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UN-AUTHOR-IZED-POETIC LICENSE

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1987

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,676
Across
1
Pinnacle : ACME
5
Bivouac : CAMP
9
Singing syllable : TRA
12
Unshut : AJAR
16
Molts : SHEDS
18
The Wright stuff : AVIATION
20
Propriety mossback : PRUDE
21
Roman nonsensical verse? : HORACEFEATHERS
23
Hungered for : CRAVED
24
Jackie's second : ARI
25
Completed : OVER
26
"Such ___ have sown . . . ": Lydgate : ASYE
27
Twits : RIDES
28
Town in Hungary : MADARAS
30
Verse or form start : UNI
31
Grate builder : MASON
32
Beethoven's "Für ___ " : ELISE
33
Hangover problems for Conrad? : AIKENHEADS
37
Eur. sea : ADR
40
Repos, e.g. : DEALS
41
Due follower : TRE
42
Dickinson or a Brontë : EMILY
43
Poe's Annabel : LEE
44
Navy V.I.P. : SNO
45
Movie pooch : ASTA
47
Dirt : GRIME
48
Polygonal recess : APSE
49
Family man's home group? : WIFEANDKEATS
53
Fouled up : ERRED
54
Herr's "Alas!" : ACH
57
Al Tarf is one : STAR
58
Streams in "America" : RILLS
59
Washington, e.g. : SQUARE
60
Snug Elizabethan attire : DOUBLET
62
Summoned to court : HALED
63
Knockout : STUNNER
64
Attorney, e.g. : ARGUER
65
Etamine's cousin : VOILE
66
Franklin's mother : SARA
67
Chess pcs. : KTS
68
Heaths for Heathcliff : MOORS
69
Sports to wax lyrical over? : TENNYSONGOLF
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Involved with : INTO
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Cretan king : MINOS
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Coque : LOOP
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Conservation org. : EPA
78
Chinese truth : TAO
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Kind of scheme : COLOR
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Fiacre : CAB
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Biota division : FLORA
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Fruit tree : ELB
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Coarse, witty New England verse? : HOLMESPUNS
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What tyros must learn : ROPES
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Tends (toward) : LEANS
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High spot : ALP
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Biblical cheater : ANANIAS
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Soup server : LADLE
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Medieval have-not : ESNE
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Nile denizen, for short : CROC
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
98
More slothful : LAZIER
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Cleaned up Walden well? : DIDATHOREAUJOB
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Happening : EVENT
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Malediction : ANATHEMA
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Plow sole : SLADE
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Ariz. city : MESA
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Brooks or Allen : MEL
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Divorcées : EXES
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Witness : EYER
Down
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Feeling guilt or remorse : ASHAMED
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Sacred voice music : CHORALES
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Zenith : MERIDIAN
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Eateries : CAFES
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State : AVER
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"Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
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Soft touch : PAT
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Is appropriate : TIESIN
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Lover's "___ O'More" : RORY
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Faulkner hero : ANSE
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Cultivated land in the Southwest : ARADO
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Latin lad's practical joke? : JUVENALPRANK
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Fruit drinks : ADES
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Blushing : RED
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Berates : SCORES
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Man in the van of a clan : THANE
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Very prim or precise : PRISSY
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Ballerina Evdokimova : EVA
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Cat's ___ (game) : CRADLE
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"On ___ Boat to China," 1948 song : ASLOW
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Musical instr. : UKE
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Injures : MAIMS
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Perfume base : ATTAR
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Mideast nation : IRAN
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Messenger : HERALD
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Gives off : EMITS
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Mormon state: 1849 : DESERET
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Group in a textile plant : REEDERS
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In honor of : AFTER
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Center : SEAT
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Certain Parisian desserts : GELEES
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River through the Downs : ARUN
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"The ___ of Greece! . . . ": Byron : ISLES
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Exhausts : DRAINS
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Famed French skier : KILLY
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Peer : EQUAL
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Human : ADAMITE
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Diadem or wreath : CORONAL
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Angry words to a Parisian fireman? : HUGOTOBLAZES
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Hone : STROP
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Desk for Cervantes : BURO
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M. Balzac : HONORE
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Palm of Malaysia : SAGO
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Spite : VENOM
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Supercilious sniffers : SNOBS
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Cashboxes : TILLS
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Buck character : OLAN
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Arsonist, e.g. : FELON
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One who scrapes hides : MOONER
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Fop : POPINJAY
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Dialer's need : AREACODE
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Swiss herdsman's hut : CHALET
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Green hole : CUP
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Donnybrook : FRACAS
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___ as a judge : ASSOBER
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Patten or huarache : SANDAL
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Dress feature : PLEAT
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Hanging for Polonius : ARRAS
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Flood foiler, to Frederico : NOE
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Wash : LAVE
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Muenster's cousin : EDAM
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___ qua non : SINE
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"___ In," Frost poem : COME
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Author Stanislaw ___ : LEM
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Start of many a title : THE
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Whammy : HEX
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Rubber source : ULE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 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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