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New York Times, Wednesday, January 20, 1988

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F G K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,952
Across
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Shark film : JAWS
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Dips out water : BAILS
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Vietnamese neighbor : LAOS
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Show host : EMCEE
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Swedish rock group : ABBA
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Eddie Murphy film hit : BEVERLYHILLSCOP
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Hi-fi systems : STEREOS
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___ up (botches) : MESSES
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Novel : NEW
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Famed violinmaker : AMATI
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Side dish : SALAD
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Mrs., in Toledo : SRA
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Assists : HELPS
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Combination of a sort : POOL
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Coypu : NUTRIA
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Building extension : ELL
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Go astray : ERR
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San Francisco high spot : NOBHILL
39
___ culpa : MEA
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Letter from Greece : ETA
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Permeates : IMBUES
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Gravy container : BOAT
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Charleston, e.g. : DANCE
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Hesitation sounds : ERS
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Imparts : LENDS
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Amino ___ (metabolic group) : ACIDS
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
50
Climbs : SCALES
53
Summer drink : LIMEADE
57
Emmy-winning series : HILLSTREETBLUES
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Pay for a poker hand : ANTE
61
Rent : LEASE
62
Summers on the Seine : ETES
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Act : DEED
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Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
65
Inside info : DOPE
Down
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L. Holmes specialties : JABS
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Incite : ABET
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Hand signal : WAVE
4
Near the breastbone : STERNAL
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Under : BELOW
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Vanderbilt and Lowell : AMYS
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"___ bin ein Berliner": J.F.K. : ICH
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Garland : LEI
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Author Lagerlöf : SELMA
10
Eric Knight's heroine : LASSIE
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Orchestra member : OBOE
13
Dunderheads : SAPS
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Hollow stem : REED
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Deadly : LETHAL
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Goldberg and Ashe : ARTHURS
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Osmond and Wilson : MARIES
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Velocity : SPEED
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Main artery : AORTA
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Navigation device : LORAN
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Took the place of a regular : SUBBED
30
Automotive dud : LEMON
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Beg : PLEAD
32
Marty Marion's nickname : SLATS
34
___ de plume : NOM
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They: Fr. : ILS
38
Siblings' daughters : NIECES
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Slanted : BEVELED
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Telephoned : CALLED
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Precarious perch : LIMB
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Plant fiber : ISTLE
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Liquid measure : LITER
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Food fish : SHAD
51
Spanish movie house : CINE
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Hatchback, e.g. : AUTO
55
Profound : DEEP
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Legal matter : RES
59
Emulate Horner : EAT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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