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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 1987

Author:
R. S. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,764

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Across
1
Radar sight : BLIP
5
Duchess of ___, Goya's friend : ALBA
9
Lopez theme song : NOLA
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Wee-hour sound from the alley : YOWL
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Secure a ship : MOOR
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Greek dialect : EOLIC
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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"For ___ is the kingdom ... " : THINE
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First line of a rhyme : ISGOINGTOHADES
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Lobster trick, e.g. : SHIFT
23
Half of MIV : DII
24
Second line of rhyme : AFATESOCRUEL
31
Punches for practice : SPARS
34
Extraordinary fellows : ONERS
35
Bee follower : CEE
36
Like some petticoats : LACY
37
Scholars' collars : ETONS
38
River in NW Spain : ULLA
39
Benchley's "Of ___ Things" : ALL
40
Robe for Agrippina : STOLA
41
Grind one's teeth : GNASH
42
Third line of rhyme : YOUVEHEATBUT
45
Corrida cheer : OLE
46
Ladd and Alda : ALANS
49
Last of rhyme : NOBILLSFORFUEL
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Carroll girl : ALICE
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Town in NE Spain : OLOT
57
Stagehand with a valise? : GRIP
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Consumer advocate : NADER
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Take it easy : LAZE
61
Faith follower : HOPE
62
Rarae ___ : AVES
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Drag strip for Ben Hur : ITER
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
Down
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"Not ___ long shot!" : BYA
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Clown-faced sloth : LORIS
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"___ You Love," Humperdinck hit : IWISH
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Literary theft : PLAGIARY
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Ambrosial drink : AMRITA
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"Crazy" bird : LOON
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Sound from Big Ben : BONG
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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"Fuzzy-wuzzy had ___" : NOHAIR
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Fetid : OLID
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Queue : LINE
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Top pitchers : ACES
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Moral principles : ETHICS
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Switch positions : OFFS
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Common scents : ODORS
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From head ___ : TOTOE
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___ Gay, famous plane : ENOLA
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French legislature : SENAT
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U.S.C. rival : UCLA
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Fish dish : EELS
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Do in : SLAY
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Civil-rights org. : ACLU
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Memorable Merman : ETHEL
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Ignorant : UNTAUGHT
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Vendor : SELLER
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Big gap : GULF
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Articulates : VOICES
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Trade : BARTER
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Fiddler and pianist : NEROS
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___ cog (err) : SLIPA
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Pet in "Peter Pan" : NANA
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King of Norway : OLAV
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Wait patiently : BIDE
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Arias : SOLI
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Motorist's "downer" : FLAT
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Seep : OOZE
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___ capita : PER

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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