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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Friday, August 14, 1987

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has super symmetry.
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,793

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Across
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Describing an ancient law : SALIC
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One of Spitz's six : MEDAL
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Steinbeck's birthplace : SALINAS
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Audited a lecture : SATINON
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Chilean desert : ATACAMA
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Place of peace and quiet : ARCADIA
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Flounders : DABS
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Opt : ELECT
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They are sometimes drawn : LOTS
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Spanish port or province : ALMERIA
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Steep : RET
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Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Approval for Arruza : OLE
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Tynemouth truck : LORRY
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Bizet masterpiece : CARMEN
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Actresses Paget and Winger : DEBRAS
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Four-poster : BED
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Start of a Tolstoy title : WAR
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Pt. of Gopher Prairie : MAINST
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Ancient fighter under Finn MacCool : FENIAN
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Many: Comb. form : MULTI
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One of L.B.J.'s beagles : HER
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Tot : ADD
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Cup winner in 1851 : AMERICA
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Abstainers: Abbr. : TTS
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A neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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Ease up : ABATE
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Small grove : MOTT
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Location of Medicine Hat : ALBERTA
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Batna's country : ALGERIA
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Yorkshire or Scottish ___ : TERRIER
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Building tiers : STORIES
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Fop : DANDY
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Assagai : SPEAR
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Diabolical : SATANIC
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Crimson Tide's home : ALABAMA
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Abbreviated permits : LICS
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A pig ___ poke : INA
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Tuareg's transport : CAMEL
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Historic Havana hero : MARTI
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Et al. relative : ETC
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Call up : DIAL
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Pyrenees principality : ANDORRA
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Fritters away time : LOITERS
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Coho or sockeye : SALMON
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Like some cows : SACRED
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Distasteful : NASTY
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Vinegar ___ (worm) : EEL
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Where Lake Sevan is : ARMENIA
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Locale of Elbasan and Berat : ALBANIA
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Celestial path : ORBIT
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Perfumery root : ORRIS
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Redactors: Abbr. : EDS
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Female Cheviot : EWE
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Confused : MUDDLED
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Island N of Madagascar : ALDABRA
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Tennyson's "Crossing ___" : THEBAR
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Patatas ___ : FRITAS
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City named for a furrier : ASTORIA
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More cuckoo : NUTTIER
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___-arms : MANAT
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Time span : ERA
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These: Sp. fem. : ESTAS
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British docker : MATEY
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Welshmen, for example : CELTS
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Jerome of musicals : KERN
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Pure and simple : MERE
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Disencumber : RID
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Political initials since 1880 : GOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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