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New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1987

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J K Q }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,810
Across
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Gorged, perhaps : ATE
9
Incline : LEAN
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Cuomo or Lanza : MARIO
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Banner : FLAG
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Auto part : AXLE
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Lobbyist's activity : PRESSURING
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Rotate : SPIN
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Area on a liner : STEERAGE
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Inspiration for Kilmer : TREE
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Actor Reginald : DENNY
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Observed : SEEN
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Land measure : ACRE
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Pitcher like Jack Morris : ACE
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Small masses of wool : WADS
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Kind of land or boat : DREAM
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Lofty goal : IDEAL
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Push down : DEPRESS
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Less rational : CRAZIER
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Weight of India : SER
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Mennonite group : AMISH
43
Ship's crane-like device : DAVIT
44
Brute preceders : ETTU
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You, to Cole Porter : TOP
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Unit of inheritance : GENE
49
Medical suffix : OSIS
50
Reigned : RULED
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Kind of rag : DUST
53
These are behind your nose : ADENOIDS
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Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
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Promoter's ploy : PRESSPARTY
60
E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Ovid's X's : TENS
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Rousseau novel : EMILE
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Coty or Cassin : RENE
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Tate display : ART
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Tealike shrub : YAPON
Down
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Sights outside motels : CARS
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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River to the Seine : OISE
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Flushed : ROSED
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Lined up : ALIGNED
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Jurist Roger Brooke ___ : TANEY
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Future chicken : EGG
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Endured : LASTED
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Indicative : EXPRESSIVE
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Noncitizen : ALIEN
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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First emperor of Austria : FRANCISI
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Compound used in making plastics : UREA
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Side dish : SALAD
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Appends : ADDS
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Indian of Manitoba : CREE
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Act of subduing : REPRESSION
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Corn unit : EAR
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Cold chaser : WAR
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Butcher's stock : MEATS
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Without auditory feedback : ECHOLESS
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Check : REIN
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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A Dallas inst. : SMU
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Zig follower : ZAG
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Romberg's prince : STUDENT
45
Jot : TITTLE
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Writes : PENS
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Pound part : OUNCE
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More unusual : RARER
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Snow White's favorite : DOPEY
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Mr. Deeds? : DOER
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Van Druten's "___ Camera" : IAMA
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Leak : DRIP
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Norman city : STLO
58
Org. for Mom and Pop : PTA
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Urge : YEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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