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New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 1987

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,780

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Across
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Buzzing : AHUM
5
It has wings and flies : STAGE
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Tub : SCOW
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"We'll ___ cup . . . ": Burns : TAKA
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Cousins of the elite : PICAS
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Arrow-shaped: Comb. form : TOXO
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Film starring a Fonda: 1974 : THESERPENT
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Hemsley sitcom : AMEN
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Cruise port : NASSAU
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In a rage : STEAMING
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Cinquefoil features : ARCS
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Common roll at Reno : SEVEN
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Wranglers : HAGGLERS
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Blend : MINGLE
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Eaglewood : ALOES
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No longer feral : TAMED
36
Gammon, e.g. : HAM
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Had an effect : TOLD
38
Nora Ephron's "Crazy ___" : SALAD
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Be dispirited : MOPE
40
He may be split : END
41
Sol, every day : RISER
42
A Pyle of fun : GOMER
43
Rated at Wimbledon : SEEDED
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How to moor a boat : SECURELY
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Several Renoirs : NUDES
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Sever : SLIT
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Regretful one : DEPLORER
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Dagon or Baphomet : IDOL
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Film starring a second Fonda: 1974 : OPENSEASON
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Biographer Edwards : ANNE
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Seconds, in boxing : AIDES
62
This may be Belgian : HARE
63
Famed musical foursome : LADS
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A Danny Thomas role on TV : DADDY
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Theorbo : LUTE
Down
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Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
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Sounds of mirth : HAHA
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Haw. instruments : UKES
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Kneaded, in a way : MASSAGED
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Smart : SPRUCE
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Cumshaw : TIP
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Radio's "Easy ___" : ACES
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T. Wolfe family : GANTS
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Highly thought of : ESTEEMED
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Pollen bearer : STAMEN
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Film starring a third Fonda: 1978 : COMINGHOME
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Clumsy, stupid fellows : OXEN
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Actress in "Java Head": 1934 : WONG
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Husbands of countesses : EARLS
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Keen : AVID
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Mlles., in Madrid : SRTAS
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Despises : HATES
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Without equal : ALONE
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Site of a 1981 film starring two Fondas : GOLDENPOND
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Kind of resistance : SALES
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Boutonniere site : LAPEL
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Coarse corundum : EMERY
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Stable belles : MARES
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Turnpike feeder : SIDEROAD
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Comedian from Montreal : MORTSAHL
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Editor's job : REDO
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Pretense : GUISE
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Airport whose symbol is IAD : DULLES
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Elegant : CLASSY
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Brownish photo : SEPIA
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Gauge face : DIAL
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Purviance of silents : EDNA
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Songwriter Evans : REDD
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An uncle of Joseph : ESAU
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Ilk : SORT
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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"Dead ___," Masefield novel : NED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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