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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
Across
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Yellow stone : TOPAZ
6
Grease : LARD
10
Shear : CLIP
14
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
30
Furors : TODOS
34
Spanish landlady : AMA
35
Rooster's cap : COMB
36
Accustom : INURE
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Carp : CAVIL
39
"___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
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Wristlet : STRAP
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Macduff, at one time : THANE
43
Savoir-faire : TACT
45
SHAEF sector : ETO
46
Mambolike dance : SALSA
47
Distinctive air : AURA
48
Writer of westerns : GREY
49
Man from the Yard : INSPECTOR
52
Sentences to prison : SENDSUP
55
Seminole chief : OSCEOLA
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Sylvan plant : TREE
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Sod for fuel : PEAT
62
Purposeful : TELIC
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Love, for Plácido : AMOR
64
Branches : RAMI
65
Fanfare : ECLAT
66
Forbids : BANS
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Rents : TEARS
Down
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Change course : TACK
2
Site of Muscat : OMAN
3
Yugoslav coin : PARA
4
Atlantic island group : AZORES
5
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
10
Fulton's steamboat : CLERMONT
11
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
27
City on the Missouri : OMAHA
28
Of ships at sea : NAVAL
31
Engraver Albrecht : DURER
32
Declaim : ORATE
33
British-Indian soldier : SEPOY
35
Launders : CLEANS
38
Some on Wall Street : INSIDERS
40
Sleep-producing : NARCOTIC
44
Broadway musical : CATS
47
Beg : APPEAL
48
Place to spend drachmae : GREECE
50
Above: Comb. form : SUPRA
51
Two foursomes : OCTET
52
Pierce : STAB
53
Bombeck : ERMA
54
Argon's kin : NEON
56
Pot for Pedro : OLLA
57
Ananias : LIAR
58
Bible book : ACTS
61
Pierre's soul : AME

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

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