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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1987

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,610
Across
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Brewer's preparation : MASH
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Diving-bell inventor : EADS
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Padnag : AMBLE
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City N of the Skagerrak : OSLO
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Source of some grease : SUET
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Sound : VALID
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Pecan pith : MEAT
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Aspen, for one : TREE
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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The Great Emancipator : ABRAHAMLINCOLN
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"I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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___ Prés, Flemish composer : DES
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Where Booth struck: April 14, 1865 : FORDSTHEATER
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Ostrich's kin : EMU
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Long period : AEON
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Finnish bath : SAUNA
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Poet Edward Rowland ___ : SILL
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Like a bug in a rug : SNUG
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Pass imperceptibly : STEAL
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What video means : ISEE
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Mrs. Cantor : IDA
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Epithet for 20 Across : RAILSPLITTER
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Rowan : ASH
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Annoy : TRY
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Ripen : AGE
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The Little Giant : STEPHENDOUGLAS
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Hawkins or Thompson : SADIE
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Fine feathers : DOWN
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___ dice : LIAR
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Orchard pest : EGGAR
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Oil-producing org. : OPEC
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White-tailed sea bird : ERNE
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Wee : TEENY
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Hudson contemporary : NASH
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Willis of N.B.A. fame : REED
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Apple-pie maker : MOM
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Where Shaftoe is : ASEA
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Gooden's plate : SLAB
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Dragster : HOTROD
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Art lovers : ESTHETES
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Emanation : AURA
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Form an opinion : DEEM
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Kim Hunter role : STELLA
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Approaches : AVENUES
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Kind of bank or test : BLOOD
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Thread type : LISLE
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British noble family : EDENS
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Adherent : IST
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Leave out : OMIT
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Principle : RULE
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Gardener's need : HOE
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" . . . ___ not yet": Matt. 24:6 : ENDIS
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Single quantity : UNIT
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Like Lady Godiva : NUDE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Gibbon : LAR
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Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
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Send up another rocket : RELAUNCH
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Covered with foam : LATHERY
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Scottish island : EIGG
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Where Dub. is : IRE
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Lady Bird's spouse : LYNDON
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A job O. Henry had : TELLER
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Plus factor : ASSET
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Booth's milieu : STAGE
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Protect a bet : HEDGE
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Yaws (the disease) : PIAN
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An amino acid : DOPA
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Is in debt : OWES
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Rational : SANE
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Carmine : RED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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