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SIGN LANGUAGE

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1987

Author:
Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Ralph G. Beaman has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,655
Across
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Bussed audibly : SMACKED
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Family member : GRANDMA
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Attacks : ASSAILS
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"___ child are doing well" : MOTHERAND
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Kerchiefs : BANDANNAS
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Disrupt; perturb : UNHINGE
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Sluggish : INERT
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Spark-plug spacings : AIRGAPS
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Ermine, at times : STOAT
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Co.'s arm for investigation-growth : RANDD
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Cry at Bonn : ACH
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Cherbourg cherub : ANGE
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Ozark individuals : UNS
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V.I.P. : BIGSHOT
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Milk: Comb. form : GALACT
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Toward sunrise : EAST
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Line on a letter : SERIF
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Headland : RAS
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Kind of plexus : SOLAR
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In broad and noble style : GRANDIOSO
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Mouths : ORA
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Lecture material : NOTES
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Air-quality org. : EPA
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"___ do thou likewise": Luke 10:37 : GOAND
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Word with ears, heart or thumbs : ALL
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Speech part : NOUN
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___ forth : ANDSO
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Crossed out : XED
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Sledder's gear : SNOWSUIT
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Reduces speed : SLOWSUP
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Wicked wax : CANDLE
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Witness : NOTICER
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Jam : TIEUP
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Sun: Comb. form : HELI
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Frankfurt an der ___ : ODER
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Solution strength : TITER
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Sends back to a lower court : REMANDS
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Enclosures : PENS
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Domingo is one : TENOR
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N.F.L. team : PACKERS
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Give off : EMIT
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Bridge gaffe : MISDEAL
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Offspring : CHILDREN
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Opposite of pos. : NEG
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Off ___ (occasionally) : ANDON
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Obstacle : SNAG
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Bad ___, German spa : EMS
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Trivial bother : ADO
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A hardwood : ASH
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Mr. ___ (Prince Charming) : RIGHT
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W. African language branch : KWA
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Tiered centerpiece : EPERGNE
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Job for an emcee : INTRO
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"A Boy Named ___" : SUE
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Preppy town in Mass. : ANDOVER
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Kin of etc. : ETAL
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Excise : RESECT
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Four-flusher : BLUFFER
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___-fi : SCI
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Barbershop song : GLEE
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Midianite king : EVI
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Stoolie : RAT
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Like certain bombs : TIMED
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Hash house : BEANERY
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Ragout of game : SALMI
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In a wrathful way : IRATELY
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
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Briefs : ITEMS
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Fit for drinking : POTABLE
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Foreigner : OUTLANDER
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Dish up : SERVE
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Althing member : ICELANDER
Down
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Insts. in Tex. and Mass. : SMUS
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___ Blanc in the Alps : MONT
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Collection of tales told by Scheherazade : ATHOUSANDANDONENIGHTS
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Vino at Harry's bar : CHIANTI
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Clark and Rockwell : KENTS
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Work unit : ERG
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What some get up when mad : DANDER
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Refrigerator's milieu : GRIDIRON
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Emulate Cram or Ovett : RUN
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Calif.'s San ___ : ANDREASFAULT
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Twain portrayer: 1944 : MARCH
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Brasses member : ALTHORN
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Rhyme scheme : ABAA
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Prepaint work : SANDING
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Sea east of Bermuda : SARGASSO
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Deputy in "Measure for Measure" : ANGELO
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Frost's "___ Vale" : INA
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Pass at Indy : LAP
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Draft initials : SSS
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"Eat, drink ___ merry" : ANDBE
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Copters' kin : GIROS
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Yellow River feeder : TAO
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Golden oldie: 1911 : ALEXANDERSRAGTIMEBAND
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Giant star in Auriga : CAPELLA
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Part payment, at times : TRADEIN
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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"East of Eden" character : ARON
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Entreaties : SOLICITINGS
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Shirley Temple film: 1934 : STANDUPANDCHEER
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Malt kiln : OAST
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S. African gulch : SLUIT
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP
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Black, in Brest : NOIR
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Best : WORST
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Heads of France : TETES
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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Poisonous plant : SUMAC
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Keyboard combination : CHORD
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Tear : REND
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Alfresco : OPENAIR
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Estate : DEMESNE
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Anonymous Richards : ROES
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Economize : SKIMP
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Private or corporal : RANKANDFILER
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Me, to Miss Piggy : MOI
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___ Moses (Pentateuch) : LAWOF
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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December word : NOEL
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"___ the Lion" : ANDROCLESAND
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___ to (brought about) : GAVERISE
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Focal point : HUB
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Planned progress : TELESIS
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Dance concert : RECITAL
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Kingly : REGNAL
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Historic time : ERA
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Pithy : TERSE
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Conserve of grapes : UVATE
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Express : STATE
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Looker : EYER
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"___-Tin," 1938 song : TIPI
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Paris magazine : ELLE
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Alizarin user : DYER
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Résumé : BIO
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Rhea's cousin : EMU
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Inclined : APT
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CDI quintupled : MMV
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Bird in 3 Down : ROC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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