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New York Times, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,008

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Across
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U.S. priest-poet John Banister ___ : TABB
5
Channel changer : DIAL
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"Celtic Twilight" author : YEATS
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Cosmetic plant : ALOE
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Brass or pewter : ALLOY
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Irish moss : CARRAGEEN
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Synthetic fabric : NYLON
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Wordsworth's " . . . ___ Abbey" : TINTERN
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French forest : ARGONNE
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Heine's "___ Troll" : ATTA
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Charlotte ___, V.I. : AMALIE
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Musical mode : JAZZ
30
The way, in Chinese : TAO
33
Apertures : RENTS
34
Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
35
Keats subject : URN
36
Mild expletive : RATS
37
Gambol : CAPER
38
"Trinity" author : URIS
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He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
40
King with a golden touch : MIDAS
41
Green chalcedony : PRASE
42
Dry, as champagne : SEC
43
Yemeni port : ADEN
44
Transfer a lease : SUBLET
45
That Ferrara family : ESTE
47
Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
48
What Muses do : INSPIRE
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Wreak destruction, in Dixie : RUINATE
55
Flowers for a señorita : ROSAS
56
Of Greek and Roman antiquity : CLASSICAL
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Presses : IRONS
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Port of Cork : COBH
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Greek letter : ZETA
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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Simple : EASY
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Garden in Genesis : EDEN
Down
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Née : BORN
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Writer Brecht and namesakes : BERTOLTS
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Academic distinction : DEGREE
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Byzantine empress : IRENE
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One, to Burns : ANE
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Chinese river : YANGTZE
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Author of "The Castel of Helth" : ELYOT
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Like health foods : ALLNATURAL
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Fast Jet : TOON
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Auspices : AEGIS
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Beard eraser : RAZOR
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Fort ___, Fla. : MEADE
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Previous incumbent : ANTECESSOR
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Kind of varnish : JAPAN
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A lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Spring : ARISE
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Assault : ONSET
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Grow dim : FADE
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Fruit drink : CIDER
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Citify : URBANIZE
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"La Desserte" painter : MATISSE
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Painter ___ de Chavannes : PUVIS
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Like partly melted snow : SLUSHY
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Smack-dab : SPANG
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Mideastern people : ARABS
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Zeus's messenger : IRIS
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The ___, Thames estuary sandbank : NORE
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Behold, to Cicero : ECCE
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Made a perfect serve : ACED
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London art gallery : TATE
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Verve : ELAN
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Mauna ___ : LOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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