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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1987

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,653
Across
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A sign of spring : CROCUS
7
Flat bottles : FLASKS
13
Appraise anew : REVALUE
15
Chocolate delight : BROWNIE
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Everlasting : ETERNAL
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John and Yoko : LENNONS
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Louis of the Knicks : ORR
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Manhattan parts : AVENUES
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Paton's "Too ___ the Phalarope" : LATE
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Levels : EVENS
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Article : ITEM
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Sedan school : ECOLE
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Triple this for a wine : EST
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More than plump : OBESE
30
Period : EPOCH
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Ocean floors : SEABEDS
34
Response to a charge : PLEA
36
Barasingh, e.g. : DEER
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Malleability : PLIANCY
40
Colonial newscaster : CRIER
43
" ... ___ the lily": Shak. : PAINT
44
Four before gee : CEE
46
City SW of Madras : SALEM
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Rundle : RUNG
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Roofer : BOARD
51
Old patriarch : NASI
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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Seats for heads of bolts : WASHERS
55
Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
56
Andre Watts, for one : PIANIST
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Londoner's break : TEATIME
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"Gentlemen, start your ___!" : ENGINES
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Respectful private : SALUTER
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"Sagged and ___ ... ": V. Lindsay : REELED
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Hinders : DETERS
Down
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La. cooking style : CREOLE
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Go back over : RETRACE
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Surpass : OVERTOP
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Kind of barn : CAR
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Fibula's upper counterpart : ULNA
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Urbane : SUAVE
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Releases : FREES
8
Two Chaneys : LONS
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Grain beard : AWN
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Like a tapir's face : SNOUTED
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Lacking family : KINLESS
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Seed for seasoning : SESAME
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Pupil in 26 Across : ELEVE
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Dulled : BLUNTED
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"The Untouchables" character : NESS
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Former Gretna Green activity : ELOPING
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Native of ancient Hispania : IBERIAN
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Panache : ECLAT
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German waiters: Colloq. : OBERS
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Brooder : HEN
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N.R.C.'s predecessor : AEC
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Confronts : ACCOSTS
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Film critic Kael : PAULINE
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Roots : LINEAGE
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Slangy agreement : YEAH
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Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
42
He makes a new start : RESUMER
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Meet : PROPER
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Palestine, to Israelis : ERETS
47
Tall caps : MITERS
49
Formed a foundation : BASED
50
Angst : DREAD
53
Médoc or pinot : WINE
54
Vendition : SALE
57
Nothing : NIL
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Word of disapproval : TUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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