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New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1987

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,611
Across
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Soviet news agcy. : TASS
5
Wild hogs : BOARS
10
Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Rush-hour "weapon" : ELBOW
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Dry: Comb. form : XERO
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Actor Teeter : LARA
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Kent, Lane and White : CLARKLOISPERRY
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Yucatán uncle : TIO
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Vision opener : TELE
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Blue : SAD
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Kindling component : TWIG
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Lions, to Bantus : SIMBAS
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Row : TIER
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Buck chaser : EROO
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"I ___ Symphony," Supremes hit : HEARA
40
What Kent was faster than : ASPEEDINGBULLET
43
Last part of "Te amo" : ILOVE
44
Join the bears : SELL
45
Abominable one : YETI
46
Narrate anew : RETELL
48
Old cars : REOS
50
E.M.K. is one : SEN
51
Oliver of filmdom : REED
53
Meal starter : OAT
55
Milieu of 20 Across : THEDAILYPLANET
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Kind of horse or hand : IRON
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Jack : KNAVE
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Purchase in a stube : BEER
65
This can slip : DISC
66
What -phagus means : EATER
67
Space on a bird's face : LORE
68
Arch type : OGEE
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Embellish : DRESS
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Simian space traveler : ENOS
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Asian sea : ARAL
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Initiate : START
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Roared : BELLOWED
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A chromolithograph, for short : OLEO
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Hillside dugout : ABRI
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What Chanticleer rules : ROOST
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Filches : SWIPES
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To the nth degree : EXTREMELY
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Magus : SEER
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Deuce topper : TREY
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Century upon century : EON
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Set : KIT
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Root grown in Clinton, N.Y. : ELIHU
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Flight part : STAIR
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Globe area : AISLE
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Etape : DEPOT
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Spring flower : IRIS
30
Hopeless case : GONER
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Packs cotton : BALES
33
Valor; virtue : ARETE
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Claudel's "The ___ Slipper" : SATIN
36
Clerical title : REVERENCE
38
Watch the girls go by : OGLE
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Went for congers : EELED
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TV blunders : BLOOPERS
47
Spilled D.C. beans : LEAKED
49
"My gal" : SAL
52
Kuwaiti coin : DINAR
54
Board : TABLE
55
Math form : TRIG
56
Garden sight : HOSE
57
Like some bloomers : LATE
58
M. Montand : YVES
59
Gas light : NEON
60
Saarinen : EERO
61
Three, to Tiberius : TRES
62
Knot-tying words : IDO

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

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