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New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,966
Across
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Sired : BEGOT
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Male deer : STAG
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___ morgana : FATA
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City in NW Ill. : ALEDO
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Bamboo stem : CANE
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Pig or cast follower : IRON
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"___-Treader" (Frost poem) : ALEAF
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Rectangular pier : ANTA
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Small sponge cake : LADYFINGER
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Canter, e.g. : GAIT
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___ en point : ENTE
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Rumanian violinist: 1881-1955 : ENESCO
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Hooked a fish : GAFFED
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Consumers' advocate : NADER
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Soviet range : ALAI
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Islamic weight : ROTL
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Nautical position : ABEAM
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Was frugal : STINTED
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Adopt : ESPOUSE
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Food fish : PORGY
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Formal order : WRIT
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Accustom : ENURE
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Aits : ISLETS
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Unfruitful : BARREN
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Floating platform : RAFT
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Elliptical : OVAL
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Spot for a wedding band : RINGFINGER
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Roast: Fr. : ROTI
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Linger or loiter : TARRY
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H.S. subj. : ECON
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Seaport in S France : SETE
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Derrick : CRANE
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Resounded : RANG
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Harness parts : HAMES
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False god : BAAL
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Turned right, as a horse : GEED
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Michael ___, child actor on radio : ODAY
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British candy : TOFFEE
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Limited; meager : SCANT
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Touching : TANGENT
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Meshed : GEARED
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Small table basin : FINGERBOWL
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Regions : AREAS
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Invigorating : TONIC
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Highest peak in the Pyrenees : ANETO
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Loire feeder : INDRE
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A tide : NEAP
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Puff : GASP
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Just : FAIR
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Small salmon or trout : FINGERLING
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"Jacta ___ est" : ALEA
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Frankfurt an der ___ : ODER
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Evreux is its capital : EURE
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___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
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N.Y. team : METS
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Rigid : STIFF
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Arranged in threes : TERNATE
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Disquiet : UNREST
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Baste : STITCH
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Auger : BORER
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Scranton suburb : AVOCA
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Mickey Mouse, in Mexico : RATON
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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City east of Osaka : NARA
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Metric weight : GRAM
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Pumpernickels : RYES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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