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CELEBRITEASE

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1988

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 593 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,257
Across
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City in Calif. : LODI
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Rebuffs : SLAPS
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Make merry : REVEL
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Chancel item : ALTAR
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Noted research physician : SABIN
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Membranes : TELAE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Worsted : SERGE
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Shaking like ___ : ALEAF
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Plump roasting fowl : CAPON
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Book by J. B. Cabell: 1937 : SMIRE
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Items in Liz's closet? : TAYLORMADESUITS
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Made a bridge play : TRUMPED
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Ar chaser : ESS
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Cousin of a wrymouth : EEL
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"It ___ laugh": Pinero : ISTO
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Bouquet beauty : TEAROSE
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Together: Mus. dir. : ADUE
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Tip : CAREEN
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Party for Elke? : SOMMERSHOWER
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Ruffian : GOON
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The Great Compromiser : CLAY
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Seething : ABOIL
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S.E.C. member : ALA
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Townsend ___: 1934 : PLAN
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Clement people : SPARERS
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Shea performer : MET
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Cassandra was one : SEERESS
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Medical suffix : EMIA
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Cavity in a cactus : AREOLE
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Vow : OATH
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Teresa has it? : WRIGHTSTUFF
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Wide-eyed tourist : STARER
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Straight or sharp follower : SHOOTER
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Stoolies : RATTERS
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Queen Elizabeth's Aussie vessel : HMAS
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Julius of songdom : LAROSA
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Robin Hood's quaff : ALE
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Accumulate : ROLLUP
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Herds of whales : GAMS
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Discontented one : REPINER
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Most spooky : EERIEST
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Specify : DENOTE
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Walter got set for a race? : PIDGEONTOED
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___ Wiesel, Nobelist for Peace : ELIE
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Milk curdler : RENNET
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Dot on a map : ISLE
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Highwayman : FOOTPAD
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Nabokov book : ADA
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" . . . lovely ___" : ASATREE
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Towel designation : HERS
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___ generis : SUI
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Western : OATER
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Intertwine : MESH
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Temperate : MILD
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The ex-Mrs. Bono's hairdressers? : CHERCROPPERS
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Queen of mystery : ELLERY
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Ownership document : DEED
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Always : EVER
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Vocations : CAREERS
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Private eye Peter : GUNN
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Jeanne or Cécile: Abbr. : STE
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Andress film : SHE
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Strips a ship : DEMASTS
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Lorne's favorite side dish? : GREENEBEANSALAD
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Concerning : ANENT
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Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
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Qum resident : IRANI
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Problem for Fido : MANGE
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Present occasion : NONCE
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Hebrew month : NISAN
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QE2, e.g. : LINER
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Beeweed or starwort : ASTER
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Bayard or Bucephalus : STEED
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Tales or exploits : GESTS
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Aglets : TAGS
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Song sounds : LALAS
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Minds : OBEYS
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Clock face : DIAL
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Lowdown : INFO
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Flower parts : STAMENS
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Within the law : LEGAL
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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Ocean front : SEASIDE
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Emulate a diseur : RECITE
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One of the dryads : ERATO
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Bigwigs : VIPS
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He wrote "The Name of the Rose" : ECO
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Japan's Feast of ___ : LANTERNS
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Jack's favorite dessert? : LEMMONCREAMPIE
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Voyages : TRIPS
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Jibe : AGREE
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Tall grass : REED
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Cloy : SATE
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Foster : REAR
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Seize power : USURP
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Chinese principle : TAO
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"___ Blue?" : AMI
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Blanc and Ferrer : MELS
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Flooded : AWASH
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Christmas tree : CONIFER
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Island in the Aegean : SAMOS
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Voodoo : OBEAH
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Eureka, to a Californian : MOTTO
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Entire scope : GAMUT
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Arrowsmith's first wife : LEORA
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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River of Flanders : YSER
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___ credit : LETTEROF
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___ de deux : PAS
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Dudley Moore film : ARTHUR
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Pitcher : EWER
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Trial's partner : ERROR
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One feared by xenophobes : STRANGER
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Beehive's relative : AFRO
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Celeste in her nest? : HOLMONTHERANGE
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Salted, as a noix : SALEE
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Sampler : TASTER
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Coleridge's "gentle thing" : SLEEP
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Aug. 31 follower : SEPI
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How pongids behave : APISHLY
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Wife of Tyndareus : LEDA
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Embden and Toulouse : GEESE
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Moffo and Moses : ANNAS
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Lallygagged : IDLED
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Happify : ELATE
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Partisan : SIDER
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Shreds : TEARS
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Minute amount : DRAM
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Summer in St.-Tropez : ETE
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Snooped : NOSED
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Guided trip : TOUR
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Jughead : DOPE
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Famed Concord family: 19th century : EMERSONS
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Film segment : SCENE
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Spring mo. : APR
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Tax org. : IRS
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Illusionist Doug : HENNING
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Keeps : RETAINS
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Bandleader Lanin : LESTER
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Allow : LET
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Fought one-on-one : DUELED
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Suppers, in Sevilla : CENAS
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Catkin : AMENT
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Preprandial words : GRACE
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Governing body of France : SENAT
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Ade medium : SLANG
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Despises : HATES
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German reservoir : EDER
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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Hackman or Barry : GENE
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Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
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Pinza was one : BASS
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Residue : SILT
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Diva delivery : ARIA
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Gershwin's "But ___ for Me" : NOT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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