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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1987

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,751
Across
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Kin of buffaloes : YAKS
5
Proclivity : BIAS
9
Hebrew seven-week period : OMER
13
Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Worker's reward : RAISE
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Strike out : DELE
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Process by which an organism releases energy : METABOLISM
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School Shelley attended : ETON
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Locale of Brenner Pass : TYROL
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It sent Dorothy to Oz : TORNADO
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Europe's longest river : VOLGA
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Cobbler's model : LAST
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Many : NUMEROUS
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Think : IDEATE
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Literary forms : ODES
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Off. worker : STENO
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Radiation unit : REM
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Harv. neighbor : MIT
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"I ___ who wasn't there" : METAMAN
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Anecdotal collection : ANA
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Finnish lake : INARI
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Two-fold : DUAL
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Rely : DEPEND
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Parody : TRAVESTY
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Mammoth : HUGE
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Thralls of yore : ESNES
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Extreme fears : TERRORS
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Bring upon oneself : INCUR
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Wings for Amor : ALAE
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Change of position, state or form : METASTASIS
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Hazard : RISK
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Castle or Hervey : IRENE
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Strait : NECK
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Voyaging, in a way : ASEA
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A small ante : CENT
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Canasta card : TREY
Down
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Sweet potato : YAM
2
Support a felon : ABET
3
G-g-g-girl in a song : KATY
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Lacks sustenance : STARVES
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___ Harbour, Fla. : BAL
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Sundial symbol : III
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Prin.'s helper : ASST
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Macaroni ingredient : SEMOLINA
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Birthplace of H. C. Andersen : ODENSE
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Foot part : METATARSUS
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Alleged electrical force : ELOD
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Las Vegas competitor : RENO
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Norse chieftain: c.860-931 : ROLLO
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Rustic; yokel : BOOR
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Dangerous element : RADON
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Me ___ (I like): Sp. : GUSTA
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Phoenician goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
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Rover : NOMAD
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City NE of Venice : UDINE
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Literal translation : METAPHRASE
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Monster: Comb. form : TERAT
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Dickinson or Post : EMILY
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Bahrain bigwigs : EMIRS
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___ Junction, city in Ohio : MINGO
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Kind of skin ointment : ENDERMIC
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Melody : DESCANT
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Calif.'s motto : EUREKA
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Flavoring seed : ANISE
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Outlet : VENT
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One-time Irish capital : TARA
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Arethusa's home : ELIS
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Withered : SERE
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Consumer : USER
55
Chinese staple : RICE
58
Top rating, sometimes : TEN
59
Grasshopper's critic : ANT
60
Welkin : SKY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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