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New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1987

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,860

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"60 Minutes" co-host : SAFER
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Charitable gift : ALMS
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Style of jazz singing : SCAT
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Ancient Persian foe : MEDE
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Do honors at teatime : POUR
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Most dignified : COURTLIEST
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Coney Island's ___ Park : LUNA
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Literary monogram : RLS
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Put on the line : RISK
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Six, for the big hand : THIRTY
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Respect highly : ESTEEM
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Choice : SELECT
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Castle material? : SAND
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Puts on hold : DEFERS
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Largest African antelope : ELAND
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Dormant : INERT
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Crewman at Henley : OAR
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Lincoln Center seat : LOGE
40
Reduces, with "down" : SLIMS
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Pull up stakes : MOVE
42
Glide at St. Moritz : SKI
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La ___ of Milano : SCALA
44
Held a watch on : TIMED
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Not wholly : INPART
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Predicament : SPOT
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Follows slavishly : COPIES
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"___, one vote" : ONEMAN
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Self-absorption : EGOISM
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Feels poorly : AILS
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Part of a royal flush : ACE
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Pontifical name : PIUS
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Woo : PAYCOURTTO
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Concerning : INRE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Miguel ___ (Mickey Mouse) : RATON
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Musical from a T. S. Eliot book : CATS
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New Look creator : DIOR
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Wide-spouted pitchers : EWERS
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"Le ___ du printemps": Stravinsky : SACRE
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French-leave group : AWOLS
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Victim of Mephistopheles : FAUST
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Fall from grace : ERR
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Tire with new life : RETREAD
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"Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
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Scallions' kin : LEEKS
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A.M.A. members : MDS
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Pioneers : SETTLERS
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Edit film : SPLICE
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Milieu for Darrow : COURTROOM
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Polly, to Tom Sawyer : AUNT
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Cafeteria utensil : TRAY
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Describe : LIMN
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Weigh by lifting : HEFT
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Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
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Swellings : EDEMAS
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Widen : DILATE
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Except : SAVE
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Overhead rail lines : ELS
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Norse god of mischief : LOKI
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Henry V won here: Oct. 1415 : AGINCOURT
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Nothing : NIL
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Roulette bet : RED
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Cut corners : SCRIMPED
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Tiny arachnid : MITE
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Weakens : SAPS
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Shaving of a monk's head : TONSURE
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Balances : POISES
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Style of shirt : POLO
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Authority : SAYSO
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Not glossy : MATTE
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Greene or Sheen : ACTOR
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Signs of our times : NEONS
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Long poem : EPIC
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Jack Frost? : ICER
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___ Baba : ALI
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Cold and damp : RAW

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

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