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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1987

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The clue for 33-Down was cut off from the PDF, so a clue used in other pre-Shortzian puzzles was inserted.

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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,912
Across
1
Provençal love song : ALBA
5
Porch for Pericles : STOA
9
Dugout : ABRI
13
Athenian commander : CLEON
14
Walked on : TROD
15
Idle : VAIN
16
Scents make sense to him : BLOODHOUND
18
Feminine of lui : ELLE
19
Concurrence : SYNDROME
20
Pantry : LARDER
22
Capp's Hyena : LENA
23
Obtuse in the extreme : DENSEST
24
Cloistered head : ABBESS
27
Anagram for tribes : BESTIR
28
___ Filippias, Greek town : NEA
29
Sty inhabitant : SHOAT
31
Of an antiseptic : IODIC
34
Gore relative : DART
36
"Cómo está ___?" : USTED
38
Nottingham nurse : NANA
39
Solid: Comb. form : STERE
41
Ornithological facial spaces : LORES
43
Homily on Sun. : SER
44
A young cow : HEIFER
46
Hit the Iditarod Trail : MUSHED
48
Less befogged : CLEARER
50
Duchesse, e.g. : LACE
51
Gat : HEATER
52
Kind of carrier : AIRCRAFT
56
Town on the Adda : LODI
57
Librarian's bane? : BOOKKEEPER
59
Units : ONES
60
Ireland's Lough ___ : ERNE
61
Result : ENSUE
62
" . . . reck the ___": Burns : REDE
63
Homophone for 62 Across : REED
64
Legal paper : DEED
Down
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Supporter : ALLY
2
Oboist Goossens : LEON
3
Loot : BOODLE
4
Actress in "She": 1965 : ANDRESS
5
Small opening : STOMA
6
Align : TRUE
7
Cart attachment : OON
8
Confuses : ADDLES
9
Dislike : AVERSION
10
Track event for those less hirsute? : BALDERDASH
11
Irritates : RILES
12
Torpid : INERT
13
Paley's favorite inits. : CBS
17
Largest Japanese island : HONSHU
21
Not pro : ANTI
23
Hinder : DETER
24
Connectors : ANDS
25
Tempo : BEAT
26
Like those in 10 Down : BAREHEADED
27
Ulan ___ : BATOR
30
Canadian physician of fame : OSLER
32
Curare cousin : INEE
33
Wit : CARD
35
Essay's big brother : TREATISE
37
Set apart : DEMARK
40
The old sod : EIRE
42
Follow : SUCCEED
45
"Gigolo" author : FERBER
47
Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
48
Green: Comb. form : CHLOR
49
___ Leoni, Italian sculptor-medalist : LEONE
50
Admired : LIKED
52
Tip-top : AONE
53
Church section : APSE
54
Sustained strife : FEUD
55
Due follower : TRE
58
Manganese, e.g. : ORE

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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