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New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,987
Across
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Converse idly : CHAT
5
Large star in Virgo : SPICA
10
Pining nymph : ECHO
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Jot : IOTA
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Instrument Schweitzer played : ORGAN
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Twenty quires : REAM
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Urban health hazard : SMOG
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High perch : ROOST
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Sea lettuce : ULVA
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Stock of wine : CELLAR
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Kringle's jinglers : REINDEER
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Egg stones : OOLITES
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News filler : SQUIB
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Nervous ___ : NELLY
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Faithless : UNTRUE
32
Nonvocal actor : MIME
35
Arthur's ___ Perilous : SIEGE
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Merit : EARN
38
Kyushu volcano : ASO
39
Needlefish : GAR
40
Composer Rorem : NED
41
Focuser of light : LENS
43
Studied intently : PORED
45
Consort of Cybele : ATYS
46
Measuring worm : LOOPER
48
Letter projection : SERIF
50
Shinto gateway : TORII
52
Home of the Maple Leafs : TORONTO
56
Spates : TORRENTS
59
Happy Fido's tail : WAGGER
60
___ and out : OVER
61
Claw : TALON
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Zola heroine : NANA
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St. Rose of ___ : LIMA
65
Slur : ELIDE
66
"Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
67
Site of a tree of life : EDEN
68
Lassoed : ROPED
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Cows, to Cowper : KINE
Down
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Great Lakes whitefish : CISCO
2
Similar: Comb. form : HOMEO
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Catchword : TAGLINE
5
Reddish-brown horses : SORRELS
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Greg Norman, e.g. : PRO
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Baritone Gorin : IGOR
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Stack in a liquor store : CASES
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Bygone : ANTIQUE
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Learned : ERUDITE
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Reveler : CELEBRANT
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Eat : HAVE
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Persian poet : OMAR
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Goddess of infatuation : ATE
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Sister : NUN
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Irish county or port : SLIGO
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Century components : YEARS
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1934 : UREY
31
Wide receivers : ENDS
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Promenade : MALL
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Lake in Lombardy : ISEO
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Duckbill or echidna : MONOTREME
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Salute : GREET
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Highlander's pouch : SPORRAN
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Franklin was one : PRINTER
44
Went under like Leander : DROWNED
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Island north of Kodiak : AFOGNAK
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Before, in poesy : ERE
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Author Levin : IRA
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Aviator Balbo : ITALO
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Lake in Botswana : NGAMI
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Part of a dovetail : TENON
55
"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Ornamental metalware : TOLE
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Poet Naso : OVID
58
Kind of stitch : SLIP
62
Stately lyric : ODE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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