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Lois Sidway
Lois Sidway

New York Times, Thursday, November 19, 1987

30-Across : Patron saint of cripples

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,890
Across
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Mexican sandwich : TACO
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Dog's bane : FLEA
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Escape : ELUDE
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Payment for Charon : OBOL
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Mislaid : LOST
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Venerable, to Virgil : CANUS
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Changed : ALTERED
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Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
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Canadian export : ALE
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American thrush : VEERY
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Title for Emma Bovary : MME
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Ballet bird : SWAN
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Balletic knee bend : PLIE
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Actress Woodard : ALFRE
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Patron saint of cripples : GILES
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Obscures : CLOUDS
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Deeply : HEADOVERHEELS
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Hawed's partner : HEMMED
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Dissolute dandies : ROUES
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Photographer Diane : ARBUS
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Stop up : CLOG
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Target of Philip Wylie : MOM
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"South Pacific" ingenue : LIAT
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Campanella or Rogers : ROY
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Bakery bonus : AROMA
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Orch. section : STR
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Court follower : IER
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Ebbs : RECEDES
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S-shaped moldings : OGEES
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Famous sister ship : NINA
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"Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
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TV actress Volz : NEDRA
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Fast fliers : SSTS
Down
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Start of a Hemingway title : TOHAVE
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White poplars : ABELES
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"The Dam Busters" composer : COATES
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More antiquated : OLDER
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Drifting sea ice : FLOE
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Mountbatten, for one : LORD
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Superlative finish : EST
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Awaiting visitors : ATHOME
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Alpine sound : ECHO
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Illicit : UNLAWFUL
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Blockheads : DULLARDS
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Ancient group of mystics : ESSENES
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Use a spider : FRY
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Night before : EVE
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Penurious : MISERLY
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Wild plums : SLOES
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Walk wearily : PLOD
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O.T. book : LEV
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Entire range : GAMUT
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March 15, e.g. : IDES
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Puff : CHUG
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Birthright : HERITAGE
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Started out : EMBARKED
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Kanga's baby : ROO
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U.S. fashion designer : HALSTON
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Type of cigar : CORONA
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Paragons : MODELS
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Egg concoction : OMELET
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The common people : MASSES
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Auto maker's monogram : REO
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"___ Du Lieber ... " : ACH
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Exudes fumes : REEKS
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TV's "___ Living" : ITSA
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Gambler's town : RENO
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A son of Isaac : ESAU
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Ending for auction : EER
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Projecting end : NIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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