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New York Times, Tuesday, March 10, 1987

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,636
Across
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Pillow covers : SHAMS
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Clemens, Gooden et al. : ACES
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See red : BOIL
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Dogma : TENET
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Average : SOSO
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Become practical or realistic : COMEDOWNTOEARTH
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Phonic preceder : STEREO
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Deserve : EARN
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Modernist : NEO
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Shavers : TADS
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Native of Daugavpils : LETT
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Sciatic area : HIP
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___ soul (nobody) : NOTA
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Celestial being : SERAPH
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Jar : OLLA
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Bear on high : URSA
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Crow's nest : TEPEE
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Heston film : PLANETOFTHEAPES
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Honey ___ (oscine bird) : EATER
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Hebrew letters : TAVS
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Prepares clams : STEAMS
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Enlist again, for short : REUP
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Loser to Grant : LEE
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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Freshly : ANEW
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Caviar : ROE
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Bright star : NOVA
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Sugar-coated candy : DRAGEE
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Soap opera : ASTHEWORLDTURNS
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Ice mass : FLOE
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"Old MacDonald had a farm, ___" : EIEIO
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This might be capital : GAIN
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Theater award : TONY
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Urgency: Ger. : DRANG
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London park : HYDE
Down
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Basics : ABCS
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Chimney deposit : SOOT
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It's on the watch : TIME
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Far from drowsy : ALERT
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Was conspicuous : STOODOUT
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Chop : HEW
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English queen or princess : ANNE
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Bullion, e.g. : METAL
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Puts away : STORES
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Trite theatrics : CORN
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East wind: Sp. : ESTE
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London district : SOHO
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Statesman Rusk : DEAN
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Ahead, in Arles : ENTETE
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Honer for razors : STROP
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Wine and dine : TREAT
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Some are high : HOPES
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___ ease (anxious) : ILLAT
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Five-sided base : PLATE
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___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
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Horrify : APPAL
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Irk : PEEVE
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W. German state : HESSE
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Close, in poesy : ANEAR
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Puzzled : ATSEA
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Fur for a king : ERMINE
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Presley hit : HOUNDDOG
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Packed : STOWED
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Saucy : PERT
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Parisian's property : AVOIR
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"Black Mischief" author : WAUGH
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Huck's vessel : RAFT
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Bond's school : ETON
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Sector : AREA
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Neutral hue : GRAY
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Okla. city : ENID
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Feudal underling : ESNE
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"___ There," 1954 song : HEY
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Author Yutang : LIN

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