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New York Times, Friday, March 6, 1987

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,632

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Across
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Former labor leader : ABEL
5
Quantity of arrows : SHEAF
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Mighty Meccan : IMAM
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Lucknow lady : RANI
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Director of "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
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Slipper : MULE
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Mont Cervin : MATTERHORN
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Funds for Franco: Abbr. : PTAS
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Raglan, e.g. : SLEEVE
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Fills : SATIATES
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Shorten sail : REEF
25
Elbe feeder : SAALE
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Ordered back : REMANDED
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Nitrogen and carbon dioxide : INERTS
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Coe's compatriot : OVETT
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Highland dances : REELS
36
Long. companion : LAT
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Kyle orTobin of football fame : ROTE
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Beaufort-scale recordings : CALMS
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Potiche : VASE
40
N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Unguent : SALVE
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Tooth, to a Tuscan : DENTE
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"Swanee" lyrist : CAESAR
45
Cause : ENGENDER
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Tears : RENDS
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Tryst, perhaps : DATE
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Hides : CONCEALS
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A teammate of Jackie and Duke : PEEWEE
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Sad item, for short : OBIT
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Socialiste François : MITTERRAND
60
Little, to Luis : POCO
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Drugstore cowboy : OGLER
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Very, in Verden : SEHR
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What verbs and people have : MOODS
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Pessimist's projection : DOOM
Down
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"___ and the Man": Shaw : ARMS
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Heathen god : BAAL
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Educated : LITERATE
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Tirade : SCREED
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Cry of triumph : HAH
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Long heroic tale : EPOS
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Capital of Pas-de-Calais : ARRAS
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Domestic pigeons : FANTAILS
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Deflate via biting wit : IMPALE
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Germany, to Doenitz : MUTTERLAND
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Wings : ALAE
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Angler's catch : MESS
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Sports contest : EVENT
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Scottish Johns : IANS
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Beastly : FERAL
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Dewy : RORIC
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Portuguese town : EVORA
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Austrian statesman: 1773-1859 : METTERNICH
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Dig for data : DELVE
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Sample : TASTE
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Dexter, e.g. : STEER
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Correct texts : EMEND
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A spice : CARDAMOM
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Formed plywood : VENEERED
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Rational : SANE
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Hold up : DETER
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Area : SECTOR
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Awed ones : GAPERS
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Irish port : SLIGO
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Beat men : COPS
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Musette : OBOE
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Manche's capital : STLO
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Baylor's site : WACO
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Opposite of 62 Across : ENTO
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Biblical kingdom : EDOM
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Spread hay : TED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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