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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1987

63-Across : Musical forms

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,920
Across
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Peruse : READ
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Declared : STATED
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A memorable Young : GIG
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Scot's small cup : TASSIE
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Gold, in Granada : ORO
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Goren, e.g. : BRIDGEXPERT
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Heavy weight : TON
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Goddess of strife : ERIS
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French river : RHONE
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Scans : XAMINES
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___ City, Iowa : SIOUX
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Gives a dull lecture : PROSES
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Cause hostile feelings : EMBITTER
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Old Dutch coin : DOIT
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Basic yeast acid: Abbr. : RNA
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Mounts : SETS
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Bobby of tennis : RIGGS
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Tenth: Comb. form : DECI
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Pinna : EAR
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Pear, in Pamplona : PERA
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Former Iranian money : TOMAN
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More dismal : DREARIER
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Mysost, e.g. : CHEESE
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Rosaceous plant : AVENS
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Mother Hubbards : DRESSES
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Telamon : ATLAS
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Shipshape : TAUT
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Red or White team : SOX
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Be a paragon : SETANXAMPLE
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Card game : ECARTE
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Sector : AREA
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Vow words : IDO
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Musical forms : SUITES
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Part of h.c.l. : COST
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Stray : ERR
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Nice friend : AMI
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First coach, often : DAD
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Metric units : STERES
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Cabs : TAXIS
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Vipers : ASPS
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Half a fly : TSE
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Norse goddess of healing : EIR
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Motown : DETROIT
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Overdo : GOTOXTREMES
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Mashie or niblick : IRON
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Part of "G.W.T.W." : GONE
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Kelly and Autry : GENES
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Nissen : HUT
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Unguarded : XPOSED
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In ___ (behind) : ARREAR
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Member of an N.L. team : MONTREALXPO
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Osiris's wife : ISIS
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L.A. problem : SMOG
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Winged wader : IBIS
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Poet Guest : EDGAR
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Box : ENCASE
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Ella of films : RAINES
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Check : REIN
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Stirs up wrath : IRES
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Bucks' mates : DOES
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Duns : PRESSES
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Letter from Crete : THETA
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Puzzling things : CRUXES
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Lizst symphony : DANTE
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Bufo, e.g. : TOAD
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Pastry : TART
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Old French coin : ECU
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Player for pay : PRO
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Graze : EAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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