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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 1987

Author:
R. S. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
R. S. Jones has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,735
Across
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Bovine group : HERD
5
Argali : SHEEP
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Memphis bull : APIS
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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A memorable Mesta : PERLE
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Mother of Pollux : LEDA
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Diamonds' best seller : FITFORLIFE
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Fox or Rabbit, to Uncle Remus : BRER
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Beat the heat or cold : INSULATE
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Cleaved : KNIFED
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Glut : SATE
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Unisonally : ASONE
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"The Mystery of ___ Drood": Dickens : EDWIN
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Chernobyl unit : RAD
30
___ sigilli (seal's spot) : LOCUS
33
Snifter contents : BRANDY
35
Tibetan priest : LAMA
37
Explosive : TNT
38
Cole or Porter forte : SONG
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Nawiliwili greeting : ALOHA
41
Regarding : ASTO
42
Pass receiver : END
43
Egyptian ram god : AMON
44
Millinery accessory : HATPIN
46
Wants : NEEDS
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Get or jet follower : SET
50
Fashion : STYLE
51
Poker word : RAISE
53
This: Sp. fem. : ESTA
55
Lima's port : CALLAO
57
Chose : SELECTED
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Hebrew month : ELUL
62
Cosby best seller : FATHERHOOD
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Actress Hartman : LISA
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Attempted : TRIED
66
Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Rents : LETS
68
Belgian battleground: W.W. I : YPRES
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Cheerful : ROSY
Down
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Some radios, for short : HIFI
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Mavourneen's home : ERIN
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Charlie Brown expletive : RATS
4
Bomb-squad job : DEFUSING
5
Food fish : SPRAT
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___-skelter : HELTER
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One of five lakes : ERIE
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Imp : ELF
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Uses a keyhole clandestinely : PEEKS
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White rat, e.g. : ALBINO
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Le Carré best seller, with "A" : PERFECTSPY
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Chalcedony : SARD
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A Chan portrayer : OLAND
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Arndt piano piece : NOLA
24
Mother of Jabal and Jubal : ADAH
25
"The Beverly Hillbillies" Buddy : EBSEN
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Queen bee's friend : DRONE
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D. Steel best seller : WANDERLUST
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Like Garbo : ALONE
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Up to the time : UNTIL
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Gem : STONE
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Sweet potato : YAM
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___-jongg : MAH
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Come in second, e.g. : LOSE
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Stapling machine : ATTACHER
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One of Mohammed's four perfect women : ASIA
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Starwort : ASTER
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Home of the Cowboys : DALLAS
49
Pajama-party sound : TEEHEE
52
Pushover : SOFTY
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Disko vehicles : SLEDS
55
Battery unit : CELL
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" . . . if ___ may do thee grace": Shak. : ALIE
57
Recipe direction : STIR
58
Ruckus : TODO
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Eras upon eras : EONS
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Dada leader : ARP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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