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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1988

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,217

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Transport of a sort : CART
5
One for the plus column : ASSET
10
Coin catcher : SLOT
14
Yesterday, to René : HIER
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Get to : REACH
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Singer Seeger : PETE
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Creme Fraiche's jockey: Belmont, 1985 : EDDIEMAPLE
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Used-car deal : RESALE
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Consumer : USER
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Calabria currency : LIRA
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Gothic-window lacework : TRACERY
27
Astronaut's approval : AOK
30
Vipers : ASPS
32
Prior, to Prior : ERE
33
Shows appreciation : CLAPS
35
Fortunetelling medium : PALMISTRY
40
Angelic topper : HALO
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Graceland name : ELVIS
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"QB VII" penner : URIS
43
Streisand hit : EVERGREEN
45
Swiftly : APACE
46
A.F.L.-___ : CIO
47
Bruce of films : DERN
49
By means of : PER
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Spontaneous action : IMPULSE
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Neural network : RETE
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Chicago business area : LOOP
57
___ de France : ILE
59
Deceived : MISLED
63
Caron role : LILI
64
Jackson nickname : OLDHICKORY
66
___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
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Dressed to the ___ : NINES
68
Mystery writer Lesley ___ : EGAN
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Weight deduction : TARE
70
Browns : SEARS
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Garden beauty : ROSE
Down
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"Moonstruck" star : CHER
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Gal Friday : AIDE
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Warm shades : REDS
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Court event : TRIAL
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Weapon suppliers : ARMERS
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Baltic, e.g. : SEA
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Enervates : SAPS
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Notoriety : ECLAT
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Formulas : THEOREMS
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Grooms oneself : SPRUCESUP
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Rent : LEASE
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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Sad-eyed : TEARY
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Rome, for one : APPLE
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Flu symptom : ACHE
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Norwegian monarch : OLAV
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Leafy green : KALE
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Rescued : SAVED
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Bristly rodent : PORCUPINE
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Ocean greyhound : LINER
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Ensnare : TRAP
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Shanghai staple : RICE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Deteriorations : EROSIONS
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Hodges or McDougald : GIL
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Caper : ANTIC
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Negligent : REMISS
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___ ease (nervous) : ILLAT
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Dancer Shearer : MOIRA
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Arctic : POLAR
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Miss ___ of "Dallas" : ELLIE
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Sandy ridge : ESKER
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Best or Ferber : EDNA
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Trademark : LOGO
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Memorable periods : ERAS
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Force unit : DYNE
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"Leave ___ to Heaven" : HER

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

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