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MODERNIZED PEOPLE OF YORE

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1987

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,620
Across
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Bog : MIRE
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Impassive : STOIC
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Comedian-actor Kaplan : GABE
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Astringent : ALUM
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Indigo : ANIL
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Like Galahad : NOBLE
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Inlet : BAYOU
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Brussels-based org. : NATO
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Michael, Reggie, Glenda and Jesse? : JACKSONIANCELEBRITIES
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On ___ (alert) : ONESTOES
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Parts of the Koran : SURAS
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Sour substances : ACIDS
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Apt., e.g. : RES
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Prosperous periods : UPS
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Pandurinas : LUTES
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Intl. signal adopted in 1912 : SOS
33
Monogram of music's Duke : EKE
34
Calligraphy line : SERIF
35
Bargain terms : ASIS
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W. S. Gilbert's "___ Ballads" : BAB
40
Actresses Eden, Rush and Bel Geddes? : BARBARIANENTERTAINERS
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Spread : OLEO
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Baseball abbr. : RBI
48
"O patria ___," Verdi aria : MIA
49
Scary one : OGRE
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Robert's Hart? : WAGNERIANDRAMATICLEAD
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W.W. II craft : LST
59
Exanthem : RASH
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Hayworth and Moreno : RITAS
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Baltic people : LETTS
62
Beaten track : PATH
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Many times, to Keats : OFT
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Heap : PILE
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___ cuisine : HAUTE
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Pansy : VIOLA
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Preachers' patron saint : PAUL
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Erwin or Udall : STU
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Presentations by Borge and Principal? : VICTORIANPERFORMANCES
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Rel. : BRO
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Quarter of four : ONE
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Fleming and Hunter : IANS
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Koch or Kennedy? : EDWARDIANOFFICEHOLDER
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Afghan coin : PUL
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Greeting for a villain : HISS
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Analyze grammatically : PARSE
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Epinicion : ODE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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___-arms (soldiers) : MENAT
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Digs : PAD
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Menton or Vichy : SPA
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Cheese commune : GOUDA
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Composer Copland : AARON
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Cohort of Cornwallis : TARLETON
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Taylor part in "Father of the Bride"? : ELIZABETHANCOMEDYROLE
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Lascivious looks : LEERS
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___ France : ILEDE
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Signs : INKS
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Bacheller's "___ Holden" : EBEN
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Bird of prey : ERNE
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Mexican gentleman : SENOR
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Certain sac or spore : CYST
Down
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Andre's rank : MAJOR
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Shallow : INANE
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Prepares potatoes, in a way : RICES
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Tooth wearers : ELKS
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Busybody : SNOOPER
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Sounds : TONES
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Sashes : OBIS
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Labor org. : ILA
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Be critical : CENSURE
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Fetes : GALAS
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Some votes : AYES
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Float on a fish line : BOB
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A land mass : EURASIA
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Those opposed : ANTIS
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___-back (relaxed) : LAID
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Jan., Feb., etc. : MOS
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Deprived (of) : BEREFT
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German dive bomber : STUKA
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Interrupt : CUTIN
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Twenty: Comb. form : ICOSI
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Pravda founder : LENIN
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Dark : EBON
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Malaysian state : SABAH
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U.S. tennis pro : ARIAS
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Photocopy, for short : STAT
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Give rise to : BEGET
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Coll. degree : BSED
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Emulate Earl Anthony : BOWL
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Mil. unit : REGT
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Kind of setter : IRISH
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Actor from Omaha : NOLTE
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Muse or Dryad : ERATO
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Assessor : RATER
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Languish : DROOP
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Garand, e.g. : RIFLE
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Pelvic bone : ILIUM
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Part of an ancient temple : CELLA
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___ stop to (ends) : PUTSA
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Porter tune: 1929 : PAREE
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A believer in karma : HINDU
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"I like a church; I like ___": Emerson : ACOWL
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Length units in Mexico : VARAS
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Having a share : INON
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City in Puerto Rico : PONCE
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Saurel or goggler : SCAD
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Shoe size : TENE
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Sputnik's birthplace : USSR
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Barkley's sobriquet : VEEP
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Palm off : FOIST
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Ludwig subject : NILE
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Harper role : RHODA
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Incapacitate : DISABLE
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Gluck products : OPERAS
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Papal vestment : FANON
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Essayist Bacon : FRANCIS
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Sub rosa collector : HOARDER
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In a strange way : ODDLY
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Lamon Bay locale : LUZON
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U.S. slalom ace : MAHRE
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Child: Comb. form : PAEDO
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Pitiless : STONY
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White House family: 1845-49 : POLKS
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Lumpish mass : GLOB
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Where Beauvais is : OISE
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Govt. agents : TMEN
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Author Ambler : ERIC
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Ever, to Poe : EER
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Approval in Madrid : OLE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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