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New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 1987

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,827
Across
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Celebration of the Eucharist : MASS
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Low, marshy land : SWALE
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Works with needle and thread : SEWS
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Domestic feudal slave : ESNE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Askew : AWRY
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Work of the Founding Fathers : THECONSTITUTION
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Hurricane center : EYE
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Plunges briefly : DIPS
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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N.J. five : NETS
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Like some wheels or keels : FLANGED
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Speculative plan : THEORY
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Mortgages : LIENS
30
Roof overhang : EAVE
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Mass of glacial ice : SERAC
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___ Branco, Brazil : RIO
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What 17 Across sets forth : THELAWOFTHELAND
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Colonel in the news : NORTH
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Opposed : ANTI
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Azimov product : STORY
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Clergyman Mather : COTTON
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To the nth degree : TOTALLY
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Rizzuto, e.g. : CAPE
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St.-Cyr-l'___, French town : ECOLE
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Virginia of Va. : DARE
51
Windmill sail : AWE
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Chief U.S. law officer : ATTORNEYGENERAL
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Sharp : KEEN
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Year in Claudius I's reign : LIII
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Orch. section : STRS
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Henbit and yarrow : WEEDS
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Netman Wilander : MATS
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Allot : METE
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Pallid : ASHY
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Wall St. watchdog : SEC
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Soundness of reason : SANITY
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Small amounts of smoke : WISPS
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___ and sciences : ARTS
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Oahu garland : LEI
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Triple this for a wine : EST
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Fiends : SATANS
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Patrick of the Knicks : EWING
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Inscribed : WROTE
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Assembly of churchmen : SYNOD
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Central European river : ODER
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Income from wealth : USANCE
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Christmas : NOEL
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Estuary : FIRTH
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A daughter of Laban : LEAH
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Ornamented wig : TETE
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Cries of surprise : HAHS
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Twain's "___ Diary" : EVES
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Southpaw : LEFTY
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Wretched : SORRY
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Rave's partner : RANT
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Division word : INTO
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Valhalla deity : ODIN
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Deer horn : ANTLER
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What the ewe grew : WOOL
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Recent : LATE
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Formal drawing rooms : SALONS
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Fondle : CARESS
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___ sesame : OPEN
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East Indian trees : TEAKS
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Group of eight : OCTET
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Burden carrier : TOTER
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Imprisoned : CAGED
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Unit of force : DYNE
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A Met score : ARIA
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"Hurry up and ___" : WAIT
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Yalies : ELIS
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Unused : NEW
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Previous to, in poesy : ERE
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Shade tree : ELM

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

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