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New York Times, Friday, January 8, 1988

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Kay Sullivan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,940
Across
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Furry rodents : PACAS
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Fish, in a way : CAST
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Parts of mins. : SECS
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Hip : AWARE
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Old Egyptian cross : ANKH
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What claques do : CLAP
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Pivotal : POLAR
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Clink : STIR
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Aborigine of Japan : AINU
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Outdoors : ALFRESCO
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Handel oratorio: 1720 : ESTHER
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Arensky or Bruckner : ANTON
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One of four famous concerti by 45 Down : AUTUMN
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"___ is icumen in": Pound : WINTER
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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Latin I verb : AMO
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Brown wrapping paper : KRAFT
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Museum display : DIORAMA
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Squabbles : HASSLES
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Noodle : STRUM
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Novello : IVOR
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Western lizard : UTA
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Oxford university : MIAMI
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" . . . O ___ swallow": Swinburne : SUMMER
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"___ ahead, fall back" : SPRING
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Sheer fabric : VOILE
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Second-best quoits pitch : LEANER
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Mozart was one : AUSTRIAN
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Court records : ACTA
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Elvers' futures : EELS
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"___ Seeing You," 1938 song : ILLBE
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Nod dweller : CAIN
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Memorable soprano : MELBA
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Granny or bowline : KNOT
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Jib : SAIL
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Health or wealth : ASSET
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Haydn's nickname : PAPA
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Truant G.I. : AWOL
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Young moose : CALF
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Mountain in E Turkey : ARARAT
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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Me. bay : CASCO
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First name of 45 Down : ANTONIO
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Do christies : SKI
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Minatory statement : THREAT
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Disperses : SCATTERS
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Yale or Root : ELIHU
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Cave ___ (Pompeian gate sign) : CANEM
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Scorn : SPURN
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Senator Thurmond : STROM
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Behaves sullenly : SULKS
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Parts of swabs : WADS
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Artificial: Abbr. : IMIT
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A queen from the U.S.A. : NOOR
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Section of London : SOHO
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Disfigure : MAIM
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Grad : ALUM
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Gala : FETE
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Despot : TSAR
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Meditative : RUMINANT
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Ammonia derivative : AMINE
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Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
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Venetian priest-composer : VIVALDI
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Matches : AGREES
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___ Thule : ULTIMA
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European blackbirds : MERLES
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Something to be taken up : SLACK
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Praline ingredient : PECAN
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Proportion : RATIO
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European thrush : OUSEL
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What Pandora released : ILLS
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Liszt's title : ABBE
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Actian or Augustan : ERA

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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