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New York Times, Thursday, November 10, 1988

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,247
Across
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Violin precursor : REBEC
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Indian of Peru : INCA
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Fountain fare : SODA
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Best Actress awardee: 1963 : NEAL
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Establish a scholarship : ENDOW
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Type of coat or wind : TAIL
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Labor : TOIL
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"___ Abner" : LIL
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Excessive wealth : PRETTYPENNY
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Jane ___, Henry VIII's third wife : SEYMOUR
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Up in the ___ (undecided) : AIR
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Excessive wealth : AKINGSRANSOM
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Luxurious : SILKEN
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Disencumber : RID
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Harem room : ODA
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Northern constellation : ARIES
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Nocturnal flier : BAT
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Iberian Peninsula country : SPAIN
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Actress Rita : GAM
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Any Phoenix N.B.A. player : SUN
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"Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
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Rolling in money : ONEASYSTREET
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Argon, e.g. : GAS
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Sculler : OARSMAN
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Excessive wealth : MONEYTOBURN
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"Death in the Afternoon" cheer : OLE
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Neglect : OMIT
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Bring together : UNITE
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Vend : SELL
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Kent's friend : LANE
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Stuck in the mud : MIRED
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Pay attention : HEED
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Brings to a conclusion : ENDS
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Coast Guard women : SPARS
Down
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Staggers : REELS
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"Sesame Street" character : ERNIE
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Very much: Colloq. : BADLY
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Range riders : COWPOKES
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Toward the back, to Halsey : ASTERN
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Defensive ditch : MOAT
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Sail rope : HALYARD
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Dr. Salk, once : INTERN
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Night light : NEON
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Father of Enoch : CAIN
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Helper : ALLY
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Dilapidation : RUIN
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Singer-actress Zadora : PIA
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Construct : MAKE
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Appomattox figure : GRANT
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Pose : SIT
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Emulate an eagle : SOAR
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Host at Valhalla : ODIN
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Encolure : MANE
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Edible starch : SAGO
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Where Kerman is : IRAN
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Soil conditioner : LIME
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Inge's "___ Stop" : BUS
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Breastbones : STERNUMS
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Fondles : PETS
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Heart contraction : SYSTOLE
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Wither : SEAR
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Ancient : AGEOLD
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Utter : SAY
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Highways : ROUTES
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Dancer Shearer : MOIRA
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Modify : ALTER
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Requires : NEEDS
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Prepare potatoes : MASH
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S-shaped curve : OGEE
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Aswan Dam river : NILE
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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Tie tightly : BIND
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Short snort : NIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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