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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1987

4-Down : Petty

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,932
Across
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Simon's dividers : ACTS
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Desert regions : ERGS
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"Dr. Seuss's ___" : ABC
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English rock duo : WHAM
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Burin or dibble : TOOL
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"Aloha" synonym : HELLO
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Wool, in Madrid : LANA
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Where to find Guant√°namo : CUBA
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Fervor : ARDOR
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Drugstore cowboy's look : OGLE
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Something to punch : TIMECLOCK
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Concoct or contrive : MAKE
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"A Life for the ___" : TSAR
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Garden figure : EVE
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Sarcle : HOE
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Barbary Coast port : ALGIERS
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Delivers : REDEEMS
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Lifeline location : PALM
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Toothy expression : GRIN
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Showed disdain : SNEERED
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Vessel for Nelson : FRIGATE
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Monogram of a Duke : EKE
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Author of "The College Widow" : ADE
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Act like a Vandal : LOOT
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Rocker ___ Ant : ADAM
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Shenanigans : ANTICS
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Cheaters of sorts : TWOTIMERS
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Asian nanny : AMAH
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Drive of note : RODEO
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Germany's industrial heart : RUHR
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Whence pizzas come : OVENS
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Inkling : IDEA
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Divagate : ROVE
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End of a Sandburg title : YES
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Kind of paper : TERM
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Appear : SEEM
Down
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Saddler's instrument : AWL
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Pandemonium : CHAOS
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Brando's Paris dance : TANGO
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Petty : SMALLTIME
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The balance: Abbr. : ETC
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Woodworking machines : ROUTERS
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Asian desert : GOBI
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The big house : SLAMMER
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Ray of filmdom : ALDO
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Union that doesn't charge dues : BLOC
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Irish county : CORK
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Golfed grossly : HACKED
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Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
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Lessen : EASE
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This has a soffit : EAVE
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Erskine or Maxwell : CAR
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Juno her name? : HERA
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Skip : OMIT
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Man "seen" in an anagram : ESNE
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Altar's alcove : APSE
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Gangly : LANK
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Kitchen helpers : EGGTIMERS
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Dashboard items : RADIOS
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Red-coated dairy product : EDAM
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Black mark : DEMERIT
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Streaker's cousin : FLASHER
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Darling or Howard : RON
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Whit : IOTA
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Egyptian deity : ATEN
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Mohawk transportation : CANOE
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Rough prodding : SHOVE
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Homer's one-horse town : TROY
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Operated a loom : WOVE
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Canzoni : ODES
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Uncouth : RUDE
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Butter at Fordham : RAM
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Moon-landing apparatus : LEM

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

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