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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 1988

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,934
Across
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Purfles : HEMS
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Town called Ieper by Belgians : YPRES
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Young salmon : PARR
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Nanking nurse : AMAH
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"BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
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Toast topping : OLEO
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Spanish thicket : SOTO
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Street urchin : GAMIN
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Accepts consequences : FACESTHEMUSIC
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Singer Natalie : COLE
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Vowel point : SERE
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Wheedle : CAJOLE
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Factory closing : SHUTDOWN
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Printers' daggers : OBELI
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Greek letters : CHIS
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Scuffle : HOE
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Good news : MUSICTOONESEARS
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One-third of a wine name : EST
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Elbe feeder : OSTE
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Shelley or Keats : ODIST
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Molds anew : RESHAPES
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Entangles : SNARES
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Type of acid : URIC
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Parlor game : MUSICALCHAIRS
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Small boats on the Thames : PUNTS
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Kaye of ballet fame : NORA
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Nose-bag filler : OATS
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Iris layer : UVEA
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Ceremonies : RITES
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Opposite of psyche : SOMA
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Transmit : SEND
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Philippine peak : APO
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Moiety : HALF
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Scope : AREA
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Plant of the mustard family : BROCCOLI
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Squabble : HASSLE
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Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Sch. subject : MATH
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Bootblack's product : SHOESHINE
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Dieter's food : YOGURT
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___ out (eliminated) : PHASED
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Branches : RAMI
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Patron saint of Sweden : ERIC
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José, e.g. : SAN
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Borne by the wind : EOLIC
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Verdun's river : MEUSE
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One showing promise : COMER
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Treat badly : ABUSE
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Banters : JESTS
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Jiggers : SHOTS
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American atheist leader : OHAIR
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Wedding-vow word : WORSE
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Hatching posts : NESTS
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Trig functions : COSECANTS
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Subject : TOPIC
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Franco-Russian artist Delaunay : SONIA
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Devouring : EDACIOUS
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Emulate Pete Rose : HUSTLE
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Starts the day : ARISES
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Zoltán Korda film: 1943 : SAHARA
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Begone! : SCRAM
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"The Last Angry Man" star: 1959 : MUNI
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Specified quantity : UNIT
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Talk wildly : RAVE
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British carbine : STEN
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Bogey's better : PAR
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Downcast : SAD

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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