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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1987

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,819
Across
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Clenched hands : FISTS
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Maxims : SAWS
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Cartel acronym : OPEC
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Spiritless, old style : AMORT
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Scrabble : CLAW
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Headlong : RASH
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Ma Perkins's medium : RADIO
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Site of a great tomb : AGRA
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Comfort : EASE
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Coal : EMBER
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Service man : DANMCGREW
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Custer's alma mater: Abbr. : USMA
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Missile site : SILO
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Onager : ASS
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Lass's home away from home? : YWCA
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Variety of copal : ANIME
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Fly larva : BOTT
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Clementine's dad, for one : FORTYNINER
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Armbones : ULNAE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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River or city in S.D. : VERMILLION
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Mexican boy : NINO
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Maxwell and Lanchester : ELSAS
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Scottish port : AYR
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A Presidential candidate : HAIG
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Novelist Hunter : EVAN
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Wild Bill, for one : USMARSHAL
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Fey : ELFIN
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Dog or meal : CHOW
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Escamillo's foe : TORO
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Pandowdy portion : SLICE
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Frolic : LARK
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Sugar cube : LUMP
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Mythical man of brass : TALOS
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Mellows : AGES
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Different : ELSE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Bus token, e.g. : FARE
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Men willing for tilling : SODBUSTERS
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Gives it a whirl : TRIES
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Tempestuous : STORMY
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Atlantic food fish : SCAD
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Unicellular plant : ALGA
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Tips off : WARNS
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Chief Joseph, for one : OREGONIAN
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Common crossword palindrome : ESSE
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Munch : CHEW
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Dhu's family : CLAN
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Causing dread : AWFUL
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"___ Suspicion," 1943 film : ABOVE
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Stendhal hero : SOREL
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Academic inst. : COLL
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Jack's links rival : ARNIE
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One behind the other : INDIANFILE
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Former labor leader : MEANY
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Rarity for a Gold Glove player : ERROR
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Battleaxes : TOMAHAWKS
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N.M. resort : TAOS
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Matchmaker in "Fiddler . . . " : YENTE
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Danube tributary : ISAR
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Zoroastrian Bible : AVESTA
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Fiber for cordage : ISTLE
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Evil spirit : GHOUL
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Singer Jones : ALLAN
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Pac Ten member : UCLA
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Popular 30's dance : SHAG
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In addition : MORE
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Branches : ARMS
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Canter's cousin : LOPE
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Image : ICON
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Nutcracker's suite : NEST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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