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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1987

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,861

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Across
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Damp : MOIST
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Bravura : DASH
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Third man : ABEL
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Division word : INTO
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Doll's word : MAMA
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Pelt : STONE
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Nova, e.g. : STAR
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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"Let the prisoner come down," said Tom ___ : CONDESCENDINGLY
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German river : EDER
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100-yr. period : CEN
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Vidal novel : BURR
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Plexus : RETE
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Spare, e.g. : TIRE
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Rosary bead : AVE
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Boxer Max : BAER
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Prepares steak : BROILS
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"I'm wearing sneakers," said Tom ___ : SURREPTITIOUSLY
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Skater Zayak : ELAINE
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Kiss : BUSS
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German article : EIN
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Ampersands : ANDS
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Saucy : PERT
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Cut, old style : SNEE
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Sculler : OAR
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Unruly child : BRAT
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"No ifs," said Tom ___ : UNCONDITIONALLY
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Peruse : READ
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"___ and a Woman" : AMAN
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Fictitious name : ALIAS
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Beach cover : SAND
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___ Noël : PERE
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Holiday pie : MINCE
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Fine ___ : ARTS
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Dos chaser : TRES
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Inscribe : ENTER
Down
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Opposite of fem. : MASC
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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"The heat ___" : ISON
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Mailer : SENDER
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Cornered : TREED
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Prudent : DISCREET
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Stake : ANTE
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Position : STANCE
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Vast number : HORDE
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So be it! : AMEN
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Gun sound : BANG
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Noblewoman : LADY
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Tijuana blanket : SERAPE
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Pop-song lead-ins : INTROS
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Military station : BASE
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Lobe in the mouth : UVULA
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Showed again : RERAN
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Fox or Crow : TRIBE
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Chit : IOU
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Gone up : RISEN
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Miss ___ of "Dallas" : ELLIE
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Robert Guillaume series : BENSON
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Cafe : BISTRO
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Exterminate : RID
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Certain engines : TURBINES
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Preliminary coat of paint : PRIMER
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A Yalta conferee : STALIN
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Conform : ADAPT
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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___ Major : URSA
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Close-by : NEAR
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Whine : CANT
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Race-track listings : ODDS
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Darnel : TARE
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Fuzz : LINT
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Intertwine : LACE
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North Sea feeder : YSER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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