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New York Times, Tuesday, April 12, 1988

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,035
Across
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___ and chain : BALL
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Inchoative verb suffix : ESCE
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Petty quarrel : SPAT
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Antoinette or Osmond : MARIE
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Approach : NEAR
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Ashen : PALE
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Confused : ATSEA
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Colombian city : CALI
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A social sci. : ECON
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Act impetuously, N.R.A. style? : GOOFFHALFCOCKED
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Public house : INN
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John Madden exclamation : BAM
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O.S.S. successor : CIA
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Acted impetuously, N.R.A. style? : JUMPEDTHEGUN
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Walked nervously : PACED
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Leguminous plants : PEAS
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Wrath : IRE
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Stately steed : ARAB
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Plant louse : APHID
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Heavenly spirit, in Lille : ANGE
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Rotary device : CAM
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Notion : IDEA
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Tony Randall TV role : UNGER
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Impetuous, N.R.A. style? : TRIGGERHAPPY
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Comprehend : SEE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Health resort : SPA
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Act impetuously, N.R.A. style? : SHOOTFROMTHEHIP
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Sow one's ___ oats : WILD
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V.I.P.'s vehicle : LIMO
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Fanon : ORALE
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Not aweather : ALEE
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Used a stopwatch : TIMED
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Foreman : BOSS
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Vivacious : PERT
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Go to ___ (deteriorate) : SEED
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___ Rouge, La. : BATON
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Gladly : LIEF
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Foliage beginning : LEAFBUD
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Bivouac : ENCAMP
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Authenticate : SEAL
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Young elephant : CALF
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Greenland discoverer : ERIC
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Coin : SPECIE
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Shipping-room activity : PACKAGING
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Spiny plant : ALOE
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Look after : TEND
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Visitors to infant Jesus : MAGI
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Noah's second son : HAM
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Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
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Confederate general Stuart : JEB
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Hebrew unit of dry measure : EPHAH
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___ gratia (by the grace of God) : DEI
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Minor minor : TAD
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Exhort : URGE
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___-do-well : NEER
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Treaty : PACT
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Moroccan tree : ARAR
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Ladies' underwaists : CAMISOLES
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Indiana wit : ADE
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Through : PER
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Some : ANY
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Results : UPSHOTS
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Crystalline stones : GEODES
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Nearly : ALMOST
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Poker prize : POT
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Put to ___ (outdo) : SHAME
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Like some carpets : PILED
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Mimicked : APED
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Mop the deck : SWAB
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Hawaiian seaport : HILO
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Tab : FLAP
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Anger : RILE
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Poet Khayyám : OMAR
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Shallowest of the Great Lakes : ERIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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