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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 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. 14,274
Across
1
Like some of 20 Across : CRISP
6
Part of E = mc² : MASS
10
Eject : SPEW
14
Yale president Schmidt : BENNO
15
Swimmer who won six gold medals in 1988 : OTTO
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Surrender formally : CEDE
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Egypt's memorable co-Nobelist : SADAT
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Foray : RAID
20
Hanukkah treats : POTATOPANCAKES
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Key, in Clermont-Ferrand : CLE
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Wheat of S Europe : SPELT
25
Tammany officials : SACHEMS
29
Sewed temporarily : TACKED
33
In vain : IDLY
34
Step : PACE
37
Edge of land : SHORE
38
Cravat : TIE
39
Hanukkah candelabrum : MENORAH
41
Reagan or Guidry : RON
42
Marketplace : AGORA
44
Walk through a marsh : SLOG
45
Gone : PAST
46
Name for a fox: Var. : RENARD
48
Romans' victims: 290 B.C. : SABINES
50
Bit : PIECE
53
Homo sapiens : MAN
54
Subject of a Handel oratorio : JUDASMACCABEUS
60
Russian sea : ARAL
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Unctuous : OILY
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Bring upon oneself : INCUR
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Wicked : EVIL
65
British trolley car : TRAM
66
Swiss mathematician: 1707-83 : EULER
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Composer of "Le Roi d'Ys" : LALO
68
Duck, in Essen : ENTE
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Certain copies, for short : STATS
Down
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Some car radios : CBS
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Harvest : REAP
3
___-European : INDO
4
Disconnected : SNATCHY
5
Still residue : POTALE
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Fictional Mr. ___ : MOTO
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Nipa thatches : ATAPS
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Sandal part : STRAP
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Wordsworth offering : SONNET
10
Old ___ (Satan) : SCRATCH
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Acme : PEAK
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An Adams : EDIE
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Unites : WEDS
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Salt River city : TEMPE
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Lack harmony : CLASH
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Verona's river : ADIGE
27
Athenian demagogue : CLEON
28
___ doute (certainly) : SANS
30
Moslem holy book : KORAN
31
Irregular : EROSE
32
Fender problems : DENTS
35
Mountain pass : COL
36
Amor : EROS
39
Memorable Yankee slugger : MARIS
40
Chameleon : AGAMA
43
Italian Riviera town : RAPALLO
45
Piñon : PINENUT
47
Lower in rank : DEMOTE
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Kingsley's "The Water-___" : BABIES
51
Conical heap of stones : CAIRN
52
Renown : ECLAT
54
Slayer of Sisera : JAEL
55
Crab-eating mongoose : URVA
56
Irish legislative house : DAIL
57
Flat-topped flower cluster : CYME
58
S Calif. inst. : UCLA
59
Bird's treat : SUET
63
B.&O. and C.&O. : RRS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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