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New York Times, Wednesday, January 21, 1987

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,588

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Across
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Sparkled : GLINTED
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"The ___ Always Rings Twice": Cain : POSTMAN
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Federal ___ Bank : RESERVE
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So-so : AVERAGE
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Part of a monogram : INITIAL
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Withdraws : RETIRES
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A.M.A. members : MDS
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Letter ending : ASEVER
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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Arabic word for hill : TEL
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Part of a Hope-Crosby film title : ROAD
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Sell : VEND
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Fireplace residue : ASHES
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___ State (New York) : EMPIRE
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Exciting flavor : TANG
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Islet : AIT
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Fruitful : FERTILE
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Medley : MELANGE
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Conceit : EGO
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Org. : SYST
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Sex : GENDER
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Gamut : RANGE
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Show's companion : TELL
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Phoenician seaport : TYRE
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"Born in the ___" : USA
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Forays : RAIDS
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Laugh-getters : GAGS
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Surrey topping : FRINGE
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D–H connection : EFG
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Stir : AGITATE
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Basic : CENTRAL
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Akin : RELATED
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Trap : ENSNARE
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Silk hats : BEAVERS
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Texan's hat : STETSON
Down
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Forbidding : GRIM
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Give temporarily : LEND
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Osiris's sister : ISIS
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Bottom line : NET
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Test : TRIAL
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With equivocation : EVASIVELY
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Erase : DELETE
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Peel : PARE
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Open : OVERT
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Defeat a bridge contract : SET
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Bird songs : TRILLS
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Stable mate : MARE
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Eons : AGES
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Aerie, e.g. : NEST
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Air hole : VENT
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Prepare for publication : EDIT
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Golf thrill : EAGLE
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Allude (to) : REFER
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Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
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Bib's cousin : APRON
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Weir : DAM
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Close by : HANDY
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"The ___ Sanction": Trevanian : EIGER
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Stands up : RISES
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Careless : NEGLIGENT
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Superlative ending : EST
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Leaf cutters : ANTS
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Composer Mahler : GUSTAV
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Jousters' weapons : LANCES
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Later : AFTER
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Thick : DENSE
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Attire : GARB
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Author James ___ : AGEE
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River or monster : GILA
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Beatty film : REDS
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Times : ERAS
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Gambling game : FARO
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Valley : GLEN
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Dined : ATE
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Explosive : TNT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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