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New York Times, Monday, September 7, 1987

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,817
Across
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River in central Europe : ELBE
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Surpass : TRUMP
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Radar signal : BLIP
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Prediction from some voices : DOOM
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Medicine: Comb. form : IATRO
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Depend : RELY
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Airborne canard? : GROUNDLESSRUMOR
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Still : YET
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Is in distress : AILS
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Make amends : ATONE
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Quarry : PREY
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Bathhouses : CABANAS
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Bracers : TONICS
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Savage : FERAL
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Measure of gold's fineness : KARAT
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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News conference, in a way : BACKFENCEGOSSIP
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Wapiti : ELK
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"The ___ of Heaven": R. Gary : ROOTS
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Being : ESSE
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Pennies : CENTS
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Semiprecious stones : AGATES
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Eternal : AGELESS
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Of warships : NAVAL
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Guardhouse : BRIG
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Axlike tool : ADZ
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On ___ (fresh from the grapevine) : EVERYONESTONGUE
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Monastery inmate : MONK
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Islands that want more? : SAMOA
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Heavyweight Max : BAER
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Baseball's Mel and family : OTTS
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Bridges : SPANS
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Woody Guthrie's son : ARLO
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Nervous : EDGY
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Knowledge : LORE
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___ camp : BOOT
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Australian bird : EMU
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Makes neat : TIDIES
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"Yes, we'll ___ round the flag, boys" : RALLY
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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A newlywed's title : MRS
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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Harsh : BRUTAL
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Turkey : LEMON
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Funeral piles : PYRES
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Special agent : NARC
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Collar for a Pilgrim : RABATO
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In the ___ (healthy) : PINK
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Roman goddess : CERES
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"To ___ and a bone ... ": Kipling : ARAG
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Soliloquy starter : TOBE
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Ellipsoid : OVAL
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Risk one's ___ : NECK
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Data : FACTS
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Nautical miles, loosely : KNOTS
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Prin.'s helper : ASST
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Clamp : VISE
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Mimes : APES
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Without restraint : FREELY
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Years on end : EONS
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Actor Connery : SEAN
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Kent and Gable : CLARKS
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Loos and Bryant : ANITAS
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Discothèque's ___ girl : GOGO
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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French dance : GAVOT
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Occasion : EVENT
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A felony : ARSON
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Basilica area : BEMA
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Seaweed substance : AGAR
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A sworded affair : DUEL
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Cipher : ZERO
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C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
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Snooze : NAP
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Lakers' org. : NBA

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

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