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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Author:
McKeon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,630

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Across
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Crush : CROWD
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Taunt : TWIT
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Reduce : PARE
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Garden lifeline : HOSE
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The same, to Seneca : IDEM
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Last of a series : OMEGA
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Pentastich, e.g. : POEM
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Word of honor : PAROLE
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Interchangeable : FUNGIBLE
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Head, in Le Havre : TETE
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Grave : EARNEST
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Anthony's goal : SUFFRAGE
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Combo date : GIG
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Baseball's Matty, Felipe and Jesus : ALOUS
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Tore : RACED
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Prepare : GET
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Privy to : INON
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Actor Burton of "Roots" : LEVAR
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Ardor : FIRE
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"And many a lightfoot ___": Housman : LAD
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"The ___ Babies": Kingsley : WATER
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Radioactivity unit : CURIE
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Cio-Cio-___ : SAN
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Asked for boldly : DEMANDED
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In the spotlight : ONSTAGE
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Cleanse : WASH
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Start of an 1880 song title : FUNICULI
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Suppresses : CHOKES
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Tizzy : FLAP
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Appends : ADDS
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"A ___-out Case": G. Greene : BURNT
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Directions for Dobbin : GEES
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Script notation : ASIDE
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Mantas : RAYS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Plant again : RESOW
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Trim : CROP
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Hindu epic hero : RAMA
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Unique person : ONER
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"Ain't ___?": 1921 song : WEGOTFUN
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Casino group : DEALERS
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Article : THE
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Lobo, e.g. : WOLF
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Publication : ISSUE
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Pop-rock authority : TEENAGER
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"___ Down the Valley Wild": Blake : PIPING
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Building material : ADOBE
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Whirls : REELS
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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Network of lines : GRID
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Cattle or snowy ___ : EGRET
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Mizzen, e.g. : SAIL
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Radius's neighbor : ULNA
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Provender : FOOD
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Having overhangs : EAVED
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Poet who wrote "A Rapture" : CAREW
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Encircle : GIRD
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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___ off (angry) : TEED
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Body follower : LANGUAGE
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Midway stop : FUNHOUSE
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Brit. servicewoman : WAAC
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Refreshment stand : CASHBAR
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Insect part : STIPES
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Tender : OFFER
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Ravine : NULLA
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Sinuous : SNAKY
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One of the Plinys : ELDER
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Notion : IDEA
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Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Fret : STEW
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Fast plane : SST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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