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New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 1988

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,219
Across
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Sounds from Santa : HOHO
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Valley : DALE
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Health resort : SPA
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One of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Mr. ___, minstrel endman : BONES
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Frau's counterpart : HERR
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Mobster's cry in a gunfight : YOWTHEYGOTMEPAL
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Daughter's sib : SON
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U.S. author James : AGEE
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Take the stump : ORATE
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One of a pair : TWIN
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Snuggles : CUDDLES
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Venetian's neighbor : PADUAN
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Punishes a schoolboy : CANES
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Rani's robe : SARI
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Mimic : APE
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Second mobster's query : DOESITHURTAWFUL
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Gel : SET
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Strike : SMITE
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Hones a straightedge : STROPS
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Allah is their God : MOSLEMS
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Throb painfully : ACHE
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Spaces : AREAS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Royal symbol : ORB
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First mobster's reply : NAWTHEYGOTMEPAL
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Compass points : ENES
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Tardy : LATE
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Clam, at times: Abbr. : STR
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Italian noble family : ESTE
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Took a jet : FLEW
Down
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Reaps alfalfa : HAYS
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Actress Goldie : HAWN
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Baseball great : OTT
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Dean : DOYEN
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Heavenly being, to Henri : ANGE
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Zodiacal sign : LEO
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Id follower : EST
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Talk foolishly : PRATE
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Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
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Commence : BEGIN
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Livestock groups : HERDS
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Fiftieth state : HAWAII
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Fashion : MODE
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Bath fixtures : TUBS
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Tote : CARRY
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One : UNIT
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Shoulder enhancers : PADS
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S. African lily : ALOE
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Eat sparingly : DIET
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Effect's beginning : CAUSE
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Injections : SHOTS
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Hair style : AFRO
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Gas-station fixture : PUMP
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Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
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Remove excess : TRIM
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Song of praise : ANTHEM
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"She ___ a Yellow Ribbon" : WORE
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Parts of beds : SLATS
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Fit neatly : MESH
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Sings like Fitzgerald : SCATS
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Lions' prides : MANES
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Drain : SEWER
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Hit the deck : AROSE
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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October birthstone : OPAL
50
Assess : RATE
51
Exploded, as a tire : BLEW
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Nice summer : ETE
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Correspondence abbr. : YRS
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Nixie or pixie : ELF

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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