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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 1988

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,994
Across
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A ray : BETA
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Torquato ___, Italian poet : TASSO
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Stout : ALE
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Comedian King : ALAN
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
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Above, in Bonn : UBER
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March 17 greeting : TOPOFTHEMORNING
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Finial : EPI
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Newsy bits : ITEMS
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Rims : EDGES
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One who jeers : DERIDER
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Either of two N.T. books : COR
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Left : DEPARTED
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
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Homophone for mettle : METAL
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Nest-egg initials : IRA
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Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Compass reading : ENE
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Ait : ISLE
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Pennon : STREAMER
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"Road to ___," 1947 film : RIO
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One, to Angus : ANE
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Removed : APART
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Minister's home : MANSE
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Where many a halfback lands : BOTTOMOFTHEPILE
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Equally : BOTH
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" . . . laborare est ___" : ORARE
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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King precursors, at times : ALA
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Kitchen implement : CORER
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Risqué : SEXY
Down
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Lessened : BATED
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Abscond for love's sake : ELOPE
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Nocturnal mammal : TAPIR
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Enero is first in this period : ANO
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Walk unsteadily : TOTTER
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Arrest : STEM
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Religious schs. : SEMS
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Tic-tac-toe trio : OOO
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" . . . and carry ___ stick" : ABIG
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Smooth consonant : LENE
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Units of work : ERGS
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Below : UNDER
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Tray's kin : FIDO
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Secondhand transaction : RESALE
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Like some coffee or tea : ICED
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Postpone : DEFER
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Major trailer : ETTE
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Sobrinos' kin : TIOS
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Miami's county : DADE
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Iowa city : AMES
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Fuzz : LINT
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Baltic waterway : ODER
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Speck : MOTE
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Crude shelter : LEANTO
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"Love and Squalor" girl : ESME
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Public disturbance : RIOT
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Loam or loess : EARTH
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Breakfast item : RASHER
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Conversation filler : ISEE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Cato was one : EDILE
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Take it easy : RELAX
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Rhyme scheme : ABBA
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Place for a dip : POOL
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Mindanao native : MORO
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On the horizon : AFAR
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Soft shoe, for short : MOC
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Pops : PAS

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