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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,001

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Across
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Flag supports : POLES
6
Cotillion : GERMAN
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Members of the ox family : BOVINES
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Fly a plane : AVIATE
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Like certain Mediterranean winds : ETESIAN
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"Il Trovatore" heroine : LEONORA
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Type of ship: Abbr. : STR
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Motormen : DRIVERS
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Former capital of Serbia : NIS
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Conger : EEL
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Whirls : SPINS
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Desire : WISH
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Pamphlet : TRACT
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Vegetable : PEA
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Damaged : SPOILED
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Sheeplike antelopes : SAIGAS
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Retired for the night : ABED
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Force; power : DINT
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Tried : TESTED
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Piquant; sharp : PUNGENT
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Source of Solomon's gold : OPHIR
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___-relief : BAS
43
Aromas : ODORS
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Bakery products : PIES
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Kinds : SORTS
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Tear : RIP
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Ailing : ILL
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Laborers : WORKMEN
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Mid-11th-century date : MLI
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Alcoholic beverage : COLLINS
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Semitic language : ARAMAIC
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Celtic language : GAELIC
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Newness : NOVELTY
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Crush; stamp out : SCOTCH
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___ rabbit : WELSH
Down
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Ceramic artisans : POTTERS
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Cover and extend beyond : OVERLAP
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Camelot character : ENID
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___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
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Lead ore : GALENA
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Player between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
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Ebro and Mayo : RIOS
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Chess piece : MAN
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Activity on Yom Kippur : ATONING
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Portia's handmaiden : NERISSA
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Attack : BESET
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Clipped : SNIPPED
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Lenten symbol : ASHES
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Contended : VIED
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Bided one's time : WAITED
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Relatives of raccoons : COATIS
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River at Rome : TIBER
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Guided : LED
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Transgress : SIN
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Refuse collector in Britain : DUSTMAN
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Subject : TOPIC
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Concluding speeches : EPILOGS
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Varnish ingredient : SHELLAC
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Recreation area : PARK
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Standards or averages : NORMALS
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Prehistoric structure of three stones : TRILITH
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Beet soup : BORSCH
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Like pepper pot : SPICY
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Asian goat antelope : SEROW
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Wither : WILT
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Church area : NAVE
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Sign of the zodiac : LEO
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Honey, in pharmacy : MEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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