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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1987

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,796
Across
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Post : MAIL
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Irtysh feeder : TOBOL
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Farm unit : ACRE
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British composer: 1710-78 : ARNE
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Oneness, in Udine : UNITA
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Get an F on an exam : FAIL
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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Evita or Juan : PERON
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Russian saint : OLGA
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Presley song in "King Creole": 1958 : HARDHEADEDWOMAN
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Surpasses other vendors : OUTSELLS
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___ de mer : MAL
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Certain butterflies : IOS
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Capture : BAG
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One-horse carriage : GIG
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Yearns : ACHES
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Golfer's norm : PAR
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Coffee: Slang : JAVA
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Elvis's TV debut song: 1956 : HEARTBREAKHOTEL
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Competent : ABLE
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Daily record : LOG
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Overweight : OBESE
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However : BUT
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Crow sound : CAW
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Agt.'s concern : PCT
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Help! : SOS
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Affluent : WELLTODO
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"Elvis—___," 1970 film : THATSTHEWAYITIS
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Juno, to Plato : HERA
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Kilns : OASTS
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Husband of a countess : EARL
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Cupid : AMOR
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Runs away : FLEES
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Goad : URGE
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Habit : WONT
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Charon's vessel : FERRY
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Roman boy : PUER
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Virile : MACHO
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Sluggish : INERT
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
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Elvis's hometown : TUPELO
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Ryan and Tatum : ONEALS
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Shuttlecocks : BIRDS
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Siouan : OTOE
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Miss Liberty, to a sailor, e.g. : LANDMARK
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"___ and his money . . . " : AFOOL
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Serene : CALM
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Verve : ELAN
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Stickup : HEIST
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Joker : WAG
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Ewe sound : BAA
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Garden portal : GATE
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Currier's partner : IVES
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High wind : GALE
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Melville captain : AHAB
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Philippine island : CEBU
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Sentry's word : HALT
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Poet's before : ERE
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Cribbage item : PEG
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Chore : JOB
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Rocket launching : BLASTOFF
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Spat : ROW
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In an angry way : HOTLY
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Romaine : COS
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Tin-lead alloy : PEWTER
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Elegant: Slang : CLASSY
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Commence : START
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North Sea feeder : WESER
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Traffic jam : TIEUP
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Hokkaido port : OTARU
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Solemn song : DIRGE
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Famous Canadian physician : OSLER
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Melt : THAW
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Blood: Comb. form : HEMO
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Part of Presley's signature : ARON
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In good health : HALE

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

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