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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1988

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,020
Across
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Napkins for babies : BIBS
5
Huckster, sometimes : ADMAN
10
Formless mass : BLOB
14
Soviet sea : ARAL
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Twit : TEASE
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French fantasy : REVE
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Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Discussed : TALKEDOVER
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Desk accessory, once : INKWELL
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Holmes activity : EDUCING
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Shoe size : TENE
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Actress Merrill : DINA
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Gets cracking : HASTENS
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Provides gratuitously : ENDOWS
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Stops : HALTS
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Cry of surprised dismay : OOPS
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Satanic : EVIL
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Flood refuge : ARK
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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Notable time : ERA
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Chariot way : ITER
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Spirit : ELAN
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Basque's topper : BERET
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Mazurkalike dance : REDOWA
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Snacks and feasts : REPASTS
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Art movement : DADA
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Trooper's quarry : SPEEDER
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River in Hades : ACHERON
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Retreated : TURNEDBACK
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Grouper : MERO
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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Ear shell : ORMER
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Pierre is its cap. : SDAK
Down
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Island off Java : BALI
2
Golf-bag item : IRON
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Sassed : BACKTALKED
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Least speedy : SLOWEST
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Clement ___, British statesman : ATTLEE
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Traffic (in) : DEAL
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Bad: Prefix : MAL
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Invited : ASKED
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Most indigent : NEEDIEST
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Rich fabric : BROCADE
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Jacob and Leah's third son : LEVI
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Chamber for Child : OVEN
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Titanic's undoing : BERG
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James or Michael of films : DUNN
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Roaring Camp's creator : HARTE
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Musical Coward : NOEL
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Word with plexus or system : SOLAR
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Upset : OVERTURNED
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Cables : WIRES
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Spring support : SLAT
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Long-running musical : HAIR
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Dixie-style bread : PONE
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Set a course for : HEADEDTO
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Squirrels and chipmunks : RODENTS
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British spa : BATH
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Regards highly : ESTEEMS
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Walk through water : WADE
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Green Bay gridder : PACKER
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Vined latticework shelter : ARBOR
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Puncture : STAB
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Whimper : PULE
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God of love : EROS
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Part of a Molière work : ACTE
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Norwegian river : OTRA
56
Recess : NOOK
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Humerus's locale : ARM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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