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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 1987

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,709
Across
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
5
Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Slight : PUNY
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Gun a motor : REV
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Voyager II 1986 target : URANUS
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Go in advance : ANTECEDE
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Up-creek necessity : PADDLE
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Ho neckwear : LEI
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Romberg's "___ Alone" : ONE
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Coterie : SET
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Milton's Ugandan successor : IDI
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Fruit tree : PAPAW
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Opener for corn or cycle : TRI
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Army V.I.P. : GEN
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Kitchen emanations : AROMAS
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Audience sleep-producer : MONOTONE
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Antiseptic substance : IODOL
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Singer Lola : FALANA
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Smirk's cousin : LEER
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Suntan-preparation ingredient : SALOL
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Expressed contempt : SPAT
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Kermit is one : ANURAN
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Expiate : ATONE
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Like Cesar Chavez : PROLABOR
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Zoroastrian sacred books : AVESTA
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Johnny of 1861 : REB
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O'Neill play : ILE
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Forestall : AVERT
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He preceded Andy : ABE
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Author Whitten : LES
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Needlefish : GAR
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Mater or Zadora : PIA
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Brewer from Toledo : TERESA
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Figures that interest geometers : POLYGONS
60
Milieux for instructeurs : ECOLES
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Ray Floyd, for one : PRO
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Being bearing ailes : ANGE
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A first name in coaching : KNUTE
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Seek gold : PAN
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"___ pin and . . . " : SEEA
Down
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Black or harlequin follower : OPAL
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Mystical mark : RUNE
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Precise opposite : ANTIPODE
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Lixivium : LYE
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Kemper and Reunion : ARENAS
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Moisten, in a way : BEDEW
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Vale's partner : AVE
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Coming from above : SUPERNAL
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Red Jacket specialty : ORATION
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Decomposed : BAD
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Spectrum hue : INDIGO
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Arnhem dollar : GULDEN
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Rouen's river : SEINE
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Varnish component : COPAL
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Plant runner : STOLON
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Neutral, ethically : AMORAL
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Be laid up : AIL
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Campanella battery-mate : ROE
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Cheeklike : MALAR
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Necessity for a tyrant : TASTER
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Their capital is Thorshavn : FAROES
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Tenancy arrangement : SUBLEASE
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Put off : POSTPONE
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Kind of bear or lion : ANT
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Assam, for one : TEA
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Carpenter's tool : NAILSET
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N.Y.C.'s ___ Fisher Hall : AVERY
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Chatter : PRATE
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Old fiddle : REBECK
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Puck's boss : OBERON
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King Arthur's island paradise : AVALON
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Israeli coin : AGORA
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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On the Azov : ASEA
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Elected, in Epinal : ELU
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Very softly, for Slatkin : PPP
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What some demons step on : GAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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