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New York Times, Friday, November 27, 1987

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,898
Across
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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British baby buggy : PRAM
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Make reparation : ATONE
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Zenith : APEX
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Italian painter Guido ___ : RENI
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Ceremonies : RITES
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Sinewy : WIRY
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Corrupt : EVIL
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Mizzen and jib : SAILS
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Flip-flop, geometrically? : COMEFULLCIRCLE
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Nanny, for one : REARER
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Spoils : GOESBAD
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Hodgepodges : OLIOS
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Malt-liquor yeast : BARM
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___ carte : ALA
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Flip-flop, in the dining room? : TURNTHETABLESON
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Pindaric poem : ODE
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Actress Dunne : IRENE
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Exhibit anew : RESTAGE
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Conquers the Matterhorn : SCALES
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Calla lily : ARUM
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Waikiki wreaths : LEIS
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Flip-flop, musically? : CHANGEONESTUNE
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Fraught with peril : RISKY
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Big top : TENT
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Ready to be plucked : RIPE
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"The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
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Detest : HATE
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Ancient Italian town : ELEA
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Civil War general : MEADE
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Vending-machine feature : SLOT
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Crystal gazer : SEER
Down
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Like a greenhorn : RAW
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
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Infamous fiddler : NERO
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Combination like "thundering silence" : OXYMORON
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"Gentlemen ___ Blondes" : PREFER
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Theatrical production : REVUE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Small weight : MILLIGRAM
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Poisonous gas : ARSINE
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Diadems : TIARAS
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Auricular : OTIC
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Gershwin's "Our ___" : NELL
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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Void : EGEST
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About four bushels, in England : COOMB
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Whirlybird part : ROTOR
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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City on the Rhine : BASEL
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Without peer : ALONE
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Andersen and Borge : DANES
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Job 40:15 beasts : BEHEMOTHS
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Mischievous Olympian : ATE
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Justice center, with "The" : HAGUE
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On the up and up : LICIT
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Signs of mistakes : ERASURES
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Squiffed : TANKED
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Gravy vessel : ARGYLE
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Sonnet finish : SESTET
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Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
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Miler Steve : CRAM
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Engage : HIRE
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Largest of seven : ASIA
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Best Actress: 1963 : NEAL
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World's longest river : NILE
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Site for a drum : EAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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