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New York Times, Saturday, April 25, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,682

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First Lt.'s boss : CAPT
5
English spa : BATH
9
Genu : KNEE
13
Onward : AHEAD
15
Eight, in Madrid : OCHO
16
Rows : OARS
17
Noisy Down Under festivity : CORROBOREE
19
Sale words : ASIS
20
Rooming-house items : HOTPLATES
21
___ Springs, Australia : ALICE
22
Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
23
Poem form : SESTINA
25
A middle sch. : JHS
26
Violinist Bull : OLE
27
Dockers' gp. : ILA
30
Humble : ABASE
34
Expanse between Dublin and Liverpool : IRISHSEA
36
Aussies' W.W. II marching song : WALTZINGMATILDA
39
Father of Priam : LAOMEDON
40
Actor in "What's Up, Doc?" : ONEAL
41
Melbourne-to-Hobart dir. : SSE
42
Egyptian god of pleasure : BES
43
Brit. protectors in W.W. II : RAF
45
Produced certain canines : TEETHED
47
College in Mich. : ALMA
51
Great Barrier Reef material : CORAL
54
Memory or lien : RETENTION
56
Aussie leapers : ROOS
57
Brisbane is its capital : QUEENSLAND
58
Med.-sch. course : ANAT
59
Refs.' cousins : UMPS
60
Decreasing : WANEY
61
Ball role : MAME
62
Kind of prof. : ASST
63
States : SAYS
Down
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Hide : CACHE
2
Not worth ___ (valueless) : AHOOT
3
Capital of Western Australia : PERTH
4
Diamond protectors : TARPS
5
Arcturus's constellation : BOOTES
6
Outback units : ACRES
7
"Orphans of ___," Griffith film : THESTORM
8
Straddler : HOE
9
Down Under "teddy bear" : KOALA
10
Patriarch's title : NASI
11
Writer Berne : ERIC
12
Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
14
Aust. currency : DOL
18
Gala : BASH
21
"___ robins . . . " : ANESTOF
24
"Idomeneo" heroine : ILIA
25
Wife of Ahab : JEZEBEL
27
Key : ISLE
28
Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
29
Artists and writers gp. : AAAL
30
Hole makers : AWLS
31
Romney sounds : BAAS
32
Lotion ingredient : ALOE
33
Rev.'s deg. : STM
34
Unknown: Abbr. : IGN
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Hebrew liquid measure : HIN
37
Nice notion : IDEE
38
Quack medicines : NOSTRUMS
43
Examine again : RETEST
44
South Yemen's capital : ADEN
45
Experience : TASTE
46
Family of Dickens's Uriah : HEEPS
47
Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
48
Tropical vine : LIANA
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Aussie's bob or quid : MONEY
50
Gump and Hardy : ANDYS
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Famed miler : CRAM
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Spatiate : ROAM
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Sydney is its cap. : NSW
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Sine ___ non : QUA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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