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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1987

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,574
Across
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Float airily : WAFT
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Orange-yellow : AMBER
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Stoker in "The Hairy Ape" : YANK
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Capital place for a solo? : OSLO
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"___ But Me," Kern song : NOONE
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Mediterranean port : ORAN
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Horner's smug comment : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
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Homesteaders : SETTLERS
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Sign causing many a rent : TOLET
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Hibernia : EIRE
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Songwriter Domino : FATS
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Tocsins : ALERTS
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Kind of bean : SOYA
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Pt. of a warship's name : USS
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Knowledge : LORE
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Threshed grain stalks : STRAW
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Expression of indifference : HUH
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Happy-go-lucky fellow : GOODTIMECHARLIE
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Circuit : ROUTE
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Gypsy gentleman : RYE
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Slugger Mel's family : OTTS
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Creator of the leitmotif : WAGNER
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"___ Doing All Right," Gershwin song : IWAS
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A tribe of Israel : LEVI
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Tea cake : SCONE
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Move : RELOCATE
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St. Nicholas's farewell : TOALLAGOODNIGHT
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Gaelic language : ERSE
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Silly : INANE
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O.T. book : DEUT
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Dillon, in "Gunsmoke" : MATT
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Piano-factory employee : TUNER
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Brink : EDGE
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Amazes : WOWS
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Lacking sparkle : FLAT
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Walked unsteadily : TOTTERED
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Nettles : ANGERS
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Poet Marianne : MOORE
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Jeers : BOOS
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Position for Russ Francis : END
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Toys with strings attached : YOYOS
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Fourth-largest inland sea : ARAL
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Hood's handle : NAME
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Link firmly : KNIT
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Touched down : ALIT
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Capital once called Bytown : OTTAWA
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Pressure : FORCE
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Indian maid : AYAH
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"Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
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Daft : LOONY
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Jagged : EROSE
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Galley-proof words : STETS
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Prussian cavalryman: 19th century : UHLAN
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Musical composition : SUITE
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Fleece : SHEAR
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S. African statesman : SMUTS
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Gardener's utensil : TROWEL
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Whit : IOTA
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Macbeth's crime : REGICIDE
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Metalworker : WELDER
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Severn feeder : AVON
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Ria : INLET
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Originate : STEM
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Actress Witherspoon : CORA
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Tobacco kiln : OAST
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Sheepskin leather : ROAN
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Mellowed : AGED
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Goon : THUG
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Luncheon ending : ETTE
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Little island : AIT
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Bearded antelope : GNU

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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