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Tom Underhill
Tom Underhill

New York Times, Friday, September 25, 1987

Author:
Tom W. Underhill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,835

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Across
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Wanton look : LEER
5
Duos : PAIRS
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Dutch painter : HALS
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Shield border : ORLE
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Elide : OMIT
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Bequest starter : IGIVEUNTOMYWIFE
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Mayday's kin : SOS
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Pens : STIES
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Wiser's partner : OLDER
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Abdul, the Bulbul ___ : AMEER
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Herb : RUE
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Legal pleas : ABATERS
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Persian governors : SATRAPS
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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"That hurt!" : OUCH
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Inlet : RIA
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Bequest ender : MYSECONDBESTBED
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Shoe width : EEE
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Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
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Church tribunal : ROTA
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Net : TRAMMEL
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Political organization : APPARAT
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Comparative ending : IER
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Rage : STORM
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Even : STILL
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Break down a sentence : PARSE
54
Ian's cap : TAM
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Author of bequest : WILLSHAKESPEARE
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Rebel : ARISE
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___ Scott decision : DRED
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Row : TIER
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Ants at a picnic : PESTS
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Radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
Down
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Actress Nettleton : LOIS
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Accordingly : ERGO
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Site of first Olympics : ELIS
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Relig. title : REV
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Kind of pigeon : POUTER
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___ army (Palmer fans) : ARNIES
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Bury : INTER
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Grande and Bravo : RIOS
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Missile initials : SSM
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Ludicrous mistake : HOWLER
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Surrounded by : AMID
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"___ With Father" : LIFE
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Prank or mob attachment : STER
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Salinger heroine : ESME
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Teen-agers : YOUTHS
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Rapid stream : RACE
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Clete of diamond fame : BOYER
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Hero, for short : SUB
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Spindle : ARBOR
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Statue in St. Peter's : PIETA
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Shelley product : ODE
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"Ships," in the Sahara : CAMELS
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One-tenth of an ephah : OMER
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Zilch : NIL
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Mine car : TRAM
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Dusty ___ (shore plant) : MILLER
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Recumbent : ATREST
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Outlaw catchers : POSSES
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Kind of school : PREP
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Bushy-tailed monkeys : SAKIS
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Sultanate of sport : SWAT
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Tree of Dixie : TITI
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A river at Rennes : ILLE
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Shave : PARE
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Type of fern or palm : TARA
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Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
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Native of Ecbatana : MEDE
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Fortune : HAP
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Asner and Sullivan : EDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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