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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1987

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { C J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,642
Across
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Fisherman's barbed spear : GAFF
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Ointment : BALM
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___ Range, U.S.S.R. : URAL
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"___ We Dance?": 1951 hit song : SHALL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Actress Albright : LOLA
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Rice dish : PILAU
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Promontory : NESS
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Get rich via opportunism : FEATHERONESNEST
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Cause to incline : TILT
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Ta-ta : BYE
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Show displeasure : RESENT
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Broadway, e.g., in slanguage : MAINDRAG
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Manifest : OVERT
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River at Orléans : LOIRE
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Evangelist's inst. at Tulsa : ORU
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Squarish : BOXY
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Steak or table preceder : ROUND
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Senator Hart : GARY
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D.D.E. : IKE
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He wrote "John Brown's Body" : BENET
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Slipped : ERRED
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Rainy-day resources : NESTEGGS
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Above, poetically : OER
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"M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
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People with common interests : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
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Saharan : ARID
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Excessive : ULTRA
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Bern's river : AARE
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Feigned : PUTON
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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___ of Capri : ISLE
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Caspian et al. : SEAS
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Illustrator Rockwell ___ : KENT
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Chasm : GULF
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : AROE
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F.D.R.'s dog : FALA
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Excessive praise : FLATTERY
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Ascetic's hair ___ : SHIRT
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"Namouna" composer : LALO
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Comedian King : ALAN
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Colorful songster : BLUEBIRD
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Interdicted : BANNED
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To shelter, on a ship : ALEE
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Jeune fille : LASS
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Fine spray : MIST
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Type of wheat : SPELT
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Allusion : HINT
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Redbreast : ROBIN
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Draw forth : EVOKE
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Battle of the ___ : SEXES
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Grimaces : MOUES
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"___ She Sweet?": 1927 song : AINT
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Booms : ROARS
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Canadian decree : ARRET
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___ Maupassant : GUYDE
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Protracted : LONG
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Arranges again : REGROUPS
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Large extinct bird : GREATAUK
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Honey bunch : BEES
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Collection of Old Norse poetry : EDDA
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Unsteady gait : TODDLE
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" . . . ___ and hungry look": Shak. : ALEAN
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Wig styles : AFROS
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Rumanian coins : BANI
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Angers : IRES
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Brooklet : RILL
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Chimney duct : FLUE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Long-eared mammal : HARE
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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The others : REST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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