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New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 1987

Author:
Mary C. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,609
Across
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Racing program : CARD
5
Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
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Observe Lent : FAST
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___ Khayyam, 1917 Derby winner : OMAR
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"___ Lucy" : ILOVE
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Volcanic output : LAVA
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Like some seals : EARED
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Curb : REIN
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Reagan-Day film: 1952 : THEWINNINGTEAM
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Psychedelic drug: Abbr. : LSD
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A dawn goddess : EOS
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Jet passenger's problem : LAG
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Blind trio : MICE
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Frail : SLIGHT
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Skilled : ABLE
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Covers with turf : SODS
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Concur : AGREE
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Caesar-Coca TV series : YOURSHOWOFSHOWS
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Fullest possible : EVERY
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Tablet : PILL
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Asian weight unit : TAEL
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Vacation spot : RESORT
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Part of speech : NOUN
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Between, in Bari : TRA
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Bravo or Grande : RIO
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N.Y.S.E. listing : STK
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Top 1951 film directed by George Stevens : APLACEINTHESUN
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
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Single : LONE
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Tote-board numbers : ODDS
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Single step : STAIR
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Evening, in Paris : SOIR
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Marino bomb : PASS
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Young adults : TEENS
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Preminger or Kruger : OTTO
Down
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Indianapolis football pro : COLT
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Oriental nanny : AMAH
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Talk wildly : RAVE
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Speak slowly : DRAWL
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Cruel : FIENDISH
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Actor Bates : ALAN
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Level : EVEN
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Grasslike plants : SEDGES
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What seers have : FORESIGHT
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Location : AREA
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Slender : SLIM
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Hamilton bill : TEN
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Doctrine : ISM
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Indian units of weight : TOLAS
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Stratum : LAYER
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Over : ABOVE
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Adhesives : GLUES
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Hen pen : COOP
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Attorney General Meese : EDWIN
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Trifling sum : GROAT
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Man with an ax : HEWER
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Electrical wizard : TESLA
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Making no mistakes : ERRORLESS
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Chorus member's thrill : SOLO
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A neighbor of Jordan : SYRIA
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Befuddles : FLUSTERS
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"A time ___ away stones . . . ": Eccl. 3:5 : TOCAST
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Extreme degree : NTH
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Five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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Engine housings : PODS
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Major ending : ETTE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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German negative : NEIN
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Chimney dirt : SOOT
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One : UNIT
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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Bribe : SOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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