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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1987

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

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Students & seniors
Across
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Simon's dividers : ACTS
5
Desert regions : ERGS
9
"Dr. Seuss's ___" : ABC
12
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 Guantánamo : CUBA
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Fervor : ARDOR
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Drugstore cowboy's look : OGLE
21
Something to punch : TIMECLOCK
23
Comfort : SOLACE
25
Concoct or contrive : MAKE
26
"A Life for the ___" : TSAR
27
Garden figure : EVE
28
Sarcle : HOE
31
Barbary Coast port : ALGIERS
34
Delivers : REDEEMS
36
Lifeline location : PALM
37
Toothy expression : GRIN
38
Showed disdain : SNEERED
42
Vessel for Nelson : FRIGATE
45
Monogram of a Duke : EKE
46
Author of "The College Widow" : ADE
47
Act like a Vandal : LOOT
48
Rocker ___ Ant : ADAM
49
Shenanigans : ANTICS
52
Cheaters of sorts : TWOTIMERS
56
Asian nanny : AMAH
57
Drive of note : RODEO
58
Germany's industrial heart : RUHR
60
Chemical compound : ENOL
62
Whence pizzas come : OVENS
63
Inkling : IDEA
64
Divagate : ROVE
65
End of a Sandburg title : YES
66
Kind of paper : TERM
67
Appear : SEEM
Down
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Saddler's instrument : AWL
2
Pandemonium : CHAOS
3
Brando's Paris dance : TANGO
4
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
50
Mohawk transportation : CANOE
51
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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