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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1988

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Gloria Evans has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,988
Across
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Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
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Crocks or shocks : JARS
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Initial quartet : ABCD
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Mennonite : AMISH
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Declare openly : AVOW
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Lunar sea : MARE
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Old Latin American coin : MEDIO
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Whit : IOTA
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Draftee's status : ONEA
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Sydney swim stroke? : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
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U.N. member : USSR
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Small hole : EYELET
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Least : MEREST
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___ diem : PER
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Bellow : ROAR
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That is, to Cato : IDEST
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Dangerous Donetsk gamble? : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Treacherous person : VIPER
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Congressional creations : LAWS
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"Man of ___," 1934 film classic : ARAN
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Lowell or Alcott : AMY
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Zealous : ARDENT
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Mistakes on paper : ERRATA
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Profoundly wise : SAGE
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Manchurian marble game? : CHINESECHECKERS
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Polonius advised against this : LOAN
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Tamarack or tamarind : TREE
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"Zoo Story" dramatist : ALBEE
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Jewish month : SEBAT
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Kind of mate or work : TEAM
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"The Third Man" director : REED
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Niagara power-system designer : TESLA
Down
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A Vishnu incarnation : RAMA
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Ostrich's cousin : EMEU
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Toppers : LIDS
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"Lord, ___ I?" : ISIT
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Kind of line : CHORUS
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Incarcerates : JAILS
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Weight system, for short : AVOIR
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Tournament agenda : ROTA
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S. C. Foster's river : SWANEE
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Love, in Livorno : AMORE
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Devoid of originality : BANAL
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"Sara ___," 1887 children's classic : CREWE
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Apportioned : DEALT
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Stars over the Forum : ASTRA
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Actor Ritchard : CYRIL
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First name in talk shows : MERV
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Small case : ETUI
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Abrade : RASP
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Additional : ELSE
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Locale for a figurehead : PROW
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"Drink to me ___ . . . " : ONLY
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Altar on high : ARA
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Kind of end or heat : DEAD
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To be, in Toulon : ETRE
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Jazzman Getz : STAN
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Big top : TENT
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Hot under the collar : IRATE
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Established practice : USAGE
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Piece or mind preceder : MASTER
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Fashion anew : RECAST
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Fanfare : ECLAT
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Lyon's department : RHONE
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Cow catcher : RIATA
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Former Indochinese kingdom : ANNAM
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___ of the crime : SCENE
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Marine raptor : ERNE
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"The Twittering Machine" painter : KLEE
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Declines : EBBS
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Authentic : REAL
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___ good example : SETA

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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