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DROPOUTS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1988

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 17-Down (DSS) is "Sociologist's deg.", but couldn't find any examples of that; clue for 74-Down (TAKEORDER) is "Fast-food specialty," but perhaps editor was thinking of TAKEOUT

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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,208
Across
1
Rigel, e.g. : STAR
5
Trade : SWAP
9
French Lick is one : SPA
12
Herald's cloak : TABARD
18
Guipure or colberteen : LACE
19
Kennedy relative : OHARE
20
Telpher : CAR
21
Lariats : RIATAS
22
Fabian's opinion of Cesario: Shak. : AMOSTDEVCOWARD
25
"By their ___ ye shall know them" : FRUITS
26
Third : TERTIARY
27
Peter's ___ (old tax) : PENCE
28
Saturate : IMBUE
29
Chevet : APSE
30
"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
31
Twangy : NASAL
33
Flings : CASTS
36
Author St. Johns : ADELA
37
Above all : CHIEFLY
41
Michel Ney's weapon : ARME
42
Sultry : HUMID
44
Kind of soup : LENTIL
47
First U.N. Secretary General : LIE
48
Sward : LEA
49
Wings, to Ovid : ALAE
50
"Because thou hast ___ faithful . . . ": Luke 19:17 : BEEN
51
Horne from Brooklyn : LENA
52
Photog's product : ENL
53
"___, said . . . Chaucer": Spenser : UNCHUNKIST
57
Aphorisms : GNOMES
59
Auditors' concerns : BALANCES
61
Tempers : EASES
62
Painting style : OPART
63
It can be scanned : METER
64
Po metropolis : TURIN
65
Lorelei : SIREN
67
Islamic Messiah : MAHDI
69
Rel. of a bracket : PAREN
70
Hampered : RETARDED
73
Prepare to deplane : UNBELT
75
Loud confrontation : SHINGMATCH
77
Mme., in Madrid : SRA
78
Estuaries : RIAS
79
Kind of flute : ALTO
81
Mother of Jabal and Jubal : ADAH
82
Folding bed : COT
83
Literary monogram : RLS
84
Decrees : UKASES
86
Tommyrot : HOOEY
87
Yield : CEDE
88
Early ascetics : ESSENES
90
Squash variety : ACORN
92
Weighty works : TOMES
93
Smudges : BLOTS
95
Rounded moldings : TORI
96
Record-breaking miler : CRAM
98
What gandy dancers do : LABOR
100
Shapes : TRIMS
102
Walked aimlessly : TRAIPSED
106
Stage : PERIOD
107
How the death-fires danced for the Ancient Mariner : ABABINREELANDR
109
James Webb's "___ of Honor" : ASENSE
110
Baby raccoon : KIT
111
Wagon tongues in New England : NEAPS
112
Fad : RAGE
113
Spare : MEAGER
114
Vane dir. : ESE
115
Yawn : GAPE
116
Fleuret's kin : EPEE
Down
1
Lath : SLAT
2
Subdued : TAME
3
Acidity, to an M.D. : ACOR
4
Iterate : RESTATE
5
Author Hite : SHERE
6
Undulating : WAVY
7
Azimuth : ARC
8
Populated : PEOPLED
9
Kind of sheet : SCANDAL
10
Tuileries, e.g. : PARC
11
Tennyson's wrecked seaman : ARDEN
12
Piscatorial sport : TRFISHING
13
Service begun May 15, 1918 : AIRMAIL
14
Geegaw : BAUBLE
15
One of the Cook Islands : ATIU
16
Seed, in tennis : RATE
17
Sociologist's deg. : DSS
19
Seraglio sections : ODAS
23
Apices : TIPS
24
Prosperity : WEAL
30
Ta-ta, in Tours : ADIEU
32
Section of "Le Tartuffe" : ACTE
33
Joshua's fellow spy : CALEB
34
Coliseum : ARENA
35
Fisherman's quarry : SMALLMHBASS
36
Far East nurses : AMAHS
38
Start of Stephano's song in "The Tempest" : FLEMANDSCEM
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Luxury craft : LINER
40
Barm : YEAST
42
Type of arch : HANCE
43
Pressure product : ULCER
45
Vilma or Buddy : EBSEN
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N.B.A. team : NETS
51
Jogger's cousin : LOPER
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As far as : UNTIL
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURI
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Black of "Nashville" : KAREN
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Gershwin's "Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Author Lofts : NORAH
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Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
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Resort lake in the West : TAHOE
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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On edge : ITCHY
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Foolish guillemot : MURRE
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Indigo sources : ANILS
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Attention getters : PSTS
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Gaseous element : RADON
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Wear away : ERODE
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Trysts : DATES
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Fast-food specialty : TAKEORDER
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A Polynesian tongue : MAORI
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Perdure : LAST
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Free : UNLOOSE
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Cloy : SATIATE
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___ around (cavorting) : HORSING
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Liken : COMPARE
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In decline : EBBING
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Search carefully : COMB
92
Shadow : TAIL
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Spile : STAKE
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Kind of paper : CREPE
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Norma and Charlotte : RAES
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___-majesté : LESE
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Belt : AREA
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Shea stats. : RBIS
102
Hazard for Strange : TRAP
103
Cinch : SNAP
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Fringe : EDGE
105
Endure, in Edinburgh : DREE
106
Martina's doubles partner : PAM
108
Pedagogue's org. : NEA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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