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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1987

50-Down : Crustacean with seven pairs of legs

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Gloria Evans has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,863
Across
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Fish or cut this : BAIT
5
Dada, for one : CULT
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Like a trireme : OARED
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"___ take arms ... ": Hamlet : ORTO
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Kind of rug : AREA
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Indy 500 winner: 1983 : SNEVA
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HEADLESS HORSEMAN : QUESTRIAN
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Intelligence man : BINET
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Main or mill follower : STREAM
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Stat. for Roger McDowell : ERA
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Site of ancient Olympic games : ELIS
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Glacial mass : SERAC
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Made melancholy : SADDENED
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Harry Warren song: 1942 : ATLAST
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Stout : ALE
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Approached : NEARED
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Blow one's own horn : BOAST
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Sesame : TIL
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"Semper fidelis," e.g. : MOTTO
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Swat was his sultanate : RUTH
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Beginner : NOVICE
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Bud's comedy partner : LOU
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Stick fast : ADHERE
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Greedy : ESURIENT
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W.W. II letters : VMAIL
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Desert regions : ERGS
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Turkish title : AGA
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Blockhead : CLOD
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Start again : REOPEN
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Many: Comb. form : MULTI
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BOUNDLESS ENERGY : SOLARPOWE
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Mercer colleague : ARLEN
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One way to break : EVEN
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Cartel est. in 1960 : OPEC
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"Blue ___ Shoes," 1956 song : SUEDE
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Caesura : REST
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Secretary of a sort : DESK
Down
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Single offs.' digs : BOQS
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In ___ (mired in routine) : ARUT
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Roman way : ITER
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Go ___ (deteriorate) : TOSEED
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Red color : CARMINE
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Altdorf's canton : URI
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Albany's father-in-law : LEAR
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Ancient city of Egypt : TANIS
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A Sitwell : OSBERT
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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TOPLESS DANCER : RENECASTLE
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At any time : EVER
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Kind of bank : DATA
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Special ability : TALENT
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Western lake : MEAD
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Former treaty org. : SEATO
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Voice range : ALTO
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Native-born Israeli : SABRA
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Vocally : ALOUD
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BOTTOMLESS PIT : DEATHVALLE
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Shot for Tway : DRIVE
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Squelched : SATON
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Dolly Varden, e.g. : TROUT
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Noah's eldest : SHEM
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Corporate union : MERGER
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Diamond of rock : NEIL
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Fruit for jelly : CURRANT
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"Phèdre" dramatist : RACINE
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Crustacean with seven pairs of legs : ISOPOD
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Weeper, proverbially : LOSER
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Second of a Latin trio : AMAS
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Preceptor : GURU
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Conciliatory one : DOVE
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"Windsor Forest " poet : POPE
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Flock group : EWES
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Turtle chaser : NECK
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Koppel or Turner : TED
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Gallic article : LES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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