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New York Times, Saturday, December 31, 1988

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,298
Across
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Bosnian river : DRINA
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"___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
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Do a road job : PAVE
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Alps sound : YODEL
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Den : LAIR
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Admit frankly : AVOW
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Reveler's gadget : NOISEMAKER
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Propel a punt : POLE
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Past : GONE
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Some are current : EVENTS
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Ski-lift feature : TBAR
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Step : STAIR
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Joel Grey vehicle : CABARET
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J.F.K. abbr. : ARR
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Period : ERA
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One who acts: Suffix : ATOR
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Sobriquet for Santa : NICK
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Domesticated : TAMED
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Nose tickler : CHAMPAGNEBUBBLE
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Pegasus, e.g. : HORSE
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Midnight to 1 A.M. : HOUR
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Seethe : BOIL
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Antiquity, formerly : ELD
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Iowa time, for short : CST
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Cornmeal mush : POLENTA
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"Mosses From an Old ___": Hawthorne : MANSE
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Inhale suddenly : GASP
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Bathhouse : CABANA
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Ticket part : STUB
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"___ That Kiss," 1931 song : OOH
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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Cartoonist's scythe carrier : FATHERTIME
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Director Vidor : KING
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Eye part : UVEA
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Espied : SEEN
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Czechoslovakia's ___ Mountains : TATRA
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Large crucifix : ROOD
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TV prompter : IDIOTBOARD
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Vane readings : NES
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Sour drink : ALEGAR
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Alda or Arkin : ALAN
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Petits fours : CAKES
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Restrain : TIE
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In ___ (behind in debt paying) : ARREAR
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Dissertation : PAPER
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Name of three English rivers : AVON
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Fencer's leap : VOLT
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Lambs' dams : EWES
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Sierra ___, Spanish range : MORENA
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Artistic objects : VIRTU
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Malt-liquor foams : BARMS
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Occupy : TAKEUP
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Hiding place : CACHE
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Town near Fitchburg, Mass. : ATHOL
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Dancer's hose : TIGHTS
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Plumpness : EMBONPOINT
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Started a fire again : RELIT
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___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Nimitz in '45 : CNO
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French priests' titles : ABBES
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Praline ingredient : PECAN
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Shoe or accent : BROGUE
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Throws into confusion : SNAFUS
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Lip ornament : LABRET
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Squalid : MANGY
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Blast-furnace fuel : COKE
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Surrounded by : AMID
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"And the ___ played on" : BAND
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Comparison word : THAN
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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"For ___ jolly good fellow" : HESA
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"___ atque vale" : AVE
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Musical syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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