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New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 1988

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,277
Across
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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Judge's seat : BANC
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Odd, in Oban : ORRA
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Nimbus : AURA
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Hut : HOVEL
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First word of a U.N. document: Dec. 10, 1948 : UNIVERSAL
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Corundum : EMERY
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Fix : REPAIR
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Italian money : LIRE
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Second word of 17 Across : DECLARATION
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Shakespearean play : OTHELLO
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Informal afternoon reception : ATHOME
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Malay boat : PRAU
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"A Bell for ___": Hersey : ADANO
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North Sea feeder : DEE
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___ International, 1977 Nobel Peace Prize winner : AMNESTY
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Host country for Aug. 1, 1975, accord : FINLAND
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Measure of length : ROD
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Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
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Sweetsop : ATES
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Smart : CLEVER
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Tested : ASSAYED
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Subject of 23 Across : HUMANRIGHTS
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Unit : ITEM
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"___ of Honey," Delaney play : ATASTE
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Part of G.N.P. : GROSS
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___ of conscience (concerns of 37 Across) : PRISONERS
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Keep ___ on (look after) : ANEYE
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Where Napoleon defeated the Austrians: 1796 : LODI
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A tide : NEAP
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Bernhardt : SARAH
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Affirmatives : YEAS
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Host : ARMY
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Unit of time : HOUR
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Faucet problem : DRIP
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Island near Sumatra : JAVA
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Keg's cousin : BARREL
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Strauss's "___ Italien" : AUS
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Blue Eagle agcy. : NRA
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Kind of lily : CALLA
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English cabinetmaker : SHERATON
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"The Iceman ___": O'Neill : COMETH
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"___ atque vale" : AVE
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"La ___": Debussy : MER
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Do business : PLY
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Plato's "ideas" : EIDE
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Meshed native : IRANI
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Potters' needs : CLAYS
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Israeli airport : LOD
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Treat with a certain antiseptic : IODATE
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Augured : OMENED
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Requires : NEEDS
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Imitation gold leaf : ORMOLU
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In single file : TANDEM
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Cry's companion : HUE
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Make hot and dry : PARCH
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Like ___ out of water : AFISH
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Hopeh town on the Huto River : SHENTSEH
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Pisa's leaner : TORRE
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Ballad : LAY
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Old horse : NAG
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Hindu caste : VAISYA
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State of equilibrium : STASIS
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In re : ASTO
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Suggest : IMPLY
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Soprano Moffo : ANNA
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Prophet : SEER
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Loosely twisted silk : TRAM
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Descry : ESPY
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Hydrogen, e.g. : GAS
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Genetic letters : RNA
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"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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Caviar : ROE
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Mrs. Cantor : IDA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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