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BIBLICAL FOOTBALL

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1987

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 699 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,837
Across
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Alt. : HGT
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Princess in "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
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Lee or Dick : TRACY
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Lady of musical comedy : NANETTE
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"___, That Kiss" : OOH
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Pretend : LETON
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Dewy, old style : RORAL
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Bikini native, for one : EVACUEE
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"Fourth and inches": I Sam. 2:29 : WHEREFOREKICKYE
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With 146 Across, "We'll kick off": John 16:24 : YESHALL
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Moola : DOREMI
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Unheeding : DEAF
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Old U.K. coins : SOVS
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Capet, e.g. : ROI
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A toadstool : AMANITA
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Tactical tennis shot : LOB
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Discharge : EMIT
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Shuttle org. : NASA
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Red pigment : HEME
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"Oh boy . . . postseason!": Zech. 9:15 : BEFILLEDLIKEBOWLS
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Jetty's kin : SEAWALL
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Führer's contemporary : DUCE
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___ Road of W.W. II : LEDO
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Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Arranges : SETSUP
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Vestiges : TRACES
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Fall worker : RAKER
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Victor in Zaire: 1974 : ALI
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"Face mask!": Ezek. 34:19 : YEHAVEFOULED
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Where U.S. faces U.S.S.R. : GENEVA
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Outfielder Lezcano : SIXTO
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Choler : IRE
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Cardinal cap insignia : STL
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Percussionist Hampton : LIONEL
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Gushed : ENTHUSED
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Gold, in Genova : ORO
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Boy's chore : ERRAND
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___ terrier : SKYE
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N.F.L. Central reps: I Sam. 17:34 : ALIONANDABEAR
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End of access : IBLE
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Modern Greek vernacular : ROMAIC
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TV's Danson : TED
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Nothing to ___ (not trivial) : SNEEZEAT
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Hot Mediterranean wind : SOLANO
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Wax: Comb. form : CER
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Nose part : ALA
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"___ People Go" : LETMY
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Highland garb : PLAIDS
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"Tell him to split out": Lam. 4:18 : OURENDISNEAR
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Haw partner : HEM
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QB Bobby : LAYNE
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Caruso : ENRICO
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City east of Nogales : BISBEE
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Mouths : ORA
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"___ a boy!" : ITS
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Kind of root : CUBE
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Inhibit : CURB
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Uncle Miltie's theme song : NEARYOU
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"Fix that scoreboard!": Psa. 139:2 : THOUKNOWESTMYDOWN
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Appoint : NAME
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Mailed : SENT
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Center's chore : SNAP
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First three of five : AEI
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Football formation : SHOTGUN
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La-la leader : TRA
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Asian border river : YALU
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Arm, in Aix : BRAS
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Spark : AROUSE
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See 28 Across : RECEIVE
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"Forget that sack": Deut. 2:24 : RISEYEUPANDPASS
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Granted : AWARDED
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___ de cassis : CREME
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Future, e.g. : TENSE
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___ hall, at camp : REC
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Kind of manner : BEDSIDE
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A brother of Poseidon : HADES
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Paravane : OTTER
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U.K. mil. decoration : DSO
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Elephant rider's seat : HOWDAH
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Wolfe's "You Can't ___ Again" : GOHOME
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Partial score from the Coast: Num. 7:88 : THERAMSSIXTY
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An oleoresin : ELEMI
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Harmonize with : BEFIT
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Starter for lith or scope : OTO
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TV's McGarrett : LORD
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Treble : TRIFOLD
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Guided aerial bomb : ROC
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Broadhorns : ARKS
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Islet: Sp. : CAYO
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Surveyor's instrument : YLEVEL
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Duc d'Elchingen : NEY
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Warded off : AVERTED
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Publius Ovidius ___ : NASO
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Prickly: Comb. form : ECHINO
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Thine, to Calpurnia : TUA
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Snipefish : EEL
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Actress-dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Hindu goddess : KALI
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Looked happy : SMILED
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Take ___ (lose heavily) : ABATH
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Popeye's antagonist : BLUTO
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D.D.E. et al. : IKES
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Reanimate : AWAKEN
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Shirt part : SLEEVE
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Starry : ASTRAL
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Lohengrin's lady : ELSA
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River: Comb. form : FLUVI
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Beiges : ECRUS
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Gave out hands : DEALT
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Encroached, at the track : BOREIN
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Start of a Shakespearean title : ASYOU
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Like some hours : WEE
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Refuges : OASES
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Banjo sound effect : PLINK
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Evita or Juan : PERON
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Show-biz luminary : CELEB
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Enhance by coating, as metal : ANODIZE
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Ursa, e.g. : FERA
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Flashiness : GLARE
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"___ in Spain" : THERAIN
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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Guidonian note : ELA
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Half of MIV : DII
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Neighbor of Mich. : ONT
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Thing, in law : RES
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Fled : RAN
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Befall : OCCUR
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Rock's The Grateful ___ : DEAD
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Fluff coverer : ADLIB
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Assignment change: Ezek. 38:7 : BETHOUAGUARD
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Original word forms : ETYMA
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Up next : ONDECK
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The king: Sp. : ELREY
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Half-bottles : SPLITS
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Kan. city : OLATHE
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Emulates Macduff : LAYSON
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Clapton and Dickerson : ERICS
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Divide the deck again : RECUT
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Donkey: It. : ASINO
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Kind of ticket : ONEWAY
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Vane letters : NSEW
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Noted Israeli family : EBANS
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Chalice veil : AER
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Inky : EBON
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Doomed, in a way : UNSAVED
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Farewells from a tyke : BYEBYES
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Successful : ONTOP
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Articulates : UTTERS
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A certain bishop : EPARCH
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Dreadful : DIRE
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Creates a jumble : MUSSES
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Menuhin's teacher : ENESCO
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Old-time merchant guild : HANSE
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Command : ORDER
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"___ Pagliaccio . . . " : RIDI
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Trevi coin : LIRA
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Exploited : USED
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Short medieval play : AUTO
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Barracuda : SPET
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Jewish teacher : RAB
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Cote resident : EWE
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Bounder : CAD
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Nigerian city : EDE
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Highland uncle : EME
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Fire or army chaser : ANT

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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