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New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 1987

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,741

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Across
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Solidify : CAKE
5
Kind of box : SOAP
9
Variegated chalcedony : AGATE
14
Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Dramatist from Kan. : INGE
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Punctuation mark : COLON
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Burgess beast : PURPLECOW
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Stratus, e.g. : CLOUD
20
Killarney-to-Blarney dir. : ESE
21
Verb ending : OSE
22
They got away : ELUDERS
24
P.M. item for a hostess : TEAPOT
26
Singer Della : REESE
27
Void : INANE
29
Peddler : VENDOR
33
Was eminent : SHONE
36
Whirling vapor : EDDY
38
Author Vidal : GORE
39
Jaunty : PERKY
40
___ Baba : ALI
41
Heavy literature : TOMES
42
Kind of door : TRAP
43
Hadrian's 554 : DLIV
44
Place for a hen party : ROOST
45
"Sorrow chang'd to ___ . . . ": Shak. : SOLACE
47
Spot seen on Mars : OASIS
49
Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
51
Architectural wing : ALETTE
55
Suppress : SMOTHER
58
Feel below par : AIL
59
Old English coin : ORA
60
___ Melba : PECHE
61
Kind of contract : YELLOWDOG
64
Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
65
Legendary vessel : ARGO
66
Own : HAVE
67
Task : CHORE
68
Stingy : NEAR
69
Companion of terminer : OYER
Down
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King of France: 987-96 : CAPET
2
Emulate a jester : AMUSE
3
Country called Chosen by Japanese : KOREA
4
Letters for a mind reader : ESP
5
Nap : SIESTA
6
Tale starter : ONCE
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Gone by : AGO
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Phoebe : PEWEE
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Impeach : ACCUSE
10
Nugget layer : GOLDENGOOSE
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Tonic base : ALOE
12
Trip : TOUR
13
Companion of odds : ENDS
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Tetched : LOONEY
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Assess : LEVY
25
Peter Sellers vehicle : PINKPANTHER
26
Town in Pa. : REDLION
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Major-___ : DOMO
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Prill and stibonite : ORES
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Remainder : REST
33
N.Y. and S.F., e.g. : SPTS
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Leander's beloved : HERO
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Actinal : ORAL
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Callas was one : DIVA
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Infielder Manny ___ : TRILLO
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Expunge : DELE
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Stick : COHERE
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Popeye, e.g. : SAILOR
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Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
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"___ a Shepherd," poem by St. Teresa : TODAY
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Zealous : EAGER
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Arch.'s drawing : SPEC
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Network : MESH
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VIII, to Ovid : OCTO
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Stonewort : ALGA
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Homophone for heir : ERE
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Agcy. promoting physical well-being : WHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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