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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1987

38-Down : Heart-shaped

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
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,849
Across
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Far from few : SCORES
7
Branching : RAMOSE
13
Algeciras, e.g. : SEAPORT
14
Maltreater's action : ABUSING
16
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
22
Scottish goblet : TASS
24
Bristles : SETAE
25
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
34
Eternally : EVER
36
Casino cash-collector : SLOT
37
Grew together : ACCRETED
41
Contest, for short : SWEEPS
45
Famed French mathematician: 1871-1956 : BOREL
46
French article : LES
48
Ice pinnacle : SERAC
49
___ Rabbit : BRER
50
Intended : MEANT
52
Kind of moth : LUNA
53
Harem room : ODA
54
More like powder : MEALIER
56
Crandall of baseball : DEL
57
Rags : TATTERS
59
Short biography : PROFILE
61
Charge at some warehouses : STOWAGE
62
Allodiums : ESTATES
63
Disintegrated : ERODED
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Took a nap : RESTED
Down
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Adhesive substance : SEALANT
2
Card game : CANASTA
3
Make a choice : OPT
4
Columbia rooter's command : ROAR
5
Sea eagles : ERNES
6
More out of date : STALER
7
Rushes violently about : RAMPAGES
8
Degrade : ABASE
9
Ponder : MUSE
10
C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
11
Thon Buri natives : SIAMESE
12
What the Unsers start : ENGINES
13
Blackboards : SLATES
15
Civet-related animals : GENETS
20
Solar disk : ATEN
23
Not so clement : SEVERER
25
Refined : GENTEEL
27
Make merry : REVEL
29
Foreheads : BROWS
31
Put into place : SET
33
Pacino and Smith : ALS
35
Let go : RELEASED
37
Monastery heads : ABBOTS
38
Heart-shaped : CORDATE
39
Ancient of Days : CREATOR
40
Fir or pine board : DEAL
42
Like savants : ERUDITE
43
Covered a wall with wood : PANELED
44
These are often tipped : SCALES
47
Hidden gunman : SNIPER
50
Combine two into one : MERGE
51
Laconic : TERSE
54
Alcoholic beverage : MEAD
55
Molders : ROTS
58
Hardy's "___ on a Tower" : TWO
60
___ Albert of cartoons : FAT

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

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