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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1988

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,977
Across
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Sales ploy : REBATE
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Cause of bankruptcy : DEBTS
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Noted netman : ASHE
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Edge : VERGE
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Gotten up : ARISEN
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Approximately : ABOUT
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Leave port : SAIL
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Underworld name : ALIAS
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Former U.S. post on the site of Chicago : FORTDEARBORN
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Syrup source : SUGARMAPLE
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Hubbub : TODO
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Back of the boat : STERN
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Well-heeled : RICH
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Take to a higher court : APPEAL
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Looked over the joint : CASED
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Pretense : POSE
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Used an aerosol can : SPRAYED
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A bit wet : MOIST
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Go over a paragraph again : REREAD
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Part of Old Glory : STRIPES
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Fragrant vine : HONEYSUCKLE
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San Francisco hill : NOB
51
Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
52
Put in a warehouse : STORED
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Delhi titles : SRIS
55
Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
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Slope backward : RECEDE
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Rock group? : ORES
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Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
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Salad stuff : CRESS
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Narrow road : LANE
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Pertinent : ADREM
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Glum : SULLEN
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That, in Taxco : ESO
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Perambulators : BABYBUGGIES
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Marries : UNITES
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Melon pear : PEPINO
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Stage digressions : ASIDES
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Ocarina : SWEETPOTATO
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Unmatched : ODD
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Buzzed : HUMMED
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"Love Is ___ You Find It" : WHERE
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Invention inception : IDEA
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Double curves : OGEES
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Herrings' kin : SHADS
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Leonine hideaway : LAIR
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East Indian sailor : LASCAR
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Expresses : PUTS
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Futile : VAIN
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Rounds of applause : SALVOS
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Blues street in Memphis : BEALE
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"Good Feeling" time : ERA
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Wimbledon score : FIFTEENLOVE
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Started a tin lizzie : CRANKED
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Magician's hiding place : SLEEVE
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March man : SOUSA
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Hambletonian entrant : TROTTER
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Skater Babilonia and namesakes : TAIS
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Blossom support : STEM
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Savage : BRUTE
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Throw ___ into (frighten) : ASCARE
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E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Parody : SPOOF
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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S.C. county : DARLINGTON
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Chicanery : PETTIFOGGERY
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A second time : AGAIN
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Spore clusters : SORI
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Racecourse : TRACK
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Place for wine : CELLAR
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Moffo or Magnani : ANNA
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Woolf's Russian princess : SASHA
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Henry ___ Commager : STEELE
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Good deal : RAFT
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Switch ending : EROO
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Shuttlecock : BIRD
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In the matter of : ASTO
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Bandleader Weems : TED
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Compass point : ENE
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Moved quickly : DARTED
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Flowed back : EBBED
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Lout : BOOR
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Pirouette : TURN
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Arr. place : STN
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Shortstop's statistics : ASSISTS
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Culinary creation : SAUCE
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Dry's partner : HIGH
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Note for Guido : ELA
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Certain Transylvanian : VAMPIRE
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Ready for harvest : RIPE
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Red-carpet event : GALA
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Dortmund donkey : ESEL
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Becomes frayed : RAVELS
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Promising : ROSY
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Like Batman : CAPED
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Affirmative asea : AYE
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Spotted : PIED
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Yossarian portrayer : ARKIN
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Takes the helm : STEERS
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Gold or platinum : PRECIOUSMETAL
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Ceremonial acts : RITES
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Additional : MORE
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Change for a five : ONES
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Popular dessert : ANGELFOODCAKE
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Devon neighbor : DORSET
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Binge : SPREE
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Biblical mount : HOREB
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Plaintiffs of a sort : USEES
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Study belatedly : CRAM
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Naval officer, for short : BOSN
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Broadway awards : TONYS
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"Let's Fall in Love" composer : ARLEN
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Ecstatic : ELATED
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Specialist in love poetry : ODIST
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Inch along : CREEP
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Interesting rarity : CURIO
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Burrows and Fortas : ABES
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See eye to eye : AGREE
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Of a nasal partition : SEPTAL
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Waits awhile : BIDES
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Single : UNWED
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Comers' opposites : GOERS
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Chili bit : BEAN
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Capital of Gard : NIMES
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Feather: Comb. form : PTERO
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Portends : AUGURS
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Ladd classic : SHANE
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Popeye's sweetheart : OLIVE
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Blackjack opponent : DEALER
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Ventured : DARED
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Expectation : HOPE
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Jot : WHIT
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"___ a letter to my love" : ISENT
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Jimmy Valentine's targets : SAFES
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Luang Prabang's land : LAOS
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
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Slacken : ABATE
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The Scarlett woman : VIVIEN
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Urban eyesore : SLUM
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Nape : SCRUFF
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He wrote "The Big Clock": 1946 : FEARING
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Where Tallinn is : ESTONIA
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Carol word : NOEL
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Twaddle : ROT
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And others, to Ovid : ETALII
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Three-horse vehicle : TROIKA
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Derision : SCORN
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Bungle : BOTCH
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Rehan and Neilson : ADAS
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Kind of palm : SAGO
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Grouch : CRAB
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Collar type : ETON
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Evening, in Italia : SERA
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Sch. groups : PTAS
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Cast coquettish glances : OGLE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Erato's instrument : LYRE
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Org. founded by Juliette Low : GSA
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A TD scores six : PTS
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Whence come shavetails: Abbr. : OCS
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Fetch : GET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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