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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,926

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Across
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G.I.'s award : DSM
4
Shoelace tip : AGLET
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First one to stab Caesar : CASCA
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Air-quality org. : EPA
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Kind of ball : BEACH
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Whistles, for Pedro : PITOS
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Christmas hanging : MISTLETOE
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Khachaturian et al. : ARAMS
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Artist Church's home on the Hudson : OLANA
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Trifle : INCH
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Ready, in Rouen : PRET
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A sleigh puller : BLITZEN
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Villages : HAMLETS
28
But, to 9 Across : SED
29
Mead subject : SAMOA
30
North Sea feeder : EMS
33
Ubiquitous puzzle birds : ERNS
35
Successful : ONTOP
39
"___ stirring . . . ": Moore : NOTACREATUREWAS
43
"Irma la ___" : DOUCE
44
Supplements, with "out" : EKES
45
Poet's frequently : OFT
46
Poet's region : CLIME
48
Health resort : SPA
51
Coincide in part (with) : OVERLAP
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A sleigh puller : PRANCER
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Heap : PILE
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N.Y.C. institution : MOMA
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Maharashtra city : POONA
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Ooze : EXUDE
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Carol king : WENCESLAS
66
Decorated again : REDID
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Masters or Poe : EDGAR
68
Expert : ACE
69
Pico de ___, Pyrenees : ANETO
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Musical intervals : RESTS
71
E.S.T. part : STD
Down
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Tommy's discharge : DEMOB
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Big A mishap : SPILL
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Kenyan pastoral people : MASAI
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Burning : ABLAZE
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Opposite of haw : GEE
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Livy's tongue : LATIN
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Galbraith's subj. : ECON
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" . . . ___, and unexpressive she": Shak. : THECHASTE
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I.R.S. employee : CPA
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Wright invention : AIRPLANE
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Rubberneck : STARE
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A sleigh puller : COMET
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D.A.'s helpers : ASSTS
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Some explosives : TNTS
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Cheese companion : HAM
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Fulda feeder : EDER
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Heath : MOOR
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Plumber's need : SNAKE
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Finish : END
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Pasture sound : MOO
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R–V connection : STU
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Authorize again : REEMPOWER
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Pair : TWO
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Clod : OAF
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L.A. time : PST
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Believe in : ACCREDIT
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Convent part : CELL
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U.N. member : USSR
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"___ a Camera": Van Druten : IAM
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Some are funny : PAPERS
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Years, in Chile : ANOS
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"Martha," e.g. : OPERA
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A sleigh puller : VIXEN
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Baffle : ELUDE
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Dieters' problems : PANGS
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Soft drinks : COLAS
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Ordain : ENACT
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Demolished Soho flats : RASED
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Persian's associate : MEDE
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Serval, e.g. : CAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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