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New York Times, Friday, October 16, 1987

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,856
Across
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Robin Williams role : GARP
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Ancient moralist : AESOP
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Agts.' stats : PCTS
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Ironworker's item : IBAR
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Statue's garment : DRAPE
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Erudition : LORE
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Flower of 47 Across : BLUEBONNET
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Stimulus-response device : SENSOR
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Stripped racing car : DRAGSTER
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Conception : IDEA
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Landmark of 28 Down : ALAMO
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Wicked acts : MISDEEDS
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City on the Sabine : ORANGE
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"Who touches ___ ... ": Whittier : AHAIR
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
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Interdict : BAN
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Billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Resembling certain soil : MARLY
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Sheltered nook : COVE
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Actress Le Gallienne : EVA
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Watery design : MOIRE
42
Arbor : BOWER
43
Of canines, etc. : DENTAL
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Panhandle city : AMARILLO
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Subject of this puzzle : TEXAS
49
Religious image : ICON
50
Contestants : AGONISTS
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Straighten a hose : UNCOIL
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Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
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Site of Houston's decisive victory : SANJACINTO
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Green land : ERIN
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Adam Bede's creator : ELIOT
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Acheson or Rusk : DEAN
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Carbon particles : SOOT
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Seven, in Bergamo : SETTE
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Film director Kenton : ERLE
Down
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Tomcats : GIBS
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Competent : ABLE
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Female herring : RAUN
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Town on the Rio Grande : PRESIDIO
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Cinema's Renée ___ : ADOREE
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Piscivorous bird : ERN
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True grit : SAND
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Horse or light follower : OPERA
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Condition in flowers : PETALODY
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Blood fluid : PLASMA
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Amphitheater at Dallas : COTTONBOWL
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Shoe insert : TREE
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Palmist : SEER
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Omen : BODER
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Freshwater fish : GARS
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Dwight's opponent : ADLAI
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Like a lion or zebra : MANED
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"___ thee not ... ": Shak. : IHAVE
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Locale of Lackland A.F.B. : SANANTONIO
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Early Calif. missionary : SERRA
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Mallet : GAVEL
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Summer month in Buenos Aires : ENERO
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Treacle : MOLASSES
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Jibe : COINCIDE
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Kind of skirt : MAXI
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Mustang, for short : BRONC
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Lessee : TENANT
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Pointed : ACUATE
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Vapid : STALE
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A long time : AGES
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Copter's cousin : GIRO
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Irritated state : SNIT
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Humdinger : ONER
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Famous Ranger : LONE
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Whit : JOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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