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New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1987

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,612
Across
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Sound seeking attention : HIST
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Food: Comb. form : SITO
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Composer Schifrin : LALO
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Prevent, in court : ESTOP
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Problem for Peete : TRAP
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Drying oven : KILN
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Paramour : LOVER
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Uncommon : RARE
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Unexpected obstacle : SNAG
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Degrade : ABASE
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Type of collar : ETON
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___ metabolism : BASAL
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Darling : SWEETHEART
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Custom : HABIT
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Warm up again : REHEAT
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Puts on a pedestal : ADORES
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Conventuals : NUNS
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Chew the fat : RAP
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Disembark : LAND
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Group of eight : OCTET
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Missing the bus : LATE
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Prior, to Prior : ERE
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Russian range : ALAI
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Flour, sugar or salt, e.g. : STAPLE
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Some about-face actions : UTURNS
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External : OUTER
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Sentimental emotion : HEARTTHROB
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Jewish priest's vestment : EPHOD
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Stupid person : BOOB
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Land measure : ACRE
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Code word for M : EMMA
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Of Old Norse poems : EDDIC
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Ink stain : BLOT
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Last word at the altar : AMEN
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Loose : SLACK
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Bathe : LAVE
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Seaport in SW Lebanon : TYRE
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Views : EYES
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Homophone for use : EWES
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B.P.O.E. members : ELKS
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Shower : RAIN
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Earthenware stewpot : OLLA
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Thrush, for one : SONGBIRD
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Alas, in Arles : HELAS
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Line on a map : ISOBAR
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February 14 : STVALENTINESDAY
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These are often stubbed : TOES
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Bond or Baker : STREET
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Mystic card : TAROT
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Type of surgery : OPENHEART
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Bestows : PRESENTS
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Olympic imp : ATE
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Part of "TW 3" : WAS
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Healthy : HALE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Vomer, e.g. : BONE
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Tint : HUE
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Dissolvable materials : SOLUBLES
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Tamarisk salt tree : ATLE
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Kind of group : PEER
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Telpher : CAR
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Praiseworthy : LAUDABLE
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From ___ izzard : ATO
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Also : TOO
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Refined : URBANE
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Join wire ends together : SPLICE
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Vital center : HEARTBEAT
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Word with gun or rot : TOMMY
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Great epicist : HOMER
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Mild oaths : HECKS
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Recumbent : IDLE
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Type of hammer : CLAW
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Peregrinate : ROVE
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Hot times in Tours : ETES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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