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New York Times, Thursday, April 9, 1987

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,666
Across
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Powdered starches : SAGOS
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Mineral spring : SPA
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Masters winner: 1957 : FORD
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Memorable pianist Oscar ___ : LEVANT
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"Le Coq ___": Rimsky-Korsakov : DOR
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___ code : AREA
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Masters winner: 1967 : BREWER
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Grapevine blight, also called black measles : APOPLEXY
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Six-time Masters winner : JACKNICKLAUS
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Type of fountain : SODA
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Unpaid debts : ARREARS
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Paley's network : CBS
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Bridge bldr. : ENGR
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J. ___ Thurmond of S.C. : STROM
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Boo attachment : HOO
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___ time (pronto) : INNO
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Practical : UTILE
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Name for the Masters : AUGUSTANATIONAL
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___ and center : FRONT
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Encircle : GIRT
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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___ Arden : ENOCH
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Wight is one : ISLE
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Puget and Pamlico: Abbr. : SDS
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Some Old World snipes : REDLEGS
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Four-time Masters winner : ARNOLDPALMER
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Eliminate gradually : PHASEOUT
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Star: Comb. form : ASTERO
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Dodge City marshal : EARP
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Edge: Abbr. : MRG
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Impassive : STOLID
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Some gifts : ALMS
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Host or giant follower : ESS
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Mails : SENDS
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Anti-infection agents : SERA
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___ plaisir : AVEC
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Stares : GAWKS
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___-trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
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Raucous : STRIDENT
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A neighbor of Minn. : SDAK
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Aspen is one : POPLAR
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Riotous : AROAR
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Artificially high voice : FALSETTO
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Iron, e.g. : ORE
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Actor Harrison : REX
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"Great ___," 1929 song : DAY
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J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
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Chase : PURSUIT
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Carmine Beauty : CANNA
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Brazilian river : ARINOS
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Legendary French hero : ROLAND
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Small fish : SMELTS
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Variety of beetle : CHAFER
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Brook : BOURNE
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"You never had it ___!" : SOGOOD
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Ringside ringers : GONGS
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"___ a doctor in the house?" : ISTHERE
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Opens : UNCLASPS
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Felt bad : AILED
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Encroach : TRESPASS
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"Little we see in Nature that ___": Wordsworth : ISOURS
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Dwarf : GNOME
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Sample : TASTE
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Singer John : ELTON
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Features of elec. storms : LTGS
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Pinochle term : MELD
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Angler's pole : ROD
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Pod dweller : PEA
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Actor Holbrook : HAL
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Equip : ARM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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