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Robert Katz
Robert Katz

New York Times, Saturday, January 23, 1988

8-Down : Bog

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Robert Katz has 73 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,955
Across
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Snoozes : NAPS
5
Kind of poker : DRAW
9
Air channel : FLUE
13
Give off : EMIT
14
Rhone feeder : SAONE
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For fear that : LEST
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Wicked fellow : ROUE
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Northern Italian city : TRENT
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With, in Lille : AVEC
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Title role portrayed by Peter Sellers : DRSTRANGELOVE
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Writer Rohmer : SAX
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All-purpose veh. : UTE
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Liked a lot : ADORED
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Second Sellers role in 19 Across : LIONELMANDRAKE
31
Acted as a cicerone : LED
32
Certain pols : INDS
33
Set : GEL
34
Upstate N.Y. college : BARD
37
Gene's letters : DNA
38
High-treason word : LESE
39
Porter's cousin : ALE
40
Lemon chasers : ADES
42
Simian : APE
44
Director of 19 Across : STANLEYKUBRICK
49
One is North, the other South : KOREAS
50
Levi or Tway : PRO
51
Shoe width : EEE
53
Third Sellers role in 19 Across : MERKINMUFFLEY
57
Eastern chief : EMIR
59
Eavesdropper : SNOOP
60
Irk : RILE
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Durban dollar : RAND
62
Expel : EGEST
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Humdinger : ONER
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Queens's ___ Park : REGO
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Pilot preceder : TEST
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Eur.'s East and West : GERS
Down
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Revengers in a film : NERDS
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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"Divini Redemptoris" author : PIUSXI
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Opposite of 26 Down : STET
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Bearded grass : DARNEL
6
British filmmaker Nicolas : ROEG
7
Queenly name : ANNE
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Bog : WETLAND
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Add spice : FLAVOR
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Speculate, as with borrowed funds : LEVERAGE
11
Employ : USE
12
Short catchall : ETC
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Declared : STATED
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Finnish poem : RUNE
21
Track figures : ODDS
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___ out (gets by, barely) : EKES
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Strike out : DELE
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Like the hills : OLD
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Soviet city near Poland : MINSK
30
Literary collection : ANA
34
Laze under rays : BASK
35
Kind of tenor : ALTO
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Stocking the arsenal : REARMING
37
Former Ottoman official : DEY
38
Hilo neckwear : LEI
40
Winged : ALAR
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Tracy-Hepburn film, with "The" : DESKSET
42
Curt : ABRUPT
43
Quad figure : PROF
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___-well (idler) : NEERDO
46
Highest : UPMOST
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French novelist: 1894-1961 : CELINE
48
Actress Ruby : KEELER
52
Oglers : EYERS
54
The gloomy Dean : INGE
55
Some decisions : NOES
56
Potential prince? : FROG
57
Make a boo-boo : ERR
58
West who went west : MAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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