE
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Wicked : EVIL
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Array : DECK
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Sniggler's prey : EELS
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Arness and Graves, e.g. : BROTHERS
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Scurries : HIES
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Fragrant ovule : ANISEED
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Thespian Hal : LINDEN
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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Hair-raising : SCARY
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Mineral veins : LODES
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Oil source : OLIVE
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Manila hemp : ABACA
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Soldier and carpenter : ANTS
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Prehistoric stone implement : CELT
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Genu : KNEE
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Whiffenpoof cry : BAA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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