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New York Times, Monday, November 30, 1987

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,901

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Across
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Bible item : PSALM
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Sum total : ALL
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Split : CRACK
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Strange : EERIE
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Comedienne Arthur : BEA
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Russian coin : RUBLE
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Frighten : ALARM
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Small ape : LAR
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Hamburger topper : ONION
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Nonplused : FLABBERGASTED
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Ocean's little sister : SEA
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Roman deity : OPS
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Assist : AID
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Go by taxi : RIDE
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Waned : EBBED
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Pinball machine no-no : TILT
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Iris, lace or braid : ORRIS
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Speechless : ATALOSSFORWORDS
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Swahili or Zulu : BANTU
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Take on hands : HIRE
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Departed : WENT
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Short comic plays : SKITS
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N.J. five : NETS
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Lost-weekend results : DTS
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Flightless bird of yore : MOA
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Sack the quarterback : THROWFORALOSS
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Haughty : PROUD
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Lubricated : OILED
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River to the Oise : AISNE
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What the old nylons did : RAN
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Willow : OSIER
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Make haste : SPEED
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Whitney or Wallach : ELI
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Donkey, in Devon : NEDDY
Down
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Kind of soup : PEA
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Ego : SELF
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Soviet body of water : ARAL
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Turkish coins : LIRAS
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One of a group : MEMBER
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Qualified : ABLE
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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Stately, to Solti : LARGO
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Weapon of old : CROSSBOW
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Short one : RUNT
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He had an Irish Rose : ABIE
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Blockhead : CLOD
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Actor Maynard : KEN
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Taunts : BAITS
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Mimic : APE
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Jezebel's spouse : AHAB
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Specks : IOTAS
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Consumed water : DRANK
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Menu item : DISH
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Fey : ELFIN
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High or low follower : BROW
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Transgressed : ERRED
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"She ___ Say Yes," 1931 song : DIDNT
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High: Prefix : ALTI
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Ripped or ripped along : TORE
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Fast planes : SSTS
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Passé : OUTMODED
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Neural systems : RETIA
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Swinish female : SOW
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Pub's cousin : SALOON
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Burning : AFIRE
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Din : NOISE
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Voyage : TRIP
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Fireman's need : HOSE
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Mystical mark : RUNE
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Spoken : ORAL
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Rajah's spouse : RANI
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Skidded : SLID
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Pit : SEED
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Family members : PAS
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Prohibitionist : DRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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