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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1987

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,818

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Across
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Caldwell's "Tobacco ___" : ROAD
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Con man's scheme : SCAM
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Insensitive : BLUNT
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Give the eye : OGLE
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Spanish appetizer : TAPA
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Made public : AIRED
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Copper and iron : ORES
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Hebrew dry-measure unit : OMER
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Fountain fizzes : SODAS
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Persevere : KEEPONESCHINUP
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Toast topping : OLEO
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Singleton : ONE
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Endured : LASTED
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More hardhearted : CRUELLER
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Opposed : ANTI
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Promote : BOOST
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Common verb : ARE
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Persevere : STICKTOONESGUNS
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Cochlea's site : EAR
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Reclines : LOLLS
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Answers : RESPONDS
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Analyzes grammatically : PARSES
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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Wampum : PEAG
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Persevere : HOLDONESGROUND
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Japanese gateways : TORII
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Belgian river : YSER
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Taken ___ (disconcerted) : ABACK
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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Castor's mother : LEDA
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Gift receiver : DONEE
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Drain pit : SUMP
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Formerly, once : ERST
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Castle for Kasparov : ROOK
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Monster : OGRE
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Tyrannical : DESPOTIC
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In one's cups : STONED
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Small featured role : CAMEO
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Imitates : APES
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Artist Chagall : MARC
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Steel helmets : BASINETS
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Vibes player Hampton : LIONEL
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Tide type : NEAP
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HB's goals : TDS
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Señor's shout : OLE
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Theater audience : HOUSE
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"Star Wars" beam : LASER
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Architectural pillars : ANTAE
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Budges : STIRS
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Becomes indifferent : COOLS
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Howard and Reagan : RONS
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Praises : LAUDS
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Pyle or Ford : ERNIE
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Takes five : RESTS
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Intrepid : BOLD
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Gold-rush site: 1890's : KLONDIKE
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Silverheels role : TONTO
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Gutter garnish : GARGOYLE
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Men in blue : POLICE
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Spinning toy : PEGTOP
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Swiss river : AAR
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Sacred song : PSALM
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King of the road : HOBO
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Promontory : NESS
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
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Employer : USER
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Buntline and Beatty : NEDS
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Urchin : TAD

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

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