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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 1987

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,915
Across
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Duration measure : TIME
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Landed : ALIT
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Hardwood tree : ASH
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First man : ADAM
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Spokes of a circle : RADII
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Bar order : BEER
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Oscar winner in "Sayonara" : REDBUTTONS
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Soprano Eames : EMMA
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Daub : SMEAR
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Found : ESTABLISH
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Despot : TSAR
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Exist : ARE
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Relating to mail : POSTAL
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One-tenth: Comb. form : DECI
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Part of a min. : SEC
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Beseech : PRAY
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Wall Street term : NOPAR
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Fonda's co-star in "Julia" : VANESSAREDGRAVE
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Piano exercise : ETUDE
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Yield : CEDE
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Pulled : DREW
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Since, in Savoie : DES
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Barrel-bottom stuff : LEES
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Takes sap from trees : BLEEDS
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Friend, in Pau : AMI
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Ending for old or young : STER
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Star-shaped figure : PENTAGRAM
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Marner's creator : ELIOT
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Bad : EVIL
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"I Am Woman" composer-singer : HELENREDDY
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Brain tissue : TELA
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Add up : TALLY
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Mud puddle : SLOP
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Thing, to Belli : RES
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Distribute : DOLE
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Withered : SERE
Down
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___ and feathers : TARS
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The same, to Severus : IDEM
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Constructed : MADE
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Fortified : EMBATTLED
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Garfunkel : ART
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Subsequently : LATER
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Words exchanged at a wedding : IDOS
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Color slightly : TINT
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White poplar : ABELE
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Half: Prefix : SEMI
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Garment borders : HEMS
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Newton or Stern : ISAAC
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Cheer : RAH
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___ Major : URSA
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Take with one : BRING
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Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
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Asphalted a road : PAVED
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Speak pompously : ORATE
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Cranial cavity : SINUS
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Defies : DARES
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Gazed upon : EYED
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Extra tire : SPARE
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Like chalets : EAVED
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Worker gangs : CREWS
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Running contest : RACE
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Out of sequence : ORDERLESS
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Ala. city : SELMA
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Liability : DEBT
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Figure in skating : EIGHT
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Sly look : LEER
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Sniff : SMELL
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Favorite : PET
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Always : EVER
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World's longest river : NILE
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Peruse : READ
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Different: Comb. form : ALLO
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Inactive : IDLE
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Aroma : ODOR
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Sort : TYPE
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U.S. humorist : NYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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