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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1987

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,657
Across
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Checks : BALKS
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Johnny from Ark. : CASH
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Heavy, unmusical clang : TONK
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One more time : AGAIN
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Ancient Greek city : ALEA
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Soon : ANON
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Grayish-white mineral : TRONA
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Family : CLAN
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Actor Holliday : KENE
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At close quarters : HANDTOHAND
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Politician Long : HUEY
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Ignores : ELIDES
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Perfumed pad : SACHET
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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___ breve : ALLA
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Extinct bird : DODO
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Apportion equally : SHARE
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One with a powerful voice : STENTOR
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Feral : UNTAMED
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Cowboy's "Hello!" : HOWDY
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Number of inches in a span : NINE
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Type of potato : IRISH
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Abrupt : SUDDEN
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South American plains : LLANOS
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Zest : ELAN
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Cry of pain : OUCH
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Everywhere : ONALLHANDS
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Official records : ACTA
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Theda of silents : BARA
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Separately : APART
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Noun suffix : TION
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEM
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Tibetan neighbor : NEPAL
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Ranch employee : HAND
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___ avis : RARA
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Argentine statesman : DRAGO
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Maine port : BATH
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
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Town NE of Paris : LAON
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Category : KIND
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Scythe part : SNATHE
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Hide : CACHE
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Calmed : ALLAYED
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Connery or O'Casey : SEAN
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"Alcina" composer : HANDEL
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Assume responsibility for : TAKEINHAND
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Upright : ONEND
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___ word : NONCE
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What believers fall on : KNEES
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Excel : OUTDO
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"___ we forget . . . " : LEST
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Clef or horn preceder : ALTO
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Skein : CLEW
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Closely associated : HANDINHAND
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Boor : LOUT
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Some natural resources : ORES
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During : AMID
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Descartes or Coty : RENE
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British statesman : EDEN
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Novice : TYRO
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Like the sound of French vowels : NASAL
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Norma or Moira : SHEARER
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Line on a weather map : ISOBAR
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Let go : UNHAND
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Santa ___ (fir of Calif.) : LUCIA
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Affect : ACTON
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Andes animal : LLAMA
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Zola novel : NANA
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Mimic : APER
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___ Valley, Calif. : NAPA
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Type of race : DRAG
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Embattled city in July 1944 : STLO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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