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New York Times, Wednesday, April 29, 1987

60-Across : Knee-high to a ___

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,686

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Across
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"Positive thinking" exponent : PEALE
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Drizzly phenomena : MISTS
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Force; power : VIS
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Jargon : ARGOT
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Not bottled or canned : ONTAP
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Suffix with persist : ENT
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Briefly : INANUTSHELL
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QE2, e.g. : STR
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Mignonette : RESEDA
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Space : AREA
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Calendar abbr. : TUE
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Abuse verbally : REVILE
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Amazon Indians : TUPIS
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Chinese idol : JOSS
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Fifth sign of the zodiac : LEO
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Jogs : TROTS
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Locale of a radius : ARM
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Sculpt : MOLD
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Dau., e.g. : DESC
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Goblets : BEAKERS
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Asian sheep : KARAKUL
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Kind of price : LIST
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City conveniences : CABS
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Is tedious : PALLS
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Samovar : URN
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Fume : STEW
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Type of chip : POTATO
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Relief agcy. : ARC
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TV offering : NEWS
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Dance step : CHASSE
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O.S.S. successor : CIA
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Knee-high to a ___ : GRASSHOPPER
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Annex of a sort : ELL
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Wading bird : EGRET
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Appears : SEEMS
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Henna or eosin : DYE
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Actor McDowall : RODDY
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Fisher or Cantor : EDDIE
Down
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___ off (team up) : PAIR
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Moslem officials : AGAS
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Anchorites : LONERS
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Swinburne's "___ Réaliste" : ETUDE
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P.O. transactions : MOS
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Took a breath : INHALED
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Sound system : STEREO
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Conte : TALE
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Strews liquid : SPLATTERS
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Kind of park or dictionary : VESTPOCKET
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Apprehend sans reasoning : INTUIT
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Tension : STRESS
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Major or Minor preceder : URSA
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Punch : JAB
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Raw material : ORE
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Like toy trains : SMALLSCALE
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Courier : MESSENGER
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Crumb : ORT
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Pat : DAB
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Veto a bill : KILL
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Philosopher Immanuel ___ : KANT
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Employ : USE
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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Traversed : CROSSED
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Put : PLACED
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In a light way : AIRILY
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To the top : UPWARD
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Lathered : SOAPED
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Alas, in Berlin : ACH
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"___ Were the Days" : THOSE
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Hence, to Hadrian : ERGO
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Hurried along : SPED
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Prefix with circle : SEMI
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Pigpen : STY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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