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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1988

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,218
Across
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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Oates book : THEM
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Arledge of TV : ROONE
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Like Pat Ewing : TALL
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Had on : WORE
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Misstep : ERROR
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Vegetable-oil derivative : OLEO
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Horned goddess : ISIS
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Chaney's "thousand" : FACES
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COLUMBUS : MIDWESTCAPITAL
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Top of the head : PATE
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Aficionado's shout : OLE
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Display by a noted Surrealist : DALIS
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Speak like a Southerner : DRAWL
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Prefix for light : TWI
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Adding word : AND
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Danube tributary : HRON
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COLUMBUS : CIRCLEINNEWYORK
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Home of the Keydets : VMI
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Rest : REPOSE
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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College V.I.P.'s : DEANS
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Dealt with problems : COPED
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Camelot title : SIR
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Converse idly : CHAT
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COLUMBUS : OCTOBERHONOREE
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Audibly : ALOUD
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Antelope's playmate : DEER
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Variable star : NOVA
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Finish second : PLACE
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Underpinnings : GAMS
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Partner of Currier : IVES
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Discussions : TALKS
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Fencing piece : EPEE
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Penny : CENT
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Bit : ATOM
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The former French Sudan : MALI
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"___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Variety of softball : SLOWPITCH
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Checker's dance : TWIST
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Threw a party : HOSTED
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Clapton or Idle : ERIC
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Table mountain : MESA
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Second drink : REFILL
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Speechify : ORATE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Coward : NOEL
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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Canvas holder : EASEL
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Loose snow : POWDER
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Transfer picture : DECAL
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Make parallel : ALINE
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Frolics : LARKS
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Arrested : RANIN
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Raggedy doll : ANN
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Boy Scout group : TROOP
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From bad to ___ : WORSE
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Readied the presses : INKED
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Electronically produced echo : REVERB
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Low in tension, as muscles : HYPOTONIC
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Miss Hogg : IMA
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Beatles' "___ Work It Out" : WECAN
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Rectifiers : DIODES
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Secret plan : SCHEME
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In a rut : STUCK
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Silver or Champion : HORSE
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Pot for paella : OLLA
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Mine find : COAL
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Periphery : EDGE
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Bring in the harvest : REAP
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Move aimlessly : ROVE
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Uniform : EVEN
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Bridge position : EAST
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Well phrased : APT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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