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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 1988

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,023
Across
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Tadzhik and Uzbek: Abbr. : SSRS
5
Step, in Pau : PAS
8
Jewish month : ADAR
12
Reached or bribed : GOTAT
13
Module : COMPONENT
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___ a customer : ONETO
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Words of disapproval : BOOANDFIE
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Like the latest employee : NEWANDSHY
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Wear for Astaire : TAILS
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Petemen's targets : SAFES
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Watson or Weiskopf : TOM
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Tops : NIFTY
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Fills the suitcase anew : REPACKS
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Treadle : PEDAL
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Nanette preceders : NONO
33
Pressure, to an E.E. : EMF
34
Willson hit: 1941 : YOUANDI
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Put in one's ___ (meddle) : OAR
38
Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
40
Part of a basilica : APSE
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Chic : SMART
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Pre-premiere events : TRYOUTS
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Forgo the diner : EATIN
47
Aves. and blvds. : RDS
48
Former A's infielder Sal : BANDO
50
Ischia neighbor : CAPRI
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Anton and Stallone, to friends : SUEANDSLY
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Hubbub : HUEANDCRY
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Idaho city : BOISE
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Talus : ANKLEBONE
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Eggs on : URGES
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Adam and Jacob followers : ITES
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Potential capts. : LTS
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Payment, in Passau : LOHN
Down
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Loudness units : SONES
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Cook two ways : STEWANDFRY
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Almond liqueur : RATAFIA
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Aquatic insect : STONEFLY
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Disdain, vocalized : POOH
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Chinese seaport city : AMOY
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Warm Springs, for one : SPA
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___ Islands, in the Bay of Bengal : ANDAMAN
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Challenge : DEFI
10
Blue dye : ANIL
11
Lines on A.A.A. maps : RTES
12
Angular: Comb. form : GON
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Paley's network : CBS
14
Successful : ONTOP
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August hrs. : DST
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___ off (angry) : TEED
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Squawks : YAUPS
24
Taylor or Adorée : RENEE
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React to the love bug : COOANDSIGH
26
Wood burl : KNAR
27
Kind : SORT
28
Pain in the neck : PEST
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"Cielo ___" : EMAR
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Word with tank or range : GAS
35
Dobbin's dish : OATS
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Byzantium, now : ISTANBUL
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O.K. and others : CORRALS
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One of the Philippines : MINDORO
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City NE of Venice : UDINE
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Org. for Belli : ABA
49
Comic Ole ___ : OLSEN
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French vintner's shed : CHAI
51
Tia or tante : AUNT
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Pom's Chinese rival : PEKE
53
Bathgate native : SCOT
54
Cineraria : URNS
55
Logo of 13 Down : EYE
56
Kind of man : YES
58
Type of agt. : DBL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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