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New York Times, Monday, January 26, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,593

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Across
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Caesar or Waldorf : SALAD
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Molten rock in the earth : MAGMA
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Boone or Nixon : PAT
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Opera part : SCENA
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Register : ENROL
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Ratite bird : EMU
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Film in which Paul Newman played a detective : THEDROWNINGPOOL
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What Othello did to Desdemona : STRANGLED
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Part of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Actress Lombard : CAROLE
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Film with Newman as lawyer, with "The" : VERDICT
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Unique persons : ONERS
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Reo or Essex : CAR
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Greenland air base : THULE
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Snug : COSY
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Policeman, to a hood : COP
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Scent : AROMA
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Lone Ranger's aide : TONTO
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Film with Newman as pool shark, with "The" : HUSTLER
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Unfasten : LOOSEN
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Kind : ILK
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Casino token : CHIP
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Magna cum ___ : LAUDE
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"'Mid ___ and palaces ... ": Payne : PLEASURES
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Film in which Newman gets revenge : ABSENCEOFMALICE
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Digit : TOE
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Large animal : BEAST
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Metal mass : INGOT
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Newman western : HUD
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Symbols of bondage : YOKES
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Bank offerings : LOANS
Down
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Concordes, e.g. : SSTS
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Eight, in Essen : ACHT
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Salacious look : LEER
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Forever ___ day : ANDA
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Weedy rye grasses : DARNELS
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Whimpers : MEWLS
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Year, in Annecy : ANNEE
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Grating : GRID
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"Hiroshima ___ Amour" : MON
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North African port : ALGIERS
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Oaxaca laborer : PEON
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Mine, in Amiens : AMOI
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City near Tolstoy's home : TULA
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Folklore monster : OGRE
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Walden, e.g. : POND
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___-majesté : LESE
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Rockne was one : COACH
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Pear type : ANJOU
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Harvests : REAPS
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Hockey great : ORR
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Soft palates : VELA
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Sacred pictures : ICONS
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Hindu group : CASTE
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Test, as a garment : TRYON
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Son of Odin : THOR
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Daiquiri base : RUM
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Migration : TREK
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Bill's partner : COO
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High Commissioner for Egypt: 1919-25 : ALLENBY
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Square-rigger feature : TOPSAIL
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Companion of time : TIDE
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Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Near : CLOSE
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Weighs : HEFTS
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Lattice part : LATH
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"___ Ben Adhem": Hunt : ABOU
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Employed : USED
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Pikes ___ : PEAK
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Of an armbone: Comb. form : ULNO
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Latvian port : RIGA
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Coll. course : ECON
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Gels : SETS
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Co. head : CEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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