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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1987

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,672
Across
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Roman main rooms : ATRIA
6
Evanesce : FADE
10
Mess-hall serving : CHOW
14
Clumsy fellows : LOUTS
15
First fratricide victim : ABEL
16
Jack rabbit : HARE
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French Impressionist : MONET
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___-majesté : LESE
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Kind : ALTRUISTIC
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Let : RENT
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Waste allowance : TRET
24
Entities : THINGS
26
Constructive U.S. sailor : SEABEE
30
Beginning : ONSET
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Kind of seaman : ABLE
33
Vaudeville singer Bayes : NORA
35
Error : LAPSE
39
More imposing : GRANDER
41
Fails to enunciate : MUMBLES
43
More irate : SORER
44
Counterfeiters' nemeses : TMEN
46
Penitential period : LENT
47
Nash's long suit : VERSE
49
Think : IDEATE
51
Walked like Marshal Dillon : STRODE
54
One way to learn : ROTE
56
Skin : PEEL
57
Kind : BIGHEARTED
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Facility : EASE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Laszlo Loewenstein : LORRE
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"___ confessed is half forgiven": John Ray : ASIN
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
68
Author Zola : EMILE
69
Rockwell, the artist : KENT
70
Chimney, in Bonn : ESSE
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Was in a high dudgeon : RAGED
Down
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Mme. Gluck : ALMA
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Device : TOOL
3
Smallest litter member : RUNT
4
Aqueduct of Sylvius : ITER
5
Canny : ASTUTE
6
Describing a denture : FALSE
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Lookout for a holdup man : ABETTOR
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___ Arnaz, memorable entertainer : DESI
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Opts : ELECTS
10
Kind : CHARITABLE
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Sort of port : HAVEN
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Malayan ape, for short : ORANG
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Beats severely : WELTS
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Pax, to Athenians : IRENE
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Steersman's charge : HELM
26
Droops : SAGS
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Tortosa's river : EBRO
28
Winged : ALAR
29
Kind : BENEVOLENT
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Kind of dropper : NAME
34
Table scraps : ORTS
36
Kind of bargain : PLEA
37
Transported : SENT
38
East: Sp. : ESTE
40
One of the Scotts : DRED
42
Marry : UNITE
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These may generate conglomerates : MERGERS
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Kickback : REBATE
50
Monger : DEALER
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Utter : SPEAK
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Rib : TEASE
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Elaterite : RESIN
55
Chicago's airport : OHARE
58
Vexes : IRES
59
Capital of Italia : ROMA
60
Neat : TRIG
61
Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
62
Possessor's paper : DEED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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