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New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1988

24-Across : Hindu god of bad luck

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,276
Across
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Acronym for a clause in a union contract : COLA
5
Cow and field followers : PEAS
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Overweight : OBESE
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Sherman Hemsley vehicle on TV : AMEN
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Kilmer's rhyme for "rain" : LAIN
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Gordon and Roman : RUTHS
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Diagonal : BIAS
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Barber's need : STROP
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Leroy Anderson opus : THETYPEWRITER
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Asian tongue : LAO
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Hindu god of bad luck : SANI
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Fabrics' meas. : YDS
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___ the finish : INAT
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Sgt., e.g. : NONCOM
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___ a limb : OUTON
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British servicewoman : WAAC
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Epithet for Pope John Paul II : KEEPEROFTHEKEYS
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Unicorn fish : UNIE
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___ Peak, in the Sierra Nevada : ALTA
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Parachute material : NYLON
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Kind of opus : MAGNUM
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Battle site: 1944 : STLO
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"A Boy Named ___" : SUE
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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Island off Jutland : ALS
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Borge needs : CONCERTGRANDS
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One of the Gabors : MAGDA
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Flag : IRIS
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Art Deco name : ERTE
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Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
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Transportation for Tarzan : VINE
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Haven of a sort : LAIR
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Coasters : SLEDS
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Painter Schiele : EGON
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Vega's constellation : LYRA
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Semi compartment : CAB
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Exclude : OMIT
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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___ words (pun) : PLAYON
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Wild West name : EARP
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Ange appendage : AILE
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Causes of wonderlands? : SNOWS
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Duke in "Twelfth Night" : ORSINO
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Kibitzer : BUTTINSKY
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Memorable restaurateur : SHOR
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Test type at Duke U. : ESP
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Hippolyte, the philosopher-critic : TAINE
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Southfork, e.g. : RANCH
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Comics name : YOKUM
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Spanish landlady : DUENA
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Cartoonist William : STEIG
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M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
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Noted Ohio family : TAFTS
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Oriental cuckoos: Var. : COELS
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"The joke's ___!" : ONYOU
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Feudal lord : MESNE
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Like some debates : OPENENDED
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Rat tail : ATAT
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Textile fiber : RAMIE
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___ Gay, Col. Tibbets's plane : ENOLA
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Opens a bottle : UNCAPS
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Jack London's Wolf ___ : LARSEN
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Get-up-and-go : DRIVE
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Fishhook attachment : SNELL
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Visit : CALL
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Kin of alg. : TRIG
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Football Hall of Famer Marchetti : GINO
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Squirrel's nest : DRAY
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Brouhaha : STIR
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Eds.' concerns : MSS
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An interest of NOW : ERA

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

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