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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 1988

Author:
McDowell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
McDowell has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Dixie shop? : STOA
5
Février follower : MARS
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Norm, to a G.I. : SOP
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Expectant Indian? : HOPI
13
Gives a yegg a leg up : ABETS
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Trepidation : FEAR
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___ P., Dickens character : AGED
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Return to country of birth : REPATRIATE
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What Venus said at Melos? : FAREWELLTOARMS
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Hebrew letter : TSADI
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Shrieks : YELLS
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Symbolic welcome : LEI
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She wrote "Golden Days" : SEE
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Parcel: Abbr. : BDL
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Most inhuman : CRUELEST
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Elephant's-ear : TARO
36
Protection by seven-footers? : LONGARMOFTHELAW
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Señorita's "Stop!" : ALTO
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Hardboard : MASONITE
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Avant-gardist : NEO
43
Mess-hall assts. : KPS
46
Pos. opposite : NEG
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Actress Gillette : ANITA
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Wrongly : AMISS
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Workers' force? : OCCUPATIONARMY
58
Kramdens' activity : QUARRELING
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Leo's lodge : LAIR
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Borgia in-law : ESTE
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Relish : SAVOR
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
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Whittier's "Laus ___!" : DEO
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Littler or Wilder : GENE
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Amphibious vehicle : SEEP
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Arrow : SHAFT
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Justices' robes : TOGAS
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Salieri's "Tarare," e.g. : OPERA
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Played the paraclete : AIDED
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Dark lunar area : MARE
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Killer of Eric IV : ABEL
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Comply with an R.S.V.P. : REPLY
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Says : STATES
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Ridge : SEAM
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Grouts : OATS
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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Tippet's kin : STOLE
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Sapins : FIRS
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Subject of "Carabasset" : RALE
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Author Cather : WILLA
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Chariot chaser : EER
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Doctrine : ISM
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Indonesian isle : BALI
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W. C. Fields expletive : DRAT
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Actor Edmund ___ : LOWE
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Clique : CLAN
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Cameo, for one : ROLE
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Ruskin's "___ This Last" : UNTO
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Conceit : EGO
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Porker purloiner : TOM
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Second highest pinochle card : TEN
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Devotee : FAN
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Half a fly : TSE
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Navajo dwelling : HOGAN
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Sylvan knot : KNUR
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Dudeens : PIPES
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Locus for "Hogan's Heroes" : STALAG
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Tart, in Tours : ACRE
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Suffix with form : ATIVE
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Cob and buck : MALES
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Wroth : IRATE
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Strike : SMITE
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Pancake topper : SYRUP
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York's river : OUSE
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Addison tragedy : CATO
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Privy to : INON
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Blunderbore, e.g. : OGRE
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Geometer's P.S. : QED

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

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