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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

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New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1987

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 490 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,879
Across
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Audition award : PART
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Able follower : BAKER
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Gives an R or X : RATES
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Plucky : GAME
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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"In bad company": Bierce : ALONE
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Originate : ARISE
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Cliff fragment : SCARPSCRAP
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Classifies insects : FILESFLIES
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Space agcy. : NASA
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Condition : STATE
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Composed : SEDATE
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Diminishing : ABATING
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Resiliency : GIVE
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Jollity : MIRTH
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Lazy one : IDLER
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Province of Spain : VALENCIA
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Author Eliav : ARIE
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Metal splinter : SILVERSLIVER
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Stat. for Mattingly : RBI
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Large parrot : KEA
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"The ___ Love . . . ": 1924 song : ONEI
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
51
Component of E = mc2 : MASS
52
Pelagic fliers : ERNS
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Track ordeal : TRAILTRIAL
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Chewy nut : BETEL
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Mixed : ASSORTED
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"Goodnight" lady : IRENE
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Goddess of the moon : SELENE
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Extort : BLEED
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Knocks silly : STUNS
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Miss Muffet's morsels : CURDS
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Maroon : STRAND
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Excite : ROUSE
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Makes a nexus : CONNECTS
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Garroway's sign-off : PEACE
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Twists blankets : WARPSWRAPS
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Challenge : DARE
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View from Buffalo : ERIE
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Night before : EVE
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Two-decade sleeper : RIP
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Scottish alder : ARN
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Meanest dog : BASESTBASSET
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French state : ETAT
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Breathed : RESPIRED
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Street show : RAREE
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The end for Socrates : OMEGA
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Unique person : ONER
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Millay's "The ___ Tree" : PEAR
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Loathe : DESPISE
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Bambi's creator : SALTEN
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Problems for lispers : ESSES
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Gives radials a go : TRIESTIRES
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Dye a fabric : STAINSATIN
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Verve : ELAN
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Forgo : WAIVE
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Scout master? : TONTO
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Lug : TOTE
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Liner destination : PORT
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Fix firmly in place : EMBED
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Less daft : SANER
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Once, formerly : ERST
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Not neg. : POS
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First of 26 : ABC
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Inlet : RIA
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Arranged in threes : TERNATE
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Hines and Siepi : BASSI
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Route to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Asian pen. : KOR
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Alfonso's queen et al. : ENAS
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Herpetologist's subject : REPTILE
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Roof timbers : RAFTERS
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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Sesame : TIL
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Nationality ending : ESE
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Attached directly, in botany : SESSILE
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"Enjoy, Enjoy!" author : GOLDEN
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A Met score : ARIA
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Millrose Games, e.g. : MEET
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Narrow walk : PATH
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Pyrexia : FEVER
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Declare with confidence : AVER
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Frames for drying clothes : AIRERS
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DePalma's intelligence : BRIANSBRAINS
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Balm of ___ : GILEAD
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Courtroom mallet : GAVEL
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___ fool of (dupe) : MAKEA
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Thrice CLXIX : DVII
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Curriculum ___ (résumé) : VITAE
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Packs menus : CRATESCARTES
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"Ghosts" writer : IBSEN
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Approach to a pew : AISLE
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In one's cups : SOTTED
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"The Lady ___," 1935 song : INRED
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Cuts of meat : LOINS
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Performed a pinochle maneuver : MELDED
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Brightened : LITUP
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Tie up : TRUSS
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Freshen : RENEW
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European capital : BERN
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Actor Auberjonois : RENE
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Diurnal phenomenon : SUNSET
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Saddle afflictions : SORES
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Thicket : COPSE
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Assagai : SPEAR
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Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
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Went on wildly : RAVED
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Made happen : CAUSED
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M.A.S.H. procedure : TRIAGE
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Partitions : SEPTA
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Bremen's river : WESER
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York symbol : ROSE
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Twining stems : BINES
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"___ All?": 1929 song : ARENTWE
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Braided : TRESSED
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Ovine sounds : BAAS
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Blotter statistics : ARRESTS
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Qatar is one : EMIRATE
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Powerful : POTENT
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Uncloses, to the Bard : OPES
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Annoyance : PEEVE
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Man of La Mancha : SENOR
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Footfall : STEP
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One of the Guthries : ARLO
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Mythomaniac : LIAR
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Ancient ambulatory : STOA
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"___ the Walrus," Beatles song : IAM
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Eve's genesis : RIB
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Miller who dances : ANN
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Rocky pinnacle : TOR
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Meadowlands cager : NET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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