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SHAPING UP

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 1987

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,767
Across
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Kind : SORT
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Sugary : SWEET
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Ignominy : SHAME
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He portrayed Dagwood : LAKE
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Sufficient, to Fitzgerald : ENOW
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The ___, Netherlands city : HAGUE
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Fragrant wood : CEDAR
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Lamb related to a Mary : ELIA
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Shaped like a sea anemone : ACTINIFORM
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Alters the configuration : REARRANGES
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Puts back in original shape : RESTORES
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Hymn : PSALM
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Trite : STALE
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Stratum : TIER
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Clans : SEPTS
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Foundation : BASE
35
Nappers : DOZERS
38
Of atmospheric weight : BARIC
39
Sect founded in Alexandria : ARIANISM
43
Con ___ (with love) : AMORE
44
Cup-shaped : CALATHIFORM
46
Scottish negative : NAE
47
Russian news service : TASS
48
Alone : SOLO
49
M. Anderson's "Night Over ___" : TAOS
50
Newts : EFTS
51
Tate treasures : ART
52
Chisel-shaped : SCALPRIFORM
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Hints : CLUES
57
Tales like "The Pickwick Papers" : SERIALS
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Israeli airline : ELAL
60
Prefix with form : TRANS
61
Rips apart : RENDS
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Nine is fine : CLOUD
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Ten C-notes : GRAND
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Longfellow's murmurers : PINES
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Half of zwei : EINS
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Bash : SHINDIG
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Examines closely : SIFTS
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Chain-shaped : CONCATENATE
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Uncle in "The Gumps" : BIM
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Tapered tuck : DART
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Method of learning : ROTE
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Porous rock : TUFA
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Neighbor of Fr. : GER
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Forked shape, as lightning : FURCIFEROUS
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Bretons or Britons : CELTS
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Fleet fellows : ADMIRALS
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Heeling over : ALIST
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Tan : THRASH
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Viticulturist's item : GRAPE
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Unbiased : FAIR
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In conformity with : ALONG
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Bare: Comb. form : GYMNO
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City in Mont. : BILLINGS
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Dome's shape : HEMISPHERE
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Star-shaped : STELLIFORM
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Level : EVEN
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Jon Vickers is one : TENOR
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Appellation : TITLE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Chinese dynasty: 1368-1644 : MING
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Ratifications : AMENS
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The clear sky : ETHER
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Arrived : CAME
Down
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Char the surface : SEAR
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Fairy-tale beginning : ONCE
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Decays : ROTS
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Bird sounds : TWITTERS
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English counties : SHIRES
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Thin cracker : WAFER
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Personalities : EGOS
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Where Nor. is : EUR
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Type of water-based paint : TEMPERA
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Horse withdrawn from a race : SCRATCH
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"Time wounds all ___" : HEELS
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Vandalize : MAR
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Transgress : ERR
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Adjective for Ash Wednesday : LENTEN
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Aquatic plant : ALGA
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European canal : KIEL
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Relaxation : EASE
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Bete ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
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State of NE India : ASSAM
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Skewer : SPIT
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Shropshire : SALOP
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Besom : BROOM
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Tunes : AIRS
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Computer input : DATA
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Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
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Girdle-shaped : ZOSTERIFORM
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Globe-shaped items : BALLS
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At a distance : AFAR
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Funnel-shaped parts : INFUNDIBULA
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Oversupplies : SATES
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Untidy condition : MESS
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Newcastle's surplus : COALS
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"Have ___ you lately?": 1962 song : ITOLD
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Oodles : SCADS
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Duiker's large cousin : ELAND
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Trig functions : SINES
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Keepsake from a former era : RELIC
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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Wading bird : CRANE
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French income : RENTE
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Commonplace : TRITE
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Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
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Mountain passes in India : GHATS
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Stacked : PILED
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Aardvark feature : SNOUT
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Presents : GIFTS
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Very long story : SAGA
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Composer Gian ___ Menotti : CARLO
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Grampuses : ORCS
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Notched, as leaves : EROSE
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Beer ingredient : MASH
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Double : DUAL
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Dreadful or admirable : TERRIFIC
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Ranarium denizens : FROGS
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Grangers : FARMERS
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Verve : ELAN
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Sharp reply : RIPOSTE
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Variety of pepper : CHILI
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Six outs : INNING
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Higher : TALLER
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Triangular shape in heraldry : GYRON
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A Parisienne : FILLE
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Golfer Wayne ___ : LEVI
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Sign : OMEN
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Heredity factor : GENE
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Actress Howland : BETH
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Metric unit : GRAM
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Widgeon : SMEE
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Sch. group : PTA
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Bottom seam : HEM
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Small bird : TIT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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