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New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1987

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Kay Sullivan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,693
Across
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Uncommon : RARE
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Relative of corn : CAMP
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___ plexus : SOLAR
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Pianist Templeton : ALEC
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Moment : TRICE
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F clef : BASS
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Actress Mia ___ : SARA
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An early ocean crosser : PINTA
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The sincerest of flattery : IMITATION
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Up : ASTIR
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Give to a fund : DONATE
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Work : OPUS
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Succinct : TERSE
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Floating on air : ELATED
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Draft animals : OXEN
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Stat for Boggs : RBI
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The thief of time : PROCRASTINATION
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Neighbor of Leb. : SYR
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Anon : SOON
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Opposite of supine : PRONE
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Glorifies : EXALTS
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Contract : LEASE
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An Olympic twin : ARES
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Extracted juice, in a way : REAMED
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Blab : PRATE
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The mother of invention : NECESSITY
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Like a successful soufflé : RISEN
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Made a choice : OPTED
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Monster or river : GILA
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Fad : RAGE
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Showy flower : PEONY
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Anne and Marie, e.g. : STES
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Fanatical : RABID
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"Remember the ___!" : ALAMO
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Carried away : ECSTATIC
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Cruet : CASTER
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Word in the name of a pelota game : ALAI
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Spanish Surrealist painter : MIRO
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Softly, to Solti : PIANO
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Saul of Tarsus : STPAUL
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Its capital is Bhubaneswar : ORISSA
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Fluff : LINT
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Play opener : ACTI
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Bring up : REAR
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"And every woe ___ can claim": Byron : ATEAR
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Sean of films : PENN
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Laud : EXTOL
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Chamber work : TRIO
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Dark, in poesy : EBON
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Banquet : DINE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Gemsbok : ORYX
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" . . . ___ lender be": Shak. : NORA
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
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African fox : ASSE
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Church features : APSES
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It is often sunken : TREASURE
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Mediterranean sail : LATEEN
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Faddish : TRENDY
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Punta ___, Chilean port : ARENAS
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Hampers, in a way : SNAGS
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Fine kind of straw : MILAN
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French story : ETAGE
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Units of force : DYNES
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Piece of stage setting : PROP
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Ready : RIPE
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Concerning : ASTO
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Discharge : EMIT
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Singer Natalie : COLE

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