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New York Times, Monday, May 25, 1987

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { C J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 239 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,712

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Across
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"Pomp and Circumstance" composer : ELGAR
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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Bosom companion? : BRA
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N.Y. mayor before Koch : BEAME
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Fancy case : ETUI
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Anon : SOON
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Gaucho weapons : BOLAS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Something to knock on : WOOD
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Organized U.S. militia force : NATIONALGUARD
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Ex-frosh : SOPH
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Bugle call after tattoo : TAPS
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Loose robe : SIMAR
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B.P.O.E. member : ELK
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Captured : TOOK
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Wed stealthily : ELOPE
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Group Wilson fostered : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
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Flower holder : LAPEL
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Play about Sadie Thompson : RAIN
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Bishop's domain : SEE
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Backbone : SPINE
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Kind of mother : STEP
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Lunch, e.g. : EAT
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Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
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Society bloke : NOB
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Forty-two-year-old group : UNITEDNATIONS
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Persia updated : IRAN
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Chalk's need : SLATE
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Smash review : RAVE
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Bristle : SETA
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Painter's item : EASEL
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Foxy : SLY
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Makes cartoons : DRAWS
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Recede : EBB
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Trotsky or Uris : LEON
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Festive occasion : GALA
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Violinmaker of Cremona : AMATI
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Withstand : RESIST
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Check : REIN
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Volcano in Sicily : ETNA
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One-on-one contests : DUELS
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San ___ Padres : DIEGO
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Clodhopper : BOOR
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Also : AND
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Bantu of Zanzibar : SWAHILI
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Declaim : ORATE
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Surprising victory : UPSET
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Hawks : SELLS
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"With ___ and a bound ... ": Coleridge : ALEAP
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African mammal : OKAPI
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Like a church mouse : POOR
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Living-room items : SOFAS
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Large ruminant : MOOSE
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Asphyxia : APNEA
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Adjust the alarm clock : RESET
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Contract the brows : KNIT
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Real : GENUINE
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Abundant: Suffix : ULENT
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Concerning : ANENT
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Composed : POISED
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Rib : TEASE
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More peculiar : ODDER
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Claylike : BOLAR
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Defense arm : NAVY
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Pact since W.W. II : NATO
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River in Turkish Armenia : ARAS
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Space org. : NASA
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Muddle or mulligan : STEW
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Taxing initials : IRS
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Lofty vehs. : ELS

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