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CELEBRITY SPINOFFS

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1987

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,606
Across
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Check : CURB
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Pony : TROT
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Fashion : MODE
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Perjurer : LIAR
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Domingo offering : ARIA
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Kimonos : ROBES
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Import : SENSE
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Talk-show host with a warning? : DICKCAVEAT
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A rough Stone? : MICKJAGGED
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He wrote "Alastor" : SHELLEY
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What bouncers do : EJECT
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Like small print, often : UNREAD
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Caviar : ROE
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"Apocalpyse Now" star : SHEEN
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A Merman role : ANNIE
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Dwells : RESIDES
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Happify : ELATE
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Spoken : UTTERED
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Zodiacal Ram : ARIES
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Ancient Greek waitress? : HELENOFTRAY
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"And that ain't ___!" : HAY
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Tweed, for one : BOSS
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Kind of sandwich : HERO
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Dither : FUSS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Encore! : BIS
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High-flying singer? : EARTHAKITE
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Passé : DATED
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Freezing : ICY
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Sapins : FIRS
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Nigerian city : ENUGU
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Thomas Wolfe hero : GANT
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Actor DeVito : DANNY
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Belvedere : GAZEBO
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Fight for breath : PANT
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Fortunetelling card : TAROT
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Sturm ___ Drang : UND
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Easel : STAND
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Verbose writer-director? : WORDYALLEN
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Kind of shirt : TEE
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Half a clock's vocabulary : TOCK
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Eur. is one : CONT
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Kin of rahs : OLES
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School orgs. : PTAS
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"We ___ the World" : ARE
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More sinuous bandleader? : WAVIERCUGAT
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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"___ for Bonzo" : BEDTIME
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Ridd's bride : DOONE
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James I, Charles et al. : STUARTS
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"___ the Sofa": Cowper : ISING
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Cup, in Cannes : TASSE
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Tax people : IRS
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Shrewdness : ACUMEN
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Wrote music : NOTATED
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Outspoken tennis player? : CHRISOVERT
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Memorable TV personality makes a Freudian slip? : IDSULLIVAN
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"I ___ Anyone 'Til You" : HADNT
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Drench : DOUSE
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Quote : CITE
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Closefitting : SNUG
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Nice summers : ETES
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Series winners: 1969 and 1986 : METS
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Diner side dish : SLAW
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Scoundrel : CAD
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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Comic Little : RICH
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Places for brioches : BAKERIES
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Irish seaport : TRALEE
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Spatiate : ROVE
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Minds : OBEYS
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Keepsake : MEMENTO
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Suffix in names of acids : OLIC
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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"___ and Meek," comic strip : EEK
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Symbol of cruelty : LEGREE
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Photographer Morath : INGE
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On the Laptev : ASEA
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Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
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Addison's collaborator : STEELE
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Mental equilibrium : SANITY
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Gross ones : CLODS
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Groups of intriguers : JUNTAS
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Genet or Racine : JEAN
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Laconian thrall : HELOT
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Role of the dog in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
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Ben Ezra, e.g. : RABBI
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Wool-gathering Oscar winner? : SISSYSPACED
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Hairdresser's tool : SHEARS
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Likeness : EFFIGY
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Oily Mitchell hero? : RHETTBUTTER
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Adroitness : EASE
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Recolored : DYED
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Goofs : ERRS
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Nobel Peace Prize winner: 1984 : TUTU
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Sutton caper : HEIST
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Lois or Abbe : LANE
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"___ melodies are sweet ... ": Keats : HEARD
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Nettle : ANNOY
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___ Kinte, in "Roots" : KUNTA
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Stun : DAZE
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Ward (off) : FEND
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Profits : GAINS
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Submerged : SANK
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Flitted : DARTED
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Salutes : GREETS
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Kind of play : ONEACT
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Secretaries : DESKS
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Awkward try : STAB
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Raced : TORE
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Broché : WOVEN
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Theater sections : LOGES
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"___ Real," T. Williams play : CAMINO
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Compounds formed by polymerization : PLASTICS
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Most sagacious : WISEST
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Turns : ROTATES
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Cannel, e.g. : COAL
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Not expressed : UNSAID
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Of the ear : AURAL
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One of Jack Benny's fortes : TIMING
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Earl and count : TITLES
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"Whither ___ thou?": John 16:5 : GOEST
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Follow : ENSUE
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German exclamations : ACHS
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Derr Biggers hero : CHAN
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Manitoba Indian : CREE
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Cashier : OUST
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Satan's delight : EVIL
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Scientists' notes : DATA
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Compete : VIE
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Comedian DeLuise : DOM
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Unused : NEW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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