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New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1987

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { P Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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More plucky : GAMER
6
Dissonant : AJAR
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Fare for Miss Muffet : WHEY
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Oil or Oyl preceder : OLIVE
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Widespread : RIFE
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Lock inventor Linus ___ : YALE
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Vampire of folklore : LAMIA
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Protection : EGIS
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Dentist? : DRILLMASTER
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Fulfilled : MET
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City near Phoenix : MESA
25
Surgical light beams : LASERS
27
Command : BEHEST
31
Joiner? : WELDER
33
Genus of evergreen trees : OLAX
34
Simple : EASY
36
"___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
39
Marsh heron : BITTERN
41
Tools for swindlers? : CHISELS
43
Pelvic bones : SACRA
44
Actress-writer Chase : ILKA
46
Baby powder : TALC
47
Squabble : HASSLE
49
Allen and Herman : WOODYS
51
Guadalajara gala : FIESTA
53
Deviate : VEER
55
___ Deco : ART
56
Carpenter's libation? : SCREWDRIVER
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Punjabi prince : RAJA
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One of the brassicas : KALE
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Roman magistrate : EDILE
66
College founded in 1440 : ETON
67
Glades beginner : EVER
68
Della or Pee Wee : REESE
69
Fiscal concern : DEBT
70
Filmdom V.I.P.'s : DIRS
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Zigged from a course : YAWED
Down
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"The ___ Bug": Poe : GOLD
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Having wings : ALAR
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Rodolfo's beloved : MIMI
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Wicked : EVIL
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Kingdoms : REALMS
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Spheres : AREAS
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Workbench bafflers? : JIGSAWS
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Have ___ (be upset) : AFIT
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Put on the market again : RESELL
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Ex follower : WYE
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Shark who is Mike's boss? : HAMMERHEAD
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Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
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Irish poet-playwright : YEATS
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___ maid : METER
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Diameter halves : RADII
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Gets at it : SETSTO
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Moves like a cork on water : BOBS
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Famed pen name : ELIA
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Backstabber's act? : HATCHETJOB
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Added attractions : EXTRAS
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Jan van ___, Flemish painter : EYCK
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Indigo : ANIL
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Friend in a fray : ALLY
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Milit. medals : DSCS
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Hemmed and ___ : HAWED
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Honest planer? : LEVELER
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Gave the ax to : SACKED
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Planetarium : ORRERY
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Got along : FARED
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Steaming : IRATE
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Wide-mouthed pitchers : EWERS
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Concept : IDEA
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"A ___ From the Bridge": A. Miller : VIEW
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Bulrush, e.g. : REED
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Carpenter ___ : ANT

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

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