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New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 1987

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,889
Across
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Beach toy : PAIL
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Small children : TADS
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Piedmontese commune : ASTI
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"___ penny, two a ... " : ONEA
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N.Y. city : OLEAN
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Page : LEAF
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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English woodland : WEALD
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Capital of Ore. : SALEM
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Distance: Comb. form : TEL
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Fire-fighting needs : HOSES
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Board game : SCRABBLE
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Bakers' products : LOAVES
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Sculler's implement : OAR
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Filing aid : TAB
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Ardent : FERVID
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Team game : BASEBALL
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Fits to ___ : ATEE
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Friendly touch : PAT
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Competent : ABLE
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Parlor game : CHARADES
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Susan Jaffe's milieu : BALLET
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Poet Hughes : TED
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Sword's superior : PEN
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Race horse that has not won : MAIDEN
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Card game : PINOCHLE
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Interval : SPACE
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Circle part : ARC
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Ana or Barbara : SANTA
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Colt's mother : MARE
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Equipment : GEAR
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" ... a man without ___": Campbell : ATEAR
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Handy abbr. : ETAL
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Delicate fabric : LACE
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Light rays : BEAMS
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Appear : SEEM
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
Down
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Buddies : PALS
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On the deep : ASEA
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Verdi was one: Abbr. : ITAL
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Swimming guard : LIFESAVER
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Sawyer or Seaver : TOM
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Loos and O'Day : ANITAS
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Opposite of a stinkpot : SAILBOAT
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Not at any place : NOWHERE
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Spread of a sort : OLEO
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Social affairs : TEAS
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Respiratory sound : RALE
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Purposes : ENDS
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Twice DLIII : MCVI
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Stop signal : RED
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___ Palmas : LAS
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Postpone : TABLE
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He took Ticonderoga : ALLEN
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Fruit decay : BLET
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The real thing : FACT
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Kind of relief : BAS
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U.S. bird : BALDEAGLE
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Elia and Carroll : PENNAMES
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Is suddenly seen : APPEARS
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The gods, to Cicero : DEI
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Scrooge's word : BAH
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Is unwell : AILS
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Canadian physician-poet : MCCRAE
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Imitate Demosthenes : ORATE
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Wild try : STAB
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Rose or Rozelle : PETE
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Vicinity : AREA
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Study hard : CRAM
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In the neighborhood : NEAR
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Cantina fare : TACO
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Olympian hawk : ARES
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Shade tree : ELM

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