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New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 1988

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,214

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Across
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Breathe : RESPIRE
8
Me.'s motto : DIRIGO
14
Neoteric : UPTODATE
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Cloisonné coating : ENAMEL
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Faithfully represented : MIRRORED
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Send back : REMAND
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Cold spike : ICICLE
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With 36 Down, an obsession : IDEE
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Dreamer's optical activity, for short : REM
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Bare: Comb. form : NUDI
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Indian deity : DEVA
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Sphere : ARENA
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
29
___ impasse : ATAN
30
Unmusical : TUNELESS
32
One-horse vehicle : CAB
34
"Consummatum ___" : EST
35
Entreat : SUE
36
Govt. agency : FTC
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Kenyans, Nigerians et al.: Abbr. : AFS
40
Popinjay : FOP
41
Abuse : MISTREAT
43
In the distance : AFAR
46
Canard : HOAX
48
More steady : SURER
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Actor Calhoun : RORY
50
Occult character : RUNE
51
Inflamed : SORE
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Wrestler's protection : MAT
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Borgnine and DeLuise roles : FATSOS
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Charm : AMULET
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Wolfsbane and monkshood : ACONITES
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Stem : DERIVE
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Gladstone : SUITCASE
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Venus's dreamboat : ADONIS
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Criticized vigorously : BLASTED
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Muse : RUMINATE
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Greek philosopher : EPICURUS
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Vociferous : STRIDENT
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Like Durocs : PORCINE
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Dagon, e.g. : IDOL
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Thin in density : RARE
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Antithesis of hiver : ETE
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Vagrants : DERELICTS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Butter at Fordham : RAM
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Turkish hostel : IMARET
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Convention site: 1864 : GENEVA
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___ Eloquent (J. Q. Adams sobriquet) : OLDMAN
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Bulls : EDICTS
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Pain unit : DOL
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Slacken : EASE
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Flatfish : DAB
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Furthermore : ALSO
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Syrian irrigation source : EUPHRATES
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Intolerable ___: 1774 : ACTS
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See 20 Across : FIXE
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Balloon or dirigible : AEROSTAT
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Thorshavn natives : FAEROESE
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Accented : STRESSED
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Fingerlings : FRY
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Big rays : MANTAS
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Hayseeds : RUSTICS
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Pride of Philip II : ARMADA
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Frothed : FOAMED
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Toscanini : ARTURO
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Yes, in Yssingeaux : OUI
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An avenger of Dinah : LEVI
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Frustrate : FOIL
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Callow one : CUB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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