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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1988

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,293
Across
1
Kind : SORT
5
Lets go : FREES
10
Take to the slopes : SKI
13
North American Indian : CREE
14
Where to await the Robert E. Lee : LEVEE
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Move quickly, as clouds : SCUD
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Appraise : RATE
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Met production : OPERA
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Comedian Jay : LENO
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With 37 Across, words from a Merman hit : ICANDOANYTHING
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Cato's 1,051 : MLI
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Trains: Abbr. : RRS
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The last frontier? : SPACE
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Five: Comb. form : PENTA
28
"Here's looking at you," e.g. : TOAST
32
Greek letter : RHO
33
Not on : OFF
35
Nile viper : ASP
36
Journalist Jacob : RIIS
37
See 19 Across : BETTERTHANYOU
41
Firn : NEVE
42
Ogle : EYE
43
Oolong, e.g. : TEA
44
Three ___ match : ONA
45
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed : ALERT
47
Grind one's teeth : GNASH
51
Agave fiber : SISAL
53
Rubber tree : ULE
55
Meadow : LEA
56
Competitiveness in the family : SIBLINGRIVALRY
61
Kind of tube : BOOB
62
Actor Dudley or Roger : MOORE
63
Like some TV coverage : LIVE
64
Baxter or Bancroft : ANNE
65
Priscilla's John : ALDEN
66
Forest denizen : DEER
67
Auth.'s submissions : MSS
68
Fine sprays : MISTS
69
Totals : ADDS
Down
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Be frugal : SCRIMP
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Delphic figure : ORACLE
3
Keep : RETAIN
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Adolescent : TEEN
5
Knock for a loop : FLOOR
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Meal : REPAST
7
Tied : EVEN
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Weird : EERY
9
Chair or sofa : SEAT
10
Concept for a film : SCENARIO
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Chinese name of Confucius : KUNGCHIU
12
Altar words : IDO
15
Err : SLIP
20
Rough sketch : DRAFT
21
D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
25
Dawn goddess : EOS
27
"___ dat barge!" : TOTE
29
Western film : OATER
30
Cigarette product : ASH
31
Little quarrel : SPAT
34
Palpate : FEEL
36
Actor O'Neal : RYAN
37
Blessings : BENISONS
38
Equivocations : EVASIONS
39
Bread type : RYE
40
Israeli desert region : NEGEV
41
Digits: Abbr. : NOS
45
"___ the Way," Sinatra hit : ALL
46
Small tower : TURRET
48
In league with : ALLIED
49
Started a tennis match : SERVED
50
They do some tedding : HAYERS
52
French clergyman's title : ABBE
54
Legal claims : LIENS
57
Mosque priest : IMAM
58
___ me tangere : NOLI
59
Figures in some pantheons : GODS
60
Hawkeye on TV : ALDA
61
Loud noise : BAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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