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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

Author:
Edward Bobb
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Edward Bobb has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,980

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Across
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Tie holder : CLASP
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Type of singing : SCAT
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Egyptian Christian : COPT
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Muddle : HASH
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Largest continent : ASIA
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A companion of D'Artagnan : ATHOS
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Comical Kett : ETTA
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Flogs : TANS
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Spectacular : THEATRICAL
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Sum of 100,000 in India : LAKH
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Supposing : INCASE
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Queen Gertrude's son : HAMLET
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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Feudal serf : ESNE
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A poetic foot : PAEON
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Small shark : DOGFISH
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Wrap a baby : SWADDLE
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Witticisms : JESTS
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Curse : OATH
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Corp. symbol : LOGO
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Caches : HIDES
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"The ___ Cometh" : ICEMAN
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Tex. border city : ELPASO
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Type of button : PUSH
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Bereft : LORN
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Conspicuous, fashionable celebrities : GLITTERATI
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Snake, e.g. : APOD
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Column moldings : TORI
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Mars marking : CANAL
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Glacial snow : NEVE
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Dexterity : KNACK
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Writer Vidal : GORE
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Alaska's capital before Juneau : SITKA
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Small talk : CHAT
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Backing for plaster : LATH
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A Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
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Promenade for Pericles : STOA
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Mortar companion : PESTLE
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Valentino role : SHEIK
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Grasp, as a joke : CATCHON
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Puzzler's favorite pooch : ASTA
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One of three Graces : THALIA
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String game : CATSCRADLE
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Honshu city : OSAKA
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Spanish pineapples : PINAS
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Sapor : TASTE
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Appraises : RATES
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Long-leafed palm : NIPA
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Trek to Mecca : HADJ
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Lily-family plant : ALOE
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Russian planes : MIGS
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Like some compliments : LEFTHANDED
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Snug refuge : NEST
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Sabot or brogue : SHOE
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King Hadad's land : EDOM
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Gas lamp : NEON
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Early form of bridge : WHIST
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He has high hopes : ASPIRER
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G.I. ID : DOGTAG
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Drafts : CHECKS
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Large antelope : ELAND
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Easy-gaited horse : LOPER
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Establish : PROVE
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Useful : UTILE
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Med. course : ANAT
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Temporary stitch : TACK
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Actress Chase : ILKA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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