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NUMBERS GAME

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 1987

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 503 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,648
Across
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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HUSKS : CHAFF
10
A CUBE HAS SIX : SIDES
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STUDY : DEN
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Path : LANE
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Proportion : RATIO
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$100 bill : CNOTE
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Powerful shark : MAKO
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Throne relinquishers : ABDICATORS
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99 LEAGUES : ASSOCIATES
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Errand boy : GOFER
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Chaucer specialties : TALES
29
Outward : ECTAD
30
Pours, as from a carafe : DECANTS
33
Even : LEVEL
34
Henri's brainstorm : IDEE
35
Hams it up : EMOTES
36
Canary's European cousin : SERIN
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Reappearance after eclipse : EMERSION
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Like some forests : PINEY
42
Train travelers : PASSENGERS
44
Hoopsters' org. : NBA
45
Ancient : OLD
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Taste : SAPOR
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J.F.K. postings : ARRS
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Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
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Abound : TEEM
53
94 METERS : BOUNDARIES
57
Of a region : AREAL
58
Symphonic movement : MINUET
60
On high : ALOFT
61
Relative of skat : ECARTE
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5 INCHES, APPROXIMATELY : LINNETS
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Ballet skirts : TUTUS
65
Excited : STIRRED
66
Some relatives : ENATES
67
Cheeks : GENAE
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Fountain treat : SUNDAE
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Fall bloomer : ASTER
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Czech city : BRATISLAVA
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Lath : SLAT
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Before-mentioned : SAID
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Grande and de Janeiro : RIOS
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"I love___": O'Keeffe : ALASS
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Timber tree : ASH
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Wine: Comb. form : ENO
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Providers of finishing touches : PERFECTERS
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Kinkajou : POTTO
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Rational : SENSIBLE
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Philatelic mount : HINGE
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Pub : TAVERN
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Bears, in Barcelona : OSOS
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Ballroom dance : TANGO
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3 IRON : FIREDOG
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Rice dish : PILAU
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A mushroom : MOREL
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Avid : EAGER
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Activity for 22 Across : RENOUNCING
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Concert manager : IMPRESARIO
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Footed vases : URNS
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Grant recipient : DONEE
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Utter : SHEER
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Appropriated : TOOK
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Personal history, for short : BIO
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Pungs : SLEDS
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Tillers : HOERS
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Poet Millay : EDNA
Down
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Wing : ALA
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JEWISH TEACHER'S TITLE : RAB
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IN ADDITION : AND
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Surrey borough : REIGATE
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Partner of arts : CRAFTS
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Detests : HATES
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Suffix with comment : ATOR
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Evergreen : FIR
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Supports : FOSTERS
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
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Malta, e.g., to Hans : INSEL
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Sleep, in Soho : DOSS
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D.D.E. command : ETO
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The South, in 1860-61 : SECEDERS
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Facts : DATA
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Made do, barely : EKED
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Us, to Cato : NOS
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Team and check followers : MATES
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TWO BITS : CONEYS
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Bakery workers : ICERS
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Station : DEPOT
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Author Zola : EMILE
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Strong censure : CONDEMNATION
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Discover : LEARN
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Caucasian group : IMERS
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Gush : SPOUT
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Showy bird : EGRET
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Linked, as this puzzle's thematic entries : INTERRELATED
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Earth-shaped : OBLATE
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Fastened with brads : NAILED
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95 CENTS : NAIFS
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Borders on : ABUTS
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"Israfel" poet and his wife : POES
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Macaws : ARARAS
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Coined : MINTED
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Discourage : DAUNT
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U.S.S.R. border range : ALTAI
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Rakes : ROUES
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Sour : ACID
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___-do-well : NEER
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Rents : LEASES
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Mad : INSANE
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Annoy : TEASE
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Capital of Fiji : SUVA
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"Grand Canyon Suite" composer : GROFE
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Spins logs : BIRLS
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Stately composition : LARGO
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Leather strap : THONG
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Catches by Moses Malone : REBOUNDS
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Next best after strikes : SPARES
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Cape in Sabah : PISAU
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15 OUNCES : CHARGES
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Prong : TINE
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TENPIN : ENGLISH
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Yielded to gluttony : OVERATE
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Thrills for choristers : SOLOS
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Detroit team : TIGERS
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Tinted : TONED
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Traveler : FARER
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PERSIAN FAIRY : PERI
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___ TIME (IMMEDIATELY) : INNO
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Golconda : MINE
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Fencing weapon : EPEE
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Massage : RUB
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MOUNTAIN PASS : COL
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Unit of conductance : MHO
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Gat : ROD
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Charged particle : ION
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Turkish weight : OKA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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