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I. Judah Koolyk
I. Judah Koolyk

New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1987

Author:
I. Judah Koolyk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
I. Judah Koolyk has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,619

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Across
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Muskie's successor : HAIG
5
Bigwig : NABOB
10
A pillar of Solomon's Temple : BOAZ
14
Yours, to Yves : ATOI
15
Perón sobriquet : EVITA
16
Brain's white matter : ALBA
17
Cat swinger's need : ROOM
18
Like a harlequin : COMIC
19
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
20
Trifle : KNICKKNACK
22
One on the bottle, perhaps : BABY
23
"Norma ___" : RAE
24
Mineo or Bando : SAL
26
Sterilize, in a way : SCALD
28
Trifle : FOLDEROL
33
Michener novel : SPACE
34
Toothsome : SAPID
35
Non's opposite : OUI
36
Spinning-wheel attachment : HECK
37
Emulated Joshua and Caleb : SPIED
38
Kind of deer : MUSK
39
Horse ort : OAT
40
Avowed : SWORN
41
Maupassant creation : CONTE
42
Trifles : TRINKETS
44
Desolate tract : WILDS
45
Formal assent : AYE
46
G.B.'s neighbor : IRE
47
Off-limits : TABU
50
Trifle : PEUDECHOSE
57
A Cassini : OLEG
58
Outstrip : EXCEL
59
Evils : ILLS
60
Informal assent : YEAH
61
Ruffled : RILED
62
Trotsky : LEON
63
Hare's tail : SCUT
64
Sabik and Wasat : STARS
65
Earring holder : LOBE
Down
1
Be attentive : HARK
2
Like ___ of bricks : ATON
3
MI : IOOI
4
Trifle : GIMCRACK
5
Spooned : NECKED
6
Sight from Warwick Castle : AVON
7
Shul platform : BIMA
8
Aural : OTIC
9
Had a relapse : BACKSLID
10
Trifle : BAUBLE
11
Earthen pot : OLLA
12
Quatrain scheme : ABAB
13
Buffoon : ZANY
21
Hardy cabbage : KALE
25
Total : ADD
26
Light ray : SPEAR
27
Peyote sources : CACTI
28
County carnivals : FAIRS
29
Sign on a door : OPEN
30
A bout phase : ROUND
31
Winkles out : OUSTS
32
___ clockwork : LIKE
33
BB's : SHOT
34
Johnny's locale : SPOT
37
Broom users : SWEEPERS
38
Proverbial trifle : MOLEHILL
40
Optimist's limit : SKY
41
Newspaper's sales: Abbr. : CIRC
43
Cipher : NAUGHT
44
Brandishes : WIELDS
47
Trifles : TOYS
48
Templeton from Wales : ALEC
49
One of the Bridges clan : BEAU
51
Sign on a door : EXIT
52
Abdul-Jabbar's alma mater : UCLA
53
One with hind sight? : DEER
54
TV backdrop : OLEO
55
Frowzy one : SLOB
56
Homager's poor cousin : ESNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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