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LEAR-ICAL

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1987

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 598 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,711
Across
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Mack and Lewis : TEDS
5
Droll : COMIC
10
Repair a tear : PATCH
15
Mil. groups : TPS
18
Declare openly : AVOW
19
___-surface missile : AIRTO
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" ... who lived in ___" : ASHOE
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Pathway : LANE
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Proto finish : PLASM
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Pullulates : TEEMS
25
Actress Garr : TERI
26
Advantage : EDGE
27
Writer Rand : AYN
28
Defensive wall : PARAPET
30
Redact : EDIT
31
Sir Isaac : NEWTON
33
String-and-top game : DIABOLO
35
Underwood : BRUSH
36
Steichen's support : TRIPOD
37
Black nightshade : MOREL
38
Ask earnestly : BESEECH
41
Ritter or Beneke : TEX
42
Soviet workers' cooperative : ARTEL
43
Composer of "Mikrokosmos " : BARTOK
44
Funny fence? : HAHA
46
Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
47
Minors' co-signers : ADULTS
50
Astern : AFT
53
Wood sorrel : OCA
54
Whitman's "Leaves of ___" : GRASS
55
Derby winner's garland : ROSES
56
Slip-up : BONER
58
Hill, to an Arab : TEL
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Speech defect : LISP
60
Picked a card : DREW
61
Touch gently : FONDLE
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Obtuse : STUPID
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Yggdrasill of Norse myth : ASH
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Maraca : RATTLE
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Fragrant unguent : POMADE
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Cabbagelike plant : KALE
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Neglect : OMIT
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Sensation : HIT
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In safekeeping : ONICE
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Part of S.W.A.K. : AKISS
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Causeries : CHATS
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Wine: Comb. form : ENO
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X : TEN
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Influential English economist : KEYNES
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What boo birds do : RAZZ
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Ricochet : SKIP
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Almond willows : OSIERS
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Half or third of a dance : CHA
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Sugary tidbit : GUMDROP
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Prominent : KNOWN
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The Patrons of Husbandry : GRANGE
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Dinero : PESOS
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Alligator pear : AVOCADO
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Quartered : LODGED
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Tool for marking wood : SCRIBER
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Furthermore : TOO
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Rajah's mate : RANI
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Director Ponti : CARLO
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Some stars : IDOLS
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" ... like ___ of steel": Shak. : ARIB
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Aussie tennis star : CASH
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Maldives unit : ATOLL
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Calls for : NEEDS
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Tender cargo : COAL
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Lamb's dam : EWE
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Cambered : BOWED
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Boastful : GASSY
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Scupper, e.g. : HOLE
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Kind of scout : TALENT
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Dodger : EVADER
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Laughable lyric, with "The" : DONGWITHALUMINOUSNOSE
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Annual climber : SWEETPEA
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___ gown : CAPAND
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Pinguid : OILY
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Nonsense song : MRANDMRSSPIKKYSPARROW
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"___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
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Stack up against : COMPARE
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Reconnaissance group : PATROL
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" ... You Heard ___ Bark": Thurber : ASEAL
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Laughable lyric : THEPOBBLEWHOHASNOTOES
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Turn up : COME
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Order, old style : HEST
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Nonsense song : THEDUCKANDTHEKANGAROO
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Diocese part : PARISH
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Metalworker : SMITH
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Latter-day Victrola : STEREO
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Student of Guillaume de Champeaux : ABELARD
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A tic-tac-toe loser : OOX
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Tittles : IOTAS
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Big-A venture : BET
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Tucks away : EATS
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Future grads : SRS
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Worry word : ALAS
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Sauna, for one : HOTSPOT
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Paint remover : ACETONE
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"For me ___": Browning : IRIDE
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Dickens's Miss Spenlow : DORA
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Applications : USES
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Director of "8½" : FELLINI
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Lofty perch : TREETOP
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Volplane : GLIDE
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Tugs and punts : BOATS
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Can. province : ONT
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Violinist Kreisler : FRITZ
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High boot : PAC
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Fall or drop leader : RAIN
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Perfume : ESSENCE
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Minotaur's milieu : MAZE
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Baltic island : AERO
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Three, at times : CROWD
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Humorous beginning for plunk or choo : KER
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A companion of Meshach : SHADRACH
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Leveled by wear : SMOOTH
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Dog tags, e.g. : IDS
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Harte's ___ Camp : ROARING
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Knickknack : GEEGAW
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Household spirit : KOBOLD
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Burnished : GLOSSY
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Good-natured : GENIAL
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Like some birds' nests : EDIBLE
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Consumer's concern : PRICE
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___ Platte, La. town : VILLE
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Nonunion worker : SCAB
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Clouseau's servant : CATO
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U.S. auto pioneer : OLDS
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Venus or Minerva : DEA

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

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