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New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 1987

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,668
Across
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Diner offering : HASH
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"Olympia" painter : MANET
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Exploit : FEAT
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Brainchild : IDEA
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"___ on th' tallysheet . . . ": Dunne : AVOTE
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Palindromic teacher in Siam : ANNA
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Dolt : SIMP
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Grant Wood, e.g. : IOWAN
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Palindromic whistle : TOOT
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A.S.P.C.A.'s palindromic advice : STEPONNOPETS
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N.Y. summertime : EDT
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Nerve network : RETE
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Already, in Asti : GIA
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Zoo favorite : PANDA
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"___ beginning maketh a good ending": Heywood : AHARD
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Metallurgist's palindromic analysis : TINISINIT
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Bucolic : RURAL
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
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"The ___ Love," 1924 song : MANI
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Emulates Melba : SINGS
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Palindromic cat measure : BIGASAGIB
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Comb, in a way : TEASE
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Math functions : SINES
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What mos. become : YRS
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D-day city : CAEN
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Doubly: Prefix : TWI
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Meteorologist's palindromic report : WARSAWWASRAW
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Palindromic rock group : ABBA
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A Tex. athlete : ASTRO
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Mexican fare : TACO
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Palindromic act : DEED
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Hinder : DETER
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Caesar's road : ITER
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Con's kin : ANTI
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Upright : ONEND
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Mind : CARE
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Snake "talk" : HISS
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Ornamental pattern : SEME
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Events : HAPPENINGS
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Keep up : MAINTAIN
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Stratford's river : AVON
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"It's ___ Never," Presley hit : NOWOR
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Warehouse : ETAPE
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Palindromic belief : TENET
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Lardy substances : FATS
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Em chasers : ENO
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"Feliz ___ nuevo!" : ANO
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Make lace palindromically : TAT
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High roller's concern : ODDS
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Eye product : TEAR
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House annex : GARAGE
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Mideast people : IRANIS
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Comic's ploy : ADLIB
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One who shows mercy : PITIER
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Pineapple : ANANAS
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Cultural : HUMANISTIC
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Flavorful : TASTY
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Catch : NAB
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There, in Roma : IVI
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Street game : TAG
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This can be famous : LASTWORD
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Drought, in Durango : SECA
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Egyptian oasis : SIWA
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Tilled land, in Tex. : ARADO
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German steel center : ESSEN
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Basket weave : NATTE
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African waterway : WADI
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Warbler : WREN
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Maple genus : ACER
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Had on : WORE
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Palindromic Nabokov title : ADA
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Memorable artist Shahn : BEN
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Wager : BET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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