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New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1987

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,798
Across
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Electrical wizard Nikola : TESLA
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Blister : BLEB
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Aft : AREAR
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Pont ___, Paris : NEUF
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Celts' land : EIRE
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Gainsborough painting, with "The" : MARKETCART
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"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
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Harper Valley org. : PTA
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Watered down : THIN
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Ram on high : ARIES
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Time or while preceder : MEAN
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Etui or pomander : CASE
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Add spirits : LACE
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TV oldie : WAGONTRAIN
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Shade of green : ALOES
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Jungle sound : ROAR
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Caesar's 551 : DLI
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London landmark : VICTORIASTATION
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Within: Comb. form : ESO
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To ___ (also) : BOOT
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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1939 Wayne film : STAGECOACH
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Botanist Gray et al. : ASAS
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Nettles : IRKS
51
Bitter herbs : RUES
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Former First Family of Alaska : EGANS
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National U.S. problem : DEBT
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Kind of pole : MAY
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Ladder part : RUNG
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Marksmen's contests : TRAPSHOOTS
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Tear down : RAZE
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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Gang follower : STER
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Chemical endings : INES
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"M*A*S*H" role : RADAR
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Pack down lightly : TAMP
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Lab substances : SERA
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"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Live oak : ENCINA
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Judge Roy : BEAN
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Play about robots : RUR
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Frequently, to Byron : OFT
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Safari member : BEARER
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Leslie Caron role : LILI
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Eleanor's successor : BESS
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Spring occurrence : THAW
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Starry : ASTRAL
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Convene : MEET
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Bills' partner : COOS
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Cleanses : LAVES
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Leaning : ALIST
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Breakfast quaff for some : COCOA
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Cousin of aloha : ADIOS
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Dressed to the ___ : NINES
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Becomes serious : SOBERS
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Music type : ROCK
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C-notes : IOOS
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Afternoon functions : TEAS
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One of Fred's partners : GINGER
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Crinkled fabrics : CREPES
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Centers : HUBS
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Space out yonder : ETHER
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Love god : EROS
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Outburst : GUST
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Prefix with chamber : ANTE
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Stun : DAZE
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Disposition : MOOD
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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French river : YSER
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Kind of corn : TRI
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Skedaddled : RAN
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Boxer in Louis's day : OMA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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