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New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 1988

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,240
Across
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Word used when a balloon bursts : POOF
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Ring around the collar? : SCARF
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Witticism : QUIP
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Type of meter : TACHO
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"For ___ us a child . . . " : UNTO
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Maple genus : ACER
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Compound that's a bum steer? : ESTER
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Troubles : AILS
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Story by Dr. Seuss : YERTLETHETURTLE
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Ubangi feeder : UELE
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Q–U connection : RST
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Places for bouts : ARENAS
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Fuel gp. : OPEC
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Do away with : BAN
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Fountain orders : COLAS
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Speaker's stand : DAIS
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Grown-up filly : MARE
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Warning to a speeder : HASTEMAKESWASTE
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Finished : OVER
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Took steps : ACTED
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Mariner's dir. : SSE
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She played Stella Johnson : EDEN
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Apt to happen : LIKELY
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Hood's refresher : ALE
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Item on a social schedule : DATE
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Alice Mitchell's son : DENNISTHEMENACE
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N.C. college : ELON
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Closely related group : TRIBE
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Utah park : ZION
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Havoc from Vancouver : JUNE
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People who sound inviting : LETTS
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___ the finish : INAT
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M.C. Trebek : ALEX
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This raises some dough : YEAST
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Luncheon ender : ETTE
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Austin ___ State U., Tenn. : PEAY
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Halfway to twice : ONCE
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Baltic waterway : ODER
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Loren's "The ___ Pilgrim" : FORTUNATE
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Wall Street category : STEELS
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Group with class? : CASTE
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Corticotrophin : ACTH
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Syngman ___ of S. Korea : RHEE
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Stronghold : FORTRESS
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Gallon, less 75% : QUART
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Module : UNIT
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"___ be a pleasure!" : ITLL
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Emulate Carol Alt : POSE
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Rental paper : LEASE
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L.A. campus : USC
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Longs for : ACHES
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Bellows : ROARS
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Borden bovine : ELSIE
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Like some buckets : OAKEN
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Marina mole : PIER
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Tend to the turkey : BASTE
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Penurious : NEEDY
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Parker of baseball : DAVE
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Northwest Territories district : MACKENZIE
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In humble fashion : MODESTLY
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He played John Boy's pop : WAITE
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One of certain Bulldogs : ELI
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Weakest, as excuses : LAMEST
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Growing family's requirement : ANNEX
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Unpaid bills : DEBTS
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Warwick's "___ Vu" : DEJA
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Av successor : ELUL
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"___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
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Its bark is silent : TREE
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___ snag (have trouble) : HITA
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Ulster, e.g. : COAT
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE

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