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New York Times, Monday, October 10, 1988

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,216
Across
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Nervous : EDGY
5
Hidy-hole treasure : CACHE
10
Priestly vestment : ALB
13
Like a pittance : MERE
14
Earth tone : OCHER
15
Barnyard noise : BAA
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Genesis figure : ONAN
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July 4 noisemaker : CHERRYBOMB
20
Bellhop's expectation : TIP
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Become awry : SKEW
22
Body of troops : ARRAY
23
L. Frank Baum's ___ City : EMERALD
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Walks proudly : STRUTS
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Like a villain : VILE
28
Not sharp : BLUNT
29
Juan's buddy : AMIGO
31
Move capriciously : FLIT
32
Shakespearean exclamation : FIE
35
Certain Latin lands : BANANAREPUBLICS
39
Chopper : AXE
40
"Sixteen ___" : TONS
41
Noted lexicographer : ROGET
42
Large antelope : ELAND
44
Muni or Newman : PAUL
45
Be playful : CAVORT
47
Tops in celerity : FASTEST
50
Groundwork : BASIS
51
Sound-speed ratio number : MACH
52
Profound reverence : AWE
53
Baloney : APPLESAUCE
56
___ the Terrible : IVAN
57
Wrath : IRE
58
A deadly sin : ANGER
59
Tear violently : REND
60
Bolivian export : TIN
61
Sailboat's propellants : GUSTS
62
Inquires : ASKS
Down
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Act like a thespian : EMOTE
2
Dungaree cloth : DENIM
3
Rumor source : GRAPEVINE
4
Far Eastern money : YEN
5
Seashell : COCKLE
6
Yearned : ACHED
7
Masticate : CHEW
8
Common pronoun : HER
9
Flub : ERR
10
Cancel : ABORT
11
Tibetan monks : LAMAS
12
Treat tenderly : BABY
18
Tale : YARN
19
Very dry, as champagne : BRUT
21
Where to get a bob : SALON
24
Latvian capital : RIGA
25
Ship moorings : SLIPS
26
Susan Jaffe's skirt : TUTU
28
Mix thoroughly : BLEND
29
Bedouin garment : ABA
30
Baer or Beerbohm : MAX
31
Facade : FRONT
32
Genesis raiment : FIGLEAVES
33
Summer treat : ICE
34
Clock setting in N.Y.C. : EST
36
Salieri opera : ATAR
37
Impudent : BRASH
38
Clumsy boor : LOUT
42
Pernicious : EVIL
43
Be vanquished : LOSE
44
Indianapolis cagers : PACERS
45
Mediterranean isle : CAPRI
46
Tree variety : ASPEN
47
Gem surface : FACET
48
Posh : SWANK
49
Takes care of : TENDS
50
Angler's need : BAIT
51
Cupboard items : MUGS
54
Droop : SAG
55
Babylonian sky god : ANU
56
General Eaker : IRA

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

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