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New York Times, Monday, July 13, 1987

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,761
Across
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Omaha Beach craft : LCTS
5
Soaks flax : RETS
9
Long walks : HIKES
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Opera highlight : ARIA
15
Upon : ATOP
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Nylon constituent : AMIDE
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Copy : REPLICATE
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Standish : MILES
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Flavorful seed : SESAME
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Musical half step : SEMITONE
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Moderately moist : DAMP
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Facts and figures : DATA
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Implements : GEAR
31
Sharp answer : RETORT
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Irritate : CHAFE
37
Layer : TIER
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
40
Volcanic output : LAVA
41
Untidy : MESSY
42
Filet border : ORLE
43
Sir ___ Guinness : ALEC
44
Singles : ONES
45
Anoint, old style : ANELE
46
Shorter : TERSER
48
Agts. : REPS
50
Distress signal : SOS
51
Small French land masses : ILES
53
Part of a plane : NOSE
55
Type of painter : ENAMELER
59
Coddle : PAMPER
63
Memento of a saint : RELIC
64
Copy : DUPLICATE
66
Long-legged shore bird : STILT
67
On the ocean : ASEA
68
Mild expletive : EGAD
69
Kefauver : ESTES
70
Adjacent : NEAR
71
Congers : EELS
Down
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Small apes : LARS
2
Canadian Indian : CREE
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Tilts : TIPS
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Mixed dish of greens : SALAD
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Unbranched flower cluster : RACEME
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Greek letter : ETA
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Small children : TOTS
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Swiftness : SPEED
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Descendant of a son of Noah : HAMITE
10
Copy : IMITATION
11
Unit of weight, for short : KILO
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Adams's address : EDEN
13
President Mobutu ___ Seko of Zaire : SESE
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Take a spouse : MARRY
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Communion plate : PATEN
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Acclamation : ECLAT
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Fragile layered rock : SHALE
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Thrifty one : SAVER
30
Stair part : RISER
32
Monsters : OGRES
33
Norse chieftain : ROLLO
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Kilmer classic : TREES
36
Copy : FACSIMILE
38
Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
41
Edible mushroom : MOREL
45
Brazilian palm : ASSAI
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Votes into office : ELECTS
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Abele : POPLAR
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Family car : SEDAN
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V.I.P. at a fete : EMCEE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Seines : NETS
57
Landed : ALIT
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Artifice : RUSE
60
Senate aide : PAGE
61
And others: Abbr. : ETAL
62
Muscovites : REDS
65
Pod occupant : PEA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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