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New York Times, Monday, January 25, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,957
Across
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Haley book : ROOTS
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Ripens : AGES
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Roscoe : GAT
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Consent : AGREE
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Kipling's "___ Sea to Sea" : FROM
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Host : ARMY
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Liberace's candelabra holder : GRANDPIANO
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Den : LAIR
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Sprite : ELF
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"___ tu . . . ": Verdi aria : ERI
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Ugly American, in Acapulco : GRINGO
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Ancient sect : ESSENE
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China preceder : INDO
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Compelling : COGENT
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Pirates' craft : XEBEC
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Corporeal channels : AORTAE
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Have the flu : AIL
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Mugger on the boards : HAM
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Nucleic acid : RNA
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Conceded : GRANTED
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Rather or McGrew : DAN
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Stowe girl : EVA
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Amati product : VIOLIN
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Electronic device : DIODE
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In a dry way : ARIDLY
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Movie dog : ASTA
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OPEC, for one : CARTEL
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Star: Comb. form : ASTERO
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Robert E. ___ : LEE
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Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA
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Aped minnows : SWAM
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La Scala offering : GRANDOPERA
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Brother of Fritz, in comics : HANS
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Handicapped, in a way : LAME
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Warsaw inhabitants : POLES
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Finish : END
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Enough, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Cut of halibut : STEAK
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Duster or tatter : RAG
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Monster : OGRE
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Spoken : ORAL
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"A Boy ___ Tall," 1963 film : TENFEET
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But, to Cato : SED
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Burning : AFIRE
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Wheat or rye : GRAIN
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Long, long time : EON
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One cause of heavy breathing : SMOG
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Prince Charles, to George VI : GRANDCHILD
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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Novice : TYRO
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Straighten : ALINE
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Annoyed : PESTERED
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Josh : RIB
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Obstruction : SNAG
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Egress : EXIT
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Ace, for one : CARD
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Stadium section : GRANDSTAND
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Raised : ELEVATED
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Seed cover : ARIL
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"___ are called . . . " : MANY
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Ceramist's ___ glaze : OILSPOT
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Newspaper entries : ITEMS
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Scull adjunct : OAR
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Egypt's great dam : ASWAN
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Tex. shrine : ALAMO
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Extend a subscription : RENEW
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"Off the Court" author : ASHE
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Give the eye : OGLE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Region : AREA
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Scurried : RAN
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Wife of Saturn : OPS
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Inquire : ASK

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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