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BREAKUPS

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1988

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,005
Across
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Cheat : HOCUS
6
Ski-slope features : TBARS
11
Tapped lightly : DABBED
17
Leaping insect : FLEA
21
Disassembled : APART
22
Do a greenhouse chore : REPOT
23
Ancient marts : AGORAE
24
Dear, sweet person : LAMB
25
BIGAMY : LARGECARTER
27
PLUMBING : FRUITCROSBY
29
"Four Saints in ___": Stein : THREEACTS
30
Worn-out : EFFETE
32
Mitigates : EASES
33
Keys : ISLETS
34
Singer Osmond : MARIE
35
Shepherds : PASTORS
37
Nursery-rhyme opener : BAA
39
U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
40
Jacqueline's predecessor : MAMIE
41
Elicits : EDUCES
43
Rockweed, for one : ALGA
45
GOBLET : SAILORPERMIT
47
Advantage : USE
50
Feels dizzy : REELS
52
Foams : SPUMES
53
Mountain nymph : OREAD
54
Native of Zagreb : SLAV
55
Dumas père's "The Black ___" : TULIP
56
Proofreader's mark : CARET
57
Faulty : AMISS
58
Share equally : HALVE
59
Sousaphone's kin : TUBA
60
Like Death Valley : ARID
61
Mont Pelvoux et al., to Henri : ALPES
62
Swindler : CONMAN
63
Alcove off a kitchen : DINETTE
65
Joint : KNEE
66
Impedimenta : BAGGAGE
67
Color preceder : TRI
69
HONESTY : SHARPENPIGPEN
73
Beatty or Sparks : NED
74
Anchorite : RECLUSE
77
Jacob's first wife : LEAH
78
Lighthouse room : LANTERN
81
Green : UNRIPE
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Cobs and pens : SWANS
84
Hogtie : BIND
85
Spanish painter-etcher : GOYA
87
Imperative and indicative : MOODS
88
Famed insurrectionist Daniel : SHAYS
89
Dull finish : MATTE
90
Make uneasy : ABASH
92
Papal name : PIUS
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Three-year-old stag : SPADE
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Trifle : PALTER
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Greek letter : DELTA
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Campus gp. : SRS
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GENERATED : WILDERRANKED
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Gossip : DIRT
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Panoplies : ARRAYS
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Upper reaches of space : ETHER
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Univ. degree : BSC
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Abolitionist Tubman : HARRIET
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Fragrant perfume : ATTAR
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Moslem month: Var. : SAPHAR
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Anticipate : AWAIT
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Cousin of thereat : HEREIN
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Shoe part : INNERSOLE
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REARRANGES : RAISESTOVES
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IMPROPER : DEMONCOWBOY
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Faculty : TALENT
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River through Tours : LOIRE
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Down-easter's home : MAINE
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Shambles : MESS
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Supernumeraries : EXTRAS
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Penetrate : ENTER
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Meara and Sexton : ANNES
Down
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Lame : HALT
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Red-fleshed fish : OPAH
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GIGANTIC : CARRIAGELUDICROUS
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Exhorts : URGES
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Founder of "The Tatler" : STEELE
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Land areas : TRACTS
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Parks and Wheeler : BERTS
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Co-ops, e.g. : APTS
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Hind : ROE
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Creek : STREAMLET
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More zany : DAFFIER
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Correspond : AGREE
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Match : BOUT
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A soft cheese : BRIE
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Break bread : EAT
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Calendar abbr. : DEC
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Parade tableaux : FLOATS
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Catch, in a way : LASSO
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Shade of red : EMBER
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Vorago : ABYSS
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City on the Orne : CAEN
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Adjust a timepiece : RESET
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Chills, in Cuernavaca : FRIOS
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Mutilated : MAIMED
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Cougars : PUMAS
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Kind of rain : ACID
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Starr of football : BART
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Sir Gerald du ___ of stage : MAURIER
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Macabre : EERIE
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Align : DRESS
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Defendant's defense, sometimes : ALIBI
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Commune near Naples : POMPEI
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LIVELIHOOD : ULLMANNYALIEROBIN
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Excoriate : SAVAGE
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Made uniform : EVENED
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Arch : SPAN
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Denounce emphatically : SCATHE
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Squealed to the cops : SANG
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Hebrew alphabet : ALEPH
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Grunter : HOG
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Old Indian coins : ANNAS
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Slope : CANT
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Being : ESSE
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Wails : KEENS
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Binge : BENDER
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Concocts, with "up" : TRUMPS
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"La Grande Illusion" director : RENOIR
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Links star Gary : PLAYER
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Showy splendor : GLITTER
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Fought for breath : PANTED
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Covers : LIDS
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Hikes : UPS
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Expletive : EGAD
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Clothed, in a way : ROBED
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Legally questionable : SHADY
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Crosses a ford : WADES
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One who thwarts : BALKER
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Tex. athlete : ASTRO
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Slapping sound : SPLAT
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Treat roughly : MANHANDLE
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Pillboxes : HATS
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Dam's mate : SIRE
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Singer Page : PATTI
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Emulate Styron : WRITE
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Additional tryouts : RETESTS
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Stems : ARISES
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Pennant : BANNER
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Wall St. term : SPEC
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Color intensity : CHROMA
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Zenana : HAREM
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Mindful : AWARE
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Marsh birds : RAILS
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Sports center : ARENA
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Barracks sound : SNORE
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Lake Nasser dam : ASWAN
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Victoria ___, Gothic novelist : HOLT
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Constantly : EVER
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Simulate: Abbr. : IMIT
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Sequestered : LONE
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Sometimes they're private : EYES
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___ Anne de Beaupré, Que. : STE
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Make rigorous demands on : TAX
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Long period : EON

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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