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OUT-OF-PLACE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1987

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,781
Across
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Flower arrangement : SPRAY
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Unruly child : BRAT
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Taj ___ : MAHAL
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Viola da ___ : GAMBA
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Investigate thoroughly : PROBE
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Decoy : LURE
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Fearful: Fr. : TIMORE
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"___ Indolence": Keats : ODEON
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Just deserts, in Iran? : QOMUPPANCE
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Rx for a hangover : ICEBAG
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Sting : SMART
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Enthralled : RAPT
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D.D.E.'s domain in W.W. II : ETO
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Cloning in Malaysia? : STEREOTAIPING
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Palanquin : SEDAN
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Scents : ODORS
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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"Mayday!" cousin : SOS
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Recreation vehicle : VAN
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Cancel : SCRUB
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Three-toed sloths : AIS
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In attendance : PRESENT
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How Irish tea was once served in China? : PEIPINGHOT
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Former stage luminary : LUNT
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Quantity : AMOUNT
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Set : GEL
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A tooth : CANINE
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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Gloomy : DOUR
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Seed coverings : ARILS
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Lambastes : TANS
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"___ a Hot Tin Roof" : CATON
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Building extension : ELL
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Boring, in Lebanon? : TYRESOME
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Isl. W of England : IRE
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Judeo-Spanish : LADINO
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Provide a new sound track : DUB
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Is of consequence : RATES
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Flynn of films : ERROL
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Large gully : RAVINE
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Widened a gun bore : REAMED
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Church dogma : CANON
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Having rhythmic fall : CADENT
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Verse form : RONDEL
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Edible mushroom : MOREL
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A boring tool : AUGER
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Police release, for short : APB
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Make more substantial : FATTEN
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Noted archeologist: 1840-1909 : MAU
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Creeping anger in Switzerland? : SLOWBERN
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It precedes la-la : TRA
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Plant insect : APHID
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Sagan or Jung : CARL
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Earthen water jars : OLLAS
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Food regimen : DIET
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Dyeing vat : KIER
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___ play (snap) : CHILDS
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Lair : DEN
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Press flat : SMOOTH
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As to : INRE
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Pests in N. Vietnam? : HANOIANCES
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Law : STATUTE
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In medias ___ : RES
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Column part : BASE
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Hoods : GOONS
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Prefix with angle : TRI
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One of the Chaplins : SYD
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Thespian's delight : PART
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Cremona violinmaker : AMATI
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Tropical creeper : LIANA
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France's favorite TV show? : CAENDIDCAMERA
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Astern : AFT
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Eight furlongs : MILE
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He succeeded Nasser : SADAT
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Relief : SUCCOR
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Pretentious, in Israel? : HAIFALUTIN
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Aromatic herb : ANISE
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Baseball boo-boos : ERRORS
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Very: Mus. dir : ASSAI
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Grimes of opera : PETER
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First U.S. diplomat sent abroad : DEANE
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"I've ___ to London . . . " : BEEN
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Van Dyke, e.g. : BEARD
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Senate and people of Rome: Abbr. : SPQR
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Indonesian boat : PROA
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Frolic : ROMP
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Touches upon : ABUTS
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Slangy assent : YEP
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Obtrusive : BLATANT
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Kind of sentence : RUNON
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Trefoil shape : ARC
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"Cosi fan tutte" trio : TEES
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Of small organisms : MICROBIC
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Vagrants : HOBOS
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Diplomatic missions : LEGATIONS
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Evangel : GOSPEL
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Own : ADMIT
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Ignoble : MEAN
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Tennis great : BORG
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Pismire : ANT
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Busy : TIEDUP
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Formalist in teaching : PEDANT
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Anchor rings : TORI
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Incensed : IRATE
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Level : EVEN
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Dug : SPADED
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Imitation gold decoration : ORMOLU
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Kindred spirits in S. Korea? : SEOULBROTHERS
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Smelting product : SPEISS
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Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
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Variety of white wine : RHINE
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Showy in Texas? : AUSTINTATIOUS
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Chant : INTONE
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Pool person : STENO
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It's Big in Calif. : SUR
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Reformer Carry : NATION
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Growl : GNARL
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Intro : LEADIN
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Avarice : GREED
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Soviet workers' cooperative : ARTEL
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Daub : SMEAR
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Underground chamber : CAVERN
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Swapped : TRADED
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Chinese official's residence : YAMEN
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Pelagic predators : ERNES
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One in a leaking boat : LADER
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Norse chieftain: 860-931? : ROLLO
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Furors : RAGES
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Undivided : ENTIRE
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"___ Leave You?": 1971 song : COULDI
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Kind of heel : CUBAN
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Plunder : RAPINE
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Phil's mate : MARLO
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Without fear: Var. : AWLESS
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Like many a model : PRETTY
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Took to the tub : BATHED
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Hindu beggar : FAKIR
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Feb. 15, 1898, headline word : MAINE
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Of a bygone era : OLDEN
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Punished : CHASTISED
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Marriage portion : DOT
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Kind of beet : CHARD
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Indian chief : SAGAMORE
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Layers : STRATA
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Principal : MAIN
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Observers : NOTERS
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Become less flexible : STIFFEN
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Playful teasing : BANTER
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"___-porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
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Port city of Ghana : ACCRA
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City in France or Georgia : MACON
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"Mule Train" singer : LAINE
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Divert : AMUSE
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Walking stick : CANE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Last, long ago : DURE
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King of Israel, ninth century B.C. : AHAB
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"___ girl!" : ITSA
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Ananias : LIAR
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Okla. city : ENID
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Weaken : SAP
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Exist : ARE
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M.I.T. room : LAB

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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