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New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 1988

20-Down : Nile Valley group

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,959
Across
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Cant : SLANG
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B-G connection : CDEF
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Startle : JAR
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Six: Comb. form : HEXA
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Ranch newcomer : DUDE
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
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Hwys. : RTES
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Vincent Price role : DRGOLDFOOT
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Material for a fedora : FELT
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Deletes : ERASES
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Make firm : HARDEN
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Hindu holy man : SADHU
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Moslem title : EMIR
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Eager : KEEN
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Greek fabulist: Var. : ESOP
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Kind of lamb or candle : PASCHAL
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Of the outer regions : SPATIAL
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Type of terrier : SKYE
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Semitic god : BAAL
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Ens. training ground : USNA
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Junta : CABAL
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Tips over : UPSETS
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"___ Dallas" : STELLA
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Cash in Roma : LIRE
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Dynamics preceder : AERO
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Roles for Ayres and Chamberlain : DRSKILDARE
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Nerd : DRIP
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___ pot (deteriorate) : GOTO
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"Give me your ___ ... ": Lazarus : TIRED
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Signs : INKS
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Israel's Abba ___ : EBAN
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Dodge : EVADE
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Rel. speeches : SERS
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Fiend : DEMON
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Transmit : SEND
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Ananias : LIAR
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Sick as ___ : ADOG
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Verne's Captain ___ : NEMO
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Lattice : GRILLE
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Irritate : CHAFE
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Apply pediculicide : DELOUSE
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Montreal baseball player : EXPO
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Observed Lent : FASTED
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Germanic tribesmen of yore : JUTES
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One of the Astaires : ADELE
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Takes five : RESTS
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Richard Burton role : DRFAUSTUS
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Nile Valley group : DINKA
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Wise to the jive : HEP
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You love: Lat. : AMAS
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Take a chance : RISK
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Albert Dekker role : DRCYCLOPS
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Handle for Hadrian : ANSA
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City in Ala. : ELBA
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River in Picardy : OISE
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Fight for breath : PANT
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Get well : HEAL
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Many: Comb. form : PLURI
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Player like Mays or Musial : ALLSTAR
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Insignia : BADGES
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Stoned : PELTED
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Maugham's Miss Thompson : SADIE
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Gulls' relatives : TERNS
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Composer Satie et al. : ERIKS
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Images : IKONS
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Academic garb : ROBE
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Plunge : DIVE
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Biblical name for Syria : ARAM
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Paint again : REDO
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Sir Anthony ___ : EDEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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