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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Friday, March 11, 1988

Author:
Charles J. Mantoti
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,003
Across
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"___ Misbehavin'," Waller hit : AINT
5
March 15, e.g. : IDES
9
Swedish quartet : ABBA
13
"Have I once liv'd to see ___ men?": Shak. : TWOHONEST
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Director Forman : MILOS
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Presley hit : LOVINGYOU
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"Not ___ with vain desire": Tennyson : AMOTH
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Suffix for depend : ENCE
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L.I. inst. of learning : NCC
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Suffix for Capri : OTE
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Hull part : BILGE
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Sinatra hit : HIGHHOPES
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"___ of Me," 1931 hit : ALL
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French possessive : SES
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Like some vbs. : IRREG
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Singer Martin : DEAN
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Leandro's love : ERO
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Streisand hit : EVERGREEN
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Kind of ballgame : NOHIT
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Marbles : TAWS
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Blue planet : EARTH
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Hoopsters' org. : NBA
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Bill's partner : COO
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Cole hit : NATUREBOY
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Sets up pool balls : RACKS
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French connections : ETS
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Novelist Grey : ZANE
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Song of praise : PAEAN
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Fitzgerald hit : UNDECIDED
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Unconscious : SENSELESS
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Miami's county : DADE
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Tropical topic : HEAT
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
Down
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Expanse west of Eur. : ATL
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___ Jima : IWO
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Long short story : NOVELLA
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Material object : THING
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"Picnic" maker : INGE
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Actress in "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Inner: Comb. form : ESO
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Bitten by a bee : STUNG
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Goal : AIM
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Medium mistake : BLOOPER
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Master artist's studio : BOTTEGA
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Certain residue : ASHES
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Grimm starter : ONCE
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My dear, in Erin : MACHREE
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Imaginary monster : CHIMERA
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Like Leroy Brown : BAD
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Land in the Seine : ILE
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Stuttgart sir : HERR
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Equiangular, in Italy : ISOGONO
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Praying figure : ORANT
28
Boils : SEETHES
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Indira Gandhi's father : NEHRU
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Glass showcase : VITRINE
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Girl in a Kenny Rogers hit : RUBY
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___ pin (tidy) : NEATASA
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Grain-crop item : OATSEED
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Agreed : ACCEDED
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Stir-fry pan : WOK
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Titanic's cry : SOS
47
Water scorpion : NEPID
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Thicket : BRUSH
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Water channel : RACE
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Old-womanish : ANILE
53
Piquancy : ZEST
55
"You ___," 1927 hit : ARE
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Society-page word : NEE
58
Genetic letters : DNA
59
That, in Toledo : ESA
60
Mil. award : DSM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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