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BLENDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1988

Author:
Robert W. Sturges
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,963
Across
1
Canine "blue book" org. : AKC
4
Auto mechanic's concern : IDLE
8
Harts : STAGS
13
Emulate Thraso : BRAG
17
Like a church mouse : POOR
19
Associated with the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
20
Impressive grouping : ARRAY
21
Word with officer or maker : PEACE
22
The Granary of the South : ARGENTINA
24
Uncomplicated enjoyment : SIMPLEASURE
26
Most spare : REEDIEST
27
One of the Lauders : ESTEE
28
Neighborhood businessman : GROCER
29
"Hiding" place : TANNERY
30
Proclaimed publicly : CRIED
31
Fried, in Figueras : FRITO
32
P.I.'s : TECS
33
Dentists' aids, at times : GASES
34
Constraint of circumstance : PRESSURE
37
Answer-sheet column : FALSE
39
Initiatives : OVERTURES
41
Eastern flag symbol : SUN
42
Assures victory : ICES
43
Sailor's chain : TYE
44
Pawnees' cousins : REES
45
"___ She Sweet?": 1927 song : AINT
46
Demon, to some : RUM
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Grassland grande dame : MEADOWAGER
51
Polly and Pittypat : AUNTS
52
Posts : STATIONS
55
Carrying cargo : LADEN
56
Aerie object : EGG
57
Like a rational argument : TENABLE
58
Cripples : MAIMS
59
Stimulates to action : AROUSES
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Neighbor of Harv. : MIT
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Prosit relative : SANTE
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Cluster of three letters : TRIGRAPH
66
Actress Irene from Greece : PAPAS
69
Flowery area in a Tex. city : GARDENISON
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Large scarf : BOA
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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This has banks in Caen : ORNE
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Child's fancy marble : TAW
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"Hard place" associate : ROCK
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Poe contraction : EER
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One-room apartment : BEDSITTER
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River of Hades : LETHE
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Makes a new map : RECHARTS
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British trolleys : TRAMS
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Judy's elder daughter : LIZA
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Springfield parts : SEARS
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Fluorine or chlorine : HALOGEN
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Stand for : DENOTE
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Canary's relative : SERIN
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Natives of Jakarta : JAVANESE
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Erratic Italian : UNEVENETIAN
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Nickel : FIVECENTS
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Hemispherical roofs : DOMES
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Père's sister : TANTE
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State : AVER
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Editor's word : STET
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Greek mil. group in W.W. II : ELAS
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Express contempt : SNEER
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Iniquity locales : DENS
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Next year's alums : SRS
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Disconnected : APART
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Future Olympics' site : KOREA
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Refined fellow of a few, convincing words : COGENTLEMAN
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Entombs : INTERS
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Kind of ham or wheel : DAISY
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Name of fame on Broadway : LUNT
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Kennedy letters : ETA
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More impudent : SASSIER
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Banal, to the utmost : TRITEST
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Venus de Milo, once : ARMED
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Mouth-related stare : GAPE
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Scansion unit: Abbr. : SYL
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Infatuates : BESOTS
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Loud relative : RAUCOUSIN
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Levantine port : ACRE
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Memorable actor Will ___ : GEER
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Rubicundity : REDNESS
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Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
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Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
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Way out : EGRESS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Hollowed : CAVED
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Noted D.C. art gallery : FREER
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Prado exhibits : GOYAS
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British brooch : PREEN
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Litter Lilliputian : RUNT
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Tolkien characters : ENTS
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Position Gehrig played : FIRST
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Demanding urgent action : ACUTE
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Drives : URGES
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Shoe size : TENE
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Bode : AUGUR
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Shed an outer layer : MOLT
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Early Chan : OLAND
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Chief Justice: 1874-88 : WAITE
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Madison Ave. figures : ADMEN
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Intensely interested : AGOG
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River at Plymouth Sound : TAMAR
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Heron's relative : IBIS
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Paddy's place : ERIN
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Kind of nest : MARES
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In a line : AROW
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Destructive operatives : SABOTAGENTS
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Memorable period : EPOCH
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Fountain order : SHAKE
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Refines a surface, in a way : SANDS
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Powerful people : TSARS
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Bridge support : PIER
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Porky Pig flick : PORCINEMA
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Melvyn's co-star in "Ninotchka" : GRETA
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List parts : ITEMS
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Rockne portrayer : OBRIEN
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Changes a neighborhood's character : REZONES
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Locker-room figure : TRAINER
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Rainier pool : TARN
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Syringa : LILAC
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Certain shoe sites : HOOVES
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Pot parts : ANTES
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Edible seaweeds : LAVERS
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Sight from Rouen : SEINE
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Asylum : HAVEN
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Depside, e.g. : ESTER
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What cowbirds don't build : NESTS
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Ranch visitor : DUDE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Ollie's friend : STAN
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Foolish talk: Slang : JIVE
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French conjunctions : ETS
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It's in one era, out the other : FAD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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