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New York Times, Monday, September 28, 1987

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,838
Across
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Cold or ready follower : CASH
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Like many a Texas ranch : VAST
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Overalls material : DENIM
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On the China : ASEA
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French magazine : ELLE
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Lapsus linguae : SLIPOFTHETONGUE
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Sting a customer : SOAK
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Scary cinema sounds : SCREAMS
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"Raiders of the Lost ___" : ARK
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Cycle beginning : TRI
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Hurry along : HIE
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Speak thoughtfully : WEIGHONESWORDS
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Westminster follower : ABBEY
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Dizzy or Daffy : DEAN
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High mountain : ALP
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Type of act : RIOT
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Jupiter or Zeus : DEITY
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Code predecessor : AREA
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Mr. and Ames : EDS
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Play it close to the ___ : VEST
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Sacrificial site : ALTAR
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Rap : SHOOTTHEBREEZE
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Cry of disgust : UGH
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Hoover, for one : DAM
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Color changer : DYE
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Aftermath of a mistake : ERASURE
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Press : IRON
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Speak without result : WASTEONESBREATH
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Kitchen follower : ETTE
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Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Peruse : READ
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Star of 67 Across : EDEN
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"I ___ of Jeannie" (TV oldie) : DREAM
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TV commercials : ADS
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Brooks or Tillis : MEL
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Drinks slowly : SIPS
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Slick talker : SMOOTHY
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Ament : CATKIN
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Bat wood : ASH
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Comprehends : SEES
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Deck opening : HATCHWAY
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Wood overlay : VENEER
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Urban blight : SLUM
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Eighteen at Augusta : TEES
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Gambling game : FARO
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Artemis' victim : ORION
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Some bridge calls : REBIDS
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Put the ___ on (squelch) : KIBOSH
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Obtain : GET
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Archie's "dingbat" : EDITH
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Tennis unit : SET
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Moved swiftly : DARTED
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Cheap; shoddy : SLEAZY
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City associated with a farm exodus? : PAREE
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Remove from power : DETHRONE
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Dec., in N.Y.C. : EST
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Brewed beverage : ALE
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Fashion : VOGUE
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Like some military vehicles : ARMORED
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Dispossessed : OUSTED
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Menlo Park name : EDISON
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Fishhook part : BARB
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Pitcher : EWER
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Give a 10, e.g. : RATE
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Film dog : ASTA
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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___-do-well : NEER
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Bard's preposition : ERE
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"Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
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Avila aunt : TIA
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Margin : HEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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