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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1987

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,752
Across
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Insipid : TAME
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Maven : ADEPT
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Riviera acquisitions : TANS
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Plant worth eyeing? : IRIS
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Can you bear this? : POLAR
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"Late" item : OBIT
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Truman's true woman : BESS
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Filch, snatcherally : SWIPE
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A singing Horne : LENA
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Divorcee's favorite time? : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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In harmony : ATONE
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Witch site is this? : ENDOR
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II Duce's daughter : EDDA
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Group no-no : TABOO
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Baden twice : SPA
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Replace shoes; head for bed : RETIRE
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Think, old style : TROW
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Washington, D.C., on some Inauguration Days? : LANDOFTHEFREEZE
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___ Andersson, Swedish miler : ARNE
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"Who Can I ___?": 1964 song : TURNTO
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Communist : RED
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Clutch : GRASP
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Town near Padua : ESTE
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Kind of examination : CROSS
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Spout on July 4 : ORATE
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Atlanta? : HOMEOFTHEBRAVES
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Strong point : FORTE
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Enraptured a rock fan : SENT
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Kind of moss : PEAT
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Former queen of Italy : ELENA
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Scotch Gaelic : ERSE
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Ospreys' kin : ERNS
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Angular military structure : REDAN
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Suffix with hip or tap : STER
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Fibula's neighbor : TIBIA
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Don't exist : ARENT
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Commit boo-boos : MISDO
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Church nook : APSE
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Feathers : DOWN
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Franz von ___, German spy in 1915 : PAPEN
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Drift : TREND
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Allow grudgingly : TOLERATE
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Where sleepers lie : ABED
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"Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
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Command to Fido : STAY
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First emperor of Brazil : PEDRO
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Charpoy : COT
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Skillful : DEFT
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Aleutian isle : ATTU
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Rabbit or Fox preceder : BRER
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Seep : OOZE
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Had markers out : OWED
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Metal waste : SLAG
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Young salmon : PARR
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First name of Vronsky's lover : ANNA
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Your, in Berlin : IHR
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Coty or Cassin : RENE
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Salamanders : EFTS
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Assaults; forays : DESCENTS
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Whirlybird feature : ROTOR
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Money player : PRO
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Wipes out : ERASES
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Bid : OFFER
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Filched a fur scarf? : STOLE
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Particle : SHRED
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Dodge successfully : AVERT
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Taut : TENSE
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Diamond for Bob? : HOPE
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Eggs ___ easy : OVER
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Spiteful : MEAN
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Borough near Pittsburgh : ETNA
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Soy or Roy : BEAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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