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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

STATING THE CAPITALS

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1987

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,774
Across
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Law's partner : ORDER
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Midnight and Kangaroo: Abbr. : CPTS
10
Masticate : CHEW
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Gather : AMASS
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Reagan's Attorney General : MEESE
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Hawaiian island : OAHU
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You may dig this : HOLE
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Wine grape : PINOT
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CORNHUSKER PRESIDENT : ABRAHAMNEBRASKA
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Up : ASTIR
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Edge : HEM
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Part of a well-known palindrome : EREI
29
Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
31
Like a certain thumb : SORE
32
HEART OF DIXIE ACTOR : ALABAMACLIFT
36
Ancient Romans' neighbors : SABINES
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Beats for P.O. couriers : RTES
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Les Nations ___ : UNIES
41
Overtakes : PASSES
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Grants, as territory : CEDES
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Press : IRON
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___ rod (a molding) : AARONS
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Scent : ODOR
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MOUNTAIN DANCE : THEWESTVIRGINIA
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Cruise port : RIO
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Matches up : PAIRS
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Tender cut of meat : LOIN
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Survey : POLL
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Lie, in court : PERJURE
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Now, in Nicaragua : AHORA
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Gave a talk : SPOKE
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TREASURE COSMETICIAN : MONTANARUBINSTEIN
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Webster and Berry : NOAHS
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Certain arches : OGEES
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Frankenstein creation : MONSTER
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Envelope wd. : ATTN
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British carbine : STEN
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Alter : AMEND
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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BADGER STREET : WISCONSINAVENUE
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Arabian port : ADEN
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Far East : ORIENT
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"___ to laugh": Pinero : ITIS
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Exhausted : SPENT
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"___ 17" : STALAG
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Former Egyptian president : SADAT
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Rose or Rozelle : PETE
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Seasonal singer : CAROLER
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FIRST FISH DISH : DELAWARESOLE
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Sharif or Bradley : OMAR
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Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
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Key : ISLE
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Coach Landry : TOM
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Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
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BUCKEYE EXPLORER : CHRISTOPHEROHIO
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Kind of wind : TRADE
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No, in Nürnberg : KEIN
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Conceit : IDEA
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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" ... ___ a tuffet" : SATON
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Vocalized : SANG
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Military meal : MESS
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Street show : RAREE
Down
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Siouan Indian : OMAHA
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Wat Tyler was one : REBEL
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Skin layer : DERMA
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That: Sp. fem. : ESA
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Prepares leftovers : REHEATS
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"___ you are!" : COMEAS
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Lose one's cool : PANIC
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Genuine article : THE
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Fill-in : SUB
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Pure : CHASTE
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Army : HOST
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Erodes : WEARS
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Newspaper org. : APA
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MAGNOLIA MICHAEL AND FAMILY : MISSISSIPPIS
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Chekhov and Bruckner : ANTONS
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Evening event : SOIREE
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Ictus : STRESS
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Poilu's weapon : ARME
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Process, as sugar : REFINE
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Flavor producer : SAPOR
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Rabbit or Fox : BRER
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Entices : LURES
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"___ pronounce you ... " : INOW
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Report of a sort : BANG
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Enlightenment, to Zen Buddhists : SATORI
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I.T.T. or A.T.&T. : CORP
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Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
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Cellar-dwellers : DOORMATS
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Her, in Hamburg : IHR
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Of birds : AVIAN
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Old Japanese coin : RIN
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" ... ___ Yellow Ribbon ... " : TIEA
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Uncouth ones : SLOBS
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Midday : NOONTIDE
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Kind : ILK
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Item stored in a buttery : ALE
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Cerf specialties : PUNS
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Bonsai, for one : ART
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CENTENNIAL SINGER : JOHNCOLORADO
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The Summit, in Houston : ARENA
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Color : HUE
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Dispatch : SEND
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"Tell it ___ Gath" : NOTIN
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Insurance men : AGENTS
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Hook's henchman : SMEE
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Freight weight : TON
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Cowboy's refusal : NAW
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Early Brazilian people : OTI
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Odd opposite : EVEN
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Let : RENT
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Tor.-to-N.Y. dir. : SSE
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Loos or Colby : ANITA
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Followers of lambdas : MUS
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Actinal : ORAL
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Actor Bruce: 1895-1953 : NIGEL
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Certain tapes, colloquially : VIDEOS
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Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Pongids : APES
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Con man's accomplice : STEERER
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George C. and Randolph : SCOTTS
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Ballerina Geva : TAMARA
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Ancient Armenia : ARARAT
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Sum problem? : ADDING
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Former Turkish titles : PASHAS
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Film director Kenton : ERLE
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Draws off wine : RACKS
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Uses a towel : WIPES
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Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
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French coal area : LOIRE
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Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Cronos's wife : RHEA
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Cambodian coin : SEN
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Comedian Conway : TIM
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Parabasis : ODE
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Macrogametes : OVA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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