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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1987

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,749
Across
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Nolo contendere, e.g. : PLEA
5
Decree : EDICT
10
Theda of silents : BARA
14
Is under the weather : AILS
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Agave plants : PITAS
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Nerve-cell process : AXON
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Glance clandestinely : PEEP
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Lead for Chan : CLUE
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New account on Madison Avenue? : ADVENTURE
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Form of trapshooting : SKEET
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An inert gas : NEON
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Like a tortoise : SLOW
26
Home of Ohio Northern U. : ADA
29
Surrounded by : AMID
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Place for a skeleton : CLOSET
35
Separate : DISCRETE
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Fiddle with a flute : TOOTLE
38
Broadway org. : ANTA
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Colloquial assent : YEP
41
"Giant" actor : DEAN
42
Puttee : GAITER
45
Pleasant banking actions : DEPOSITS
48
Corrigenda list : ERRATA
49
African village : STAD
50
Society-page word : NEE
51
Mom or Pop : MATE
53
Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
55
Reel : SPOOL
58
Hold fellow at the club entrance? : DETERGENT
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Aleutian island : ATTU
64
He said: Lat. : DIXIT
65
Glimmer : IDEA
66
Trotsky or Uris : LEON
67
High-hat : SNOOT
68
Cutlet meat : VEAL
69
Allowance for waste : TRET
70
Jazz drummer : MANNE
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
Down
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Hemingway nickname : PAPA
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German song : LIED
3
Alt. : ELEV
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Quiverleaf : ASPEN
5
Volume about a finial? : EPITOME
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Schism : DISUNITY
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Way for Cato : ITER
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Is solicitous : CARES
9
Lao-___, Chinese philosopher : TSE
10
Support drivers? : BACKWOODS
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Car shaft : AXLE
12
Bounder : ROUE
13
Dill herb : ANET
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Tight : NEAR
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Savoyard's treat : SOLO
25
Utah Beach craft : LCT
26
Saw : ADAGE
27
Kuwaiti coin : DINAR
28
Up and about : ASTIR
30
Acts : DEEDS
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Toasting item : STEIN
33
Perk up : ELATE
34
On edge : TENSE
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Diet portion for Tabby? : CATAMOUNT
40
Implore : PETITION
43
Footnote abbr. : ETAL
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Squealer : RAT
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Female friend? : PALETTE
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Twin City suburb : EDINA
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Pointed arch : OGIVE
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Season : SALT
56
Feather: Comb. form : PTER
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County in Neb. : OTOE
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Senator from Neb. : EXON
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First place : EDEN
61
Trig : NEAT
62
Saga : TALE
64
Mil. award : DSM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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