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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1987

45-Across : Gymnast Mary Lou

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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A
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D
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O
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A
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N
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A
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O
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D
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K
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K
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,873
Across
1
Irvin or Ty : COBB
5
Ray : BEAM
9
Joker, e.g. : CARD
13
Actor Sharif : OMAR
14
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
15
Gluts : SATES
16
Monkey or tree : TITI
17
Come close : NEAR
18
Catchall site : ATTIC
19
Hawthorne novel : THEMARBLEFAUN
22
Actor Ely : RON
23
Pianist Templeton : ALEC
24
Baseball's Mel : OTT
27
Grate : RASP
30
Wears away : ERODES
34
Pâtisserie item : TARTE
36
Finely honed : KEEN
38
___ Lisa : MONA
39
British Museum display : THEELGINMARBLES
42
Long time : EONS
43
Atlanta arena : OMNI
44
Exploiters : USERS
45
Gymnast Mary Lou : RETTON
47
Bridge term : SLAM
49
Bean type : SOY
50
Kind of code : AREA
52
Cook's abbr. : TBS
54
"I Dreamt I Dwelt ___" : INMARBLEHALLS
60
Gazelle : ARIEL
61
English river : AIRE
62
Ange appendage : AILE
64
Velvetlike cloth : PANNE
65
Invent : COIN
66
Stuff : CRAM
67
Borscht ingredient : BEET
68
___ of Court : INNS
69
"Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
Down
1
Tent item : COT
2
Elide : OMIT
3
English spa : BATH
4
Pipe type : BRIER
5
Kind of split : BANANA
6
Elbe feeder : EGER
7
Fine steed : ARAB
8
Actress Gibbs : MARLA
9
Tunneled site : CATACOMBS
10
Aleutian island : ATTU
11
Hold in : REIN
12
Mil. decoration : DSC
15
Less perilous : SAFER
20
Mushroom : MOREL
21
Actress Verdugo : ELENA
24
Aquatic mammal : OTTER
25
Western resort : TAHOE
26
English river : TRENT
28
Ladle off : SKIM
29
Famed Quaker family : PENNS
31
Noted Washington couple : DOLES
32
Juárez January : ENERO
33
Pert : SASSY
35
Old or New follower : TESTAMENT
37
Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
40
Dead duck : GONER
41
Cuban dance : RUMBA
46
Vestment for John Paul II : ORALE
48
Whence 39 Across came : ATHENS
51
Calculators : ABACI
53
Remiss : SLACK
54
Dies ___ : IRAE
55
Ennead : NINE
56
Jungle king : LION
57
"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
58
Turkish coin : LIRA
59
Bed part : SLAT
60
P.D. message : APB
63
Scot's uncle : EME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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