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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 1987

Author:
Elio Desiderio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elio Desiderio has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,647
Across
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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Prefix with thesis : ANTI
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Where a padlock goes : HASP
14
Colo.'s Great Sand ___ : DUNES
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Convivial : BOON
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Medieval silk fabric : ACCA
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Nunki and Nekkar : STARS
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Cases : INSTANCES
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Unrefined : CRUDE
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Actress Sarah ___: 1755-1831 : SIDDONS
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Look at fixedly : STARE
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Lincoln portrayer: 1939 : MASSEY
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Welk's Champagne Lady: 1955-59 : ALICELON
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Landed : ALIT
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Utter wildly : RAVE
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Fur-bearing animal : MARTEN
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Reverential fear : AWE
33
First words in Genesis : INTHE
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Chi.'s locale : ILL
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Queen of the Adriatic : VENICE
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
40
Certain missiles, for short : SAMS
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Needy people : HAVENOTS
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Shade of red : CLARET
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Native of Kerman : IRANI
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Jean Harlow, née ___ Carpenter : HARLEAN
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Angelic instrument, to Henri : HARPE
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O'Neill's "Strange ___" : INTERLUDE
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In a vertical line, at sea : APEAK
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Vendor's place : MART
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Fibs : LIES
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Pester : TEASE
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Jays' cousins : PIES
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Dele that dele : STET
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Quiver article : ARROW
Down
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Classified items : ADS
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Macadamia, e.g. : NUT
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Retired : INACTIVE
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O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
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Make confident : ASSURE
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Nichols hero : ABIE
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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Throw lightly : TOSS
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Hint : INTIMATE
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Gives over, as a term paper : HANDSIN
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Approach abruptly : ACCOST
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Diorama : SCENE
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A Nobelist for Peace: 1901 : PASSY
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Alan-___, Hood's friend : ADALE
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Shofner of football fame : DEL
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Cole ___ : SLAW
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Goddess of vengeance : ARA
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Atlanta arena : OMNI
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Of course: Slang : NATCH
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Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Puts in place : INSTALLS
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"___ and out . . . " : INONEEAR
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Indonesian island : LETI
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Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
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Rogues : VARLETS
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Turkish title : EMEER
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Food fish : SNAPPER
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"No Exit" author : SARTRE
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Amtrak's Canadian cousin : VIA
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Printing mistakes : ERRATA
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Jungle animal, for short : CHIMP
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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Night, to Pierre : NUIT
49
Command, old style : HEST
51
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Japanese national park : ASO
54
___ Gardens, Queens, N.Y. : KEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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