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Bette Sue Cohen
Bette Sue Cohen

New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 1987

25-Across : Engage

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,783
Across
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Bilko, briefly : SGT
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Butler's wife : OHARA
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Ricochet : SKIP
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Field : AREA
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Wisent : BISON
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___ down (subdue) : TONE
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It opened on Broadway Dec. 30, 1948 : KISSMEKATE
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College in New Rochelle : IONA
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Operating at a loss : INTHERED
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Thelonious and family : MONKS
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TV's "The ___ Squad" : MOD
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Group dance : CONGA
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Engage : TAKEON
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Halloween treat : CANDYBAR
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Farthest from the pin : AWAY
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Street show : RAREE
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Expression of disgust : UGH
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Counterweight : TARE
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Jabs : POKES
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Prop for Alice on TV : TRAY
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Gee-tar's cousin : UKE
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Not live : TAPED
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Somber : GRIM
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River in W Turkey : MENDERES
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Gas-station word : OCTANE
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Queue : BRAID
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Abbr. akin to alias : AKA
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___ down (loses weight) : SLIMS
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Inclined to bite : SNAPPISH
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Lament : MOAN
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Trickery : HANKYPANKY
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Fortune : LUCK
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Roman magistrate : EDILE
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Martha from Butte : RAYE
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Annoys : IRKS
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Full : SATED
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Threefold: Comb. form : TER
Down
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H. H. Munro's pen name : SAKI
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Put on a happy face : GRIN
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Poor student's bane : TEST
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An Olivier co-star: 1939 : OBERON
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Went on a long walk : HIKED
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"___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
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Tommy follower : ROT
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Showy flowers : ANEMONES
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Parsimonious : STINGY
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Bird also called laughing jackass : KOOKABURRA
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Travel-section listing : INNS
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Kind of shooter : PEA
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Cheroot residue : ASH
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Written reminder : MEMO
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Wave, to a Frenchman : ONDE
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Felt concern : CARED
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John McEnroe's wife : TATUM
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Not asleep : AWAKE
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Actress in "Family Plot" : KARENBLACK
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Where the cornea is : EYE
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Encrusts : CAKES
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Once more : AGAIN
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Nursery ___ : RHYME
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Used a lariat : ROPED
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Pastors' concerns : PARISHES
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Its ctr. is a bull's-eye : TGT
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Dallas Cowboys, e.g. : TEAM
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Bartenders' concerns : DRINKS
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Gave approval : OKAYED
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Creator of Mammy Yokum : CAPP
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Talus : ANKLE
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Like some grapes : SOUR
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In a ___ (agitated) : SNIT
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One less than a bogey : PAR
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___ the finish : INAT
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Kind of terrier : SKYE
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"Jezebel" actress on TV: 1950's : HYER
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Half of MMCII : MLI
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Susan Hayward film: 1961 : ADA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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