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New York Times, Thursday, November 5, 1987

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,876
Across
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Welty's "___ Wedding" : DELTA
6
Not very bright : DIM
9
Floor, in Paris : ETAGE
14
French girlfriends : AMIES
15
Opposite of WNW : ESE
16
Grease jobs, for short : LUBES
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The Big Apple, originally : DUTCHSETTLEMENT
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Serves : HELPS
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Stroll : AMBLE
22
Past or future : TENSE
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Nothing : NIL
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Commotion : TODO
26
Scrape : ERASE
30
Collection of Norse poems : EDDA
34
Ring name : ALI
35
Onset : START
36
Primp : PREEN
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Big name in 17 Across : PETERSTUYVESANT
40
Conceits : IDEAS
41
Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
42
Be situated : LIE
43
Mandrels : RODS
44
Locust and loquat : TREES
45
North Sea feeder : TEES
46
Prefix for angle or pod : TRI
48
Declares : AVERS
50
Contradict : BELIE
52
Rival of Captain Absolute : ACRES
54
Records from Hudson to Koch : NEWYORKSHISTORY
59
Catkin : AMENT
60
Airport abbr. : ETA
61
Hogan's cousin : TEPEE
62
What some people storm : BARNS
63
Pile : NAP
64
Conform : ADAPT
Down
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Pop : DAD
2
Flightless bird : EMU
3
Sozzled : LIT
4
Craft: Comb. form : TECHNO
5
Residues : ASHES
6
Profound : DEEP
7
Adherents : ISTS
8
Choo Choo Coleman was one : MET
9
Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
10
Glasses : TUMBLERS
11
First shepherd : ABEL
12
Hereditary unit : GENE
13
Sum, es, ___ : EST
18
Rains icy particles : SLEETS
19
Hugo work : LANE
22
"Holy" city : TOLEDO
23
Corrected copy : EDITED
25
An ungulate : TAPIR
27
Assessor : RATER
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As ___ (usually) : ARULE
29
Mode : STYLE
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Casino employee : DEALER
32
Gainsays : DENIES
33
Sweetens the pot : ANTES
35
Grads-to-be : SRS
36
Foot, to Fabius : PES
38
Town near Huntington, W. Va. : EASTLYNN
39
Italian artist: 16th century : VASARI
44
Row upon row : TIER
45
Tried : TESTED
47
Disorders : RIOTS
49
Goddess of the hearth : VESTA
50
Synagogue platform : BEMA
51
Pitcher : EWER
52
Movie dog : ASTA
53
Fellow : CHAP
54
Arrest : NAB
55
Knowledge : KEN
56
___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
57
Tie fabric : REP
58
Thus far : YET

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

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