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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,600
Across
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Lunch, e.g. : MEAL
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Indigo : ANIL
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Lab animals' milieus : MAZES
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"Aeneid" starter : ARMA
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Fogy : DODO
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Reporters' subject on February 2 : GROUNDHOG
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Annie's companion : SANDY
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Rounded hills : MORROS
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"___ Fall in Love," 1933 song : LETS
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Romaine lettuce : COS
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Floor covering : AREARUG
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Petroleum : OIL
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Seasonal listlessness : SPRINGFEVER
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Try out : PROVE
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Draft status : ONEA
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Granular snow : NEVE
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A son of Leah : LEVI
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Swiftly : APACE
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Follow closely : TAIL
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Purse stuffers : ONES
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Fulfilled, as a promise : KEPT
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Jackassery : FOLLY
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Shakespeare play, with "The" : WINTERSTALE
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Fuss : ADO
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Of part of the eye : RETINAL
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Poke : JAB
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Monogram pt. : INIT
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Isolated mathematical point : ACNODE
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Skipper's "Halt!" : AVAST
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Radio character who "knows" : THESHADOW
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Very, in music : MOLTO
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Rescue : SAVE
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Actress Velez : LUPE
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Curse : SWEAR
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Inspired reverence : AWED
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W.W. II vessels : LSTS
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Igneous-rock producer : MAGMA
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Slip : ERROR
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Love, in Livorno : AMORE
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Author Hobson : LAURA
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Makes sense : ADDSUP
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Fan-club hero : IDOL
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Theater part : LOGE
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Range backbone : MASSIF
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Drs.' org. : AMA
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Kind of oxide : ZINC
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Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
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Oriental sauces : SOYS
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Vikings : NORSE
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Garments for Cato : TOGAE
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Feels one's way : GROPES
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Lacking skill : INAPT
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Bees' collection : NECTAR
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Calf meat : VEAL
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Wicked : EVIL
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Word with man or share : PLOW
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Painter Guido ___ : RENI
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Kitchen feature : OVEN
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Outlook : VISTA
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City SE of Cleveland : AKRON
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"To ___ a pail of water" : FETCH
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Redactor : EDITOR
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Rented : LEASED
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On the whole : INALL
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Complication : NODUS
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Take as one's own : ADOPT
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George Eliot's mate : LEWES
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Toast spreads : JAMS
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Admit frankly : AVOW
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Cotton bundle : BALE
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Spell of warm weather : THAW
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RR depot : STA
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Abel's mother : EVE

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

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