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New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1988

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,224
Across
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Zsa Zsa, e.g. : GABOR
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Game of no chance : SCAM
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Canadian Indian : CREE
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Better than : ABOVE
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Christmas pageant prop : HALO
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Auditorium : HALL
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Quick : FLEET
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Served perfectly on a court : ACED
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"Hallelujah! I'm ___" : ABUM
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Carnival fun for some : FERRISWHEELRIDE
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Part : ROLE
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Glider section : RUDDER
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Speed up : HASTEN
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Columnist Landers : ANN
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Pianist Templeton : ALEC
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Shapeless forms of matter : GASES
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Thoroughly : TOAFARETHEEWELL
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Play a banjo : STRUM
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Norman city : CAEN
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Discovery's agcy. : NASA
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Cry of delight : OOH
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Mickey's creator : DISNEY
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Near : ATHAND
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Fruit of the ___ : LOOM
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Diplomatic officer : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
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Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
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Lobster tail, to a diner : SURF
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Orchard : GROVE
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Words of relativity : ISTO
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Except : SAVE
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Bit of burning coal : EMBER
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Rusk or Martin : DEAN
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Winged : ALAR
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Rapier's big brother : SABRE
Down
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Barbed spear : GAFF
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Competent : ABLE
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Ended : OVER
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Head for bed : RETIRE
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Serape, e.g. : SHAWL
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Hide the loot : CACHE
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Up-to-date : MODERN
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Garden green : CHARD
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Fanatical : RABID
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Avoid : ELUDE
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Lewis's Gantry : ELMER
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Sub finder : SONAR
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Sudden thrust : LUNGE
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Stetsons or shakos : HATS
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Very much : ALOT
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Marshal's badge : STAR
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Bean-curd product : TOFU
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Yearning : ACHE
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Labor leader Walesa : LECH
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Airline abbr. : ETA
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Barley bristles : AWNS
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Actor Connery : SEAN
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In addition : ELSE
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Highly amuse: Colloq. : SLAY
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Surrounded by : AMONG
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"Till the ___ Time" : ENDOF
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Ukrainian seaport : ODESSA
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Reflections : IMAGES
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Stinging : ACRID
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"___ were the days" : THOSE
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"___ luego" : HASTA
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Criminal act : ARSON
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Polliwog, for one : LARVA
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Present : OFFER
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Twofold : DUAL
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Role for Shirley or Marie : IRMA
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Charles or Lynda Bird : ROBB
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Perpetually : EVER
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Dried up : SERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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