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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1987

10-Down : A London bridge

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,614
Across
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Dwindles : EBBS
5
Fen : MARSH
10
What to keep from the door : WOLF
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Capriole or jeté : LEAP
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Where Pocatello is : IDAHO
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On ___ (equivalent) : APAR
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Actress Lanchester : ELSA
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Sturdy fabric : DENIM
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It goes oom-pah-pah : TUBA
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Hangers-on of a sort : CLINGINGVINES
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Dowdy : TACKY
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Pinna's organ : EAR
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Burst of activity : SPASM
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Casino patron : ROLLER
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"Love ___ Many-Splendored Thing" : ISA
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Begone! : SHOO
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Spondulicks : MOOLA
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Wallflower : SHRINKINGVIOLET
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Magna cum ___ : LAUDE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Nest robbers : EGGERS
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Michener best seller : TEXAS
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Fling : SPREE
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Do-gooder of a sort : BLEEDINGHEART
61
Surrealist Salvador : DALI
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Maugham's ___ Thompson : SADIE
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
65
Cupid : EROS
66
Coral island : ATOLL
67
Gam or Hayworth : RITA
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Bulb unit : WATT
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U.K. part : WALES
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By and by : SOON
Down
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Chosen : ELECT
2
Politician Abzug : BELLA
3
Like some English : BASIC
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Moves along smartly : SPANKS
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French region : MIDI
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South Yemen's gulf : ADEN
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Knelled : RANG
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Hood's knife : SHIV
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More comfy : HOMIER
10
A London bridge : WATERLOO
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Composition : OPUS
12
Chem. room : LAB
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___ Filippo Lippi : FRA
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Rip-off : GYP
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Invite : ASK
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Steamer, e.g. : SHIP
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Painter of water lilies : MONET
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Droop : LOLL
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Snitches : RATS
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Wight, for one : ISLE
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Catch flies : SHAG
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Cut ___ (jitterbug) : ARUG
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Utopia seeker : IDEALIST
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Audacity : NERVE
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Rub the wrong way : VEX
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Fluctuate : SEESAW
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Blonde shade : ASH
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Stalks of asparagus : SPEARS
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Active beginner : RADIO
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A Muse or Dryad : ERATO
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Patriot Allen : ETHAN
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A ___ on one's escutcheon : BLOT
57
Computer fare : DATA
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Golden calf, for one : IDOL
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Yellowish green : NILE
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Thickens : GELS
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"Into a sea of ___": E. Field : DEW
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Parseghian : ARA

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