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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1987

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Virginia L. Yates has 38 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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M
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A
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E
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T
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O
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F
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F
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S
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D
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V
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A
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J
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O
P
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O
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B
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R
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O
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K
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H
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L
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K
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S
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F
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S
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D
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R
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I
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R
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I
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F
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A
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S
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H
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O
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N
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W
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W
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X
Y
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Z
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E
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V
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R
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S
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Q
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B
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S
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E
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K
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K
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U
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W
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O
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L
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,875
Across
1
Marsh or West : MAE
4
London blades : TOFFS
9
Jessye Norman, e.g. : DIVA
13
Early Norse chieftain : JARL
14
Category for MOMA : OPART
15
Portent : OMEN
16
___ in a while : ONCE
17
City near Cleveland : BEREA
18
Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
19
Unofficial advisers of a sort : KITCHENCABINET
22
Upper crust : ELITE
23
Albanian coin : LEK
24
Letter embellishment : SERIF
26
Pouch : SAC
27
How to keep one's powder : DRY
29
Saver's option: Abbr. : IRA
31
Here, in Paris : ICI
32
E-I link : FGH
33
Peer's mother : ASE
34
European coal-mining region : SAAR
35
Dingy digs : HOLEINTHEWALL
39
Ceraceous : WAXY
40
Wye follower : ZEE
41
Get-up-and-go : VIM
42
Silkworm : ERI
43
Fabulous bird : ROC
44
D.C. figure : SEN
45
Some N.F.L. players : QBS
48
Murphy or Lopat : EDDIE
50
Arabian tea : KAT
52
Oahu neighbor : KAUAI
54
False front of a sort : WINDOWDRESSING
57
Take it easy : LAZE
58
Body type in Detroit : SEDAN
59
Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
60
Sch. for a would-be Ivy Leaguer : PREP
61
City in NW Uruguay : SALTO
62
Burrows : DENS
63
Snuggery : NEST
64
Sectors : AREAS
65
Period : ERA
Down
1
Envelope material : MANILA
2
Frigid : ARCTIC
3
Put in office : ELECT
4
Soliloquy words : TOBE
5
Without artifice : OPENLY
6
Obvious pretense : FARCE
7
Strange : FREAKISH
8
Poke with a pike : STAB
9
Blackmore's "Lorna ___" : DOONE
10
Cousin of a Vandyke : IMPERIAL
11
Upright : VERTICAL
12
"___ port in a storm" : ANY
13
Jay Leno's specialty : JOKES
20
Hem and haw : HEDGE
21
"There ___ tavern in the town ... " : ISA
25
Conifer : FIR
28
Root: Comb. form : RHIZO
30
Superman portrayer : REEVE
32
Thing in the ointment : FLY
33
Consumed : ATE
34
Pam Dawber TV role : SAM
35
Nuts and bolts, etc. : HARDWARE
36
Rusts : OXIDIZES
37
Tippet and tucker : NECKWEAR
38
Forty ___ (nap) : WINKS
39
Minute : WEE
43
Color for a carpet : RED
44
Layers : STRATA
45
Archer's need : QUIVER
46
Cream-pie flavor : BANANA
47
Puts one's John Henry on : SIGNS
49
Maladroit : INEPT
51
Befuddle : ADDLE
53
Away : ASIDE
55
Thessaly mountain : OSSA
56
Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
57
Hosp. staff member : LPN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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