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New York Times, Monday, November 23, 1987

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,894
Across
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Weaving machine : LOOM
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Famed fabulist : AESOP
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Honey bunch : BEES
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Prefix for potent : OMNI
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Serf : SLAVE
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Home of the Jazz : UTAH
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So-so school grades : CEES
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Seized : TAKEN
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Hindu teacher : GURU
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Musician : INSTRUMENTALIST
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Permit : LET
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Fruit-flavored drink : ADE
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Island east of Borneo : CELEBES
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Self : EGO
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High mountain : ALP
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Choice : ELITE
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Foot: Comb. form : PEDO
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Musician in the reed section : ALTOCLARINETIST
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Withered : SERE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Compass point : ENE
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Political officeholders : INS
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Climbers : SCALERS
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Unit of work : ERG
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Consumed : ATE
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Musician in the brass section : SLIDETROMBONIST
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Chinese dynasty : TANG
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Of an hour : HORAL
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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___ homo (behold the man) : ECCE
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Raise one's spirits : ELATE
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Line of juncture : SEAM
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Decay through use : WEAR
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Cozy places : NESTS
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Wise : SAGE
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Places : LOCI
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Portent : OMEN
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Units : ONES
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Christmas decoration : MISTLETOE
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Cunning : ASTUTE
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Its capital was Susa : ELAM
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Japanese beverage : SAKE
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Baking chamber : OVEN
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Five-sided building in Va. : PENTAGON
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A signal horn : BUGLE
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Small needle case : ETUI
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Fall on deaf ___ : EARS
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Closed : SHUT
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Violin's precursor : REBEC
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Fuss : ADO
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Halt : CEASE
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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Metric liquid measure : LITRE
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Boxes : SPARS
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Blue-pencils : EDITS
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Adjust : ALINE
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Defeated contestant : LOSER
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"For ___ sake!" : PETES
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Period in history : ERA
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Vapidity : STALENESS
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Extend, as a hemline : LENGTHEN
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Anger : IRE
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Wire ropes : CABLES
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Lawn trimmer : EDGER
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Fret : STEW
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Nottingham product : LACE
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Peruvian Indian : INCA
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Romeo or Juliet : ROLE
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Old Danish money : ORAS
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Actor Dillon : MATT
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Notion : IDEA
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Unexpected obstacle : SNAG
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Docile : TAME

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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