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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 1987

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,740
Across
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Look over : SCAN
5
Israelite leader : CALEB
10
British streetcar : TRAM
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Small amount : IOTA
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Novel by Chateaubriand : ATALA
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Adventure story : SAGA
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Brisk pace : TROT
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Temper tantrums : RAGES
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Eternally : EVER
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Diamond arbiter : UMPIRE
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Ore processing plants : SMELTERS
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Hear ye! : OYES
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Wading bird : IBIS
27
Goals of the boys of summer : PENNANTS
31
Mountain crests : ARETES
35
Of birds : AVIAN
36
Satan's lure : APPLE
38
Car pt. : IGN
39
Rod's companion : REEL
40
Of a region : AREAL
41
___-kiri : HARA
42
Business abbr. : INC
43
Catkin : AMENT
44
More tender : SORER
45
"A Sentimental Journey" author : STERNE
47
What Ruth was to Gehrig : TEAMMATE
49
Ireland, to Celts : EIRE
51
Eject : SPUE
52
Rickey Henderson specialty : STEALING
56
Female monster : OGRESS
60
Infield covering, for short : TARP
61
Healed : CURED
63
Tree of Java : UPAS
64
Otherwise : ELSE
65
Sports stadium : ARENA
66
Salamander : NEWT
67
One's equal : PEER
68
Stair post : NEWEL
69
Red and Coral : SEAS
Down
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In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
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Bulblike plant stem : CORM
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Upon : ATOP
4
Mets' league : NATIONAL
5
Lurch : CAREEN
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One ___ time : ATA
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Falls behind : LAGS
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Dean's game : BASEBALL
10
African fly : TSETSE
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Critic's laudation : RAVE
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Ripener : AGER
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Planet or Roman god : MARS
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Pitcher Nolan ___ : RYAN
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Italian money : LIRE
25
A long look : STARE
27
A fashion capital : PARIS
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Important occurrence : EVENT
29
Brother's daughter, e.g. : NIECE
30
Used up : SPENT
32
Headdress for Diana : TIARA
33
Plumed wading bird : EGRET
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Pitfall : SNARE
37
Tops of heads : PATES
40
Yankees' league : AMERICAN
41
Specialty of Mantle and Maris : HOMERUNS
43
Plant used for blue dye : ANIL
44
Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Farm machine : REAPER
48
Without feet : APODAL
50
Harden : ENURE
52
Pace : STEP
53
O. Henry offering : TALE
54
Gaelic : ERSE
55
Developed : GREW
57
Fencing sword : EPEE
58
"I never ___ Moor—": Dickinson : SAWA
59
Fast planes : SSTS
62
Sevilla-to-Córdoba dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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