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New York Times, Thursday, February 5, 1987

66-Across : Patron saint of the lame

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,603
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Let : LEASE
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Bit of news : ITEM
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Money in Ankara : LIRA
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First name of a singer from Middlesex : ELTON
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Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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Suffixes with czar and signor : INAS
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Food fish : SMELT
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Essex lover : ELIZABETH
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Organic pigments : TONERS
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Chat : CAUSERIE
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Very much : REAMS
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Jelly Roll ___, jazz pianist : MORTON
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False friend of Ben Hur : MESSALA
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Capital of Yemen : SANA
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Crumb : ORT
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___ deaf ear : TURNA
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States, in Savoie : ETATS
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He kids you not : PAAR
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Grand backer : STAND
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Where Perry won: 1813 : ERIE
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To eat, in Bonn : ESSEN
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Pluto, to Plato : HADES
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Lass in a Brandon Thomas play : ELA
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Fete : GALA
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Ceremonies : RITUALS
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Greeting : SALUTE
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An ophidian : RACER
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Strike ___ (equalize) : ABALANCE
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Mrs. Ferraro : GERALDINE
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Of dreams: Comb. form : ONIRO
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Winged : ALAR
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Patron saint of the lame : GILES
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Headland : NESS
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Financial ctr. : NYSE
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Astronaut Ride : SALLY
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So that ... not : LEST
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Admiral Zumwalt : ELMO
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Disk deified by Amenhotep IV : ATEN
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Platform makers : SOLERS
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Plead : ENTREAT
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___ de Ré : ILE
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Powders : TALCS
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Bruce of N.F.L. fame : ELIA
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Bread or cabbage : MAZUMA
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Free : LIBERATE
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Sluggish : INERT
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Proportion : RATIO
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Pale : ASHEN
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Health, to Hadrian : SALUS
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Flotow opera : MARTHA
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Be listless : MOPE
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Ages : ERAS
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Deps. : STAS
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Jurist ___ Day O'Connor : SANDRA
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Monogram of a noted astronaut : NAA
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Region : AREA
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Box for bucks : TILL
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Legendary septet : SEAS
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Career soldiers : REGULARS
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Melt the frost : DEICE
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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Office workers, for short : STENOGS
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___ ear (listen) : LENDAN
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Scientist Carl ___ : SAGAN
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White poplar : ABELE
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"___ Theme," from "Doctor Zhivago" : LARAS
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Schisms : RENTS
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Kind of slicker : CITY
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Factory : MILL
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Reddish : ROSY
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Chemical suffix : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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