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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1987

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,660

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Across
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Wood splitter's tool : MALL
5
Gardener's tool : SPADE
10
___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
14
Belonging to Pierre : ALUI
15
TV element : AUDIO
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Old-time wolfhound : ALAN
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Brooklet : RILL
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Donjons : KEEPS
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Ancient tool : CELT
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Measuring tool : CALIPER
22
Digger's tool : PICKAXE
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Subclass of fishes : OSSEI
25
Ecclesiastical council : SYNOD
26
Balancing device : SCALE
29
Greek colonnades : STOAE
32
Prefix indicating priority : PRE
35
Matthew Walker, e.g. : KNOT
36
Iceman's tool : TONGS
38
Pharmacist's gear : PESTLEANDMORTAR
42
Kind of OPEC dollars : PETRO
43
Goldsmith's birthplace : ERIN
44
Cretan peak : IDA
45
Sail edge : LEECH
47
"The Tinker's Wedding" playwright : SYNGE
49
Comic sketches : SKITS
51
Nipponese immigrant to U.S. : ISSEI
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Guitar maker's tool : FRETSAW
58
Students' tools : PENCILS
60
One hundred dinars : RIAL
61
Shinbone : TIBIA
63
Stat or globin starter : HEMO
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At any time : ONCE
65
Military subdivisions : UNITS
66
Grandfatherly : AVAL
67
Icelandic letters : EDHS
68
Bristles : SETAE
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___ Cassin, Nobelist for Peace: 1968 : RENE
Down
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O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
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A k a : ALIAS
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Soothes : LULLS
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Ruskin's "Sesame and ___" : LILIES
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Japanese quaff : SAKE
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Caesar in 90 B.C. : PUER
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Hoosier humorist : ADE
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Off one's rocker : DIPPY
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Textile dyes : EOSINS
10
Clandestine : BACKDOOR
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Heel : CALX
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Bellum preceder : ANTE
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Thieves' tools : PICKLOCKS
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Whitney's machine : COTTONGIN
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Fixed state : SETNESS
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Long, in Hawaii : LOA
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Dissenter : ANTI
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Euphemistic oath : EGAD
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Composer's volume notation : PPP
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Fisherman's tool : REEL
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Ferrara ruler of old : ESTE
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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Carpenters' supporting devices : TRESTLES
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Xeric : DRY
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Time per. : MIN
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Lacuna : HIATUS
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Scab : ESCHAR
50
Strong cord : TWINE
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Cook's utensil : SIEVE
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Memorable violinist : ELMAN
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Giuseppe's islands : ISOLE
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Rail-splitter's tool : FROE
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Peel : RIND
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Apiece : EACH
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Kind of bread : PITA
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Affluence : EASE
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Carpenter's tool : BIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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