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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1987

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B J Q }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,635

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Gypsy ___ : MOTH
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Driving force : STEAM
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King or Alda : ALAN
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Away from the gusts : ALEE
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Late, in Siena : TARDO
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Pottery : WARE
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Cauterize : SEAR
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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On the briny : ASEA
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Windy-day advice : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
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___ Moines : DES
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Opposite of arr. : LVE
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Astonishes : AMAZES
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President of Albania : ALIA
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Possesses : HAS
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Like Silver's rider : LONE
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Patton portrayer : SCOTT
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Unit : ONE
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Mitchell masterpiece : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Canton follower : ESE
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Pierre's notions : IDEES
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Large land mass : ASIA
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Harrison or Reed : REX
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Retreats : DENS
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Weasel's cousin : MARTEN
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Lion in the sky : LEO
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Rhine tributary : AAR
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Headed for Sugar Loaf Mountain : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
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Thin : LEAN
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Type of type : ROMAN
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Portal : DOOR
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Concerning : INRE
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Similar : ALIKE
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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Tablets : PADS
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Matched : MATED
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Genuine : REAL
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TV series : MASH
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Margarine : OLEO
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Group of wildebeests : HERD
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Gems : STONES
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Pastries : TARTS
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Hence : ERGO
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"Let's call it ___" : ADAY
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Obelisk, e.g. : MONOLITH
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Not in the dark : AWARE
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Part of an eyelid : LASH
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Scope : AREA
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Trim : NEAT
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Sappho creation : ODE
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Conserve of grapes : UVATE
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Author of "Phil the Fiddler" : ALGER
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Deer's cousin : MOOSE
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Append : ANNEX
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American's omega : ZEE
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Yearns : ACHES
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Parcels of land : LOTS
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Raise : HOIST
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Broadway musical: 1977 : ANNIE
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Type of car : SEDAN
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British gun : STEN
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Enlarge : WIDEN
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Graphic symbol : IDEOGRAM
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Conflict : WAR
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Equipped with crew : MANNED
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Actor Carney : ART
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Queues : LINES
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Not napping : AWAKE
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Toss : FLIP
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River in Russia : LENA
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Three feet : YARD
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Russian weight : DOLA
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Neglect to include : OMIT
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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Old-school method : ROTE
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One of the Hebrides : IONA
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Of the mouth : ORAL

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