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New York Times, Wednesday, November 2, 1988

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,239
Across
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Sub ___ (clandestine) : ROSA
5
Tranquil : SERENE
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Dampen : WET
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Desert-dry : ARID
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Brightly-colored tropical bird : TROGON
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Eggs for Cato : OVA
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Verbatim : WORDFORWORD
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Edge : RIM
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Sights off France : ILES
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Put in new cable : REWIRED
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What Salk vaccine prevents : POLIO
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Battery's negative terminal : ANODE
30
Transports by plane : AIRLIFTS
33
Young haddocks : SCRODS
35
Misfortunes : ILLS
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Cut with an ax : HEW
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Scoundrels : CADS
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Large spoon : LADLE
40
Apple heart : CORE
41
In the past : AGO
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A seasoning : SAGE
43
Pelted with rocks : STONED
45
Remnant : LEFTOVER
47
Put on an act : EMOTE
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Beasts of burden : MULES
49
Pays no attention to : IGNORES
51
Vegetation of an area : BIOTA
53
Scotsman's "from" : FRAE
54
Old French coin : ECU
55
Latest, most modern thing : THELASTWORD
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A holiday in Asia : TET
63
A chemical salt : IODATE
64
Rialto org. : ANTA
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Fire residue : ASH
66
Clay bricks : ADOBES
67
Plant beginning : SEED
Down
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Uncooked : RAW
2
Gold, to Coronado : ORO
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Title Chaplin held : SIR
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Total up : ADD
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Long scarf : STOLE
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Made a mistake : ERRED
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Tiers : ROWS
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Self : EGO
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Neither's companion : NOR
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Ultimate conclusions : ENDALLS
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Solemn promise : WORDOFHONOR
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Satan's delight : EVIL
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Domesticate : TAME
18
Discharged : FIRED
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Nero's 502 : DII
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Mischievous person : RASCAL
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Confine, as a canary : ENCAGE
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Hearsay : WORDOFMOUTH
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Wedding vows : IDOS
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Dose of medicine : PILL
28
Fillet borders : ORLES
30
First-___ (A.R.C. worker) : AIDER
31
Slightly tapering : TERETE
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Stockholm citizens : SWEDES
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Nat Turner was one : SLAVE
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Eons : AGES
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Perry from Pa. : COMO
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Compensations for losses, etc. : SOLATIA
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Precept : TENET
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Egyptian king, for short : TUT
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Butane and methane : GASES
51
Greek letter : BETA
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Cool desserts : ICES
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Loose body tissue : FLAB
56
Coal carrier : HOD
57
Former name of Tokyo : EDO
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"Eadie ___ a Lady" : WAS
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Single : ONE
60
Hwy. : RTE
61
Pop : DAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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