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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 1987

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,624
Across
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Wedels : SKIS
5
TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
10
Prefix for graph or medic : PARA
14
Fraction : PART
15
Ravel's "La ___" : VALSE
16
Arabian cloaks : ABAS
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Discomfort : UNEASINESS
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City in Calif. : LODI
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Predetermined : DESTINED
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Pop's brother : UNC
24
Whodunit finale : SOLUTION
26
Brutes : SAVAGES
30
Heaps : PILES
31
Informed : AWARE
32
Hippodrome : ARENA
34
Lennon's "___ Do You Sleep?" : HOW
37
Singer Orlando : TONY
38
Smart : STING
39
Feast : DINE
40
Ancient times, to Poe : ELD
41
Loyal : LIEGE
42
Because : SINCE
43
"Die Fledermaus" maid : ADELE
45
Hurt : DAMAGED
47
Animates : ENLIVENS
50
Immie's kin : MIB
51
Dried grape : RAISIN
52
Made-to-order : TAILORED
57
City SE of Belgrade : NISH
58
Ornate fixture : CHANDELIER
60
Egyptian dancer : ALME
61
Chalet features : EAVES
62
Arctic abode : IGLU
63
Lip : SASS
64
Clark role : RHETT
65
Dramatis personae : CAST
Down
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Garden tool : SPUD
2
Batman's creator : KANE
3
Angers : IRES
4
Branch of sculpture : STATUARY
5
Manifest : EVINCE
6
Ruination : BANE
7
Luges : SLEDS
8
Ar chaser : ESS
9
Chick : NESTLING
10
Sense of taste : PALATE
11
Action demanded by W. L. Garrison : ABOLISHING
12
Ham's companion : RADIO
13
Indian, e.g. : ASIAN
18
Burn slightly : SINGE
22
___ hoop : HULA
25
Unlocked : OPENED
26
Glut : SATE
27
Truant G.I. : AWOL
28
Malicious defacements : VANDALISMS
29
Soft fabric : SATEEN
33
Trucker's wheels : RIG
35
Former : ONCE
36
Dock or knawel : WEED
38
Hit man's purchase : SILENCER
39
Fiendish : DIABOLIC
41
Manufacturer Strauss : LEVI
42
Show friendship : SMILE
44
Cookbook contents : DISHES
46
Surrounded by : AMIDST
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Soprano Berger et al. : ERNAS
48
Waltz composition by Delibes : NAILA
49
Keg part : STAVE
53
Dill of yore : ANET
54
Baltic port : RIGA
55
Lampreys : EELS
56
French hurdles champ : DRUT
59
Cry of triumph : HAH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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