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New York Times, Monday, June 8, 1987

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,726
Across
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Philadelphia pro eleven : EAGLES
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Child's toy : TOP
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Hoover, for one : DAM
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Loser to Cleveland: 1884 : BLAINE
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Neighbor of the Keys : CUBA
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Dutch commune : EDE
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This provides interest : BANKDEPOSIT
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Pea holder : POD
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Locale : SITE
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS
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Steal away to wed : ELOPE
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Sandwich sausage : SALAMI
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Also : AND
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Effort : NISUS
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Do slaloms : SKI
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Actor Marvin : LEE
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Tried to shed weight : DIETED
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Chart : MAP
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Alphabetical listings : INDICES
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Fury : IRE
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Scents : AROMAS
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Insincere statements : CANT
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Quarter of four : ONE
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D.A.R. counterpart : SAR
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Billiard shot : MASSE
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Boy in "Little Men" : NED
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Young herring : BRIT
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Says : UTTERS
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Toolshop machine : LATHE
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It's often cast : DIE
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Russian hut : ISBA
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Wedding words : IDO
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This is needed for 16 Across : DEPOSITSLIP
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Tarnish : MAR
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Profit : GAIN
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Sauté meat and cook slowly : BRAISE
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Use a lever : PRY
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Before, to Keats : ERE
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Aslant : TILTED
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Wanes : EBBS
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Russian range : ALAI
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Thomas Wolfe hero : GANT
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Prefers : LIKES
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Finish : END
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Observe : SEE
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Cough : TUSSIS
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Honshu sash : OBI
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Top of the monk : PATE
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Testimony under oath : DEPOSITION
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Take in a foundling : ADOPT
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Euripides play : MEDEA
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Interchange of thoughts : COMMUNICATION
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Synchronized : PHASED
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Erie or Huron : LAKE
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Arrow poison : ANTIAR
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Mortgages : LIENS
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___ mater : ALMA
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In the vicinity of : NEAR
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Place for storage : DEPOSITORY
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Nun : SISTER
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Thick : DENSE
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Legal document : DEED
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Hindu groups : CASTES
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School subj. : MATH
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Child's make-believe food : MUDPIE
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Pompous, smug conservative : BLIMP
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"M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
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Rope material : SISAL
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Flange : EDGE
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Narrow cut : SLIT
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Cold Alpine wind : BISE
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Mimicked : APED
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Unit of corn : EAR
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Teamster org. : IBT
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Prefix with cycle or angle : TRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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