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CITY SLICKERS

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1987

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Gloria Evans has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,641
Across
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Saint's town in Umbria : ASSISI
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Like the Piper : PIED
11
Valletta's locale : MALTA
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On the highest rung : ATOP
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Rhyme's mate : REASON
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Eventuate : ENDUP
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Sci-fi film of 1979 : ALIEN
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Spread unchecked : RAGE
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Egyptian hardware dealer : CAIRONMONGER
27
Japanese warbler : TOKYODELER
29
The works : ALL
30
Wiglet : TOUPEE
31
___ go (active) : ONTHE
33
Legislative list : DOCKET
34
Bks. : VOLS
35
D-day beach : OMAHA
36
Pianist Hess : MYRA
37
Joey, for one : PAL
40
Safe's partner : SANE
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Beef : GRIPE
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Staircase upright : BANISTER
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Frees from obligation : EXEMPTS
48
Polish surgeon : WARSAWBONES
50
Mil. address : APO
51
"The Raven" maiden : LENORE
52
Railroad-car undercarriage : BOGIE
53
Former length measures : ELLS
54
Habitat of the chamois : ALPS
55
Mutual understanding : AMITY
56
Malayan craft : PROAS
57
Floral arrangement : SPRAY
59
Strindberg's "Miss ___" : JULIE
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Wolfe's Eugene : GANT
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Sir Herbert Beerbohm : TREE
62
Stogies and pattens : SHOES
63
"Ugolino" and "Le Baiser" : RODINS
64
The king's lang. : ENG
65
German drill master : DRESDENTIST
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Like certain hours : WAKING
69
Most uncommon : RAREST
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Inferior diamond : BOART
72
A judge of Israel : GIDEON
73
Beauty spots : SALONS
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Canadian with lots to offer : MONTREALTOR
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Birthplace of Hippocrates : KOS
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Muskrat, e.g. : RODENT
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"___ et decorum est . . . " : DULCE
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Bank transaction : LOAN
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Philippine port : CEBU
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Harden : ENURE
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Lofty stronghold : AERIE
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Cronus, for one : TITAN
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Diacritical mark : BREVE
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Overcome : BEAT
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Grim one : REAPER
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Nosh : EAT
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Calif. counselor : SACRAMENTOR
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Court star in the 40's : TALBERT
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Fine fiddles : CREMONAS
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Visionary : IDEAL
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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Initial quartet : ABCD
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Author Germaine : GREER
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A 1947 Nobelist in Medicine : CORI
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"Grin and ___" : BEARIT
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Liszt or Werfel : FRANZ
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Pervasive atmospheres : AROMAS
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Footlike part : PES
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Norwegian master of argumentation : OSLOGICIAN
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Oregonian biologist : EUGENETICIST
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___ jure : IPSO
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Hellkite : FIEND
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Flock : DROVE
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Writer Fallaci : ORIANA
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Capital of Rhône : LYON
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Crimean resort : YALTA
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Hungarian city : EGER
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Short jacket : REEFER
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Medieval chest : ARCA
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Cachet : SEAL
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Moonraker or crossjack : SAIL
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
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Sweep's sweeps : SOOT
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Start something new : INNOVATE
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Styne song: 1964 : PEOPLE
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Author Hammond ___ : INNES
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Selvage : EDGE
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Proper : DUE
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Poet Arnold : MATTHEW
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Ewa greeting : ALOHA
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Cotton to : LIKE
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Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
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Pain relievers : ANODYNES
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Nutty palms : ARECAS
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Kind of show : TALK
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Molding type : OGEE
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Fresh : PERT
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Lick's companion : PROMISE
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Nuclear particles : MUONS
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Nereids' mother : DORIS
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Calif. county : NAPA
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Gold lace for upholstery : ORRIS
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Virile : MANLY
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Mammalian covering : PELAGE
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Forest clearer : AXEMAN
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Soviet alumnus : LENINGRADUATE
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Nimble : SPRY
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Cuckoo : GAGA
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Gauchos' weapons : BOLAS
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Estonian hosteler : TALLINNKEEPER
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Forest near London : EPPING
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Subject for Frank Gilroy : ROSES
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Suffragette Lucretia : MOTT
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Courted : WOOED
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Arty chapeau : BERET
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French port : BREST
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TV component : AUDIO
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Kind of room or box : PRESS
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Gather, in sewing : SHIRR
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Mail in Metz : POSTE
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Card no. 53 : JOKER
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E. C. Bentley sleuth : TRENT
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Cabinet department : STATE
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Gaseous element : RADON
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Parasitic loafer : DRONE
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Princess in "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
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The time being : NONCE
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Counselors to early English kings : WITAN
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Warn : ALERT
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Crow : GLOAT
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"___ and yet so far" : SONEAR
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Roman mineral used for vases : MURRA
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Ara : ALTAR
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Change the appearance of : OBVERT
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Andalusian luck : SUERTE
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Renaissance fiddle : REBEC
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Cherished ones : DEARS
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Master-tailor, e.g. : CRAB
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City of Nimrod's kingdom : ACCAD
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Teraph : IDOL
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Benjamin's first son : BELA
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Consecrate : SANCTIFY
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Provoked a Gesundheit : SNEEZED
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Car part : RADIATOR
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Ferber work : SOBIG
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Prospero's daughter : MIRANDA
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J. London hero : EDEN
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Melodious Mel : TORME
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Strand : MAROON
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Native of Muskogee : SOONER
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Greeley's opposition in 1872 : GRANT
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___ Coeur, Ill. town : CREVE
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Be fervid : BOIL
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Spot : ESPY
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Moreover : ALSO
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Loyal, in León : FIEL
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Keyed up : AGOG
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Paddock papa : SIRE
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Memorable chanteuse : PIAF
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Serf of yore : ESNE
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Achernar, e.g. : STAR
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O.S.S. successor : CIA
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Actress Mary : URE
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Calais corp. : CIE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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