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New York Times, Monday, March 21, 1988

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B F J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,013
Across
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Creator of Li'l Abner : CAPP
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Home or bed follower : STEAD
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Bandicoots : RATS
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Mountain range in the U.S.S.R. : ALAI
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Thanks, to Dumas : MERCI
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Author James ___: 1909-55 : AGEE
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Sacks : DISCHARGES
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Distance measure : MILE
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Bird dogs : SETTERS
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Groups of fish : SCHOOLS
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Express : UTTER
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Presidential nickname : RON
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Dreadful : DIRE
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Worked : OPERATED
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Fall beverage : CIDER
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Harold of comics : TEEN
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Linden and Holbrook : HALS
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Factory : PLANT
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Cessation : STOP
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Suffix with elephant : INE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Scenic view : SCAPE
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Milton's "___ Lost" : PARADISE
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Composer of "Comus" : ARNE
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Border : RIM
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Triangle at a river mouth : DELTA
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Athenian's rival : SPARTAN
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Carl, Rob and Fritz : REINERS
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Nat or Natalie : COLE
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Like some rainfalls : TORRENTIAL
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Vipers : ASPS
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Pierce : ENTER
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Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
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Take five : REST
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Pits : SEEDS
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Require : NEED
Down
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Bounders : CADS
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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A tense : PAST
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Visualizes : PICTURES
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Shrewd : SMART
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Succinct : TERSE
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Unit of work : ERG
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Experts : ACES
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Prudent : DISCREET
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Heroine of an old novel or song : RAMONA
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Swiss patriot : TELL
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Understands : SEES
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Other: Comb. form : HETER
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Shofar : HORN
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Followed in turn : ROTATED
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Dors or Ross : DIANA
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Loafer : IDLER
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Writing implement : PEN
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Gigantic person : TITAN
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Wed in secret : ELOPE
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Nitwit : DOPE
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Casino item : CHIP
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Religious dignitaries : PRIMATES
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Seat of Marywood College : SCRANTON
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Redact : EDIT
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Check : ARREST
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Made a mistake : ERRED
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Lascivious looks : LEERS
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Do some modeling : POSE
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The Dolomites, e.g. : ALPS
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Not any : NONE
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Erin, to a Gael : EIRE
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Respiratory sound : RALE
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Snow vehicle : SLED
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Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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