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VOCABULARY BUILDER

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1988

Author:
Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Brett A. Blaylock has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,019
Across
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City on the Alabama : SELMA
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Thunderstruck : AWED
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Turkish pavilion : KIOSK
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Done : OVER
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Pith : CORE
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Roman handles : ANSAE
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Artificial : FACTITIOUS
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Foreigner : TRAMONTANE
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"___ Lay Dying": Faulkner : ASI
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The study of wealth : CHREMATISTICS
30
Mil. rank : GEN
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Parlor piece : SETTEE
33
Small sandpiper : STINT
34
Candles : TAPERS
36
Placed on Elba, e.g. : ISLED
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Move in a slalom race : ZAG
40
Bluster : SWASH
42
Coin minter's blank : FLAN
45
TV's vocal equine : MRED
47
Novelist Sinclair : UPTON
49
"Yes ___": S. Davis Jr. : ICAN
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One of the "deadly seven" : LUST
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Cat fancier : AELUROPHILE
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Reduce a fever : LYSE
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"Wait ___ Dark," 1967 film : UNTIL
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Kohoutek, e.g. : COMET
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TV sitcom : ALF
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Red Sea port : MOCHA
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Tokens of assurance : EARNESTS
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Emboss metal : CHASE
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William ___ Yeats : BUTLER
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Existence: Comb. form : ONTO
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Musical notations : AFLATS
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Off balance : ATILT
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Blue-penciled : REDACTED
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Items on pitchers' mounds : SLABS
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Sound in a round : TRA
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"Cio-Cio" composer : LEHAR
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Babe Ruth's retired number : THREE
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Forbidden : TABU
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Like a goldfish : CHRYSOLEPIC
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Katarina Witt feat : AXEL
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Contract : LEASE
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Isinglass : MICA
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Partner to : INON
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Declaration signer : ADAMS
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Bulgarian money : LEV
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Pub pastime : DARTS
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Member of a safari : BEARER
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Legendary co-founder of Rome : REMUS
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Impede : RETARD
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S.A. country : ARG
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Awakener's stretching activity : PANDICULATION
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A Thai tongue : LAD
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Ephemeral : EVANESCENT
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Study of engraving upon gems : GLYPTOLOGY
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Mature : RIPEN
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Ex-constellation : ARGO
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Rarae ___ : AVES
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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Golfing great : SNEAD
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Cupid : AMOR
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Novelist Macaulay : ROSE
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Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDE
Down
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Couches : SOFAS
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Clear a tape : ERASE
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Lawful : LICIT
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N.Y.C. landmark : MET
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"___ Restaurant," A. Guthrie opus : ALICES
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Greek reveler's cry : EVOE
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Medieval church-music signs : NEUMS
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Artificial : ERSATZ
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Disobedient or mischievous : ACTINGUP
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Best : WORST
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Actress Moore : DEMI
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Dorothy Gale's state : KANSAS
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Part of speech: Abbr. : INT
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Inedible orange : OSAGE
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More rational : SANER
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Wails : KEENS
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Actress Ritter : THELMA
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Service-station word : OCTANE
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Cervantes's aunt : TIA
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Pertaining to bells : TINTINNABULAR
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Devotee of the practical arts : PHILOTECHNIST
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Put up : ERECT
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One of the Cyclades : DELOS
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Vertical piece in a door frame : STILE
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Rake : WOLF
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Vent : FLUE
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Selene, to Ovid : LUNA
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Sextant's forerunner : ASTROLABE
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While: Lat. : DUM
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Stage : PHASE
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Physicist's accelerator : CYCLOTRON
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Noted netman : ASHE
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Approximate : NEAR
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Straight muscles : RECTI
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Tragedy written in 1604 : OTHELLO
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People of Riga : LETTS
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King of Naples: 1808-15 : MURAT
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Distressful call : SOS
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Soviet collective : ARTEL
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Counterfeit : BAD
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Corset : STAYS
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Dog star : ASTA
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Source of linseed oil : FLAX
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City in Artois : ARRAS
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Tantivy : RAPID
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Heath : ERICA
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Saarinen : EERO
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Doyen : DEAN
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Oates book: 1969 : THEM
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Encircle, with "in" : HEM
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Bow and Barton : CLARAS
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Channel control : SELECTOR
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Stick's alternative : CARROT
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Rely : DEPEND
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Ratite bird : EMU
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Common : VULGAR
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Purports : TENORS
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Max and Bugs : BAERS
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U.S. Senator from N.C.: 1954-74 : ERVIN
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Yawning : AGAPE
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Rock Starr : RINGO
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Volley : SALVO
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" . . . a feeling and ___": Wordsworth : ALOVE
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Fumed : RAGED
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Author of "The White Company" : DDYLE
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Coll. World Series sponsor : NCAA
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Skin: Comb. form : DERM
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Nautical chains : TYES
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Education org. : NEA
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Nomologist's forte : LAW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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