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New York Times, Friday, April 10, 1987

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,667
Across
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Repose : EASE
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Assyrian's supreme God : ASHUR
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Cinema's Clifton : WEBB
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Rubican bank : RIPA
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Udon ___, Thai city : THANI
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Zaragoza's river : EBRO
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Castor's slayer : IDAS
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Used a strop : HONED
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Bar order : SOUR
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Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea : EASTWOOD
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Trollope's "The Belton ___" : ESTATE
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Hops heaters : OASTS
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Emulated Tandy : ACTED
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Fetch : BRING
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One of the Nereids : ERATO
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A comforter for David : ROD
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Diaskeuast : EDITOR
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Hals's "Jolly ___" : TRIO
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Modified : AMENDED
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London section : WESTEND
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Exec's note : MEMO
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Kind, in Angoulême : CLASSE
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A partner of day : AGE
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Croupier : RAKER
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Onomasticon's contents : NAMES
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Meat pie : PASTY
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Roles for Marie Wilson et al. : IRMAS
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Dam constructions : ARCHES
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Gomez or Spahn : SOUTHPAW
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Munich's river : ISAR
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Entire : TOTAL
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Table in a casa : MESA
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Clean off : ERASE
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Egyptian solar deity : ATEN
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Crackle : SNAP
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Converges : MEETS
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Bandbox : NEAT
Down
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Border water : ERIE
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
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Evian and Baden-Baden : SPAS
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City near Bethlehem : EASTON
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Comte de la Fère : ATHOS
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Photograph : SHOOT
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Part of a telephone : HANDSET
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___ de Mai, famed trotter : UNE
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First U.S. woman in space : RIDE
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Author of "David Harum" : WESTCOTT
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Fast threat to British ships : EBOAT
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Yahoo : BRUTE
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Afflicted with ennui : BORED
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Carried on : WAGED
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Posed : SAT
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___ Stoker, Dracula's creator : BRAM
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Kind of apple : ROME
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Footnote word : IDEM
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Propels a wherry : ROWS
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Enyo's companion : ARES
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Kayo : DECK
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Pointless : IDLE
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Bevel out : REAM
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Serenatas : ODES
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A chemistry Nobelist: 1946 : NORTHROP
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French legislature : SENAT
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Grain appendages : ARISTAE
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Trash collector : ASHMAN
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Assiduous care : PAINS
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Hot crime : ARSON
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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Ridicule : ROAST
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Hybrid animals : MULES
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Part of a watch : STEM
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Rozelle or Rose : PETE
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Voyaging : ASEA
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Kind of ad : WANT
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Mesabi product : ORE

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

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