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New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1988

8-Down : Sets free

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,033
Across
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Gardner's namesakes : AVAS
5
Heat meas. : BTU
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W.W. II vessel : LST
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Acct. : CPA
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To and ___ : FRO
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Pain in the hip for Bobby? : SIDEBURNS
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Hat for a sahib : TOPI
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Vandal : HUN
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Toothy smile : GRIN
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Something for Ezra's birthday? : POUNDCAKE
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Nictitation from Thomas? : HOODWINK
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Shout for : ROOT
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Indisposed : ILL
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Glisten : SHINE
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Is still on the water : LIESTO
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Long-running Broadway hit : CATS
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Palliative : ANODYNE
36
Provisional Mormon state : DESERET
38
Oak bark : TAN
40
Horned Frogs' inst. : TCU
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Not sweet : SEC
44
Item on a pitcher's mound : ROSINBAG
47
Caesar : ROMAN
49
Cheer for Escamillo : OLE
51
Amazonia denizen : TAPIR
53
Bake, as eggs : SHIRR
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Silly : ASININE
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Harrison from Huyton : REX
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Followed footprints : TRACED
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Bismarck or Kruger : OTTO
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Motorized bike : MOPED
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Wernher ___ Braun : VON
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Beseech : PLEAD
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Female fee-faw-fum : OGRESS
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Single : UNPAIRED
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Monk : FRA
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Grand ___, palace at Versailles : TRIANON
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Well-groomed : SOIGNE
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Most desiccated : DRIEST
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Ready to serve : ONTAP
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Oldest March girl : MEG
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Sea raptor : ERNE
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Adviser to Ellery? : QUEENSCOUNSEL
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Profound : WISE
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Hang loosely : SAG
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Shatter : BURST
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Carpenter's instrument : SAWSET
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Stylish : DRESSY
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Scott's "___ Durward" : QUENTIN
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Greek letter : RHO
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Evaluates : ASSESSES
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High-ranking Moslem women : BEGUMS
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Some Scandinavians : NORSE
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Rock, to a Glaswegian : STANE
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Needlecase : ETUI
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Emotional ordeal : TRAUMA
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Addition : ELL
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Stealthy one : PROWLER
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Rear : ERECT
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One of "The Bad News Bears" : ONEAL
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Bishopric : SEE
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Dear me! to Poirot : HELAS
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Most irritating : PESKIEST
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Sheriff's asst. : DEP
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Favorite of Mrs. Spratt : FAT
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What T.S.E. wrote : VER
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Nagana carriers : TSETSES
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The daily grind : RATRACE
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Bananas : DAFT
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Show off : PARADE
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Tropical American tree : CASHEW
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Stan's pal : OLLIE
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Sound from the byre : MOO
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Image : ICON
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Flute for John? : REEDPIPE
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Story by Eugene? : FIELDWORK
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Booted, e.g. : SHOD
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Land east of Eden : NOD
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Jungfrau et al. : ALPS
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Dupe Thomas? : FOOLHARDY
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Margin : HEM
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Chemical suffix : ESE
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Poodle size : TOY
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St. Paul-to-Duluth dir. : NNE
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Gypsum : YESO
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Jellied dish : ASPIC
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World Series M.V.P.: 1987 : VIOLA
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Ephebic : ADULT
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Japanese money of account : SEN
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Bachelor President : BUCHANAN
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Prepare : TRAIN
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Remove a tangle : UNKNOT
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Sets free : LOOSES
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Take note of : SPOT
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'Bama's Crimson ___ : TIDE
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Visionary : CHIMERIC
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Cerf specialty : PUN
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Tali : ANKLES
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Better than Robert's bark? : FROSTBITE
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Brawl : RIOT
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Lumber: Abbr. : BDS
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A crop starter : SEEDCORN
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At that time : THEN
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Half of Paul's dilemma? : GREENHORN
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Unite : WED
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Showy flower : IRIS
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85 for Irving in 1988? : STONEAGE
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Christmas : YULE
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Teed off : SORE
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Substance derived from starch : AMIDIN
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Little: Suffix : ETTE
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Weight unit : CARAT
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Large, in Lyon : GROS
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Splendid! to John Bull : RIPPING
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Granular snow on a glacier : NEVE
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Utter : EXPRESS
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Neapolitan boss : PADRONE
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Diverts : AMUSES
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Mexican state : SONORA
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O'Connor and Pleasence : DONALDS
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Most bizarre : ODDEST
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East Indian sailors : LASCARS
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The Reps. : GOP
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Petition : REQUEST
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Airfoil : FIN
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Bestud : INSTAR
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Olympic mischief-maker : ATE
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Crew : RETINUE
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Chewinks : TOWHEES
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Prayer books : MISSALS
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Mystic of old : ESSENE
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Yellowstone feature : GEYSER
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Samovar : URN
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G.I.'s refuge : USO
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Child in Rebecca's keeping? : WESTWARD
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Hobo : BUM
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Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
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George in a hurry? : QUICKSAND
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Bedouin : NOMAD
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One who was a frosh last year : SOPH
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Toot's cousin : BEEP
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Edgar slept here? : GUESTROOM
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Rattle : RALE
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Remove so as to make room : CLEAROFF
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Betsy or Diana : ROSS
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Go before : ANTECEDE
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Portside : LEFT
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Wake-up call : REVEILLE
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Ligated : TIED
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Timeless, to Traherne : ETERNE
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Groton student : PREPPY
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Eye for an eye, e.g. : TALION
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Lugubrious : SAD
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Windmill sails : AWES
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Athenian demagogue : CLEON
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"L'___ dei tre re": Montemezzi : AMORE
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Crossings : FORDS
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City on the Sumida : TOKYO
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Kin of tut-tut : PISH
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Feel discomfort : ACHE
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Port on Hawaii : HILO
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Anglo-Saxon fricative : EDH
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Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
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"Swann's ___": Proust : WAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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