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New York Times, Friday, June 26, 1987

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,744
Across
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Center for connoisseurs : MECCA
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About : SOME
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Side dish : SLAW
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Tocsin : ALARM
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Surrender : QUIT
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The Hindu Cupid : KAMA
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Actress-singer Blakley : RONEE
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Where to find Polaris : URSAMINOR
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Site of airport rescue: 1976 : ENTEBBE
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Long and thin : SPIDERY
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Talkative pet : PARAKEET
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Daring : RACY
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___ out (made do) : EKED
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Belgian Congo today : ZAIRE
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Textile screw pine : ARA
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Hawthorne's "The ___ Champion" : GREY
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"Burr" author : VIDAL
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___ Early, C.S.A. general : JUBAL
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Greek letter : RHO
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Siege site: 1836 : ALAMO
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Primitive computers : ABACI
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Pained cry : OUCH
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Bound : HOP
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Drags in : HALES
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Type of clarinet : ALTO
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Demitint, e.g. : TONE
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Articles made of lacquered metal : TOLEWARE
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Foot for Swinburne : ANAPEST
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Southwestern salamander : AXOLOTL
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Tennessean : VOLUNTEER
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"Woolf" man : ALBEE
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Muscat's state : OMAN
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Herbaceous plant : IRID
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Origins : SEEDS
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Dame Rebecca : WEST
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Miller and Blyth : ANNS
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Plain on the moon : MARE
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College in N.C. : ELON
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Jargon : CANT
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Like a Poe tale : CREEPY
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A rhizopod : AMEBA
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Close call : SQUEAKER
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Maugham's "___ Betters" : OUR
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Fell short : MISSED
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A day's march : ETAPE
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Sideslip : SKID
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Alley : LANE
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"___ tra nemici," Ariosti opera : AMOR
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Circumspect : WARY
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Bas or bar follower : MITZVAH
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Title for Harris characters : BRER
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Slot for a cotter : KEYHOLE
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Indian prince : RAJAH
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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Group of plotters : CABAL
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Trouble : AIL
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Pend Oreille Lake site : IDAHO
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Magsaysay of the Philippines : RAMON
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Slip off in the night : ELOPE
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Flash : GLISTEN
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Becker specialty : ACE
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Away from the center : OUTWARDS
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Cajole : COAX
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Occurring by turns, old style : ALTERN
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Vote counter : TELLER
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Rome's ancient port : OSTIA
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Pan : ROAST
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Swear : AVOW
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Seward Peninsula city : NOME
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"Oh no!" : ALAS
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Fourth-down play : PUNT
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Submit : OBEY
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Knight and Weems : TEDS
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For fear that : LEST
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Strauss's "___ Heldenleben" : EIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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