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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1987

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,621
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Spanish house : CASA
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Sphere of work : AREA
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Cuts of lamb : RACKS
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Pindaric works : ODES
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Up's partner : ABOUT
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Employer of Jane Eyre : ROCHESTER
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Trouble : WORRY
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___ Nouveau : ART
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Movie cult figure : DEAN
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Modify fittingly : ADAPT
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Mitigate : LESSEN
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Cavalry weapon : SABER
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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In the van : LEADING
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Ned Buntline hero : BUFFALOBILL
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Civil War veterans' org. : GAR
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Caustic : LYE
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Speck : IOTA
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M.I.T. grad. : ENG
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Legendary kidnap victim : HELENOFTROY
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Hobby : PASTIME
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Inevitable : SURE
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Musical composition : ETUDE
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Tantalizes : TEMPTS
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Famous theater couple : LUNTS
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"Ave atque ___" : VALE
59
What shad are prized for : ROE
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Edith Cavell, for one : NURSE
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Ill-fated English settlement : JAMESTOWN
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"Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Small bills : ONES
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Sanctify : BLESS
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Rose's team : REDS
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"Le ___ Goriot": Balzac : PERE
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Yellowish red : CORAL
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Worship : ADORE
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Denominations : SECTS
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Pallor : ASH
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Arms depot : ARSENAL
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Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
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Ties : EVENS
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Make public : AIR
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Unfair treatment : RAWDEAL
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Having entrained : ABOARD
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Business org. : CORP
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Composer Weill : KURT
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Farmyard structure : STY
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Swelling : EDEMA
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First murder victim : ABEL
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Couch's cousin : SOFA
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Outlanders : ALIENS
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Used wheels : ROLLED
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Former Haig command : NATO
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Grizzled : GRAY
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Alert electronically : BEEP
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Larger forearm bone : ULNA
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Fruit trees : FIGS
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By the ___ (incidentally) : BYE
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News story : ITEM
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Batters like Boggs : HITTERS
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Kin of ostriches : EMUS
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Wall sockets : OUTLETS
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Rids of : FREES
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Verb forms : TENSES
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Escape by trickery : EVADE
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Inclined (to) : PRONE
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Babel structure : TOWER
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Meaning : SENSE
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Letup : LULL
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Yen : URGE
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Collar : NAB
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Sound harshly : JAR
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Go one better : TOP

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