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New York Times, Monday, November 21, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,258

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Across
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Trite writers : HACKS
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West Point inst. : USMA
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Fury : RAGE
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Showy bird : EGRET
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Kind of poker : STUD
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Spoken : ORAL
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Kind of dress like 46 Across : WRAPAROUND
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Indians of Colo. : UTES
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___ acids : AMINO
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This is often cast : DIE
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Cleo's river : NILE
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Moslem ascetic : SUFI
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Knots or knobs : NODES
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Utilities customer : USER
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Side-to-side distance : BREADTH
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Farm building : SILO
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Young woman : LASS
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Speck : IOTA
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Egg white : ALBUMEN
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Makes fast : SECURES
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Movie "Citizen" : KANE
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Cajole : COAX
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Mark for misconduct : DEMERIT
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Arctic garb : PARKA
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Bullring cries : OLES
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___ War, great race horse : MANO
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Decimal point : DOT
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Approaches : NEARS
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Damascene, e.g. : ARAB
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Circuitous : ROUNDABOUT
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Big rig, for short : SEMI
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An aunt of little Beatrice : ANNE
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Rent : LEASE
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Sharp : KEEN
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Amati rel. : STRAD
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Cut down : HEW
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Stuff : CRAM
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Cap de Gaulle wore : KEPI
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Getz and Kenton : STANS
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Haven for a G.I. : USO
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Retreats for readers : STUDIES
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He portrayed Pasteur : MUNI
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This helps to form a sum : ADDEND
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Locomotive locale : ROUNDHOUSE
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Celts : GAELS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Soviet coin: Var. : ROUBLE
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Writer Anatole ___ : FRANCE
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Auricular : OTIC
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Washington is its cap. : USA
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Soft, lustrous fiber : SILK
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Able in reverse : ELBA
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Petition with names in circular form : ROUNDROBIN
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Attack : ASSAIL
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Snare : TRAP
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Type of geography : AERO
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Docile; gentle : MEEK
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Lengthen : EXTEND
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Sibling's nickname : SIS
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Bombastic : OROTUND
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Striped fabric : MADRAS
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C. Porter's "You Don't Know ___" : PAREE
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"What in ___?" : ANAME
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Zoo favorites : SEALS
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Domino : MASK
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Assist a hood : ABET
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Loud noise : ROAR
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Capital of Elam : SUSA
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Jacqueline Onassis, ___ Bouvier : NEE
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A Kennedy : TED

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