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New York Times, Saturday, December 3, 1988

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 7 (2 triple stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,270
Across
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Churchmen : ECCLESIASTICALS
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Marie ___ (Ouida) : LOUISEDELARAMEE
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Surpluses : OVERPRODUCTIONS
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Westphalian river : EDER
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Opposite of pos. : NEG
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Feel another's absence : MISS
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Adherents : ISTS
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"A daimen-icker in a thrave/'S a ___ request": Burns : SMA
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Make : CREATE
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Bluto's bane : SPINACH
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"Au clair de la ___ . . . " : LUNE
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Soup ingredient : LENTIL
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"___ walks in beauty . . . ": Byron : SHE
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Senecan political satire : APOCOLOCYNTOSIS
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Poivre's partner : SEL
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Poe's "rare and radiant maiden" : LENORE
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What a toper does to his whistle : WETS
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Soccer shots : HEADERS
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Bloodsucking fly : TSETSE
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Headland : RAS
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HQ of Siberian Cossacks, once : OMSK
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Sate : CLOY
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Swedish name for Turku : ABO
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Philosophies : ISMS
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An Emmy winner for "Love Among the Ruins": 1975 : LAURENCEOLIVIER
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R.F.K. was one : ATTORNEYGENERAL
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Flares at sea : DISTRESSSIGNALS
Down
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Popular rock group, for short : ELO
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Harbor : COVE
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Prompted an actor : CUED
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Neapolitan money : LIRE
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Indian weight : SER
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"___ Care," 1905 song : IDONT
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Roman house or mosquito genus : AEDES
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Nudibranch : SLUG
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One-third of a simple game : TAC
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Subway in N.Y.C. : IRT
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Amazon crocodilian : CAIMAN
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Frenchman's "Help!" : AMOI
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Telescope part : LENS
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Mtg. : SESS
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Clouseau portrayer : SELLERS
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Compact pianos : SPINETS
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___ Pappas, former pitcher : MILT
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The ___, British punk group : CLASH
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Pakistani dollar : RUPEE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Former nuclear agcy. : AEC
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Ukrainian river : STYR
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Opposite of liability : ASSET
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Vouchers : CHITS
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Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
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Long periods of time : EONS
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
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Part of i.o.u. : OWE
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Plant disease : DRYROT
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Hiemal recreation : SKIING
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Heeds : OBEYS
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Certain synthesizers : MOOGS
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Dressed : CLAD
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Former Latvian dollars : LATI
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Six events in an inning : OUTS
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Richthofen and Rickenbacker : ACES
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Remarkable variable star : MIRA
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Leopard or harp follower : SEAL
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Goof : ERR
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Compass pt. : NNE
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Kauai gift : LEI
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Literary monogram : RLS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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