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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1987

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,849

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Across
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Far from few : SCORES
7
Branching : RAMOSE
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Algeciras, e.g. : SEAPORT
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Maltreater's action : ABUSING
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Tropical plant : LANTANA
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This might be kneaded : MASSAGE
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In the manner of : ALA
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Bad news at the hospital : RELAPSE
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Mate for an Andy : MIN
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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Bristles : SETAE
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Allelomorph : GENE
26
"___ Talking," Rivers-Meryman book : ENTER
28
Desert region of shifting sands : REG
29
Assail : BESET
30
Barrel parts : STAVES
32
Proximity : NEARNESS
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Eternally : EVER
36
Casino cash-collector : SLOT
37
Grew together : ACCRETED
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Contest, for short : SWEEPS
45
Famed French mathematician: 1871-1956 : BOREL
46
French article : LES
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Ice pinnacle : SERAC
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Intended : MEANT
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Kind of moth : LUNA
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Harem room : ODA
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More like powder : MEALIER
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Crandall of baseball : DEL
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Rags : TATTERS
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Short biography : PROFILE
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Charge at some warehouses : STOWAGE
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Allodiums : ESTATES
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Disintegrated : ERODED
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Took a nap : RESTED
Down
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Adhesive substance : SEALANT
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Card game : CANASTA
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Make a choice : OPT
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Columbia rooter's command : ROAR
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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More out of date : STALER
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Rushes violently about : RAMPAGES
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Degrade : ABASE
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Ponder : MUSE
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Thon Buri natives : SIAMESE
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What the Unsers start : ENGINES
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Blackboards : SLATES
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Civet-related animals : GENETS
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Not so clement : SEVERER
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Refined : GENTEEL
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Make merry : REVEL
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Foreheads : BROWS
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Put into place : SET
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Pacino and Smith : ALS
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Let go : RELEASED
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Monastery heads : ABBOTS
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Heart-shaped : CORDATE
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Ancient of Days : CREATOR
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Fir or pine board : DEAL
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Like savants : ERUDITE
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Covered a wall with wood : PANELED
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These are often tipped : SCALES
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Hidden gunman : SNIPER
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Combine two into one : MERGE
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Laconic : TERSE
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Alcoholic beverage : MEAD
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Molders : ROTS
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Hardy's "___ on a Tower" : TWO
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___ Albert of cartoons : FAT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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