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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 1987

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,702
Across
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Insect snare : WEB
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European coal basin : SAAR
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Walled Spanish city : AVILA
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Author of "I Want It Now" : AMIS
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Cousin of a beluga : ORCA
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___ do (slangy refusal) : NOCAN
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Potter's oven : KILN
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Bread made with cornmeal : JOHNNYCAKE
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"Invisible Man" author : ELLISON
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Bag restriction : GAMELAW
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Pre-K.G.B. group : OGPU
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Fliers of 1941 : RAF
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Heavenly bear : URSA
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King Hassan's capital : RABAT
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Underworlds, long ago : INFERNALS
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Spare : LEAN
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Patriot Deane : SILAS
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R.I.P. item : OBIT
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Produces interest : EARNS
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Tissandier vehicle : DIRIGIBLE
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Fantasize : DREAM
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Mitigate : EASE
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"___, Giorgio," 1982 film : YES
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Cultural studies : ARTS
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License plates : TAGS
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"I Love ___": H. Lauder : ALASSIE
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Scourges : TERRORS
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Rock-drilling tool : JACKHAMMER
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Atherton's "Black ___" : OXEN
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Free : UNTIE
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Become wearisome : PALL
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Actor Raymond : GENE
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Trot and gallop : GAITS
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Slippery : EELY
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Stern sight : WAKE
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Industrialist von Skoda : EMIL
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Cafe list : BILLOFFARE
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Temporary stays : SOJOURNS
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How Elvis signed his middle name : ARON
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Berliner's expletive : ACH
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Scope : RANGE
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Currently : ANYMORE
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Sotto ___ : VOCE
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Ending for poet or myth : ICAL
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"Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
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Again : ANEW
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Drag logs : SNIG
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Badger : NAG
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Griffe : SPUR
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Sorties : SALLIES
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Got one's goat : RILED
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Nigh, in poesy : ANEAR
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Spoke : SAID
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Standard: Fr. : ALOI
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Hortense Calisher subject: 1986 : BOBBYSOXER
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Like hoopster Jordan : AGILE
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Areas for berets : TETES
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Sororal : SISTERLY
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Some tennis strokes : SMASHES
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Narrow creek : RIA
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Home of Arizona State U. : TEMPE
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Rum concoction : GROG
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"___ of Wine, a Loaf . . . " : AJUG
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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Play opener : ACTI
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Comic sketch : SKIT
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Swiss hero : TELL
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Schism : RENT
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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Clarke or Marsh : MAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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