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New York Times, Monday, February 8, 1988

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,971
Across
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Pfc.'s superior : CPL
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Capital of Ore. : SALEM
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Yalies : ELIS
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Meadow : LEA
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"Tosca" et al. : OPERAS
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"Through the ___ of Ruth . . . ": Keats : SADHEART
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Bind a certain way : LIGATE
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Monogram of Prufrock's creator : TSE
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"The Sun Also ___" : RISES
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Daisy's relative : ASTER
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Movie equipment : CAMERAS
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Ply with a potion : DOSE
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Whodunit feature : ALIBI
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Invalidates : ANNULS
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Music man Michel : LEGRAND
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Big wheel : MAGNATE
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Persian Gulf wind : SHEMAAL
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Small ropes on ships : RATLINS
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___ of Capricorn : TROPIC
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Amassed : RANUP
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Aerie : NEST
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Prying : NOSY
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Braided; plaited : TRESSED
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Spinach cousin : ORACH
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Martini ingredient : GIN
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Beatrice of comedy : LILLIE
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A Bogart role : SAMSPADE
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Injury addition : INSULT
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Anagram for ire : ERI
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Cupid : AMOR
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Valuable fur : SABLE
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Second notes : RES
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N.Y.C.'s Tuesday : WELD
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Astronaut Sally : RIDE
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Residue : ASH
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Stake : CLAIM
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Dark blue or purple : PERSE
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Football pass : LATERAL
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Sun god : SOL
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Capital of W. Samoa : APIA
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Capone contemporary : LEGSDIAMOND
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Spouses : MATES
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Withered : SERE
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Epoch : ERA
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Soupy of radio and TV : SALES
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Where the elite meet : COUNTRYCLUB
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Spectacle : SIGHT
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Weapon letters : AAM
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Growl : GNAR
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Word with Rabbit or Fox : BRER
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Tra chasers : LALA
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Task : STINT
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Scruff : NAPE
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Podium : DAIS
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Accustom : ENURE
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W.W. II craft : LCT
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TV sleuth : SPENSER
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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O'Neill character et al. : ORINS
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Sauce for pasta : SALSA
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Behemoths of the road : SEMIS
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Forage plant : ERS
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Cleland's Fanny : HILL
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Plucky : GAME
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Fan-club hero : IDOL
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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When Paris sizzles : ETE
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Pussy foot : PAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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