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New York Times, Thursday, January 29, 1987

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,596
Across
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Trevino, Watson et al. : PROS
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Wading bird : STILT
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Sunday event for some : MASS
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Baseball's Big or Little Poison : WANER
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Writer Wiesel : ELIE
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Via's kin : ITER
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Get on a soapbox : ORATE
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Certain facts : DATA
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Tell it as it is : LAYITONTHELINE
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Bean and Welles : ORSONS
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Medical suffix : EMIA
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Rock star : STING
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Moss Hart autobiography : ACTONE
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Short haircut : BOB
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Part of 45 Across : EISENHOWER
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___ apple : ADAMS
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Mongrel : CUR
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Brought to bay : TREED
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"It's Too Late" singing star : CAROLEKING
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White House monogram : DDE
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Certain laughers : HYENAS
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Numeric prefix : OCTA
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Eats away : ERODES
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Treat : PICKUPTHECHECK
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Unruffled : COOL
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Island in the Firth of Clyde : ARRAN
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Porridge pot : OLLA
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"Battle Hymn . . . " composer : HOWE
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Della from Detroit : REESE
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Maine, e.g., to Pierre : ETAT
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Word of regret : ALAS
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Seaport in S Sweden : YSTAD
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Blind follower : DATE
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Van Dine's Vance : PHILO
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Do a new paving job : RETAR
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Carries out : OBEYS
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Comics like Chaplin : SERIOS
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Actress Kurtz : SWOOSIE
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Mountain lake : TARN
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___ the beginning : INAT
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Surgeon of a kind : TREEMAN
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Intercessor : MEDIATOR
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Pres. Arthur's middle name : ALAN
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Place : SITE
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Coral or Red : SEA
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Blaster's material : TNT
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Illumination, in Bonn : LICHT
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Sleuth Carter : NICK
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Astronaut's garment : GSUIT
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Was indebted : OWED
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Poverty : NEED
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Ground, in Berlin : ERDE
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One of the B's : BACH
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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Uncovered : BARE
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Cube inventor Rubik : ERNO
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Glasses not worn by the masses : MONOCLES
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Not taut : SLACK
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Sea arm : ESTUARY
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Made verdant : GREENED
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Emulated Santa : HOHOED
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After, in Arles : APRES
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Fourth Greek letter : DELTA
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Ostentatious display : ECLAT
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Ape Hans Brinker : SKATE
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Anagram for loop : POOL
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Hawkeye State : IOWA
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Waste allowance : TRET
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"Every cloud ___ silver . . . " : HASA
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Half of a dance : CHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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