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New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 1987

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,678
Across
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Rustlers' chasers : POSSE
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Black, in Brest : NOIR
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Encyclopedia : TOME
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Waters or Merman : ETHEL
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Cuzco resident : INCA
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Axillary : ALAR
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Customs agents in Beijing? : CHINESECHECKERS
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___-Tiki : KON
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Lemminglike rodent : VOLE
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Surge : HEAVE
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Crake : RAIL
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Tensed : TAUT
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Shoe worn in Aberdeen? : SCOTTISHBROGUE
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Awaken : ROUSE
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Homophone for 36 Down : PEEL
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Response, in short : ANS
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Concerning : INRE
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Factory : PLANT
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Leave out : OMIT
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___ tai, rum drink : MAI
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Penn of films : SEAN
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Critical : ACUTE
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Mohammedan warriors? : ARABIANKNIGHTS
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Chaplet : ORLE
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Luigi's love : AMORE
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Third man : ABEL
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Keen in Kilarney : CRY
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Rock group in Sasebo? : JAPANESEBEETLES
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Sci. course : ANAT
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Bitter : SORE
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Follow a Child direction : SAUTE
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Function : ROLE
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Trudge : PLOD
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Spandau diarist : SPEER
Down
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Measure of trouble? : PECK
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Tibia : SHIN
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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Lift : ELEVATE
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Dark, metallic alloys : NIELLI
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Erstwhile : ONCE
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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"Norma ___," Field film : RAE
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Feel fondness for : TAKETO
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Olive for Ovid : OLEA
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Sportscaster Albert : MARV
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Celt : ERSE
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Ellerbee's "And ___ Goes" : SOIT
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Rustic : CHURL
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Rambler : ROSE
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After that : THEN
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Help a hood : ABET
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Underwater detector : SONAR
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Feudal assembly : CURIA
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Sail briskly : SPANK
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Range : GAMUT
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Elements : UNITS
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Royal Italian name : ESTE
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Narrow cleft : RIMA
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Ring : PEAL
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Lovers' ___ : LANE
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Operatic baron : OCHS
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Chased woman : SIREN
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Eternal : AGELESS
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White ester : BORATE
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Caught : NABBED
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Parisian perception : IDEE
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Discordant : AJAR
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___ War (great race horse) : MANO
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October's gem : OPAL
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Aviating prefix : AERO
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Hint for a hawkshaw : CLUE
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Plexus : RETE
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Flemish waterway : YSER
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Sixth sense, for short : ESP
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Earth's star : SOL
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Faucet : TAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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