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Lois Sidway
Lois Sidway

New York Times, Friday, February 12, 1988

21-Down : Olympics winner Mary Lou

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,975
Across
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Berlin song: 1915 : ARABY
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Be a chair-warmer : LOAF
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High point : ACME
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El ___, bandit of "The Fantasticks" : GALLO
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Vulcan's workshop : ETNA
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Nation's followers : DRYS
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Cornered : ATBAY
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Suffix with comment : ATOR
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Frisbee : DISK
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Alec Guinness classic: 1958 : THEHORSESMOUTH
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L.B.J. beagle : HER
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To be, to Tati : ETRE
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Whale's milieu : OCEAN
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Wyeth, for one : ARTIST
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Lost, to Lili : PERDU
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Answers in kind : RETORTS
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Tennis coach Tiriac : ION
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Famous W. W. Jacobs horror story : THEMONKEYSPAW
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A friend of Pooh : ROO
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Casserole pasta : NOODLES
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Incite : EGGON
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Coupled : PAIRED
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Hornet genus : VESPA
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The like : SUCH
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Biographer Winslow : OLA
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Award-winning Stephen Jay Gould book : THEPANDASTHUMB
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Reporter's query : WHEN
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Wind sound : MOAN
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Like some cookies : OATEN
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Pressure : HEAT
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Soothing word : THERE
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Writer Christie : AGATHA
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Instead : RATHER
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Francis ___ Sinatra : ALBERT
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Insipid : BLAH
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Nerd, to Rickles : YOYO
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Slightest : LEAST
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Playful water creature : OTTER
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Word with hand or land : FARM
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Cite as an example : ADDUCE
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Standards : CRITERIA
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"Me and ___," 1927 song : MYSHADOW
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N. Pole dweller : ESK
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Olympics winner Mary Lou : RETTON
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Sister : NUN
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Anger : IRE
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School-year div. : SEM
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Yoko : ONO
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Well-known initials in movies : RKO
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Kennedy or Koppel : TED
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Slender, graceful girls : SYLPHS
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Hit song in 1928 : TOGETHER
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Large cask : HOGSHEAD
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Home of some urchins : SEA
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Letter from Greece : PSI
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Gun an engine : REV
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Accessible for : OPENTO
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Doze : NAP
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Circuits : ROUTES
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"___ Tune," 1941 hit : ELMERS
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Coleman of film and TV : DABNEY
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Nocturnal noise : SNORE
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Member of J.F.K.'s Cabinet : UDALL
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Tippy craft : CANOE
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Kiddies : TOTS
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Guffaw : HAHA
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Kern song from "Sunny" : WHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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