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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1987

42-Down : Former Mali statesman

Author:
Mary S. Snyder
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has duplicate clues.
Mary S. Snyder has 21 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,638
Across
1
Cavils : CARPS
6
Corvine sound : CAW
9
Kind of door : TRAP
13
N.Y. city : OLEAN
14
Turkish title : AGA
15
Israeli dance : HORA
16
Italian poet : DANTE
17
Protector of the public : POLICEMAN
20
Exact by way of levy : ESTREAT
22
Adds a glossy coating : ENAMELS
23
A deck : ORLOP
25
R.E. Lee's cause : CSA
26
Abbr. after a list : ETAL
29
Bouquets : AROMAS
31
Diving bird : AUK
34
Protector of the public : FBIMAN
36
Prepare to ride again : RESADDLE
38
Tibetan priests : LAMAS
39
Dep. : STA
40
Geological seam, in Sedan : VEINE
41
Russian composer's family : ARENSKYS
43
Comics hero : BATMAN
44
W.H.A. contemporary : TSE
45
Bacterium needing oxygen : AEROBE
47
Wide shoes : EEES
48
___ generis (unique) : SUI
49
Coin for René : FRANC
51
Affront, in Asti : INSULTO
55
Ape : IMITATE
59
Protector of the public : CONSTABLE
61
ESP word : VIBES
62
To me, in Tours : AMOI
63
Dumbbell : OAF
64
Blessed ___ : EVENT
65
Dir. at sea : NEBE
66
Asner and Sullivan : EDS
67
Snuggeries : NESTS
Down
1
Penal ___ : CODE
2
Word of woe : ALAS
3
Tear : RENT
4
Protector of the public : PATROLMAN
5
Look of derision : SNEER
6
Hercules, to Iole : CAPTOR
7
In the past : AGO
8
Lashing aftermath : WALE
9
Unit of discourse : THEMA
10
"Tony ___," Sinatra film : ROME
11
Inland sea : ARAL
12
Slates : PANS
18
Peruvian group : INCAS
19
Tapioca source : CASSAVA
21
Ladd of films : ALAN
24
___ call (where ships stop briefly) : PORTSOF
26
Musical key : EFLAT
27
Structural units : TBARS
28
Actress Anouk : AIMEE
30
___ culpa : MEA
31
" ... can you spare ___?" : ADIME
32
Forearm bones : ULNAE
33
Wails : KEENS
35
Invasion : ASSAULT
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Protector of the public : DETECTIVE
39
Leb. neighbor : SYR
42
Former Mali statesman : KEITA
43
Show delight : BEAM
46
Abridgments : BRIEFS
48
Girl in a song : SUSIE
50
Actor David : NIVEN
51
"___ Dream ... " : ICAN
52
Alaskan city : NOME
53
Uppity one : SNOB
54
Hautboy : OBOE
56
Lincoln's namesakes : ABES
57
Yurt, e.g. : TENT
58
Superlative endings : ESTS
60
Stripling : LAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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