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Dorothy Smitonick
Dorothy Smitonick

New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1988

46-Down : Mitigate

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,939
Across
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Hood's weapon : SHIV
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Sea of ___, in Russia : AZOV
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British naval base, ___ Flow : SCAPA
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Joan Sutherland, e.g. : DIVA
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Rel. study : THEOL
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Having wings : ALAR
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Singles : ONES
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Tars' tales : YARNS
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Comic's special delivery? : BOSTONCREAMPIE
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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___ in wait (lurk) : LIE
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Dialect : PATOIS
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Hymn of praise : ALLELUIA
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Suffix with cell : ULOSE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Duos: Abbr. : PRS
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Capital stationery? : MANILAENVELOPES
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Qt. or pt. : AMT
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Portico for Pericles : STOA
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Part of a meet : EVENT
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Foretell : SOOTHSAY
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Cubic meters : STERES
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Sterlet delicacy : ROE
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Quartet : FOUR
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Composition by Helen's abductor? : PLASTEROFPARIS
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Cheerful : RIANT
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Comedian Sahl : MORT
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___ off (calm down) : COOL
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Carroll girl : ALICE
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Spice or weapon : MACE
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Nobelist for Peace: 1984 : TUTU
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Became dried up : SERED
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The last word : AMEN
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Bachelor's party : STAG
Down
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Uncertain effort : STAB
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Entire: Comb. form : HOLO
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An attendant on Cleo : IRAS
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Heifetz and Iturbi : VIRTUOSI
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Object of Venus's affection : ADONIS
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Chemical elements : ZINCS
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Across the plate : OVER
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Amphora : VASE
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Golf term : STYMIE
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Oratory : CHAPEL
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Player on the dealer's right : PONE
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Smith and Jolson : ALS
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Mirador : ORIEL
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TV sitcom "Kate and ___" : ALLIE
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Mountain lions : PUMAS
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Cottonwood : ALAMO
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Scout's rider : TONTO
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Irk : ANNOY
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Pumice : LAVA
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Kind of berth : UPPER
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Little helpers? : ASSTS
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Greek letter : BETA
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Resource : ASSET
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Ease : LETUP
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Emulates Cabotin : OVERACTS
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Stupor : TRANCE
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Entertained : HOSTED
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Mitigate : SOFTEN
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Higher power in "Star Wars" : FORCE
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Cumulus : PILE
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Rabbit's burrow : LAIR
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Hall of Fame educator ___ Willard : EMMA
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Gallivant : ROAM
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Rummage about : ROUT
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Minim : IOTA
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Relative of a snail : SLUG
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Ethiopian title : RAS

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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