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New York Times, Wednesday, June 3, 1987

Author:
Wilbur
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Wilbur has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,721
Across
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Shank : CRUS
5
___ Weizmann, first president of Israel : CHAIM
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Peril for Pavin : TRAP
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Kind of dynamics : AERO
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Medieval merchants' guild : HANSA
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Mary : FIGUREINACRECHE
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Ethyl follower : ENE
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Air Force general in W.W. II : EAKER
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Kin of la grippe : FLU
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Spring mo. : APR
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Mary : NOVELBYNABOKOV
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Washington's successor : ADAMS
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Top ratings : AONES
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Umbrella part : RIB
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Adjective for a pittance : MERE
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Young haddock : SCROD
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Trademark : LOGO
40
Greek letter : ETA
41
Money in Bangkok : BAHTS
42
Carnegie, often : DONOR
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Mary : ONEOFTHETUDORS
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Female rabbit : DOE
47
Simian : APE
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Sierra ___, Wyo. range : MADRE
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Mary : NURSERYGARDENER
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Cornelia ___ Skinner : OTIS
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Vacuous : INANE
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Barely passable : SOSO
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Synthetic rubber : BUNA
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Did a K.P. job : PARED
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Photo : SNAP
Down
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Type of society : CAFE
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Control a colt : REIN
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Yen : URGE
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Trifle : SOU
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Little innocent : CHERUB
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Seek a taxi : HAIL
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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"No man ___ island": Donne : ISAN
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Singer Davis : MAC
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" . . . Noah, commanding ___": Kipling : THEARK
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Mick Jagger's forte : ROCK
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Nastase rival in the 70's : ASHE
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Equal : PEER
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Expensive car, for short : ROLLS
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Rest, in Lyon : REPOS
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Woman, to a lawyer : FEME
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Tucked in : ABED
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Appoint : NAME
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"___ Psyche": Keats : ODETO
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Monitor lizard : VARAN
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No vessel for a vassal! : YACHT
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Colonel in the news: 1986-87 : NORTH
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Have ___ for news : ANOSE
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Site of U. of Maine : ORONO
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Energy : VIGOR
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Camelot knight : BORS
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Umpire's palms-down call : SAFE
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Comstock ___ : LODE
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Famous "Long Knife" : BOONE
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Hornswoggled : DUPED
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Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
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Did a roofer's job : TARRED
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Uppity person : SNOB
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Nobelist for Peace: 1984 : TUTU
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Mother Machree's land : ERIN
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Avian mimic : MYNA
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Jelly ingredient : AGAR
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Native of Fyn : DANE
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Soon : ANON
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Sight in N.M. : MESA
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Stage convenience : PROP
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Mr. Van Winkle : RIP
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Tee preceder : ESS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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