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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1987

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,927

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Across
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Some residents of Iowa and Okla. : SACS
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Dash : TEAR
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More recherché : RARER
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"___ the Roof," 1963 tune : UPON
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Place of pasturage : ACRE
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Avoid a formal wedding : ELOPE
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Steep cliff : CRAG
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Chimney channels : FLUES
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Reason earnestly : EXPOSTULATE
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$1,000: Slang : GEE
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Case for needles : ETUI
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Most comprehensive : LARGEST
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Wernher ___ Braun : VON
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Asset : PLUS
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Shoppe modifier : OLDE
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Hyperbolize : EXAGGERATE
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City of Victory : CAIRO
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Border, to Brutus : ORA
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Furnishings : DECOR
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Annoy extremely : EXASPERATE
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Heroin, to a narc : SCAG
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Bohea or bancha : TEA
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British nor'easter : HELM
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French king: 888-98 : ODO
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Become joyful : CHEERUP
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A Cather biographer : EDEL
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'Neath's opposite : OER
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Wipe out : EXTERMINATE
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French revolutionary : MARAT
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Co-Nobelist Metchnikoff: 1908 : ELIE
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First name : ADAM
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONT
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Control : REIN
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Dub : TERM
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Damascus locus : SYRIA
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Cockle : OAST
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Pronoun for the Andrea Doria : ESSA
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Inevitable : SURE
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Surveys : COMPENDIA
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Treat with disdain : SNOOT
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Sensed by touch : TACTILE
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Curtain color : ECRU
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Oxianus Lacus : ARAL
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Majestic : REGAL
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Arbitrated : REFEREED
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"___ is gas and gaiters": Dickens : ALL
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Makeup : ROUGE
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Dueling swords : EPEES
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Adjusted a clock : RESET
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Eat late : SUP
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Chinese dynasty : TANG
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Skirt panels : GORES
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Sotto ___ : VOCE
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Asian evergreen : OLAX
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Calpurnia was one : UXOR
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Lamb's Mrs. ___ Battle : SARAH
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First, in Frankfurt : ERSTE
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Corral exit : GATE
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Awards : ACCOLADES
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Spadefoot : TOAD
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"Tantum ___," hymn section : ERGO
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"H.M.S. Pinafore," e.g. : OPERETTA
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Waters of the Seine : EAUX
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Krypton, for one : ELEMENT
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Nero's 1501 : MDI
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Perry's kinfolk : COMOS
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Feather: Comb. form : PTERO
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Maternally akin : ENATE
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Ancient city in S Italy : ELEA
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Social reformer Jacob : RIIS
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Salts : TARS
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Black cuckoo : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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