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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1988

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,954
Across
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Synthesizer inventor : MOOG
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Health plans : DIETS
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Weaverbird : SPARROW
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Showy : ORNATE
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She had a boxful of troubles : PANDORA
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Certain amblers : PADNAGS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Masc. title : ESQ
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Aerie fledgling : EAGLET
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Hwy. : RTE
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Boredom : ENNUI
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625-mile river : LOIRE
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Uri family : TELLS
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Where Innsbruck is: Var. : TIROL
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Never, in Bonn : NIE
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Plus items : ASSETS
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Shoot a sci-fi villain : ZAP
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Relative of P.D.Q. : ASAP
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"Boar Hunt" painter : VELAZQUEZ
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Retired ring master : ALI
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Small shore birds : STINTS
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Taken ___ (disconcerted) : ABACK
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Sky blue : AZURE
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Pliant; supple : LITHE
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Hosiery shades : SANDS
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Stannum : TIN
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Moss Hart's story : ACTONE
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Group giving out Emmys : ATAS
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"The World of Henry Orient" actor : SELLERS
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Clammer's interest : LOWTIDE
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The Catwoman's first name : SELINA
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" . . . ___ towers of Ilium": Marlowe : TOPLESS
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Atomic number 86 : RADON
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Couple : PAIR
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Places for trophies : MANTELS
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Gold, in Genova : ORO
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Famed contractor? : GOREN
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___ stick (lapidary item) : DOP
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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Dance for a duo : TANGO
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Georgian family : STALINS
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Laconian capital : SPARTA
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Delivers a haymaker : PASTES
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"___ It Beautiful . . . ": 1930 song : WASNT
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Female counselor : EGERIA
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Prepare hyson : STEEP
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Derisively ridiculing : QUIZZICAL
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Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
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Foe of Iran : IRAQ
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Tax : LEVY
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Musical work : OPUS
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Abdul-___ ibn-Saud : AZIZ
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"Dear me!" : ALAS
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Cartologist's tome : ATLAS
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Instants : TRICES
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Stool pigeon : TATTLER
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More kooky : NUTTIER
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Groups of three : TRIADS
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Imports : SENSES
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Virgil epic : AENEID
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Showed deference : KNELT
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Exultant shout : HOLLA
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Sag : DROOP
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Conductor Rapee : ERNO
58
Gudrun's king : ATLI
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___ Remo, Italy : SAN
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Org. formed in 1935 : WPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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