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New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1988

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,231

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Across
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Funny fellows : WAGS
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Quahog : CLAM
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Phoenician deity : BAAL
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Biblical land : ELAM
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Name of theatrical fame : ROXY
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Nacho topping : SALSA
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Collier's portal : ADIT
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Nautical measures : KNOTS
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Mollusks : SHELLFISH
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Notions : IDEAS
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Anna Christie, e.g. : HARLOT
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Theatrical trappings : SETS
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Novice : TYRO
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Depth charge, to a gob : ASHCAN
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Thrusts : STABS
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Fenway Pk. judges : UMPS
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Pa. county : ERIE
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Quick : FLEET
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Pollux's mother : LEDA
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Marathon segments : LEGS
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Pellucid : CLEAR
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Mib : MARBLE
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Cream ___ : SODA
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P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
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Triple Crown horse: 1935 : OMAHA
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Kin of three card monte : SHELLGAME
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Overcome by ennui : BORED
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Lacquered metalware : TOLE
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Opera by Salieri : ATAR
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Calamities : EVILS
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Muscat sultanate : OMAN
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Russian news source : TASS
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Cheerleader's verse : YELL
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Flat fee : RENT
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Otherwise : ELSE
Down
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Renege on a wager : WELSH
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Hilo hi : ALOHA
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One yawning : GAPER
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Olfactory clue : SMELL
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Foxlike : CRAFTY
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Calif. city : LODI
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W.W. II foe : AXIS
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Bulfinch's specialty : MYTHS
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Concert site : BANDSHELL
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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The Charleses' pooch : ASTA
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Bonnie young girl : LASS
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Revue segments : SKITS
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Building sites : LOTS
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Be kinglike : RULE
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Last letter from Greece : OMEGA
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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Rival of Amneris : AIDA
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Stingy : NEAR
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Thailand, formerly : SIAM
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"G.W.T.W." survivor : TARA
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Epithet for some Hollywood blondes : BOMBSHELL
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Nuisance : PEST
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Skedaddled : FLED
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Weightlifter's exercise : CURL
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Cargoes : LOADS
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___ scout : TALENT
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John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
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Variegated quartz : AGATE
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Deadly : FATAL
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Bring together : AMASS
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Concise : TERSE
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Mind : OBEY
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Chess action : MOVE
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Seed jacket : ARIL
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Kind of plate : HOME
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Joie de vivre : ELAN

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