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New York Times, Monday, October 3, 1988

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,209
Across
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Denizen of the deep : TUNA
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Moral precept : ETHIC
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Cob or pen : SWAN
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Give ___ on the back : APAT
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Hush breaker : NOISE
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Bok choy's kin : KALE
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Owns up : COMESCLEAN
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On the Red : ASEA
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"___ Buttermilk Sky," 1946 tune : OLE
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___ water (prove true) : HOLD
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Restraint : TETHER
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TV tear-jerkers : SUDSERS
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Actress Anouk ___ : AIMEE
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Pindar product : ODE
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Deeply absorbed : IMMERSED
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Kind of accounting : COST
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Copy a peacock : PREEN
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Earthy offering : ORE
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Reserved : ALOOF
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E.T.O. V.I.P. : IKE
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Drench : DOUSE
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N.B.A. whistler : REF
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Lotus-eater : IDLER
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Entry : ITEM
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Formed foam : LATHERED
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Great fault : SIN
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Caesar, for one : SALAD
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Absorbs : SOAKSUP
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Rebukes : SCOLDS
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Dross : SCUM
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Lbs. upon lbs. : TNS
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Endings for pay and plug : OLAS
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Loses one's shirt : TAKESABATH
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Dry dishes : WIPE
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Cara or Papas : IRENE
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Te Kanawa specialty : ARIA
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Prying : NOSY
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Made crow sounds : CAWED
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Lobscouse : STEW
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Tortilla treats : TACOS
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Apia's island : UPOLU
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Dubbed : NAMED
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Had lunch : ATE
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Concert finale : ENCORE
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Fares : TOLLS
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Whipped along : HIED
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Biblical bk. : ISA
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Franc unit : CENTIME
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Bonnie Blair, e.g. : SKATER
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Is eliminated : WASHESOUT
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Downwind : ALEE
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Like some misses : NEAR
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Cast off : SHED
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Edit : EMEND
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Explorer De ___ : SOTO
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Moslem mogul : AMEER
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Miffed : IRKED
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Judge : DEEM
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Comic Reiner : CARL
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Butters up : SOFTSOAPS
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Stacked : PILED
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Pick up a grounder : FIELD
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Barnyard sound : OINK
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Severe : DRASTIC
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Admiral Bull ___ : HALSEY
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Plastered : SOUSED
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Setting : SCENE
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Commence : START
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Loosen knots : UNTIE
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Fiddlesticks! : PSHAW
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Seeded : SOWN
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Bruce Catton's Muse : CLIO
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Take a swerving course : SKEW
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Celestial Altar : ARA
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Kind of relief : BAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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