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Jim Page
Jim Page

CONCISE CRITIQUES

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1987

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,571
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Figaro, e.g. : BARBER
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Supple : LITHE
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Network initials : CBS
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An S.S.R. : RUS
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Refrigerant : ETHANE
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Fauntleroy : ERROL
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Sensory organ : PALP
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Choose : OPT
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"The Maine Woods" : THOREAUGOING
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Ecol. or anat. : SCI
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Big tops : TENTS
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Sunbathing goals : TANS
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"Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp" : STOWEICAL
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Wave on a mer : ONDE
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Glut : SATE
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Crook's caper : HEIST
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Brooder's perch : ROOST
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Frightened horse : REARER
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Roving : ERRANT
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Uprights : SPINETS
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Cpl.'s boss : SGT
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"Das Rheingold" role : ERDA
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Panay people : ATI
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Like a cat of the 40's : HEP
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Kiln : OAST
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Song and pun followers : STERS
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Makes a précis of : RECAPS
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An oleoresin : ELEMI
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Having a gloriole : HALOED
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Pay close attention : HEED
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___ Aviv : TEL
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First Egyptian king : MENES
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Bitter : ACERB
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Part of E.E.C. : EUR
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Ski resort in Utah : ALTA
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"Olympia" artist : MANET
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"Metaphysics of Morals" : KANTRIVED
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Brooklyn institute : PRATT
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Claire and Balin : INAS
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Author Hecht : BEN
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January, in Cádiz : ENERO
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A Hall of fame : ANNIE
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"___ that I loved Caesar less . . . ": Shak. : NOT
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Cantrell from Sydney : LANA
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Spat : GAITER
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Luggage lugger : TOTER
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Jackets once worn by seamen : GREGOS
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Soviet missiles : SARKS
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Ball escort, e.g. : DATE
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"___ Amatoria," Ovid work : ARS
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Have creditors : OWE
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Diamond from Brooklyn : NEIL
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Speech pauses : ERS
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Stat producers : COPIERS
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Gloss : VENEER
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Old Turkish coins : ASPERS
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"The cowl does not make ___" : AMONK
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J. R. : EWING
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Actress Gwyn : NELL
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Sign, in a way: Abbr. : INIT
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"As It Was" : LODGEICAL
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Play part : ACTI
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Garden pest : SCALE
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Antiquity, to Poe : ELD
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Royal house: 1461-85 : YORK
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"Three Comrades" : REMARQUEABLE
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S.D. governor: 1965-69 : BOE
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Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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The ___, Steele periodical : TATLER
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L.I., e.g. : SND
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Gram. case : DAT
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What glaziers take with their work : PANES
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Grani and Bayard : STEEDS
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Roulette player, e.g. : BETTOR
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Pallas ___ : ATHENE
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Fleming of films : RHONDA
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Swaps goods : BARTERS
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Memorable American caricaturist : REA
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Emissary : LEGATE
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He has pressing problems : IRONER
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Baseball's Speaker : TRIS
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Dearie kin : HON
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Taina ___, Finnish actress : ELG
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John and Sebastian : CABOTS
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Trumpeted : BLEW
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"Spandau: The Secret Diaries" : SPEERITED
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Gat : ROSCOE
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Ventilating shaft in a mine : UPCAST
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Long-legged birds : STILTS
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Foxboro pros, for short : PATS
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Hagen from Gottingen : UTA
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Hindu's stringed instrument : SITAR
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Kind of column : IONIC
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Sp. miss : SRTA
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"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" : HARTEBREAKING
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Over, as an oater : ENDED
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He has I trouble : EGOIST
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Saint-Tropez, e.g. : RESORT
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Kitchen device : PARER
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Working on a jumper : HEMMING
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Mother of Richard the Lion-Hearted : ELEANOR
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Winged : PENNATE
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Upset : SHAKEN
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Widespread S.A. people : TACANAS
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Deviated from a course : SHEERED
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Home of the Falcons : ATLANTA
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More insignificant : PETTIER
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Roofers or critics : SLATERS
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Noted photographic authority : MEES
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Nimoy, to friends : LEN
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Author Welty : EUDORA
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Isolate, old style : INISLE
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Examine carefully : VET
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Bath dads : PATERS
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More ignoble : BASER
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"Stieglitz: A Memoir-Biography" : LOWEKEYED
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Unschooled : GREEN
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Auctioneer's call : GOING
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Smithy's block : ANVIL
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Greenish blue : TEAL
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Pointed : SPICATE
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Namesakes of a Hebrew leader : CALEBS
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U.S.S.R. river : OMOLON
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Like a field pea : PODDED
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Arcane : SECRET
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Crate eggs, e.g. : ENCASE
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Some rockets, for short : RETROS
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Permit : ENABLE
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Ran in a small stream : RILLED
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Some are bum : STEERS
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Trawler's track : WAKE
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Alc. beverage : LIQ
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Kansas city : IOLA
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Gemayel of Lebanon : AMIN
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Congressman's prize : SEAT
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Shoot the breeze : RAP
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Lehár work : EVA
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Guidonian notes : UTS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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