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New York Times, Thursday, August 6, 1987

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 13,785

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Once, once : ERST
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To-let items, in want ads : ROOMS
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Search thoroughly : COMB
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Wild hog : BOAR
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Acclaim : ECLAT
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Cap-___ (entirely) : APIE
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Card game (variety of seven-up) : PEDRO
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Torn : RENT
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Jack Nicholson vehicle: 1970 : FIVEEASYPIECES
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Verve : ELAN
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Author of "The Tell-Tale Heart" : POE
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Between mars and mai : AVRIL
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Coming twice a year : BIANNUAL
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Discharge : EGEST
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Throb : PANG
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Architect I. M. : PEI
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Dumas trio : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Cape : RAS
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Early Olympics site : ELIS
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"___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
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Recondite : ESOTERIC
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Old Greek measure of length : STADE
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Wall St. term : OTC
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British servicewoman : WAAC
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O. Henry 1906 publication : THEFOURMILLION
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Fifty percent : HALF
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Male lead in "Carousel": 1945 : RAITT
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Like two peas in ___ : APOD
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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"___ Mood," 1939 song : INTHE
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Darnel : TARE
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Not any : NONE
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Quoted : CITED
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Poll-taker Roper : ELMO
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Recede : EBB
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Housetop : ROOF
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Cross over : TRAVERSE
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Abrogation : REPEAL
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Indian, for one : OCEAN
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Early auto manufacturer : OLDS
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Astor or Pickford : MARY
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Block : STOPPAGE
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Lurch from side to side : CAREEN
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Oil-cartel acronym : OPEC
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"___ eyes have seen ... ": Howe : MINE
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Wagers : BETS
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The finest : ELITE
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Charged atom : ION
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Turkish officials : AGHAS
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Left-hand page : VERSO
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Fundamental : BASIC
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Writing fluids : INKS
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Defeat : UPEND
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High perch : AERIE
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Actress Eilbacher : LISA
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Peut-___ (perhaps): Fr. : ETRE
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Hungarian dog : PULI
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Kind of oxide : MERCURIC
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The whole thing : TOTAL
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Make feeble : EMACIATE
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Chewy candy : TOFFEE
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D.D.E.'s domain in W.W. II : ETO
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Like some nuts : SALTED
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Flexible twig : WITHE
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Holier ___ thou : THAN
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Nimbus : HALO
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N.C. college : ELON
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Gedman's gear : MITT
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Iridescent stone : OPAL
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A Crosby : NORM
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___ volente (God willing) : DEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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