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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 1988

Author:
Kevin Wray
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kevin Wray has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,989
Across
1
Albumen container : EGG
4
Experts : ADEPTS
10
Courteous intrusion : AHEM
14
Through : PER
15
Stair parts : RISERS
16
Kind of jerk : SODA
17
First of the cardinals : ONE
18
___ de corps : ESPRIT
19
Labels : TAGS
20
Start of a G.B.S. quote : DECENCYIS
22
Hellman's little ones : FOXES
23
Patti LuPone role : EVITA
24
Port of Hokkaido : OTARU
26
S.R.O. show prize : SEAT
27
Quote: Part II : INDECENCYS
32
Fosters : NURSES
34
Ruinous one : UNDOER
35
___ Simbel, historic site in Egypt : ABU
37
Sedulous colonist : ANT
38
Fixation : TIC
39
Pan-Amer. union : OAS
40
Hood's hideout : FOREST
42
Heir raiser : FATHER
44
Quote: Part III : CONSPIRACY
46
___ fixe : IDEE
49
Sainted Mother : SETON
50
A polyhedron : PRISM
51
Nicene, e.g. : CREED
54
End of quote : OFSILENCE
57
Common feature : LAWN
58
Plummer of the boards : AMANDA
59
Sta. info : ARR
60
___ plaisir : AVEC
61
In truth : VERILY
62
Dress, with "up" : TOG
63
Grendel's abode : MERE
64
Range parts : ARETES
65
Lamb's dam : EWE
Down
1
Horatian offerings : EPODES
2
City on Lac Léman : GENEVE
3
Inspiration for Keats : GRECIANURN
4
Philadelphia's Spectrum : ARENA
5
Platter : DISC
6
Discern : ESPY
7
Some book ends : PERIODS
8
Melancholy, in Metz : TRISTE
9
Aerial clipper : SST
10
Bowl over : ASTOUND
11
Mare's-nest : HOAX
12
Brink : EDGE
13
Einstein concern : MASS
21
Famous penultimate words : ETTU
22
Kind of toast : FRENCH
25
Sharpness : ACUITY
27
" . . . as it ___ ain't": Carroll : ISNTIT
28
Feature of 4 Down : NET
29
Harmonize : COORDINATE
30
Indeed : YEA
31
H.S. V.I.P.'s : SRS
33
Grated : RASPED
35
N.F.L. half : AFC
36
Scary cry : BOO
38
Langley A.F.B. group : TAC
41
Huxley's "Ape and ___" : ESSENCE
42
Vendor provender at 4 Down? : FANFARE
43
Land of the Sidhe : EIRE
45
Paying guest : ROOMER
47
Deed in trust : ESCROW
48
Issue : EMERGE
50
Shavian creations : PLAYS
51
Quahog : CLAM
52
Notable notice : RAVE
53
Pitcher with a wide spout : EWER
55
Stew : SNIT
56
Otiose : IDLE
58
Ruined city in Burma : AVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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