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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1987

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J M Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,601
Across
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Smelting waste : SLAG
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Apartments in Soho : FLATS
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Sacred bull of ancient Egypt : APIS
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Use a dish towel : WIPE
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___ the Riveter : ROSIE
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Custom : WONT
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Middle East gulf : ADEN
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Chamber-music group : OCTET
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Ore vein : LODE
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Men's underwear : BOXERSHORTS
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Be left on base : DIE
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Winery container : VAT
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Laic : SECULAR
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Career or calling : VOCATION
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Facility : EASE
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Wood for bats or skis : ASH
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Kind of chair : SEDAN
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Summarize : RECAP
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Decorate again : REDID
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Hornswoggle : DUPE
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Cities' little sisters : TOWNS
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Strength : SINEW
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Draw even with : TIE
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Does a garden job : HOES
51
Avenger's action : REPRISAL
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Linen storage places : CLOSETS
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Chinese author ___ Yutang : LIN
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U.S. sports org. : AAU
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Front-runners : PACESETTERS
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Small Thames boat : PUNT
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French landscapist : COROT
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Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
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Early Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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"Mack the ___" : KNIFE
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Musical pause : REST
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Religious denominations : SECTS
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"Martin ___": London : EDEN
Down
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Ship's mop : SWAB
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Venetian resort : LIDO
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Summit : APEX
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League of Nations seat : GENEVA
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More unfriendly : FROSTIER
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Lomond or Ness : LOCH
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Concerning : ASTO
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Children's pinafores : TIERS
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Bench for two or three : SETTEE
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
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Women's short hair styles : POODLECUTS
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Asian subcontinent : INDIA
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Beef source : STEER
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False hairpieces : RATS
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Identifying mark : SCAR
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Secondhand : USED
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Enormous : VAST
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The former Christiania : OSLO
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Gluttons: Slang : CHOWHOUNDS
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Canzoni : ODES
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Casey and Mudville mates : NINE
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Western Samoan capital : APIA
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Strip bark from : PEEL
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Gradually uses up resources : DEPLETES
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Percolate : SEEP
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Court order : WRIT
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Arranges in piles : STACKS
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Chant : INTONE
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Bank heist, e.g. : CAPER
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Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
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Flat, round cake : SCONE
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Viking explorer : ERIC
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Easily swayed : SOFT
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Made do, with "out" : EKED
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Tear apart : RIVE
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Actor Connery : SEAN
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Make lace : TAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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