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New York Times, Thursday, March 5, 1987

6-Down : Octave

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,631
Across
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Beersheba's locale : NEGEV
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Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
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Panic : FEAR
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"A robin redbreast in ___": Blake : ACAGE
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"If ___ My Way," 1913 song : IHAD
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Bugbear : OGRE
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Parkman's Italian cookbook? : THEOREGANOTRAIL
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Sun : SOL
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Road: Ger. : BAHN
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Pass on : RELAY
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Forfeit or forfeited : LOST
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Large ratites : EMUS
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Eschews hotdog garnish? : CUTSTHEMUSTARD
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Le ___, Parisian journal : MONDE
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First Earl of Chatham : PITT
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Route : WAY
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Black birds : ANIS
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Thrash : BASTE
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Middleweight champ: 1941-47 : ZALE
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Trp. member : SCT
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Up ___ good : TONO
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Feeling ennui : BORED
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Busy chef's ironic lament? : THYMEONMYHANDS
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE
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Graph : CHART
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Cooler, for some : CELL
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African hemp : IFE
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Dangerous entree at a Greek deli? : HEROANDOLEANDER
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"Topaz" author : URIS
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Tennyson character : ENID
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Windy City maestro : SOLTI
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Buck or bull, e.g. : MALE
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Winnows : FANS
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Rembrandt's "Three ___" : TREES
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One-time D.C. team : NATS
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Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
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Celt : GAEL
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Conceit : EGO
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Prolix : VERBOSE
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Octave : EIGHTH
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Oland role : CHAN
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Put up : CAN
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Weald : FOREST
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Equal, in Arles : EGAL
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"Mi chiamano Mimi," e.g. : ARIA
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Depend : RELY
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Shrine Bowl team : EAST
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Confidence : TRUST
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Some trains: Abbr. : LTDS
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Radiate : EMIT
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Violin attachment : MUTE
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Sea mollusk : CONCH
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Solidarity : UNITY
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Certain salts : EPSOM
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Trophy : AWARD
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Breathing sounds : RALES
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Stained : DYED
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Part of a derrick : MAST
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To ___ (besides) : BOOT
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Bancroft or Meara : ANNE
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Torrid or Temperate : ZONE
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Seed coat : TESTA
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Stabilize : BALLAST
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Gloomy : MOROSE
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Gives way : YIELDS
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Target on the green : HOLE
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Buddy : CHUM
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Olympian figure : HERA
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See 40 Down : ARIL
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Invent : COIN
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Otiose : IDLE
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Honor, in a way : FETE
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A sister of Ares : ERIS
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Hereditary letters : DNA
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And not : NOR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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