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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1987

Author:
R. S. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
R. S. Jones has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,883

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Across
1
Germinated grain : MALT
5
Kefauver : ESTES
10
Atlanta arena : OMNI
14
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
15
Pathetic : TEARY
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Garish light : NEON
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Musial's nickname : STANTHEMAN
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Fix a leak : CALK
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Parasol : SUNSHADE
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Viva voce : ORALLY
23
Alpenstock's cousin : CANE
24
Mature : ADULT
25
Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
28
Rain check of a sort : DAM
30
Suave : SLICK
33
Used a Baedeker : TOURED
35
World Series M.V.P.: 1975 : ROSE
37
Between phi and psi : CHI
38
Actress Velez : LUPE
39
Finished a nap : AWOKE
41
Hide : SKIN
42
Goddess of infatuation : ATE
43
Hydroplane : SKIM
44
Francis of films : ARLENE
46
Suit fabric : SERGE
48
Algonquian from Wis. : SAC
50
Peripheral : OUTER
51
Pancake : CREPE
53
" . . . a bug in ___" : ARUG
55
Pallas ___ : ATHENA
57
Rx person : DRUGGIST
61
Tab : CHIT
62
Branch Rickey's nickname : THEMAHATMA
64
Harold of old comics : TEEN
65
Finished 18, with "out" : HOLED
66
Chess piece : ROOK
67
Chesterfield : SOFA
68
Backbone : SPINE
69
Venetian V.I.P. : DOGE
Down
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Congeries : MASS
2
Aleutian island : ATTU
3
Like Miniver Cheevy : LEAN
4
Two hundred : TENSCORE
5
Patriot Allen : ETHAN
6
Rated, at Flushing Meadows : SEEDED
7
Domesticated : TAME
8
Stat for Clemens : ERA
9
Vatican event : SYNOD
10
In the bullpen : ONCALL
11
Carl Hubbell nickname : MEALTICKET
12
Steelers' coach : NOLL
13
Very dark : INKY
18
Title for Macduff : THANE
22
Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
24
Murderous frenzy : AMOK
25
Paper size : ATLAS
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U.S. 1 is one : ROUTE
27
Allie Reynolds's nickname : SUPERCHIEF
29
Fragrance : AROMA
31
Ridge or crest : CHINE
32
Pirates' slugger: 1946-53 : KINER
34
East Indian transport : DAK
36
One of seven : SEA
40
Sage : WISE
41
Lazy one : SLUGGARD
43
Gossip-column word : SEEN
45
Place for a niblick : ROUGH
47
New Orleans neighbor : GRETNA
49
Bizet opera : CARMEN
52
Primrose and bridle : PATHS
54
Skier's maneuver : RUADE
55
New Testament book : ACTS
56
Dr. Huxtable's son : THEO
57
Where heros are made : DELI
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"And ___ . . . have not been idle": Russell : ITOO
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Inversion problem : SMOG
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Casino portion : TAKE
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Flight on a shuttle : HOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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