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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,897
Across
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Square column : ANTA
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Weaving defects : SCOBS
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Spoil : MAR
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Former Spanish coin : REAL
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" . . . neither cast ye your ___ before swine": Matt. : PEARLS
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Holiday desserts : PUMPKINPIES
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Havana Mrs. : SRA
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Members of a fourth-century sect : ARIANS
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White House nickname : RON
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Suffix with axiom : ATIC
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"La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
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Dessert filling : MINCEMEAT
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Gas: Comb. form : AERI
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Not so bold : SHIER
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Pierre's soul : AME
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Pt. of Q&A : ANS
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Thanksgiving tradition : FAMILYGATHERING
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Zodiacal sign : LIBRA
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French vineyard : CRU
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Initials at Pensacola : NAS
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Helping theorem : LEMMA
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Prime for a crime : ABET
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Thanksgiving sauce : CRANBERRY
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Quoted : CITED
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Mental vagueness : HAZE
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Roman's 2001 : MMI
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Biological hollow : AREOLA
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G.I. address : APO
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Main course on Thanksgiving : ROASTTURKEY
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Err : SIN
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___-camp (military secretary) : AIDEDE
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Vishnu incarnation : RAMA
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Asner and Begley : EDS
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Bamboo, e.g. : GRASS
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
Down
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Hungarian hero : ARPAD
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURO
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Native of Sri Lanka : TAMIL
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Guanaco cousin : ALPACA
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A mem. of Congress : SEN
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Bay of Naples island : CAPRI
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___ Hound (Canis Major) : ORIONS
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Whiten : BLENCH
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Draft org. : SSS
10
Enlists as a private : MUSTERSIN
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Entrance courts : ATRIA
12
Respond to a stimulus : REACT
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Greek letters : PIS
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Leg joint : KNEE
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Eastern bigwig : AMEER
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Chinese dynasty : MING
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Gaelic country : EIRE
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Skate, e.g. : RAY
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Workers' gp. : AFL
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Avril follower : MAI
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Celebrates or proclaims : EMBLAZONS
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Pouch : SAC
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One ___ million : INA
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"Thumbs down" letters : NGS
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A Castle : IRENE
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Elia : LAMB
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Waiter's need : TRAY
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Center of activity : HUB
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Biographical item : MEMOIR
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Fleet : ARMADA
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Beige : ECRU
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___ del Fuego : TIERRA
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Pursue : CHASE
51
Fast : RAPID
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Loses a lap : RISES
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Hungarian wine : TOKAY
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See 33 Across : ELEMI
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Israeli general : DAYAN
59
Ingested : ATE
61
Tatter : RAG
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Thanksgiving scores: Abbr. : TDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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