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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1987

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,910

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Across
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Yellow stone : TOPAZ
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Grease : LARD
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Shear : CLIP
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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Jug : EWER
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Storyteller's material : LORE
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
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" . . . the playing fields of ___" : ETON
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Knotty : KNARRED
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Wind instrument : OCARINA
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Mole's prey : EARTHWORM
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Lily of opera : PONS
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___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Furors : TODOS
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Spanish landlady : AMA
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Rooster's cap : COMB
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Accustom : INURE
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Carp : CAVIL
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"___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
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Wristlet : STRAP
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Macduff, at one time : THANE
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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SHAEF sector : ETO
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Mambolike dance : SALSA
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Distinctive air : AURA
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Writer of westerns : GREY
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Man from the Yard : INSPECTOR
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Sentences to prison : SENDSUP
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Seminole chief : OSCEOLA
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Sylvan plant : TREE
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Sod for fuel : PEAT
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Purposeful : TELIC
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Love, for Plácido : AMOR
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Branches : RAMI
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Fanfare : ECLAT
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Forbids : BANS
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Rents : TEARS
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Change course : TACK
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Site of Muscat : OMAN
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Yugoslav coin : PARA
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Atlantic island group : AZORES
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Veld equine : ZEBRA
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Manufacturer's need : LEADTIME
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Arista : AWN
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Fame : RENOWN
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Ursa Major neighbor : DRACO
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Fulton's steamboat : CLERMONT
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Novelist Pierre : LOTI
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Ferrum : IRON
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Tony of baseball : PENA
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Therefore : ERGO
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Hopper or Turner : ARTIST
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Frequenter : HABITUE
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Agreements : PACTS
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City on the Missouri : OMAHA
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Of ships at sea : NAVAL
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Engraver Albrecht : DURER
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Declaim : ORATE
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British-Indian soldier : SEPOY
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Launders : CLEANS
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Some on Wall Street : INSIDERS
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Sleep-producing : NARCOTIC
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Broadway musical : CATS
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Beg : APPEAL
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Place to spend drachmae : GREECE
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Above: Comb. form : SUPRA
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Two foursomes : OCTET
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Pierce : STAB
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Bombeck : ERMA
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Argon's kin : NEON
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Pot for Pedro : OLLA
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Ananias : LIAR
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Bible book : ACTS
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Pierre's soul : AME

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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