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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1987

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,622

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Across
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Musical acronym : ASCAP
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Red-cased cheese : EDAM
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Fancy's antithesis : FACT
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Part of O.S.U. or M.S.U. : STATE
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Vague or Zorina : VERA
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Slugger Hank : AARON
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Milano money : LIRE
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Breakfast fare for a poacher? : DROPPEDEGG
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Edel or Blum : LEON
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Pulpit finale : AMEN
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Some are current : EVENTS
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Restrain : BRIDLE
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City on the Po : TURIN
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Open-weave fabric : LENO
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Sandpipers : REES
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Birdie beater : EAGLE
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Lengthwise : ENDWAYS
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Plead : ENTREAT
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Blackmore outlaw : DOONE
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Buddhist monastery : TERA
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Refuse wool : COTT
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Millionaire Hetty : GREEN
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Tuberous perennial : DAHLIA
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Dowager : MATRON
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This is possibly prehensile : TAIL
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City on the Jumna : AGRA
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Pluto's realm : LOWERWORLD
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Pigeon-___ : TOED
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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Irish lake or river : ERNE
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Crimean resort : YALTA
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Sires, familiarly : DADS
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Driving hazard : SLEET
Down
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"___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
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Polaris or Rigel : STAR
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"___ nome" : CARO
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At the summit : ATOP
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Friendly correspondent : PENPAL
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Dodge : EVADE
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Diplomatic maneuver : DETENTE
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Limp as ___ : ARAG
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Place for timothy : MANGER
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Podiatrist's concern : FALLENARCH
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___ and Sedition Acts: 1798 : ALIEN
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Barbizon painter : COROT
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Adolescents : TEENS
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Corundum : EMERY
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___ armis (with force and arms) : VIET
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Extorted : BLED
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Slots spot : RENO
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___-Chinese : INDO
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Demotes : DOWNGRADES
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Addict : USER
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Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
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Earth sci. : GEOL
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Sequential notes : LATI
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Prefix for dyne or drome : AERO
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Wrap around : ENTWINE
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Muster : ENLIST
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Berlin hit : ALWAYS
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Beat Spassky : MATED
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Old marketplace : AGORA
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Flow : TREND
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Mosquito : AEDES
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Contrabassoon : OBOE
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Yale Bowl, e.g. : OVAL
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Function : ROLE
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Rock: Comb. form : LITE
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___ it! (Shucks!) : DRAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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