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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1987

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,824
Across
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Off one's rocker : DAFT
5
In fine spirits : GLAD
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Tiny particle : MOTE
13
Shun : AVOID
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Easy, swinging gait : LOPE
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Heron's relative : IBIS
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Trey's neighbor : DEUCE
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Youngman's forte : ONELINERS
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Flub : ERR
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Do a sound job : DUB
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Cheapen : DEBASE
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Orchestral components : FLUTES
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Horror-movie attraction : GORE
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Ferber's "Ice ___" : PALACE
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Part of a cycle : PHASE
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Spew forth : ERUPT
33
Soapbox component : SLAT
34
Day worker, for short : TEMP
38
A sib : SIS
39
Needling literary works : SATIRES
42
Chit : IOU
43
"From Here to Eternity" setting : OAHU
45
Greenback : BUCK
46
Infidel : PAGAN
48
Danish coin : KRONE
50
Like a Titan : MIGHTY
51
Legume of India : GUAR
52
Baby grand's cousin : SPINET
54
Rock salt : HALITE
56
Wayfarer's stop : INN
57
Apparel for a young diner : BIB
60
Part of Arnie's arsenal : SEVENIRON
62
Duck : EVADE
64
Schooner's spine : KEEL
65
Adjective for a cad : VILE
66
Raises ire : RILES
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Monty Python's Eric ___ : IDLE
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Administers the coup de grâce : ENDS
69
Surveyor's layout : PLAT
Down
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Fla. county : DADE
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Attest : AVER
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Bluff, as in poker : FOURFLUSH
4
Minor facial malady : TIC
5
English theatre of note : GLOBE
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Actor Chaney : LON
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Sincerely flattered : APED
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Convention attendee : DELEGATE
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Tower on a mosque : MINARET
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Adjective for Arbuckle : OBESE
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Become bored : TIRE
12
Suffix with host : ESS
14
Discounts : DEDUCTS
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Nigerian people : IBOS
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Wasatch Range native : UTE
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Race term : LAP
26
Puts together : SPLICES
28
Money in Monterrey : PESO
29
Sills solo : ARIA
31
Listen! : HARK
33
Take aback : STUN
35
Bad thing to be behind : EIGHTBALL
36
Castle defense : MOAT
37
Like a runt : PUNY
40
Fruitless : ABORTIVE
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Angler's gadget : SPINNER
44
Godfrey played it : UKULELE
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Grow wizened : AGE
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"Don't ___ on my parade!" : RAIN
50
Sixty secs. : MIN
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What the chair holds : GAVEL
53
Conifers : PINES
54
Pay attention : HEED
55
Ireland, to a poet : ERIN
58
Notion : IDEA
59
Defeat : BEST
60
Do some schussing : SKI
61
Antediluvian : OLD
63
Nabob : VIP

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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