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New York Times, Thursday, July 2, 1987

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,750

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Across
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Killer whales : ORCS
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Popeye's archenemy : BLUTO
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Wait in concealment : LURK
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Part of a bird's beak : CERE
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Rajahs' wives : RANIS
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Dickensian embezzler : URIAHHEEP
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Pen name of novelist de la Ramée : OUIDA
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Day of the wk. : SAT
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Some are electric : EELS
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He holds the bag : PORTER
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Hebrew letter : TSADI
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Untamed : WILD
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Favorites : PETS
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Wanes : EBBS
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Japanese aborigines : AINOS
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Set ___ (make an appointment) : ADATE
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Movie studio : LOT
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TV scoundrel : JREWING
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Ben Hur's betrayer : MESSALA
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"___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS
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Civil-rights org. : NAACP
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Tries out : TESTS
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Sow chow : MAST
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Actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
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Pol. party members : REPS
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___ of thousands : ACAST
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Hasten : DASH
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Jewish law : TALMUD
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Actor ___ Everett : CHAD
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Old French coin : ECU
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Close, to Cowper : ANEAR
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Sam Spade antagonist : THEFATMAN
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Flat : STALE
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Slave : SERF
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Burt Reynolds film : HEAT
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Dickensian murderer : SIKES
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Quarry : PREY
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James Bond adversary : DRNO
Down
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Priam's grandfather : ILUS
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Pluck : GRITTINESS
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Trappist cheese : OKA
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Shade of yellow : OCHER
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Virginia ___ : REEL
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Peaked : CRESTED
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Fall mo. : SEP
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Coop group : BROOD
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"Annie ___" : LAURIE
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One : UNIT
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Time's fellow traveler : TIDE
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Gives way to an approaching train : HEADSIN
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Cheap jewelry : PASTE
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Use a bubble pipe : BLOW
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F.D.R. collection : STAMPS
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Gaelic cry of grief : WIRRA
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Heathens : PAGANS
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One who reviles : BLASPHEMER
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Lengths of cloth : BOLTS
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Deps. : STAS
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In ___ (on the spot) : AJAM
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Actor Erik from N.Y.C. : ESTRADA
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Aquatic nymph : NAIAD
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Bishoprics : SEES
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Rich Gedman is one : CATCHER
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Mexican food : TAMALE
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Preserves : CURES
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Wacky : DAFFY
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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Against : ANTI
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Boating problem : LEAK
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Present : HERE
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Sonny portrayer in "The Godfather" : CAAN
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Cooking abbr. : TSP
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Minister's deg. : THD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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