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New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 13,937

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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Dutch painter Frans : HALS
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French soldier : POILU
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Corrida cries : OLES
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Celebrities : HEADLINERS
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Assistant : AIDE
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Jargon : SLANG
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Midnight's antithesis : NOONDAY
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Agt. : REP
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Eskimo's "giddyap!" : MUSH
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Alley ___ of comics : OOP
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Titter sound : TEHEE
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Suffix with resist : ANCE
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Kind of squad : RIOT
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White cliffs spot : DOVER
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Thought : IDEA
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Come in : ENTER
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Roman fiddler : NERO
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Gives temporarily : LENDS
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Autry or Tunney : GENE
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Lease anew : RELET
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Indicate approval : NOD
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Fr. holy women : STES
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___ Jima : IWO
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Snare : TRAP
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Gentlemen of Verona : SIGNORI
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Mob : CROWD
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Pshaw! : TUSH
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Tête-à-tête : HEADTOHEAD
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Aid an arsonist : ABET
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The Oder, to a Czech : ODRA
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Pony or bean : PINTO
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Employs : USES
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Santa's largess : TOYS
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Pindar's output : ODES
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Away from: Prefix : APH
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Departs : GOES
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Star of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Heir, often : SON
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Delegate with full power : PLENIPOTENTIARY
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Food fish : CERO
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Classify : ASSORT
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Hearing devices : HEADPHONES
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Land mass : ASIA
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Astor was one : LADY
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Sunbonnet girl : SUE
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Disregard : IGNORE
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Require : NEED
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Up and ___ : DOING
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Post : MAIL
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Below : UNDER
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Play part : SCENE
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Auto's "eyes" : HEADLIGHTS
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Occasion : EVENT
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Weird : EERIE
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Quartet member : TENOR
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Heaters : RODS
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Edit : REDACT
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Stitched : SEWN
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"___ to Handle," 1938 film : TOOHOT
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Set piece : PROP
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Part-time tchrs. : SUBS
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What video means : ISEE
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Change décor : REDO
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Paducah's river : OHIO
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Make one's way : WEND
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Calendar item : DATE
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Greek letter : TAU
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Author ___ Passos : DOS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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