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New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 1987

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.89, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Vaughn Keith has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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SQUARE
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P
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E
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G
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S
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C
7
L
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E
9
F
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SQUARE
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O
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F
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F
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F
I
L
E
T
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L
E
N
O
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S
P
A
R
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O
N
E
T
O
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A
T
T
U
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H
E
R
E
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O
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N
O
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O
N
H
E
R
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O
N
C
E
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T
R
A
F
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A
L
G
A
R
SQUARE
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O
W
E
D
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F
I
D
E
L
E
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S
T
E
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A
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I
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R
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N
E
D
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D
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E
C
E
A
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S
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E
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T
H
E
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F
T
S
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N
E
R
V
E
S
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E
N
F
A
N
T
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S
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E
R
N
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E
X
T
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R
I
O
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A
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L
L
I
E
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D
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T
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B
A
R
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SQUARE
T
H
E
C
I
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C
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L
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E
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A
R
I
A
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D
R
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C
O
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E
A
U
X
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M
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N
N
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E
A
S
T
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T
A
N
N
U
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E
K
E
D
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A
P
A
R
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SQUARE
M
E
A
L
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R
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D
SQUARE
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L
Y
S
O
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S
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,717
Across
1
Anomalies : SQUAREPEGS
6
G, F or C : CLEF
10
Take a boxing stance : SQUAREOFF
14
Prime cut : FILET
15
Light fabric : LENO
16
Sail support : SPAR
17
___ grow on : ONETO
18
Aleutian island : ATTU
19
Roll-call reply : HERE
20
Wine: Comb. form : OENO
21
"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
22
Whilom : ONCE
23
London landmark : TRAFALGARSQUARE
25
Was obliged : OWED
26
Trusty, in Tours : FIDELE
27
Sault ___ Marie : STE
28
Broadcast : AIR
31
Beatty or Calmer : NED
32
Pass away : DECEASE
36
Rip-offs : THEFTS
38
Hysteria : NERVES
39
"Allons ___ ... " : ENFANTS
41
Marine flier : ERN
42
Sec. phone : EXT
43
"Blame It on ___," 1984 film : RIO
44
Part of SHAPE : ALLIED
47
Ski lift : TBAR
49
Do the impossible : SQUARETHECIRCLE
53
"Lasciatemi morire," e.g. : ARIA
54
A predecessor of Solon : DRACO
55
de Cologne, de vie et al. : EAUX
56
Literary Nobelist: 1929 : MANN
57
Cardinal point : EAST
58
___-Tuva, predecessor of an S.S.R. : TANNU
59
Supplemented, with "out" : EKED
60
On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
61
One of a daily trio : SQUAREMEAL
62
Moscow landmark : REDSQUARE
63
Loosening: Comb. form : LYSO
64
Commencement : START
Down
1
Certain measurement : SQUAREFOOT
2
One who yearns : PINER
3
Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
4
Depart : GETOFF
5
I stand: Lat. : STO
6
Made a metallic noise : CLANGED
7
Deadly : LETHAL
8
Joined a contest : ENTERED
9
Firm; steady : FOURSQUARE
10
Honest man : SQUARESHOOTER
11
Fabric style : OPENWEAVE
12
Stuffing : FARCE
13
Deejay Alan of rock 'n' roll : FREED
21
Longest-lived : OLDEST
24
"___ Sunshine," Withers hit: 1971 : AINTNO
27
Part of an act : SCENEI
28
Ingested : ATE
29
German pronoun : IHN
30
Desisted : REFRAINED
33
Fermi or Caruso : ENRICO
34
Subject for Dr. Ruth : SEX
35
Superlative suffix : EST
37
On the up and up : FAIRANDSQUARE
40
Ancient Persian province : SATRAPY
41
Kind of plate : ELECTRO
45
Certain dogs, for short : LHASAS
46
What Abou Ben Adhem did : DREAMT
47
Less feral : TAMER
48
Thicket : BRAKE
49
Upright transaction : SQUAREDEAL
50
Cretan port : CANEA
51
Selenologist's adjective : LUNAR
52
Glory : EXULT
58
Carpentry tools : TSQUARES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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