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Joy L. Wouk
Joy L. Wouk

New York Times, Monday, April 20, 1987

25-Down : Veracruz Indian

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 9 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,677
Across
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Witticisms : JESTS
6
Brag : BOAST
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Brit. defenders : RAF
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What "ye faithful" do : ADORE
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Printers' daggers : OBELI
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Wallach or Whitney : ELI
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Seemingly contradictory : PARADOXICAL
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Bagel accompaniment : LOX
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Comes forth : EMANATES
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Make ineffective : NEGATE
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Rouse : STIR
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Saharan antelope : ADDAX
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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Ancient Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
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Byron work : LARA
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Author O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Broadcast : AIR
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Skirt style : MAXI
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Crumbly earth deposits : MARLS
40
The act of: Br. suffix : XION
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A Slaughter : ENOS
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Elec. unit : AMP
43
Bondage : YOKE
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Beat pounders : COPS
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Wrestle : TUSSLE
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Goddess of night : NYX
50
Ishmael's mother : HAGAR
52
Vehicle for Judd Hirsch : TAXI
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Green stuff : MOOLAH
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Dressing ingredient : SALADOIL
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Have : OWN
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Extremist socialist faction : MAXIMALISTS
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Trevino or Remick : LEE
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Rich or Dunne : IRENE
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For rent : TOLET
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Teeth spec.'s deg. : DDS
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Curtain fabric : NINON
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Attic promenades : STOAS
Down
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Make fun of : JAPE
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Cheese town : EDAM
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Carolina rail : SORA
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Across: Prefix : TRANS
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Composed : SEDATE
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Louis and Charles : BOXERS
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Sashes in Sendai : OBIS
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Defames : SLANDERS
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Like some roofs : TILED
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Workaholic's need : RELAXATION
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"I'm quite illiterate, but I read ___": Salinger : ALOT
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Idée ___ : FIXE
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Milky Way, e.g. : GALAXY
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Indigo : ANIL
25
Veracruz Indian : OLMEC
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Serkin's instrument : PIANO
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Instruments for Getz and Parker : SAXOPHONES
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Wyatt's family : EARPS
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Full of crows : ROOKY
32
Ell : ANNEX
34
Mass book : MISSAL
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W.W. I spy : MATAHARI
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Asian river : AMUR
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Flower part : STAMEN
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Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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Elevates : EXALTS
51
Street urchin : GAMIN
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Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
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Shape : MOLD
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Was indebted : OWED
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___-Japanese War : SINO
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Site of Akershus Castle : OSLO
58
Virginia willow : ITEA
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Utah Beach craft : LSTS
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Foreign: Comb. form : XEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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