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New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1987

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,665
Across
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Superficially fluent : GLIB
5
Japanese pearl divers : AMAS
9
Zenith : ACME
13
A kind of review : RAVE
14
Monterrey money : PESO
15
Actress Perlman : RHEA
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Dolphins' playground : ORANGEBOWL
19
Track and field tournament : MEET
20
Vagabondize : WANDER
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Lump : WAD
22
Raises ire : IRKS
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What paracletes do : AID
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African river or land : NIGER
27
Dry table wine : CABERNET
32
Like Riley's life style : EASY
33
Coverings of nuts : HULLS
34
Drops anchor : MOORS
36
___ Homburg, W. German spa : BAD
39
Integument : ARIL
40
Monastery garb : COWLS
41
Land east of Ghana : TOGO
42
Pallid : WAN
43
Made sharp : HONED
44
Portrait-bearing gem : CAMEO
45
A serving of grog or rum : DRAM
47
Berlin song : REMEMBER
49
Down in the ___ (sad) : DUMPS
51
Do away with : RID
52
Metric measure : GRAM
54
Nocturnal hunter : OWL
56
Bahamian port : NASSAU
61
Prefix with biography : AUTO
62
Have-not's scorn : SOURGRAPES
64
Unscrupulous one, perhaps : USER
65
Art Deco master : ERTE
66
Pikelike fish : GARS
67
Minus : LESS
68
Woodwind : REED
69
Olfactory stimulation : ODOR
Down
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Flourish : GROW
2
Zhivago's lady fair : LARA
3
___ the Terrible : IVAN
4
River's turn : BEND
5
Letters in a dragnet : APB
6
Certain Persian's sound : MEOW
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Egyptian dam : ASWAN
8
Ant caste : SOLDIERS
9
Hosts : ARMIES
10
Pyrotechnical device : CHERRYBOMB
11
Like Caspar Milquetoast : MEEK
12
Cry from a chuck wagon : EATS
17
Transmission components : GEARS
18
Yeats's motherland : ERIN
24
Speed follower : DEMON
26
Rap, in a way : GAS
27
Smokeless plug : CHAW
28
Penumbra : AURA
29
Chancy social appointments : BLINDDATES
30
Building wing : ELL
31
Part of a castle : TOWER
35
More experienced : OLDER
37
"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
38
Means of egress : DOOR
40
Bach or Bacharach : COMPOSER
41
Sporty cap : TAM
43
Amateurish actor : HAM
44
Wood for a chest : CEDAR
46
Grapevine fuel : RUMORS
48
Flash Gordon's "merciless" foe : MING
50
Attested : SWORE
52
Caesar's France : GAUL
53
Clever trick : RUSE
55
Guitarlike instrument : LUTE
57
Palm variety : SAGO
58
W.W. I fighter plane : SPAD
59
Prefix with dynamics : AERO
60
U.N. member : USSR
63
Blushing : RED

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

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