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New York Times, Saturday, April 18, 1987

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 229 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,675

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Across
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Overthrow : TOPPLE
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Salvation Army founder : BOOTH
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Prayers : ORISONS
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Maculate : SULLIED
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Cloy : SATIATE
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Golden syrup : TREACLE
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Urban divs. : STS
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Casino group : DEALERS
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Author Kesey : KEN
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Biggin or pipkin : POT
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Baltique, e.g. : MER
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Conceptual being : ENS
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"___ y Plata," Mont. motto : ORO
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Like the best cut of meat : LEANEST
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"Heartsease and ___": J. R. Lowell : RUE
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"The ___," Ince film : TYPHOON
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Accent : STRESS
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Duo in "Rio Rita" : ARS
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Front-page box : EAR
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A certain system : METRIC
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Hung loosely : DANGLED
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___ amore : CON
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Cloisonné and smalto : ENAMELS
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Corse or Martinique : ILE
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Composing, e.g. : ART
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Electrical unit : REL
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Asian holiday : TET
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Spoil : MAR
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Galas : FIESTAS
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Friend, in Ayr : EME
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Flattened : PLANATE
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Dresses : ATTIRES
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A thesmothete : SENATOR
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Putty, e.g. : SEALANT
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Dexter : STEER
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Clowns' props : STILTS
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A.A. candidate : TOSSPOT
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Small chapel : ORATORY
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Indy happening : PITSTOP
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Between chi and omega : PSI
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Sometimes it's on one's mind : LOAD
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Grafted, heraldically : ENTE
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Gore Vidal book : BURR
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Biographer Winslow : OLA
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N.Y.S.E. instruments : TICKERS
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Seer who was Cassandra's brother : HELENUS
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Able fellow : SEAMAN
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Cordwood measures : STERES
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Obtuse : DENSE
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Greenstreet associate in old films : LORRE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Purloin : STEAL
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Prefix with fix : TRANS
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Castor or dicer : HAT
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Work unit : ERG
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"Carmen" character : MORALES
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New freshman : ENTRANT
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Race recklessly : CAREER
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Certain stars : DELTAS
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Verbatim : LITERAL
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Factor : ELEMENT
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Abhors : DETESTS
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David and Edwards : CAMPS
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My, to Pierre : MES
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Lot : FATE
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Ripley's "Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
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Sweetsop : ATES
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E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
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Scottie's dissent : NAE
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Asian river : ILI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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