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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1988

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,282
Across
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Sturdy trees : OAKS
5
Dessert for ice-cream lovers : BOMBE
10
Black and White : SEAS
14
Third of a nonet : TRIO
15
Migratory workers in the 30's : OKIES
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Escapade : LARK
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E.H. tale re a visit to the Vatican? (with "The") : OLDMANANDTHESEE
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Pesach event : SEDER
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"The Purloined Letter" author : POE
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Place for a serial no. : IDTAG
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Combustion residue : SOOT
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His pen name was Jonathan Oldstyle : IRVING
26
Phooey! : NUTS
28
Meantime : INTERIM
32
Colette novel: 1920 : CHERI
34
Part of AC/DC : ALT
35
Reply often heard in June : IDO
36
E.H. tale of the Kennedy dynasty? : THESONALSORISES
40
Musical talent : EAR
41
Elba, to Napoleon : ILE
42
Handbell sounds : TINKS
43
Make bootees : CROCHET
46
Proceed vigorously : GOAT
47
City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
49
Lower Slobbovia resident : LENA
52
Deadly : FATAL
55
Jewish teacher : RAB
56
Overused : TRITE
58
E.H. tale re a beggar's reformation? : AFAREWELLTOALMS
61
Say nay : VETO
62
Pulitzer novelist and family : AGEES
63
Seafood morsel : CLAM
64
Impresses greatly : AWES
65
Kind of crayon : CONTE
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Actress Daly : TYNE
Down
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Some Siouans : OTOS
2
Van Gogh lived here : ARLES
3
Familiar form of address : KIDDO
4
"___ been sleeping in my bed" : SOMEONES
5
Good, to Georges : BON
6
Giraffes' kin : OKAPIS
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Lesser-known : MINOR
8
Torments; harasses : BEDEVILS
9
Erhard's therapy : EST
10
Kind of hammer : SLEDGE
11
Certain mah-jongg player : EAST
12
No-smoking spot, for one : AREA
13
Keel's after part : SKEG
18
Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
19
Tinge : HINT
25
As a whole : INTOTO
27
More minuscule : TINIER
29
Adventurer's delight : RISK
30
Mid-month, in old Rome : IDES
31
Crooks' patterns, for short : MOS
32
Scorch : CHAR
33
Long sandwich : HERO
34
Taproom quaff : ALE
36
P.I. : TEC
37
Hyde, to Jekyll : ALTEREGO
38
Theater district : RIALTO
39
Affect mutually : INTERACT
44
Mild cigars : CLAROS
45
Robust : HALE
46
Toaster's glass : GOBLET
48
Swedish Nobelist in Physics: 1912 : DALEN
50
Willy's companion : NILLY
51
Hindu life principle : ATMAN
52
Type of bean : FAVA
53
Millay's "___ Figs From Thistles" : AFEW
54
London gallery : TATE
57
Salinger girl : ESME
59
U.S. servicewoman : WAC
60
Noted literary monogram : TSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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