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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 1987

52-Across : Esoteric

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F G J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,813
Across
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Zeus' sister and spouse : HERA
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Scraps : BITS
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Woody fiber : BAST
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Claude's chapeau : BERET
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Glimmer : IDEA
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German industrial region : RUHR
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Manna from heaven? : ABOVEBOARD
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Siouan : OTOE
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Intrepid : RESOLUTE
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Evil spirits : DEMONS
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100 centesimi : LIRA
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Forthwith : BETIMES
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Thrills : ELATES
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El ___ (rich spot) : DORADO
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Beholden letters : IOU
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Film critic, e.g. : RATER
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Supple : LITHE
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Campus service org. : ROTC
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Hogtied : ROPED
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Plant shoot : CION
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Frome of fiction : ETHAN
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"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
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Examine carefully : VET
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Nymphs on Mt. Ida : OREADS
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Spuds : TATERS
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Little pistils : CARPELS
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Kind of car or phone : AERO
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Engross : ABSORB
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Esoteric : ABSTRUSE
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Physicist Niels : BOHR
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Why he left grad school? : ANTITHESIS
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Redact : EDIT
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A dollar is one : NOTE
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Noted conductor : EREDE
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D.C. group : REPS
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___ peur (fearless) : SANS
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Central point : NODE
Down
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Insurrection : REVOLT
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Studio for Seurat : ATELIER
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Patronymic suffix : IDAE
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Threefold: Comb. form : TER
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"___ but wiser" : SADDER
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Trite : BROMIDIC
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Why they eyed the showroom? : AUTOMOTIVE
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Glistened : SHONE
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Part of a chignon : TRESS
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Estop : BAR
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College treasurer : BURSAR
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Abbr. after a list of names : ETAL
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Boll weevil, e.g. : BORER
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Ireland, to Gaels : EIRE
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Swag : LOOT
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The Caine or the Pequod? : AUTHORSHIP
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Agr., etc. : DEPTS
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Natterjacks : TOADS
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Gardener, at times : HOER
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Some house adjuncts : CARPORTS
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Abhor : DETEST
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___-do-well : NEER
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Loesslike : EARTHEN
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Saint ___, city in Vt. : ALBANS
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Manolo Ortega, e.g. : TORERO
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Tree trunk in a Scottish sport : CABER
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Dwelling : ABODE
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Whose Rose? : ABIES
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Mil. command : ATTN
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Employed : USED
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The home team, e.g. : SIDE
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Suffix with Siam : ESE
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Profane, in Pahoa : NOA

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