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New York Times, Saturday, September 26, 1987

Author:
R. S. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
R. S. Jones has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,836
Across
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First half of the alphabet : ATOM
5
Wild : FERAL
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Oily bait : CHUM
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Melon or pumpkin : PEPO
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Phantom's milieu : OPERAHOUSE
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Angered : IRED
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Visibly embarrassed : REDASABEET
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Sea raptor : ERN
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Cycles : AGES
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Zola and Berliner : EMILES
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"The ___," Zola novel : SOIL
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Soda water, often : CHASER
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Items in a moving van : CHATTELS
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Swiss stream : AARE
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Lob or smash : STROKE
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Thurber's "___ Your Mind Alone" : LET
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Pugs' fists : DUKES
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Sculler : OAR
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Ocean, to a Tibetan : DALAI
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"Lumière d'___," 1943 film : ETE
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Nurse's activity : CARING
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Collapsed : GAVE
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Quadrangle : TETRAGON
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Honors highly : ADORES
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"Sustineo ___," U.S.A.F. motto : ALAS
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Sabot's kin : BROGAN
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Emulate Henry Moore : CARVE
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Obstruct : CLOG
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Ending for percent or tact : ILE
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Estrangement : ALIENATION
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Extraordinary fellow : ONER
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Hubert Humphrey was one : MINNESOTAN
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"___ is more": Browning : LESS
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Iron molds : PIGS
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Strass : PASTE
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Ovid's basic verb : ESSE
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Cap-___ (from head to foot) : APIE
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Dreiser's hometown : TERREHAUTE
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Capitalistic concern : OPENMARKET
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TV's "The ___ Squad" : MOD
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Their checks should be checked : FORGERS
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They have 35" blades : EPEES
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Beatty's 1981 movie : REDS
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Altar above us all : ARA
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Shade of blue : COBALT
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Rainbow features : HUES
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Addict : USER
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Prefix for phrase or physical : META
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Clothed, as a monk : HABITED
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Stout : ALE
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Fleeced : SHORN
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Artificial fly : OAK
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Younger son : CADET
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Actress Jeanne : CRAIN
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Star of "Phantom Lady": 1944 : ELLARAINES
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Like Passover bread : LEAVENLESS
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Swine's confines : STIES
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Corrida cattle : TOROS
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Oblique, as a cone : SCALENE
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Joyfully eager : AGOG
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___ Khan : AGA
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Bordeaux's river : GARONNE
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Prowls hungrily : RAVENS
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Affenpinscher, e.g. : DOG
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Puff up : BLOAT
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Something to break : CAMP
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Et ___ : ALII
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Grommet : RING
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Townsmen, for short : CITS
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Tongue for Brian Boru : ERSE
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Slithery slayer : ASP
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___ Alta, town SW of San Juan : TOA
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Comedian Olsen : OLE

Answer summary: 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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