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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1987

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,930

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Across
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Portico : STOA
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Defeat : BEST
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Skillful : DEFT
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Mets or Jets : TEAM
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Tooth: Comb. form : DENTO
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Needle case : ETUI
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Actress Lanchester : ELSA
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Fund : ENDOW
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Scotland ___ : YARD
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Has a drink : WETSONESWHISTLE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Some coll. linemen : RGS
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U.S.S.R.'s Sea of ___ : AZOV
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Tower builder : EIFFEL
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Crow or boast : TOOTONESOWNHORN
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Vacant : EMPTY
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Lid adjunct : LASH
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Thought : IDEA
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___ up (bungles) : MESSES
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___ over (reenlist) : SHIP
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Coll. org. in the 60's : SDS
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Units in the yr. : MOS
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Pushes one's products : DRUMSUPBUSINESS
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List of duties : ROTA
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Be a pest : TEASE
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Jot : ATOM
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Dec. 24 and 31 : EVES
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Savor : ENJOY
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New York's state flower : ROSE
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Author Rebecca ___ : WEST
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Deps. : STAS
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Perceive as fact : KNOW
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Seethe : STEW
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Part of TV : TELE
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Kiln : OAST
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Collect : AMASS
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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At loose ___ : ENDS
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Packs : STOWS
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North American sparrow : TOWHEE
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Former Algerian V.I.P.'s : DEYS
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Roll up : FURL
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Flood or spring : TIDE
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Dweller : DENIZEN
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Suffix with tact : ICIAN
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Desert shrub : RETEM
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Dwarf : GNOME
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Discontinues : STOPS
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Russian city : OREL
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Passes : VISAS
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E–J connection : FGHI
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Some are frozen : FOODS
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Was wrong : ERRED
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Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
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Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
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Munch on : NOSH
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Legal copies : OYERS
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Fanciful notion : WHIMSEY
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Fries quickly : SAUTES
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Hawaiian dish : POI
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Exhausted : SPENT
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"The Hunting of the ___": Carroll : SNARK
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Barrymore or Pearson : DREW
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Wander : ROVE
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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Topgallant : MAST
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___ California : BAJA
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Service centers for G.I.'s : USOS
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Town near London : ETON
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Middling : SOSO
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European duck : SMEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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