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New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 1988

Author:
Dorothy Cannan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Dorothy Cannan has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,946
Across
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A variety of ruby spinel : BALAS
6
Reject a suitor : JILT
10
Jacks of clubs : PAMS
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"One man may ___ horse ... " : LEADA
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Man from whom Edomites descended : ESAU
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Pastoral piece : IDYL
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"To be ___ to be" : ORNOT
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Bridle part : REIN
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Niggler : NITPICKER
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Building girder : IBEAM
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"___ Rides Again," 1939 film : DESTRY
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Genetic component: Abbr. : RNA
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Saarinen : EERO
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Careless, in Cannes : NEGLIGE
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Grant and Natalie : WOODS
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Reduce via a fixed ratio : SCALEDOWN
36
Time period : EON
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___-walsy : PALSY
38
Unite : WED
39
Hundred-pound boxer, e.g. : FLYWEIGHT
42
Alienates : WEANS
44
Kind of income : TAXABLE
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Gyrate : SPIN
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Asian wild sheep : ARGALI
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A Marx : HARPO
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Out of fashion : MOTHEATEN
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Prefix with lateral : EQUI
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Golfer Wayne ___ : LEVI
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Error's partner : TRIAL
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Bandleader Columbo : RUSS
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Actor Estrada : ERIK
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He worships: Sp. : ADORA
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Chaucer's Wife of ___ : BATH
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Arcade or ante preceder : PENNY
Down
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Flaxen : BLOND
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Elongated fish : LANTS
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Took as one's own : ADOPTED
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Voltaire's forte : SATIRES
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Nerd : JERK
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Abode for Simba : LAIR
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Wine cask : TUN
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Mottled : PIEBALD
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Axlike tool : ADZE
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Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Bridge bid : SLAM
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Saint-___ (French West Point) : CYR
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He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
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Depend (on) : RELY
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A Siouan : OSAGE
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U.S. caricaturist's family : NASTS
28
Hawkeye State : IOWA
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Actress-dancer Verdon : GWEN
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Some are tight : ENDS
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Something woven : WEFT
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Sweetheart of Alley Oop : OOLA
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Baseball Hall of Famer's initials : CLH
37
Philippine tree : PILI
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Bad-tempered : WASPISH
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River in N Spain : EBRO
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Electronic bug : WIRETAP
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Fencing position : ENGARDE
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Cry of contempt : PAH
49
Suffix with commend : ATION
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Acquire knowledge : LEARN
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Marquetry : INLAY
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Thyme, e.g. : HERB
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Bluish green : AQUA
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Oxidize : RUST
55
European blackbird : MERL
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Roman poet : OVID
57
Small child : TIKE
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Fifth sign of the zodiac : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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