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New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 1988

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has supersymmetry.
Christopher Page has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,000
Across
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True Olympian : AMATEUR
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Advertise : PROMOTE
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Discharge : RELEASE
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Makes soda water : AERATES
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First spaceman : GAGARIN
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Penzance natives? : PIRATES
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Points on compasses : ESES
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Shrouds : STAYS
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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Only, in Bonn : NUR
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Dep's. counterpart : ARR
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN
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Chamber piece : TRIO
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Blois bloom : FLEUR
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"Great" dog : DANE
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Painters' preparatives : SEALERS
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Attire for Lamour : SARONGS
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John or Jane : DOE
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Reverse of rear : VAN
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Monte Carlo attractions : CASINOS
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Orwell or Saki, e.g. : PENNAME
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Amor's wings : ALAE
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Comes closer : NEARS
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Small ape : LAR
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Gram or center starter : EPI
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Where Mao ruled: Abbr. : PRC
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Arabia's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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Place for a bout : ARENA
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"___ 18," Uris novel : MILA
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Face the kickoff : RECEIVE
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Sahara dweller : TOUAREG
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Conceives : IDEATES
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Mise ___ (stage setting) : ENSCENE
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Easy gallops : CANTERS
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Ebbed : RECEDED
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Shades of gray : ARGENTS
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A bushel or a peck : MEASURE
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Ben Bella's home : ALGERIA
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Oolong and hyson : TEAS
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Word with phone or trumpet : EAR
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Overseas cultural org. : USIS
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Cars for hire : RENTALS
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Pharaoh's writing material : PAPYRUS
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Old Brazilian currency : REIS
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Boston Bruins' Bobby : ORR
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Pastoral sounds : MAAS
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Imperial seat? : OTTOMAN
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Raining cats and dogs : TEEMING
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Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
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Plural of is : ARE
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D.J.'s golden ___ : OLDIE
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Freezer coolant : FREON
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S.R.O. causers : RAVES
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Singer Summer : DONNA
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Ages upon ages : EON
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Showed one's heels : RAN
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Pertaining to heat : CALORIC
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Walk among the trees : ALAMEDA
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Crusader's foe : SARACEN
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Feminine foreteller : SEERESS
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Computer adjunct : PRINTER
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Had high hopes : ASPIRED
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Actress Dietrich : MARLENE
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In custody : ENCAGED
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Mimic : APE
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Straight : NEAT
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State confidently : AVER
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Tops : AONE
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Defense against a mugger : MACE
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Mennon ending : ITE
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U.C.L.A. rival : USC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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