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New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 1987

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Long, feathery scarfs : BOAS
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Opposite the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
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Farewell, to Fabius : VALE
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Italian currency : LIRE
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Mea ___ (my fault) : CULPA
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Author Ludwig : EMIL
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Creamy cocktails : ALEXANDERS
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Baker's flute : ROLL
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High-backed wooden bench : SETTLE
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Low, light carriage : VICTORIA
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Cornered : TREED
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Sheriff's action : ELOIN
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Basketball shot : TAPIN
28
Warp-knitted fabric : TRICOT
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Word with cake or meal : OAT
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___ Alamos : LOS
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French school : ECOLE
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S.C. university : CLEMSON
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Auction events : RESALES
42
Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
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Droop : SAG
44
Little one : TOT
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Son in an Arnold poem : SOHRAB
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Ire : ANGER
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Key : ISLET
52
Bowling-alley button : RESET
56
Aromatic spice : ROSEMARY
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Engaged man : FIANCE
60
Instigate : ABET
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Daisy or frosted cookie : MARGUERITE
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Ticonderoga is one : FORT
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Furthermore: Lat. : ETIAM
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Greek cheese : FETA
67
Column part : SOCLE
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Crandall and Ennis of baseball : DELS
Down
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Explosion : BLAST
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Tex. athlete : OILER
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Double trio : SEXTET
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Anagram for cane : ACNE
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Kind of mite or moth : BUD
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Cricket teams : ELEVENS
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"The cruellest month" : APRIL
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U.S.N.A. goat : MASCOT
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Matador's move : VERONICA
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Dart thrower : AMOR
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Caron role: 1953 : LILI
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A Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Alan from N.Y.C. : ALDA
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Flags : TIRES
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Middle Eastern org. : PLO
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Free electron : ION
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Indianapolis athlete : COLT
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Spread not fit for a bed : OLEO
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Assay : TEST
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Edible tubers : OCAS
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Too : ALSO
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Cal or Georgia : TECH
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Ohio city on the Ohio : MARIETTA
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Burst of energy : SPASM
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Dashed : RAN
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Nog ingredient : EGG
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Lecherous : SATYRIC
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Censures : BLAMES
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Erected : REARED
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Muse for Pindar : ERATO
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Slyly disparaging : SNIDE
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Outer, to an M.D. : ECTAL
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Pours : TEEMS
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Rabble : RAFF
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Reed instrument : OBOE
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Chafe : FUME
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Sal of songdom : GAL

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

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