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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,295
Across
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Annoyance : PEST
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Expectant father : PACER
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Trellis piece : LATH
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Memorable Jordanian queen : ALIA
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Love greatly : ADORE
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"La Douce" : IRMA
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Ovid's 951 : CMLI
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It meets the Rhône at Lyon : SAONE
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Sheep's sound : BLAT
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"A secret is ___" (start of a Howell quote) : TOOLITTLEFORONE
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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"___ Stoops to Conquer" : SHE
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Lake Chad feeder : SHARI
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Appeasing gift : SOP
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Fastener : STRAP
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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Rodeo "neckties" : NOOSES
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Franchot of old movies : TONE
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Quote continued : ENOUGHFORTWOAND
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Poetical A.M. : MORN
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Dairymaid, e.g. : MILKER
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Farrow of films : MIA
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Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Dem. nominee in the 50's : AES
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A Ford : EDSEL
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Int. group since 1948 : OAS
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Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
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End of quote : TOOMUCHFORTHREE
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Magazine for Parisiennes : ELLE
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Certain horses : ROANS
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Actor in "Shane" : LADD
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Stamp of authority : SEAL
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Actress Ekberg : ANITA
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___-European : INDO
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Perry award, for short : TONY
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Ancient Ethiopian capital : MEROE
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Bede or Smith : ADAM
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Covenant : PACT
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Atlas's shelter : SILO
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Alter to fit : TAILOR
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Ristorante offering : PASTA
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Islamic law : ADAT
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Not friendly : COOL
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Helmsmen's hazards : REEFS
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Book for Previn : LIBRETTO
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Abominate : HATE
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Hockey infraction : ICING
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Watch parts : STEMS
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Capital on the Red River : HANOI
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Kind of squash : ACORN
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Capital of Bulgaria : SOFIA
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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What a hot coffee pot does : PERKS
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Goes hither and yon : ROAMS
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Oakley or Rooney : ANNIE
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Bicycle necessity : PEDAL
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Not attractive : UNCOMELY
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Usurp : WREST
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___ de parfum : EAU
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Showy flower : DAHLIA
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Vamoose : SCRAM
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Roman she-bears : URSAE
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Experiment : TEST
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Table spread : OLEO
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Whetstone : HONE
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Exposition : FAIR
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Aware of a scheme : ONTO
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Sally or Ayn : RAND
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Norse mythical poetry : EDDA
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Esau : EDOM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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