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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1987

Author:
Fred Toole
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Fred Toole has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,922
Across
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Record : TAPE
5
Recurring theme : MOTIF
10
Battle site: 1944 : STLO
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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"Gesundheit" getter : ACHOO
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Pequod's captain : AHAB
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Worms or squids : BAIT
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Violinist Isaac ___ : STERN
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TV staple : NEWS
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Samovar : URN
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Norse king : OLAV
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British bye-byes : TATAS
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Cato's 156 : CLVI
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Galsworthy's "___ Devon" : AMANOF
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Director Spielberg : STEVEN
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Horse's motion : GAIT
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Wooden mortar beater : RAB
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Singing group : CHOIR
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"Common Sense" author : PAINE
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Hawaiian baking pit : IMU
37
A sound of music : HIFI
38
Costly fur : SABLE
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Skin blemish : SCAR
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Finish : END
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Poi sources : TAROS
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Blame bearers : GOATS
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Scottish river : DEE
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South Yemen's capital : ADEN
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Dozed off : NODDED
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M–R connection : NOPQ
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Divert : AMUSE
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Scot's wear : KILT
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Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
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North African port : ORAN
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Din : NOISE
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Geometric fig. : CIRC
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Lease : RENT
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Capture : TAKE
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Venetian V.I.P.'s : DOGES
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___-European : INDO
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Forbidden : TABU
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Seaweed product : AGAR
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Hamlet's title : PRINCEOFDENMARK
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Consume : EAT
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Type of British bread : MASLIN
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Prefix with chord : OCTA
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Friml title : THEVAGABONDKING
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Comparative suffix : IOR
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A Joan of films : FONTAINE
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Bogart-Hepburn title : THEAFRICANQUEEN
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Statutes : LAWS
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Dictionary abbr. : OBS
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Finished : OVER
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Sweeten the pot : ANTE
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Cato's 57 : LVII
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Posts : MAILS
28
Itin. : SCHED
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Biblically yours : THINE
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Violin for a virtuoso : AMATI
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Anatomical sac : BURSA
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Cast down : SADDENED
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It comes in cakes : SOAP
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Youngsters : TADS
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Poetic cave : GROT
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Except : UNLESS
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Sixteenth of a pound : OUNCE
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"Cara nome," for one : ARIA
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
53
Transmit : SEND
54
In re : ASTO
55
Sept. chaser : OCT
57
Spanish gold : ORO
58
Prefix with corn or color : TRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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