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New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1987

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,791
Across
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Gem State capital : BOISE
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Two-time Mexican president : DIAZ
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Capp character : ABNER
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Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
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Story : TALE
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Bach : JOHANNSEBASTIAN
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Speech disorder : ALALIA
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Crispy crackers : SALTINES
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Sly looks : LEERS
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Kind of cake or meal : OAT
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Oxford yard, for short : QUAD
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Ship's crane : DAVIT
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Javanese tree : UPAS
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In the last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Inclined : ATILT
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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A former White House chief of staff : REGAN
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A Yugoslav : CROAT
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Attacked : RANAT
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
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Beaver State capital : SALEM
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Blast-furnace fuel : COKE
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Hurry : HIE
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Schuster's partner : SIMON
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"One Man's Family" actor: 1949-52 : JAMESLEE
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With T.L.C. : GENTLY
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Gounod : CHARLESFRANCOIS
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Whitewall or radial : TIRE
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Tanned leather : SUEDE
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Winter accessory of 62 Across : STUD
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Pointed tooth : TUSK
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Elan : ARDOR
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___ California : BAJA
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Old Greek coin : OBOL
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This is breathtaking! : INHALATION
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Like some bids : SEALED
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Kovacs or Pyle : ERNIE
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Author ___ Passos : DOS
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Angers : IRES
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Goya's duchess : ALBA
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Fanatic : ZEALOT
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Mental set : ATTITUDE
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Homophone for lane : LAIN
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Wings on an angelus : ALAE
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Places of refuge : DENS
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Ointments : NARDS
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RR stop : STA
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Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
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Charlatan : QUACK
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Corruptible : VENAL
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Castle and Rich : IRENES
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Having the feet turned inward : PIGEONTOED
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"And the Lord set ___ upon Cain . . . ": Gen. 4:15 : AMARK
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One of five : SENSE
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Courtroom fig. : ATT
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Actor Carney : ART
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Shaver's condition, at times : LATHERED
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Pedro's girlfriend : AMIGA
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Choose : SELECT
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Agree : CONCUR
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
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Southern constellation : MENSA
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Tuxedo and Petticoat: Abbr. : JCTS
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Make ___ (go over well) : AHIT
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Japanese merchant ship : MARU
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Salamanders : EFTS
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Island near Venice : LIDO
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Korean soldier : ROK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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