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New York Times, Saturday, October 31, 1987

Author:
Mary S. Snyder
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mary S. Snyder has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,871

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Across
1
Kind of test : ACID
5
Boring people : DRAGS
10
"___ Musketeers" : THE3
14
Make a new chart : SORA
15
Plummer role : REMAP
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___ match (bad omen) : IAGO
17
Early animal conservationist : NOAH
18
" . . . get you ___ of horns": Shak. : APAIR
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Level : EVEN
20
Velvet chaser : EEN
21
Kurt Weill work, with "The" : 3PENNYOPERA
23
Prefix for scope : WRITTEN
25
Egyptian king : SETI
26
Lion's share, usually : MOST
27
Ring-shaped object : RONDEL
31
" . . . can make ___" : ATREE
34
Kind of field : AIR
37
Begum's spouse : AGA
38
Hillock : MOUND
39
Hunters' org. : NRA
40
Card in a Yarborough : 3SPOT
42
Poet Hughes : ARF
43
Moat : TED
44
Indifferent : FOSSE
45
Examined closely : SIFTED
49
Family of a Japanese statesman : ITOS
51
Scope : AREA
53
Of heat : CALORIC
57
Site that caused fright : 3MILEISLAND
61
A Young Hickory : ONE
62
Tra-___ : POLK
63
Blanch : SCALD
64
Dogboat : SLED
65
Early physician : LUKE
66
Soho candle : TOLLY
67
Form of oinochoe : OLPE
68
Kind of book : YEAR
69
Matches a poker bet : STAYS
70
Ollas : POTS
Down
1
As good ___ : ASNEW
2
Dove, e.g. : COOER
3
Khomeini is one : IRANI
4
Morse-code word : DAH
5
Lets fall carelessly : DRAPES
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Sorry about that : REPENTANT
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Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
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Profits : GAINS
9
More agile : SPRYER
10
Foulard fastener : TIEPIN
11
Own : HAVE
12
Rome of Hungary : EGER
13
Rail : 3ONA
21
Kind of sloth : 3TOED
22
Penned : OTO
24
Fed. agents : TMEN
28
Dips bait lightly : DAPS
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Parts of the psyche : EGOS
30
Deceased : LATE
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Latin I verb : AMAS
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Bridge ploy : RUFF
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Wrath : IRE
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Thoroughly : RADICALLY
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Treble : 3FOLD
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Sandy's sound : SOSO
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Loquacious one : TALKER
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Prior, to Poe : ERE
48
Voltaire and Franklin, e.g. : DEISTS
50
Hume Cronyn's in-laws : TANDYS
52
Neckwear : ASCOT
54
Early Norse chieftain : ROLLO
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Conveys : CEDES
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Having a triple thickness : 3PLY
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Pout : MOUE
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Author Chase : ILKA
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Uno : LALA
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Bribe : SOP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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