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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

OUTTAKES

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1988

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,264
Across
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An October birthstone : OPAL
5
Valjean of "Les Misérables" : JEAN
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___ button : PANIC
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Tailored : TRIM
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Enthusiastic review : RAVE
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Old card game : OMBER
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Statistic for Tyson : REACH
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Play by Alfred Noyes : RADA
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Take heart : BREAKHOUSE
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The lady vanishes : ORTHETIGER
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"Downstairs" folk : SERVANTS
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Worsted-cloth strainer : TAMIS
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Aspirations : DREAMS
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Disguise : BELIE
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Lemon : DUD
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Contemptibly small : MEASLY
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Speaks childishly : LISPS
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Devilfishes : SEABATS
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Cartoonist Peter and family : ARNOS
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Night out : AATTHEOPERA
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Easter treat : HAM
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Explorer Ericson : LEIF
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Entertainer Eartha : KITT
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Cribs : BINS
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Moore of the movies : DEMI
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Cardiologist's chart: Abbr. : ECG
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All gone : INTHEFAMILY
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Plumbers' tubes : PIPES
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No place to skate : THINICE
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Winged : ALATE
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Inflicts : WREAKS
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Sometimes it hurts : TRUTH
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Simpletons : MUTTS
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Lake dwellers : LOONS
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Bronco busters : TAMERS
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Eastern inn : SERAI
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"Agon" and "Serenade" : BALLETS
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In harmony : ATUNE
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Timeless : ONCEINALIFE
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Luau instr. : UKE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Fang, in France : CROC
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"An Officer and a Gentleman" star : GERE
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Devil's walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
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Year in Claudius I's reign : LII
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Abandoned bride : THEBARTERED
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What Ezekiel saw : WHEEL
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Adams, Harding, Hayes or Taylor : ACTRESS
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Needed an eraser : ERRED
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Bureaus : CHESTS
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People of NE India : HOS
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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King Balak's land : MOAB
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South African township : SOWETO
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Concert hall : ODEUM
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Describing picnics : ALFRESCO
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No room : AWITHAVIEW
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Skip breakfast : ATTIFFANYS
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Sandwich source : DELI
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Hôtel de ___ (town hall, in Tours) : VILLE
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It was nothing to Nero : NIHIL
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Hindu hero : RAMA
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Targets of some bombs : ENDS
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Disburdened : EASED
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"___ of the Mind," Shepard play : ALIE
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Neuter, as a pet : SPAY
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Peel : PARE
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Affirm : AVER
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Cut grass : LEAVESOF
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He's on the spot : JOHNNY
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Emulate Duse : EMOTE
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Moslem names : ABUS
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Town in Iceland : NES
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Something to keep : PROMISE
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Where the eagle has landed : AERIE
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Cole and Turner : NATS
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German pronoun : ICH
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Cheeses named for an English village : CHEDDARS
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" . . . ___ little, failed much": R.L.S. : TRIEDA
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Shankar specialty : RAGA
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Bibliographer's "same" : IDEM
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Place in space : MARS
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Try again : RETEST
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Marx and Malden : KARLS
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Saudi Arabian town : TRUBA
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Coleridge's "sacred river" : ALPH
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Please, in Berlin : BITTE
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Capital of the Maldives : MALE
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Upright : ERECT
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Little left : ANIGHTMUSIC
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Cabinetmaker's machine : LATHE
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Barrel spigot : SPILE
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Green leaves : THEPASTURES
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Hebrew letter : SAMEK
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English letter : AITCH
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R.I.P. notices : OBITS
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Peach or Piggy : MISS
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Emulates Mme. Defarge : KNITS
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Chemical compound : DIENE
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Make used to something unpleasant : INURE
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Composer Gabriel: 1845-1924 : FAURE
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Mongolian range : ALTAI
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Montand's morning : MATIN
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Laborer, for short : PROLE
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Goddess who is no hawk : IRENE
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Stout's Nero : WOLFE
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Center of activity : MECCA
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Former Defense Secretary : LAIRD
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Roman patios : ATRIA
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Affected ones : SNOBS
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Run, as dye : BLEED
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Trapshooting variety : SKEET
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Veins' contents : ORES
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Concur : AGREE
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Sniggles : EELS
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"___ zeffiretto" ("The Marriage of Figaro" duet) : CHESOAVE
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Strike three : THEBEARS
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Something plighted : TROTH
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Freshened : RENEWED
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Gap, in Grenoble : TROU
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"The Silver Bears" author : ERDMAN
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Landing place : WHARF
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Mother of Achilles : THETIS
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Chain gang : COFFLE
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Astaire's sister : ADELE
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Year in the reign of Henry I of France : MLIII
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Nigerian singer : SADE
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Poet Wilfred : OWEN
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Barbarous : WILD
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Watteau works : OILS
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Sprinter or skier: Abbr. : ATHL
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Speak sharply : SNAP
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Projecting molding : CYMA
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Anthem's beginning : OSAY
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By way of : VIA
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Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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