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TITULAR TITTERS

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1987

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,746
Across
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Kind of post or lighter : LAMP
5
Cattle breed : ANGUS
10
Elbe tributary : ISER
14
Speechless : DUMB
18
Moslem chief : EMIR
19
Damp : MOIST
20
Bundle : SHEAF
22
Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
23
Bewildered fish? : SOLESATSEA
25
Midas's marker? : GOLDENBUOY
27
French legislature : SENAT
28
Biblical plants : TARES
30
Le ___ Soleil : ROI
31
Slander : ASPERSE
34
Noted ennead : MUSES
35
Musical selection : ARIETTA
39
Luft or Doone : LORNA
40
Rich German cake : TORTE
41
Belgian-French river : LYS
42
Owns : HAS
43
Monogram pt. : INIT
44
Remark at a Western P.O.? : THEREINSCAME
48
Forage plant : ERS
49
Puts up : CANS
50
Dail's land : EIRE
51
Ivy League member : YALE
52
Selvage : EDGE
53
N.Y. subway : IRT
54
Epithet for Orville or Wilbur? : THEPLANESMAN
58
English river : TEES
59
They give confidence : ASSURERS
61
Egyptian Christians : COPTS
62
"___ Amore," Dean Martin hit : THATS
63
The Joads, e.g. : OKIES
64
Dumas character : ATHOS
65
"Robin ___" (old song) : ADAIR
67
Parlor pieces : SOFAS
69
Relating to oil : OLEIC
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Got ready to spring : CROUCHED
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Switch positions : OFFS
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Remark at a geranium nursery? : SOREDTHEROWS
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French article : UNE
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Siouan : OTOE
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
80
Electrical units : RELS
81
"The Kink ___," film with a twist? : ANDI
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No soap : NIX
83
Crusoe and Friday? : TWOONTHEISLE
87
Mail: Abbr. : LTRS
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Scot's uncle : EME
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Statement to the I.R.S. : RTN
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"The Son Also ___," family film? : RISES
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An Alaskan : ALEUT
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Do a movie scene over : RESHOOT
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Platters : DISCS
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Carlsbad ___ : CAVERNS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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___ Rica : COSTA
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Golf score : BOGEY
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Jouster's steed? : KNIGHTMARE
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Eloise's dessert? : PLAZASWEET
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Of blood : HEMIC
111
Horner or Sprat : EATER
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___ code : AREA
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Decade part : YEAR
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Assay : TEST
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Correct a text : EMEND
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Tale : YARN
Down
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"___ Girls" : LES
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Latin I word : AMO
3
Wire measure : MIL
4
Puts on : PRESENTS
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"___ home is his castle" : AMANS
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Juvenal's jottings : NOTAE
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Essential part : GIST
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Employ : USE
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Height : STATURE
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"The Coin ___," film re numismatists? : ISGREEN
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Parts of brake mechanisms : SHOES
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Congers : EELS
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Half a diam. : RAD
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___ Gillis of TV : DOBIE
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Neighbor of Arg. : URU
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Name in Communism : MAO
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Robert ___, modern poet : BLY
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Charon's colleagues : FERRYMEN
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Cacophony : NOISE
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Ballerina Markova : ALICIA
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Devices on destroyers : SONARS
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Hunt-club wall décor? : PRINTSOFFOXES
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Edible mushroom : MOREL
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Ancient Greek war cry : ALALA
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Singles-bar patron? : THEDEARHUNTER
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Type of practice : TARGET
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Rate : ASSESS
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U. of Md. team : TERPS
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Yesterdays: Fr. : HIERS
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Machine parts : CAMS
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Set of values : ETHIC
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Baseballer Speaker : TRIS
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Emulated Bernhardt : ACTED
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Type of baseball game : NOHIT
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Notable period : EPOCH
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Autocratic order : UKASE
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Greek letters : TAUS
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" ... ___ and hungry look": Shak. : ALEAN
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On ___ (going strong) : AROLL
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Search for water : DOWSE
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Oklahoman : SOONER
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Start of a Wolfe title : OFTIME
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Salad ingredient : CRESS
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Football play : ENDRUN
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Certain believers : DEISTS
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Serrate : SAWTOOTH
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONT
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Tribe whose name means "long tail" : ERIES
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Urban passage : ALLEYWAY
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Fidelity : TROTH
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Divide into three parts : TRISECT
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Sound seeking attention : HIST
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Jailbreak participant : ESCAPEE
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Sts.' kin : AVES
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Horrible one of comics : HAGAR
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Mother of the Nereids : DORIS
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Beguile : COZEN
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Henry ___ Wallace : AGARD
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"Some ___ Punning," witty book? : CAME
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Moderate : BATE
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Reef : KEY
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Vane reading : NNE
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Actress Claire : INA
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Strawberry, e.g. : MET
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Hood's exit : LAM
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Mayan or Roman : ERA
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Perpetually, to Poe : EER
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Thrash : TAN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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