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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Thursday, March 10, 1988

30-Down : Stimulates the punch

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Walter Covell has 33 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,002
Across
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Corn mush : SAMP
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Sugar cube : LUMP
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Acoustic unit : SABIN
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Dwarf buffalo : ANOA
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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A planet : PLUTO
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Invoice : BILL
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Vidal book : BURR
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Participated at Henley : OARED
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Syrian city : ALEPPO
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Futile : OTIOSE
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Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS
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Vex : IRK
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Land in a river : AIT
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Foxier : SLIER
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S.A. nocturnal prowler : PACA
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Roman Hera : JUNO
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Ariz. Indian group : PIMAS
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Ivernian's land : ERIN
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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With 56 Across, first words of St. John's Gospel: Lat. : INPRINCIPIOERAT
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Wail : KEEN
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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"Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
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Sins : ERRS
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Barn topper, sometimes : VANE
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Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
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Retirees' agcy. : SSA
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Last mo. : DEC
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Droop : SAG
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Orion neighbor : TAURUS
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See 40 Across : VERBUM
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Kind of alley or date : BLIND
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Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
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Ligurian Sea feeder : ARNO
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Pier : LEVEE
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Before long : ANON
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Forms a lap : SITS
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Stadium areas : TIERS
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Beatty film : REDS
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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One of the Leewards : SABA
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Indigo plant : ANIL
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Infiltrating spy : MOLE
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Insect's sensor : PALP
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Cabinet Department : LABOR
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Eskimo knife : ULU
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Spanish artist Joan ___ : MIRO
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Potentially dangling verb forms : PARTICIPLES
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Ghost : SPOOK
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Word from the woebegone : ALAS
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Red-tape expert : BUREAUCRAT
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Adherent: Suffix : ITE
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Cain's land : NOD
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Zoroastrian : PARSI
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Khomeini's kin : IRANI
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Sensational : SPECTACULAR
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Exhaust's opposite : INTAKE
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Bugler, for one : TOOTER
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Stimulates the punch : SPIKES
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Head and eye followers : LINERS
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Essential : IMPERATIVE
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Merits : EARNS
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Sect chaser : ARIAN
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General-purpose vehicles : JEEPS
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In no way : NEVER
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Inedible orange : OSAGE
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Dandies : DUDES
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Plant of the rose family : AVENS
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Male ant : ANER
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Part of a cup : BRIM
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"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
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Caribou's food : MOSS
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A sandwich, for short : BLT
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Oahu garland : LEI
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Scepter : ROD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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