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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

19-Across : Tarmac material

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,973
Across
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Feral pig : BOAR
5
Joy ride : SPIN
9
Conductor Solti's title : SIR
12
U.S. state : OKLA
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Neighbor of Twelve Oaks : TARA
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Quote : CITE
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What to get down to : BRASSTACKS
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Butter's rival : OLEO
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Tarmac material : ASPHALT
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Repository for oils : CANVAS
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Language of the Gaels : ERSE
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" ... Roaring Camp" author : HARTE
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May they be well groomed! : BRIDES
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Yuppie's concern : CAREER
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Demeanor : AIR
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Take exception : DEMUR
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Egyptian dam : ASWAN
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Tabloid grist : UFOS
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Fleshy protuberances : LOBES
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Bring to submission : TAME
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Armor marrers : DENTS
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Snuggeries : NESTS
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Man the oars : ROW
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Disabled : MAIMED
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Stock-car drivers : RACERS
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Amalgam : ALLOY
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System of exercises : YOGA
50
Discourages : CHILLS
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Motorcycle adjunct : SIDECAR
55
Staffer : AIDE
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N.A. snake : COPPERHEAD
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Took to one's heels : FLED
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Orchestral instrument : OBOE
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Indefinitely long period : EON
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At ___ end : WITS
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Swamp denizen : TOAD
Down
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Pert coiffure : BOB
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Talked like Don Corleone : RASPED
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Hackneyed : STALE
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Contract of a sort : PACT
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Annoy : IRK
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Org. for 46 Across : NASCAR
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Articles stashed by vacationers : SILVERWARE
10
Graceful tree : ITEA
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Vintage cars : REOS
14
Challenge : CONTEST
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Tear up thoroughly : SHRED
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Corn part : TASSEL
21
Kind of rug : AREA
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Bugs's big cousins : HARES
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Speed unit in telecommunications : BAUD
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Teeming : RIFE
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Device for Torquemada : IRONMAIDEN
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Raised to the third power : CUBED
30
Rial, riel or riyal : MONEY
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Don Juan's emotion : AMOR
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Newport ___, Va. : NEWS
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Played for time : STALLED
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Walked triumphantly : STRODE
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Window part : SILL
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More perspicacious : SAGER
45
City in Russia or Idaho : MOSCOW
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Special seal : CACHET
49
Cry of alarm : YIPES
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Eatery : CAFE
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Site of Rainbow Falls : HILO
52
Place precisely : SPOT
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Pertaining to flight: Prefix : AERO
54
Hindu deity : RAMA
57
Kimono cincture : OBI
58
Pater : DAD

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