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CALLING THE ROLE

New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1987

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,844
Across
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Fruit on a strawberry : ACHENE
7
Humbled : ABASED
13
Mottled : DAPPLED
20
Hymn tune : CHORAL
21
Sandbox edifice : CASTLE
22
Effacement : ERASURE
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Justice Thurgood : COURTMARSHALL
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Steinbeck's birthplace : SALINAS
26
Vocalized pauses : ERS
27
Actress Ruby : DEE
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Steep hemp : RET
29
Auditor, for short : CPA
30
Solicit : ASK
31
Pinto : PIEBALD
35
Blackmore heroine : LORNA
37
What a backward star may cry : RATS
39
Puget Sound seaport : TACOMA
40
A conifer, to Fernando : PINO
41
Resident of Patna : BIHARI
43
Ethically neutral : AMORAL
44
Provided that, to Shakespeare : ANIF
45
P.G.A. Hall of Famer Jones : BOBOLINKS
48
Bird's org. : NBA
49
Hot milk and ale concoctions : POSSETS
51
Intimidates : AWES
52
Toque or gibus : HAT
53
___ rug (jitterbugs) : CUTSA
55
Notes added to notes: Abbr. : PSS
56
Money box : TILL
58
Pilose : HAIRY
60
Chimney, in Cottbus : ESSE
61
___ de coeur : CRI
62
Strikeout artist Morris : JACKINTHEBOX
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Obvious : PLAIN
67
Ideal or trip preceder : EGO
68
___ ark : NOAHS
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Hubert of the P.G.A. : PUTTINGGREEN
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The horned horse : GNU
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Explorer Johnson et al. : OSAS
78
Famed leading lady Ada : REHAN
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First known variable star : MIRA
80
Roguish : SLY
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Worn out : SPENT
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Ferber's "___ Basket" : ONE
83
___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
85
Sainted wife of St. Adrian : NATALIA
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V.P. under 89 Across : NAR
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Gerald R., in his youth : MODELFORD
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River celebrated by Burns : DOON
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Medicinal ointment : OLEATE
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Arctic parka : ANORAK
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Steady : SURE
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Apache tribesmen : TONTOS
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Clement C. Moore opening : TWAS
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Nice agreement : PACTE
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Bikes for Daisy? : TANDEMS
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Kid's cry : BAA
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Good sense : WIT
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Peace Nobelist: 1949 : ORR
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Stop!: Var. : WOA
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Puppeteer Baird : BIL
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Hit song in 1953 : EBBTIDE
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A Pulitzer Prize winner in Letters: 1980 : POETICJUSTICE
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Hyde Park hostess : ELEANOR
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Sham : PSEUDO
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Prentiss and Stone of films : PAULAS
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High, low and comic followers : RELIEFS
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Distaff busybodies : YENTES
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Guzzles : SWILLS
Down
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Belief in : ACCEPTANCE
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Four-syllable foot : CHORIAMBUS
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Fort Wayne's Congressman Dan R. : HOUSECOATS
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Muff : ERR
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Cole or Turner : NAT
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One of the wahoos : ELM
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Ten square chains : ACRE
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Extremes at Wimbledon : BASELINES
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Silvery gray : ASH
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Ringo : STARROFSTAGEANDSCREEN
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Oscar winner Burstyn : ELLEN
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Kind of ray or wing : DELTA
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Portray : DESCRIBE
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Some Algonquians : ARAPAHOS
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Sounded like the y in yet : PALATAL
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Letter from Levkás : PSI
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Selene, to a Roman : LUNA
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Greek and Roman : ERAS
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Lectern : DESK
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Tot : ADD
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Staten Isl. forms one : BOR
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Its capital is Macapá : AMAPA
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"Symphonie Espagnole" composer : LALO
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Quarterback Malone : PASSINGMARK
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Dennis of the P.B.A. : BOWLINGLANE
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Restraint of emotions: Abbr. : INHIB
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Thwart : BALK
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N.Z. tree : KARO
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Charon's river : STYX
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Youth : SPRIG
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Partitions : SEPTA
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Representation : ICON
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L.B.J.'s V.P. : HHH
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Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
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Pokey : CAN
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Gibe : JEER
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Alcohol of perfumery : NONYL
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Kind of cross : TAU
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"Chinatown Family" author ___ Yutang : LIN
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Ball for juniors : PROM
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City east of Osaka : UENO
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___ Bara, née Goodman : THEDA
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Sweet part of a kumquat : RIND
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Lawmaker Bradley of N.J. : SENATEBILL
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Structural : ANATOMICAL
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Not accented : STRESSLESS
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Kind of sale : STOREWIDE
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Gallery : SALON
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"Who's ___ Virginia Woolf?" : AFRAIDOF
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Some chickens : ROASTERS
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Le huitième mois : AOUT
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Particle : IOTA
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Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. : ENT
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First run of the still : LOWWINE
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Peroration : END
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Flanders flower : POPPY
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Stood : AROSE
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Mahal leader : TAJ
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Bock, e.g. : BEER
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Talented : ABLE
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Explorer Tasman : ABEL
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Guatemalan port : OCOS
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Siamese : TAI
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For shame! : TUT
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Good times : UPS
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Proverb : SAW
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Parson bird : TUI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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