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Warren W. Reich
Warren W. Reich

JUST DESSERTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1988

Author:
Warren W. Reich
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 19, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Warren W. Reich has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,949
Across
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Conjugal : MARITAL
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Emulates Xanthippe : CARPS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Father of Goneril : LEAR
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Blackboard adjuncts : ERASERS
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Hebrew measures : OMERS
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Gherkin, for short : CUKE
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"God's Little ___": Caldwell : ACRE
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New York City sales? : APPLETURNOVER
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Slug the Magic Dragon? : CREAMPUFF
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Actress Claire : INA
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Map feature : INSET
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Start of a bray : HEE
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John or Jane : DOE
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I.R.S. person, perhaps : CPA
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Feast : REPAST
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Arrest : PULLIN
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Expression of surprise : HAH
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Photos of Rogers? : GINGERSNAPS
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Campaigned : RAN
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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U.N. agency : ILO
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Kind of row or hop : HEDGE
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Compatriots : LANDSMEN
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Loony : LOCO
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Musical movement : LARGO
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Kind of citizen : SENIOR
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Spoil follower : SPORT
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Great 1912 Olympian : THORPE
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"The ___ Sack" (W.W. II cartoon) : SAD
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Composition for nine : NONET
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Kitty chip : ANTE
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Rings a tocsin : ALERTS
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Godiva identifies? : LADYFINGERS
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On this side: Prefix : CIS
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Grey's purple plant : SAGE
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Prior, to Prior : ERE
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Least prevalent : RAREST
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D-day beach : OMAHA
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Mocha-oolong mixture? : TOFFEE
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Heels' preceders : SOLES
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Musical interval : OCTAVE
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___ cavae (large veins) : VENAE
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"The Grass Harp" author : CAPOTE
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Hosp. workers : RNS
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Is mendacious : LIES
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Religious sch. : SEM
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Unlikely state of a state? : BAKEDALASKA
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Finally : ATLAST
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Luth. or Meth. : PROT
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Character in "M*A*S*H" : RADAR
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___ Glory : OLD
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Fall blooms : ASTERS
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Over 21 : ADULT
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Actress Wright : TERESA
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French cathedral city : REIMS
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E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Rushed downward, as water : CASCADED
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Curtailed : PARED
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Back talk : SASS
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Org. for L.L.B.'s : ABA
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England has two of these : ENS
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___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
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Divorced burlesque man? : BANANASPLIT
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Low island : KEY
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To stand, in Stuttgart : STEHEN
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Mother of Minos : EUROPA
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Manipulate : USE
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Linkletter : ART
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Town on the Tigris : AMARA
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Cagers' org. : NBA
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Small quartet? : PETITFOUR
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Jazz musician-shoemaker? : CHERRYCOBBLER
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Tart : SLUT
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French wave : ONDE
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"La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
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Coal miner : COLLIER
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Latka's vehicle on TV : TAXI
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March growth : REED
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Lamb product : ESSAY
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Elicits a "Gesundheit!" : SNEEZES
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___ culpa : MEA
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Early Dadaist : ARP
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Chin : RAP
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Long Island town : ISLIP
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Adolescent : TEENAGE
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Greek city or river : ARTA
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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Stevens or Boswell : CONNIE
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Football play : REVERSE
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Dissimulates : PRETENDS
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The Ukraine, e.g. : SSR
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Entree : ACCESS
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Surgeon's instrument : CURET
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D.D.E.'s nickname : IKE
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Poker-faced : DEADPAN
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Spot for a boutonniere : LAPEL
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Old French coin : ECU
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Sandy's bark : ARF
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Ump's counterpart : REF
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Three-pointers in horseshoes : RINGERS
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Pitchers' places : MOUNDS
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Former British coins, for short : HAPENNIES
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Big surprise in an Easter basket? : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
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"___ Christie": O'Neill : ANNA
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Errand boy : PAGE
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Dud calendar art? : LEMONCHEESECAKE
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Stagnation : INERTIA
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Edict of ___: 1598 : NANTES
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To the ___ (completely) : HILT
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Hawaiian farewells : ALOHAS
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Estuary : INLET
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Valerie Harper role : RHODA
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Street show : RAREE
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2,240 pounds : LONGTON
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Baden-Baden is one : SPA
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___ Trail : OREGON
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Fresh ___ (8 on the Beaufort scale) : GALE
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Particles in cyclotrons : IONS
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Mass-produced house : PREFAB
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Easy gait : TROT
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Bishopric : SEE
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Salivate : DROOL
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___ Conference: 1945 : YALTA
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Absolves : FREES
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Certain sizes : SMALLS
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Moved back : RECEDED
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Operate a plane : AVIATE
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"___ of Flying": Jong : FEAR
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Junkyard offering : SPAREPART
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Govt. founded in 1861 : CSA
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Green : VERDANT
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Chest sound : RALE
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Disco light : STROBE
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Printers' quads : SPACES
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Actresses Jackson and Nelligan : KATES
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Producer-director Alexander : KORDA
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Taxi, in Torino : TASSI
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What 88 Across give : TLC
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Exhibit : DISPLAY
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Dispatch : SLAY
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Kind of scout : TALENT
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"Mens sana in corpore ___" : SANO
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Western Indians : ARAPAHOS
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"The ___ Animal": Thurber-Nugent : MALE
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Doomed : DONEFOR
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Certain paints : ENAMELS
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Razor's target : STUBBLE
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Spoken with a trill : BURRED
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Pleasure carriage : SURREY
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Voodoo country : HAITI
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Precious fur : SABLE
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Ancient chest : ARCA
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When both hands are up : NOON
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L.A. time : PST
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Highest Guidonian note : ELA
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Black-tie garb : TUX
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___-upmanship : ONE
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B–F connection : CDE
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Lab measurements : CCS
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___ Walker, Boston anchorwoman : LIZ
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Oxford measure : EEE
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B.&O. et al. : RRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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