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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1987

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,692
Across
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Grouse : CRAB
5
Supply with new weapons : REARM
10
What it takes to tango : TWO
13
Bar : RAIL
14
Attention-getting call : HOLLOA
15
"___ come?" : HOW
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In disgrace : UNDERACLOUD
18
Inspiration for Keats : URN
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Brochette : SKEWER
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Some nouns : GERUNDS
22
Singles : ONES
24
Convinced : SOLD
25
Shade of purple : MAUVE
28
Math-proof initials : QED
31
Has to have : NEEDS
34
Ancient wine jug : OLPE
35
Garb for a gala : TUXEDO
37
Bro. or dau. : REL
38
Medieval fur : VAIR
39
Salutes : HAILS
40
Hawaiian port : HILO
41
Travel stop : INN
42
Fine parchment : VELLUM
43
Begrudge : ENVY
44
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
46
Part of a journey : LEG
47
Summoned, in a way : PAGED
48
Sharpen : HONE
50
Atlas stat. : ELEV
52
Dusk : EVENING
55
Relaxed : ATEASE
59
Meadow : LEA
60
Trouble spot : STORMCENTER
63
___ Lanka : SRI
64
At a diner, they're short : ORDERS
65
___ over backward : LEAN
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Otologist's concern : EAR
67
Fits one within another : NESTS
68
Desires : YENS
Down
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Shank : CRUS
2
File's partner : RANK
3
Girl Friday, e.g. : AIDE
4
Subsided : BLEWOVER
5
Bird of fable : ROC
6
Plumber's pipe : ELL
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Slept like ___ : ALOG
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Rakes : ROUES
9
Western arbutus : MADRONO
10
Zane Grey's "The ___ Herd" : THUNDERING
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By ___ of mouth : WORD
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Possesses : OWNS
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___ and hounds : HARE
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Director Clair : RENE
21
Rubber tree : ULE
23
Cry loudly : SQUALL
25
Capra opus : MOVIE
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Thicke and Bates : ALANS
27
Undecided : UPINTHEAIR
29
Pearl Buck's "The ___" : EXILE
30
Overwhelming amount : DELUGE
32
Search (into) : DELVE
33
Manual-training system : SLOYD
35
Tea, in Tours : THE
36
Milit. award : DSM
40
Out of this world : HEAVENLY
42
Pemmican ingredient : VENISON
45
Ages upon ages : EON
47
A Rose : PETE
49
___ nous : ENTRE
51
Resins : LACS
52
Other : ELSE
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Beth Howland role in "Alice" : VERA
54
"___ Little Acre": Caldwell : GODS
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Actor Connery : SEAN
58
Ospreys' cousins : ERNS
61
Soak, as flax : RET
62
"___ Miniver," 1942 film : MRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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