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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 1988

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,983
Across
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Sainted pope: 417-18 : ZOSIMUS
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Naval air station in Calif. : ALAMEDA
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Nacre source : ABALONE
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Roman Catholic devotions : NOVENAS
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Small flashlight : PENLITE
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___ dames (aristocratic women) : GRANDES
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Old, in Oldenburg : ALT
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Roomers : LODGERS
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Japanese apricot : UME
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Sobrino's relatives : TIAS
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Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
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You or I: Abbr. : PRON
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Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
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___ gratia : DEI
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Council city in Italy : TRENT
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Jeweler's measure : KARAT
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Player in a cast : ACTRESS
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Greek god who protected beekeepers : ARISTAEUS
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Subject of a Patti Page hit : CAPECOD
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Balance-sheet item : ASSET
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Heel : CAD
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John McCormack, e.g. : TENOR
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Turner or Cantrell : LANA
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Challenge : DARE
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
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Fragments : TAGENDS
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British dandy of the 60's : MOD
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Dickens character : SCROOGE
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Jim or Lil preceder : DIAMOND
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Soprano Steber : ELEANOR
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"Ah! che ___ . . . ": Verdi aria : LAMORTE
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Avenge : REDRESS
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He wrote "The Over-Soul" : EMERSON
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Villa's comrade in arms : ZAPATA
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Printer's dagger : OBELISK
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Yankee infielder : SANTANA
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Poorly : ILL
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Drudge : MOIL
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Ranked, as in a tournament : SEEDED
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___ tree (Hercules'-club) : ANGELICA
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Mr. Moto portrayer : LORRE
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Gardner's namesakes : AVAS
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T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow ___" : MEN
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Puts up with : ENDURES
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Evil spirits : DAEMONS
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Agree to : ASSENT
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King Canute? : GREATDANE
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Celestial beings : SERAPHS
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Advanced, with "on" : PRESSED
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Street show : RAREE
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Kind of fund : TRUST
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Muscular contraction : TIC
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Congou, e.g. : TEA
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Old English land tenants : SOCAGERS
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Last Supper room : CENACLE
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Unlike Godiva : ATTIRED
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Captivates : ENAMORS
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Blue Jays' home : TORONTO
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Inferior : LESSER
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Pamper : DANDLE
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Blush : REDDEN
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Portuguese port : LAGOS
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A star of "Advise and Consent" : TONE
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Geom. line : DIAM
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Ditto : SAME
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Scull : OAR
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Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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