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New York Times, Monday, April 11, 1988

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,034
Across
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Gooseneck, e.g. : LAMP
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Cries loudly : SOBS
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Court minutes : ACTA
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Musette : OBOE
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Name in spydom : HARI
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___ rate (inferior) : THIRD
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Sluggards : SLOWPOKES
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Excessive enthusiasm : MANIA
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Gerontological : SENILE
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Various : ASSORTED
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Unkempt abode : STY
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Short sketch : SKIT
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Bit of land amid water : ISLE
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Stadium cheers : RAHS
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Abandons : DESERTS
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"The Greatest" : ALI
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Word after door or place : MAT
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"And ___ shake the spheres": Dryden : SEEMSTO
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Reflect : PONDER
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An explosive : AMATOL
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Directed : STEERED
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Elec. unit : AMP
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A Canadian export : ALE
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Twelfth graders : SENIORS
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Very, in Paris : TRES
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Epochs : ERAS
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Deadly routine : RUT
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Softened : RELENTED
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Against : VERSUS
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Night noise : SNORE
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Significant event : MILESTONE
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Canvas abodes : TENTS
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Vegetarian's anathema : MEAT
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Mandolin's cousin : LUTE
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Oater's locale : WEST
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Slithering killers : ASPS
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Collar or jacket : ETON
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Forfeiture : LOSS
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Qualified : ABLE
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Illegal booze : MOONSHINE
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Lapwings : PEWITS
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Word with lace or tree : SHOE
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Acorn's source : OAK
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What born losers don't get : BREAKS
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Pantywaists : SISSIES
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Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
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Certain charming quality : CHARISMA
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Shades : TINTS
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African gazelle : ARIEL
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Miami's county : DADE
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Layer : PLY
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Rivers : STREAMS
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Bridge reversal : SET
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Knocks : RAPS
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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"Letting 'I ___' wait . . . ": Shak. : DARENOT
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What an R.N. takes : TEMP
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Begins a journey : STARTSOUT
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Decorated metalware : TOLE
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Bullfight cries : OLES
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Sweets : DESSERTS
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Predicament : DILEMMA
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Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
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Songs of yore : OLDIES
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Snapper : TURTLE
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Freshen : RENEW
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Solo : ALONE
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Legal matter : RES
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Bird's-___ soup : NEST
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Animal docs : VETS
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Homophone for scene : SEEN
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Toddler's favorite spot : LAP

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