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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Saturday, October 15, 1988

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J K Q Z }
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Walter Covell has 33 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,221
Across
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Made the wild mild : TAMED
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Like a Simon couple : ODD
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Place for a chip : DIP
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Mahre specialties : SLALOMS
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Aberdeen's river : DEE
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Cardinal number : ONE
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Delivery by parachute : AIRDROP
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Alan Paton, e.g. : AFRICAN
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Mil. unit : RGT
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Irritated state : SNIT
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Image: Comb. form : EID
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Popular song since 1908 : SHINEONHARVESTMOON
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Literary monogram : TSE
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High-schooler, usually : TEEN
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Plains Indian : OTOE
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The ___ (rock group) : WHO
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Lunar halo's bright spot : MOONDOG
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Suffix with honor : ARY
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Maugham opus: 1919 : THEMOONANDSIXPENCE
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Macerate : RET
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Encounter : MEET
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"Babi ___," Kuznetsov novel : YAR
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Performing ___ : ARTS
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Garden soil : LOAM
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Graduate deg. : SCD
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African heights, mentioned by Ptolemy : MOUNTAINSOFTHEMOON
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Charged atom : ION
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Emerald Isle : EIRE
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Oaf : ASS
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Jawless fish : LAMPREY
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Scottish schoolmaster : DOMINIE
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Lamb's dam : EWE
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Oft-quoted Chairman : MAO
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Complete, in Cannes : ENTIERE
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Describing some blankets : WET
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Lubricated : OILED
Down
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Nicholas and Ivan : TSARS
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Land : ALIGHT
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Memorable Cuban hero and family : MARTIS
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Antiquity, once : ELD
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Back of a book, to old-timers : DORSE
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Seraglio room : ODA
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Postpone : DEFER
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Origin: Abbr. : DERIV
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One of seven : DOC
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Actress Claire : INA
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Cob's mate : PEN
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Plainsong feature : MONOTONE
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Backbone : SPINE
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Wilkie Collins mystery : THEMOONSTONE
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Nelson Eddy film : NEWMOON
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Laurel or Musial : STAN
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Ancient ornamental collar : TORC
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Silvery freshwater fish : MOONEYE
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Stage emoter : HAM
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Phrase like "thundering silence" : OXYMORON
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RR employee : GPA
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Coal-mine vehicle : TRAM
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Leander's beloved : HERO
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Words to Brutus : ETTU
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Prepared-foods shop : DELI
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Once, once : ERST
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Emulate Delilah : SNIP
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Stage comment : ASIDE
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Coco of perfumery : CHANEL
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Yen : DESIRE
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Have ___ to the ground : ANEAR
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One-quadrillionth: Comb. form : FEMTO
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Climbing plant : MOONSEED
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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Dread of a sort : AWE
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Shea player : MET
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Hither's partner : YON
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VII minus IV : III

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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