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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1987

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,929

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Across
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Infield fly : POPUP
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Qualified : ABLE
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Pops' partners : MOMS
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Tickle pink : ELATE
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Make headway : GAIN
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"___ Ben Adhem": Leigh Hunt : ABOU
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Mature : RIPEN
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Assist an arsonist : ABET
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Silk, in Soissons : SOIE
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___ turn (perfectly) : TOA
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Mayor and council : CITYFATHERS
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"Phantom Lady" star Ella ___ : RAINES
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Spreads by rumor : NOISES
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Wisdom bits : PEARLS
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Relative of a taw or steelie : AGGIE
31
Wood-trimming tool : ADZE
32
Drag one's feet : STALL
33
Couple : TWO
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Quite large : SIZABLE
39
Cut a cuspid : TEETHED
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Sètte preceder : SEI
42
Oodles : LOADS
44
Ubangi feeder : UELE
45
___ Alighieri : DANTE
46
Pattens' cousins : SABOTS
48
In the neighborhood of : AROUND
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Helix : SPIRAL
53
Renowned Boston event : POPSCONCERT
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June honoree : DAD
58
"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Never, poetically : NEER
60
Metrical feet : IAMBI
62
Convinced : SURE
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White-tailed eagles : ERNS
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Somewhat orderly pile : STACK
65
Hold court : HEAR
66
Surf sound : ROTE
67
Tied up in knots : TENSE
Down
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Saucy : PERT
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Medley : OLIO
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They like shooting stars : PAPARAZZI
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Blue-___ (edit) : PENCIL
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Kind of cat's-eye : AGATE
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Tended a tot : BABYSAT
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Would as ___ (gladly) : LIEF
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Complicate : ENTANGLE
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Number 5 iron : MASHIE
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Some woodwinds : OBOES
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Having a water-marked pattern : MOIRE
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"You're Only Old Once!" author : SUESS
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Electees : INS
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Fabric for a summer frock : TOILE
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Vicinity : AREA
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Card player's decision : PASS
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An Adams : EDIE
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Rods for hoods : GATS
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Senator's spot : SEAT
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Papa or boss : THEOLDMAN
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Shoe feature : WELT
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Keats favorites : ODES
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Mel of many voices : BLANC
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Chelsea resident, e.g. : LONDONER
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Big horn : TUBA
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Downward slope : DESCENT
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Housecoat : DUSTER
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Walter Raleigh, for one : SIR
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Manet or Monet : ARTIST
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Stupidly imitative : APISH
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Mischief-maker : ROGUE
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"Louise" or "Norma" : OPERA
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Claudius's successor : NERO
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Basics : ABCS
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Embankment : DIKE
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Passion ender : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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