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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1988

Author:
Sandra Burlingame
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { G Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,291

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Across
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Wells's collaborator on 35 Down : TORME
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Vocal forte of 1 Across : SCAT
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Vocal "King" who popularized 35 Down : NAT
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Buddhist dialect : PALI
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Shortly : ANON
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Pop : BURST
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Holy figure : ICON
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Japanese box : INRO
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A son of Adam : SETH
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"___ roasting on an open fire" : CHESTNUTS
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Embankment : LEVEE
25
Seahawk defensive back : EASLEY
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Thelonious ___ Monk, memorable musician : SPHERE
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Main street in Peyton Place : ELM
30
Anger or fervor : HEAT
31
Photo of sorts : XRAY
34
Acclaim : ECLAT
39
Ta-ta in Toledo : ADIOS
41
Bungle : ERR
42
Divide, as profits : SHARE
43
Donnybrook : MELEE
44
U.S.A. : AMER
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Coin of Oman : RIAL
47
Norse goddess of healing : EIR
49
Winter's stalactite : ICICLE
51
Brazilian fruit palms : ASSAIS
55
Russian log huts : ISBAS
57
"___ nipping at your nose" : JACKFROST
59
Greek portico : STOA
62
State confidently : AVER
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Associate : ALLY
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Hoard : AMASS
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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British Prime Minister: 1955-57 : EDEN
68
Take to the tub : BATHE
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Kind of mother : DEN
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___-majesté : LESE
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Resource : ASSET
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Actor Hunter : TAB
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Burden : ONUS
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Adjective for cerium : RARE
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" . . . a turkey and some ___" : MISTLETOE
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Old Testament book : ESTHER
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Little-girl ingredient : SPICE
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Hiding place : CACHE
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South African succulent : ALOE
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Tree decoration on Dec. 25 : TINSEL
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Dwarfs, in Dunkerque : NAINS
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Revoke : ANNUL
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Cake, in Köln : TORTE
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Intrusive : NOSY
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Tones down : TAMES
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Nettle : VEX
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Foot: Comb. form : PEDE
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Storm or stone preceder : HAIL
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Jane of fiction : EYRE
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Opposite of van : REAR
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Branch : ARM
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"The ___ Song" : CHRISTMAS
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Secular : LAIC
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Kind of vision : TELE
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"To ___ reindeer really know . . . " : SEEIF
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Tease : RIB
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Jerusalem is its capital : ISRAEL
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Melon : CASABA
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Open slightly : AJAR
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Recovered, in a way : SAVED
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Nativity ___ (crèche) : SCENE
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Rubber center of yore : AKRON
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___ of the Blest : ISLES
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Songwriter Jule : STYNE
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Antique, to Chaucer : OLDE
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"Mares eat ___ . . . " : OATS
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Men's Singles champ: 1968 : ASHE
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Implant : SET

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

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