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New York Times, Friday, October 30, 1987

11-Down : Communiqués

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,870
Across
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Container : DISH
5
Collier's cooler : ALE
8
Unit in physics : ATOM
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Provides : DISPENSES
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Good reviews : RAVES
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Excites curiosity : INTERESTS
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Cardinal feature : CREST
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Oeillade : OGLE
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Memo : NOTE
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Morgan, e.g. : HORSE
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Owing : DUE
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Calm : SERENE
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Lamb product : ESSAY
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Tendency : TREND
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Vital statistic : AGE
30
Northern ___ (apples) : SPIES
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Russian coins : RUBLES
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Manner or mode : METHOD
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Atoll material : CORALS
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Allotment : RATION
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Drawing room : SALON
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Capital of medieval Armenia : ANI
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Thornton ___ Wilder : NIVEN
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Hotelkeeper Ritz : CESAR
46
Springsteen, to some : IDOL
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Lesser Antilles Indians : CARIBS
50
Blue Eagle initials : NRA
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Funny fellow from N.C. : SALES
53
___ en scène : MISE
54
Viewed : SEEN
55
One of the Nereids : ERATO
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Device for determining a vessel's speed : PATENTLOG
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Idem : DITTO
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Forever : ETERNALLY
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Caliologist's concern : NEST
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German article : DER
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Gaelic : ERSE
Down
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Thingamajig : DINGUS
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Agave fibers : ISTLES
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Von ___, German count : SPEE
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Ferlinghetti novel : HER
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Mixed : ASSORTED
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Gifts to the varsity : LETTERS
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Coy : ARCH
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Roots used in poi : TAROS
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Type of bridge bid : OVERCALL
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Communiqués : MESSAGES
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Type of semiconductor : DIODE
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State bird of Hawaii : NENE
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Metric units : STERES
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Suction device: Var. : SYPHON
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Register : ENROL
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Wine area of Italy : ASTI
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Large red hogs : DUROCS
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Greek architecture style : IONIC
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Cause of distress : BANE
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Chinese language : MANDARIN
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Bleach : ETIOLATE
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Small box for tea, etc. : CANISTER
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Like rostrums : RAISED
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Arrange in numerical order : SERIATE
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Played the siren : VAMPED
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Tackle-box items : SNELLS
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Tiny open space : AREOLE
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Tall and slender : RANGY
47
Baltic people : LETTS
49
Stube offering : BEER
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A pollutant : SOOT
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Reference mark : STAR
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Santa Fe-to-Taos dir. : NNE

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

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