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FORMAL FORMS

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1987

35-Across : Hit the bottom

Author:
Barry L. Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,753
Across
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Reticent person : CLAM
5
Role Jessel enjoyed : EMCEE
10
Chew the scenery : EMOTE
15
Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
20
Do personnel work : HIRE
21
Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Anagram for drain : NADIR
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Columbus, to Colombia, e.g. : EPONYM
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One of Cleopatra's maids : IRAS
25
Actress Ina or Mireille : BALIN
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Gobbler? : THOMASTURKEY
28
Upright windlass? : CAPSTANLEY
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Scarce : RARE
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Loci of some frogs : THROATS
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WaKeeney's state : KANSAS
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Examines carefully : VETS
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"Western Star" poet : BENET
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Hit the bottom : SPANK
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Thank-you-___ (road bump) : MAAM
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Da ___ (from the beginning) : CAPO
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Hugo of filmdom: 1901-68 : HAAS
43
Kind of line or wire : PARTY
44
Items for madam's hair? : ROBERTAPINS
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Berth on an Oahu train? : ALOHA
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"___ little breeze ... " : EVERY
51
Gat : ROD
52
Idiosyncrasies : TRAITS
53
Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
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Word for our age : SPACE
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Tied : EVEN
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Goldilocks's pride : TRESSES
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Melampus was one : SEER
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Corona : HALO
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Burrows and Vigoda : ABES
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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English town : ELY
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Energy converters : ENGINES
65
Energy converters : MOTORS
67
Iniquitous site : SODOM
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Principle : TENET
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Four-door automobiles? : SEDANIELS
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Bushbuck's cousin : ELAND
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Conductor Mitropoulos : DMITRI
78
Undesirable bunkmates : SNORERS
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Jet-set problem : LAG
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Nevin's "Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
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Lessen, to the Bard : BATE
85
Homophone for 84 Across : BAIT
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Lola portrayer : GWEN
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Witty : AMUSING
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Pride of Simba or Silver : MANE
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Solecistic contractions : AINTS
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Pair on an angelus : ALAE
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Moved like a crowd : MILLED
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"Diamond" woman : LIL
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Nostalgic tune : OLDIE
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Start of a Dostoyevsky title : CRIME
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S.A. range : ANDES
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Wallet? : WILLIAMFOLD
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Use the library, e.g. : REFER
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Tobacco or Burma : ROAD
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Humpback salmon : PINK
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Where Zeno taught : STOA
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Honored with entertainment : FETED
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Malign : WRONG
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Pitcher Mario ___ : SOTO
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Croatian city : ZAGREB
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"Top Hat" star : ASTAIRE
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Nobelist for Peace: 1984 : TUTU
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Urn? : SAMUELOVAR
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Food cart? : CHARLESWAGON
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Walk ___(be elated) : ONAIR
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Baltic island : AERO
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"Buenas ___" : TARDES
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A day's march : ETAPE
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Practical : UTILE
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Collect : AMASS
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Flags : TIRES
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Schisms : RENTS
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Nip : DRAM
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Sporting the latest : CHIC
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Coin in Calabria : LIRA
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Camper's set of utensils? : MESSKATHERINE
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Build a levee on : EMBANK
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One kind of test : MEANS
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African lily : CALLA
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Adams and Sedgwick : EDIES
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Beseech : ENTREAT
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Indian high-minded individual : MAHATMA
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Olfactory stimuli : ODORS
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D.S.T. or E.S.T. : TIME
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NOW'S political cause : ERA
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" ... clean hands, and ___ heart": Psalm 24 : APURE
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Platforms on wheels? : DOROTHEAS
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Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
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It rhymes with Soviet : NYET
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Carter and Vanderbilt : AMYS
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Race: Comb. form : ETHNO
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Hitchcock's "The Thirty-Nine ___" : STEPS
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Singer Tucker : TANYA
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Change : VARY
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Troop : BAND
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Jutting out : SALIENT
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Recipient of patronage : PROTEGE
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Maori war club : MERE
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Plant shoot : CION
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Come to pass : ARISE
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Kibbutz's Russian kin : ARTEL
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Pert : SASSY
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Do a grammar exercise : PARSE
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Meal, in Metz : REPAS
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Horse course : OVAL
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Look good on : BECOME
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Sartorial aide : PRESSER
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Vibrato : TREMOLO
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Fish spears : TRIDENTS
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Fine pony : SHETLAND
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Hard rubber : EBONITE
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Cinéma ___, film style : VERITE
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Ref's decision : TKO
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Cossack chief : ATAMAN
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Fool : ASS
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Bly and Forbush : NELLIES
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Strange guy : ODDBALL
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Cribbage item? : MARGARETBOARD
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Kin of Mme. : SRA
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Psychic energy : LIBIDO
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"And ___ blossoms in the ruins": Schiller : NEWLIFE
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Fancied : DREAMED
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Certain med. reading : EKG
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Located : SITED
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Cynical look : SNEER
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H.S.T.'s birthplace : LAMAR
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Austrian pianist Friedrich : GULDA
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Luges? : SLEDWARDS
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Fleece : MILK
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Esparto grass : ALFA
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Burbot : LING
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Novel title meaning "rover" : OMOO
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Shellfish trap : CREEL
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Sommeliers' concerns : WINES
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U 235, e.g. : ISOTOPE
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Brings into harmony : ATTUNES
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Burns midnight oil : PORES
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Jacques et al. : FRERES
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Bugs : RILES
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Lactose is one : SUGAR
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Ionian isle : ZANTE
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Forcefully, in poesy : AMAIN
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Culpability : GUILT
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Masquerade : SHAM
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Famed hill near Dublin : TARA
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Hulot portrayer : TATI
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Bar order : SOUR
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Swerve : VEER
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"Aeneid" opener : ARMA
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Elbow's need : ROOM
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Shute's "In the ___" : WET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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