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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 1988

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,262
Across
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Rest : RECLINE
8
Household necessity in Kiev : SAMOVAR
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Sticks : ADHERES
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Ordinary soldier : PRIVATE
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Dangerous influences : MIASMAS
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Changed the title : RENAMED
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Union org. : AFL
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Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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Item to be cast : DIE
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At this time : YET
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Strasbourg goose : OIE
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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Choler : IRE
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Certain curves : ESSES
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Nide occupant : NESTLING
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Highly skilled : EXPERT
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___ Hsiao-ping : TENG
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French cheese district : BRIE
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Peruse anew : REREAD
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In school, it sometimes counts : NEATNESS
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Soak: Dial. : SOG
46
Term for a germ : STREP
47
Scot's cap : TAM
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Nothin' but a pound dog? : CUR
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Nigerian native : ARO
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Kind of bar : ISO
51
Alpine mountain group : BERNINA
55
Carbondale inst. : SIU
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Where the jet set may get wet : RIVIERA
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Actresses Wallace and Henderson : MARCIAS
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Twilight time : EVENING
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Friendly international understanding : ENTENTE
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Calms : SEDATES
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Pharmacists' concerns : DOSAGES
Down
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Fasting time for Moslems : RAMADAN
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Structure : EDIFICE
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Homes near 51 Across : CHALETS
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Close : NEAR
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Trying : ESSAYING
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Ariel, e.g. : SPRITE
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Zone : AREA
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St. Paul's st. : MINN
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Eggs, to Cato : OVA
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Scram : VAMOOSE
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Studio : ATELIER
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Deepest, as a blush : REDDEST
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Polar bear's perch : BERG
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Absolute : UTTER
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Skirt feature : PLEAT
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Gates : EXITS
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Used up : SPENT
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Ill. neighbor : IND
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An objective of NOW : ERA
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Dirty : BEGRIMED
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Becomes superannuated : RETIRES
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Doing some shuffling : EVASIVE
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Taken away : REMOVED
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Part of speech : NOUN
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Activity of most puzzle constructors : ERASING
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Sequential : SERIATE
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Mates : SPOUSES
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Very thin people : SCRAGS
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"___ ever so humble ... " : BEIT
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Some are fine : ARTS
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Actress Balin : INA
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Presidential info group : CEA

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

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