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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 1987

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,812
Across
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Carangid fish : SCAD
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Trade centers : MARTS
10
Thick piece : SLAB
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Voice in a choir : ALTO
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Venerate : ADORE
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Type of coat : POLO
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High time : NOON
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Excellent? : JAMESDANDY
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W.W. II surrender site : STMALO
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Old English letter : ETH
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Ramble : GAD
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Songbird : LARK
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Postern : DOOR
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Sponge's activity : CADGING
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Puts away : STORES
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The Georgia Peach : COBB
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Follow : TAIL
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French composer: 1890-1962 : IBERT
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Copycat : APER
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Belgian town, to the French : YPRES
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Daedalus' nephew : TALOS
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Rattler on the roof : RAIN
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Distributes : ALLOTS
49
Play a British game akin to bowling : SKITTLE
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Oriental mascara : KOHL
53
Singer Hank : SNOW
54
Perform : ACT
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Showy flower : DAHLIA
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Nitwit? : THOMASFOOL
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Charged particles : IONS
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Jog : TROT
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Made angry : IRED
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Some desert dwellers : ARABS
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Author Ferber : EDNA
Down
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Without: Fr. : SANS
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Jumbled mass : CLOT
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Jot or bit : ATOM
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Brawl? : DONALDBROOK
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State of full legal age : MAJORITY
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Okla. city : ADA
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Gypsy boy : ROM
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Cornered : TREED
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Ruined town on the Dardanelles : SESTOS
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Health resort : SPA
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Protracted : LONG
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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Early oater star : BOYD
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Hindu loincloth : DHOTI
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Fall behind : LAG
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Sharp or abrupt blows : KNAPS
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Common quail? : ROBERTWHITE
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Hard resin : COPAL
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"___ for Adano" : ABELL
30
Frat topic : GIRLS
32
Of the kidneys : RENAL
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One of the Fords : ERNIE
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British gun : STEN
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Down: Prefix : CATA
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Plumbers' moneymakers : LEAKS
41
Parts of lathes : SPINDLES
44
Roman woman's gown : STOLA
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___ daisy (chrysanthemum) : SHASTA
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MacDowell's "___ Wild Rose" : TOA
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Certain con : LIFER
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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Burn : CHAR
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Heavy book : TOME
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Actor Jack from N.Y.C. : LORD
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Privy to : INON
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Movie dog : ASTA
63
Crazy : MAD
64
Mouths : ORA
65
Little globe : ORB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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