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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Friday, September 4, 1987

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,814
Across
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Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
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First Colony V.I.P.'s : FFV
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Hole-making tool : AWL
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Despised person : WRETCH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Pasture sound : MOO
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Rub off : ABRADE
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Like Jack and Jill? : FETCHING
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Contrary Mary, e.g. : GIRL
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Kind of palm : BETEL
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Pad for Miss Piggy : STY
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Treadmill runners : HAMSTERS
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U.S. battleship: 1898 : MAINE
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Skipper's dir. : SSE
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Wink : BAT
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Humpty Dumpty? : FALLGUY
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Flashing electronic tube : STROBE
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Actor from Vienna : BIKEL
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French possessive : SES
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Product of fermentation : ALEGAR
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Like Simple Simon? : PIEEYED
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"And sat down beside ___" : HER
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Bokhara, e.g. : RUG
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Hide away : STASH
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Came together, as nerve endings : SYNAPSED
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Heir follower : ESS
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Wimbledon winner: 1987 : CASH
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Low carts : DRAYS
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"___ me a cake . . . " : BAKE
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This little pig? : HOMEBODY
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Like some ports in wintertime : ICEDIN
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"___ a penny . . . hot cross buns" : ONE
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Has a bill : OWES
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Deciduous trees : ALDERS
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___ Dee (Carolina river) : PEE
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Sheridan or Sothern : ANN
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Sometimes it's in the groove : NEEDLE
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Tilts : SWAGS
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Planet's path : ORBIT
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King Cole? : MERRYMAKER
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Etc. kin : ETAL
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Got: Abbr. : RCD
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Hut : SHEBANG
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Naval forces : FLEETS
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Like Jack Sprat? : FATLESS
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Actor Tayback : VIC
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Arabian V.I.P. : AMIR
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"I ___ Dance," 1935 song : WONT
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Booth or stall : LOGE
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P.M. periods : AFTS
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"Little Bo-peep ___ lost . . . " : HAS
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Outback birds : EMEUS
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Norkay's companion : HILLARY
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Certain used-tire : RETREAD
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Shake ___ (hie) : ALEG
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Like Mother Hubbard? : BONEHEADED
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Where to find Sleepyhead : ABED
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Target in curling : TEE
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Quannet, e.g. : FILE
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Slangy assent : YEP
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Mantas : RAYS
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Tchu! : BAH
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Spacek from Tex. : SISSY
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Baseball play : RUNDOWN
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Recurring annually : ETESIAN
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Mary's milieu : GARDEN
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"___ had so many children . . . " : SHE
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Vin du ___ : PAYS
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Play a bagpipe : SKIRL
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Import : SENSE
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Meat on a rib : CHOP
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Tops : AONE
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Widgeon : SMEE
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The Venerable ___ : BEDE
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Squeeze-play executer? : BOA
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Key, to René : CLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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