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New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1987

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,888

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Across
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Shaded retreat : ARBOR
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Obstacle : SNAG
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Sikorsky : IGOR
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___ firma : TERRA
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Exploding star : NOVA
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Writer Hammond ___ : INNES
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Please : SUIT
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Calm : COOLHEADED
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French department : ORNE
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She, in Paris : ELLE
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Dodged : ELUDED
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Objects : DEMURS
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Global area, in poesy : AFRIC
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Immediately : ANON
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Kan. city : IOLA
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Wall recess : NICHE
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Expanded : DILATED
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Underwater fisherman : SPEARER
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Saying : ADAGE
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Famous Italian family : ESTE
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Approaching : NEAR
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Motionless : INERT
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Late bloomers : ASTERS
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Box : CARTON
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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Calm : NONCHALANT
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Fourth-down play : PUNT
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Hence : ERGO
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Motherless calf : DOGIE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Yemeni seaport : ADEN
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Marshy plant : REED
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G.O.P. candidate : DOLE
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Garment inserts : GORES
Down
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Suffix with system : ATIC
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Las Vegas rival : RENO
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City SE of Prague : BRNO
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Bacon slice : RASHER
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Sand bar : SHOAL
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F.D.R. shibboleth : NEWDEAL
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Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Masculine, e.g. : GENDER
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Calm : INSOUCIANT
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Small-necked bottle : GOURD
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Like sheep : OVINE
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Appraised : RATED
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Actress Janis : ELSIE
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Queue : LINE
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Art style : DADA
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Okla. city : ENID
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Ocean sunfish : MOLA
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Calm : UNAGITATED
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Speedy : FAST
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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Mont. Indian : CREE
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Listen to : HEAR
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Slips : ERRS
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Sinew: Comb. form : TENO
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___ Melba : PEACH
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Baseball's Casey : STENGEL
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Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Mariner : SEADOG
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Frisk : CAPER
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Venezuelan river : APURE
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Wash cycle : RINSE
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Type of pastry : SCONE
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Catholic booklet : ORDO
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Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Jelly thickener : AGAR
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African river : NILE
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Cambric and oolong : TEAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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