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New York Times, Tuesday, December 27, 1988

Author:
Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,294
Across
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Priestly garments : ALBS
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"You may all ___ pot": Goldsmith : GOTO
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Small potation : DRAM
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Origin : ROOT
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Name in cosmetics : ARDEN
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"Educating ___," 1983 film : RITA
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City near Cairo : GIZA
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Elliptical : OVAL
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American illustrator: 1894-1978 : NORMANROCKWELL
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Early movie vamp : BARA
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Strong fiber : ISTLE
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Disgusted : FEDUP
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Remove : DELETE
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Secular : LAIC
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Figure of speech : SIMILE
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Barb : JAG
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Author of "Tobacco Road" : ERSKINECALDWELL
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Wapiti : ELK
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Nurses, e.g. : CARERS
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Precinct : AREA
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Slips : LAPSES
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Enjoyed : LIKED
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Billiard shot : CAROM
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Word with rash or wave : HEAT
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Lord Protector of England: 1653-58 : OLIVERCROMWELL
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Use a dish towel : WIPE
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Planet suffix : ARIUM
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Kind of knob, man or nail : DOOR
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Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Loesser's "Most Happy" one : FELLA
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Monster : OGRE
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Disavow : DENY
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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Indigency : NEED
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Buenos Aires is its cap. : ARG
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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Big, stupid guy : BOZO
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Ahab's first mate : STARBUCK
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Rattails of the deep seas : GRENADIERS
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Repute : ODOR
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"A ___'clock scholar" : TENO
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First-floor apartment : ONEC
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Doze : DROWSE
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Rosie's need : RIVET
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In any way : ATALL
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"Atlantic City" director: 1980 : MALLE
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Winged : ALAR
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Cartographer's concern : MAP
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Soared : KITED
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Run away : FLEE
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Actor James ___ Jones : EARL
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Word processor's need : DISK
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Dais occupant : EMCEE
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"A ___ have a good memory" : LIARSHOULD
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Pipe elbows : ELLS
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Kind of dragon : SNAP
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Steve Martin's "The ___" : JERK
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Opposite of aweather : ALEE
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Joyous : GLAD
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"___, I saw . . . ": Caesar : ICAME
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Served a dinner : WAITEDON
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Beautiful : LOVELY
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TV's "L.A. ___" : LAW
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Daunted : COWED
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Active : ALIVE
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Mature : RIPEN
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Ari Meyer's role on "Kate & Allie" : EMMA
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Catamaran : RAFT
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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Raise one's hackles : RILE
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Ogle anagram : LOGE
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Learning : LORE
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Buttons or Skelton : RED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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