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New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 1987

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,843
Across
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Bean curd : TOFU
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Molt : SHED
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Tapered tuck : DART
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Jinxes : HEXES
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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Parisian's bench : BANC
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Ancient strongboxes : ARCAE
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Not non compos mentis : SANE
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Quota-shy output : UNDERPRODUCTION
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Get regretful : RUE
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Plaque target : MOLAR
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Attention-attracting word : AHEM
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K–O connection : LMN
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Mountain cats : PUMAS
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Saroyan boy : ARAM
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Without a ___ (penniless) : SOU
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Bucolic Greek region, in poesy : ARCADY
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Confusion : DISORGANIZATION
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Aphrodite's love : ADONIS
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Rite response : IDO
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As to : INRE
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Choreographer Ruth St. ___ : DENIS
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Top of a suit : ACE
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Level : EVEN
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"Hope of Heaven" novelist : OHARA
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Loch ___, Scotland : AWE
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Quidnunc's trait : INQUISITIVENESS
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Highest intellect : NOUS
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Digression : ASIDE
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He was, to Horace : ERAT
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Spiral : COIL
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Hardy, in the Highlands : STOUR
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Term of respect : SIRE
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Ferber's Cap'n ___ : ANDY
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Jillian and Reinking : ANNS
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Clothes closer : SNAP
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End of a Freud title : TABU
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Japanese comic strip : OMAN
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___ off (repel) : FEND
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With abruptness : UNCEREMONIOUSLY
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Configuration : SHAPE
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Münster mister : HERR
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Ostracism of a sort : EXCOMMUNICATION
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___ one's feet (exhausted) : DEADON
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Vandal's trait : DESTRUCTIVENESS
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Russian range : ALAI
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The Rhine, to Rocco : RENO
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Coed, often : TEEN
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Lac ___, Ont. : SEUL
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Hot-toddy ingredient : RUM
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"It's a Wonderful Life" film maker : CAPRA
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Take for ___ (deceive) : ARIDE
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Is wearing : HASON
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Chilean river : LOA
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Down East : MAINE
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Festoon : ADORN
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Since then, in Ayr : SYNE
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Coarse fiber : ADAD
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Hospital V.I.P.'s : SGS
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Hindu sage : RISHI
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Orfe : IDE
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Awn : ARISTA
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Farm animal : EWE
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Botanist Gray et al. : ASAS
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States : AVERS
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Peruvian of yore : INCA
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Koestler's "Darkness at ___" : NOON
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Tobacco chew : QUID
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Norse goddess : IDUN
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A Walton : ERIN
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A Roosevelt : SARA
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Perron part : STEP

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

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