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New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1988

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,284

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Across
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Ear-related : OTIC
5
Tatting loops : PICOTS
11
Hosp. printout : ECG
14
Home of the Baylor Bears : WACO
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Where the Gallery of Apollo is : LOUVRE
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Jamie ___ Curtis of cinema : LEE
17
Fan-shaped sponge : ELEPHANTEAR
19
Low stat for Frank Viola : ERA
20
More wrinkled : CREASIER
21
Kind of trail : VAPOR
23
Mlle., in Madrid : SRTA
24
Chest: Comb. form : STETH
26
Stamp on some pkgs. : PPD
29
Auxiliary smoker on a steamship : DONKEYSTACK
33
Search for truffles : ROOT
35
___ Strait, N Canadian channel : RAE
36
Pigment from blue grapes : ENIN
37
"Yes ___?" (ultimatum words) : ORNO
38
Garner : AMASS
40
Allies' prize: July 1944 : STLO
41
Oil city on the Caspian : BAKU
42
Pollster Harris : LOU
43
Place for a parlor-game pin : TAIL
44
Large-caliber weapon : ELEPHANTGUN
49
Bando or Maglie : SAL
50
Barm : YEAST
51
Chemical endings : YNES
53
Outshine : EXCEL
55
No. 40 on the A.K.C. list : AIREDALE
59
Madre's sister : TIA
60
Portable engines' foundation frames : DONKEYSLEDS
63
Kind of base or brake : AIR
64
May or Stritch : ELAINE
65
Med.-school subject : ANAT
66
Sauced up : LIT
67
Pulled apart : RENDED
68
Don Pedro and Yellowtail : DAMS
Down
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Have a marker out : OWE
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Steatite : TALC
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Wedding-cake artisan : ICER
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Scrapes by : COPES
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Formation: Comb. form : PLASTO
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Heraclitus was one : IONIAN
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Wily : CUTE
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Opposite of stateside : OVERSEAS
9
La-la preceder : TRA
10
Fills the bill : SERVES
11
Violent East Indian storms : ELEPHANTAS
12
Kingfish : CERO
13
Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
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___ as nails : HARD
22
Perform a court duty : ATTEST
25
Nautical chains : TYES
26
Exploratory device : PROBE
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Of tiny openings in the skin : PORAL
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Two-wheeled conveyance : DONKEYCART
30
Reuben-sandwich ingredient : KRAUT
31
Eyelashes : CILIA
32
Hillock : KNOLL
34
Cosell topper : TOUPEE
38
"___ the day!": Desdemona : ALAS
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Brent Musberger, for one : MONTANAN
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A German W.W. II chief of staff : HALDER
46
Marine, to Marines : GYRENE
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Not seen : UNEYED
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Beatty and Sparks : NEDS
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Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
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Kin of etc. : ETAL
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Cicero's unlucky number : XIII
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"___ You Not," Paar book : IKID
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Long Russian river : LENA
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Cheese with a red jacket : EDAM
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Chic's Broadway partner : OLE
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Ave. crossers : STS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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