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New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1988

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,280
Across
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Gab : CHIN
5
Starr of football : BART
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In the distance : AFAR
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Indulge : HUMOR
15
Sheltered from wind : ALEE
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Earthly life : VALE
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Chalcedony : AGATE
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Agenda of sporting events : ROTA
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Oratorio part : ARIA
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Power-hungry political leaders : DEMAGOGUES
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Carol or Coward : NOEL
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Split a log : AXED
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All gone, at dinner : EATEN
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Stray : RAMBLE
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Stupefy : DRUG
31
Wings for an angelus : ALAE
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Star or TV series : NOVA
35
Idaho city W of Boise : NAMPA
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Was able : COULD
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Become entangled : MAT
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Scoutmaster's charges : TROOP
43
Gene or Grace : KELLY
44
Entry : ITEM
46
Challenge : DARE
47
Filling thread : WEFT
49
Divulged : OPENED
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Formula of belief : CREDO
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Smudge : SOIL
55
An attempt : SHOT
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Head of a gang : RINGLEADER
62
Expensive : HIGH
63
English hoosegow : GAOL
64
Rocket stage : AGENA
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Together, musically : ADUE
66
Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
67
Evil one : DEMON
68
Ruminant : DEER
69
___ the line (conformed) : TOED
70
Greater number : MOST
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African republic or lake : CHAD
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Colossal : HUGE
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Mosque priest : IMAM
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___ bene : NOTA
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Roomy pleasure boat : BARGE
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Vocally : ALOUD
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Neural network : RETE
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Madison Ave. come-on : TEASER
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Unorthodox, untraditional leaders : AVANTGARDE
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Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
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Strange : ALIEN
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Not imaginary : REAL
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Kingly : REGAL
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Draft animals : OXEN
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A relative : AUNT
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Crib : RACK
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Heavy hammer : MAUL
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Flock leader : BELLWETHER
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Appointment : DATE
33
Neglect : OMIT
34
Container for wine : VAT
36
Bewail : MOAN
37
Meditate : PORE
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Mimicked : APED
40
Colored : DYED
45
Drudge : MOIL
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Made a lapsus memoriae : FORGOT
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Supplicate : PLEAD
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Reprimand : CHIDE
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Mountebank : ROGUE
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Siesta sound : SNORE
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Gazed amorously : OGLED
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Bony fish : SHAD
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Othello's betrayer : IAGO
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" . . . ___ of purest ray serene": Gray : AGEM
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Audition platter, for short : DEMO
60
Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Be bombastic : RANT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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