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Judith Perry
Judith Perry

New York Times, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

43-Down : Gov. agency

Author:
Judith Perry
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judith Perry has 22 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,036
Across
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Ricochet : SKIP
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Protagonist : HERO
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Wife of Andrei Sakharov : ELENA
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Mention as proof : CITE
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Athletic track : OVAL
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Unprepossessing females : PLAINJANES
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Tear : REND
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Twenty : SCORE
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Border : RIM
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" ... Innisfree" poet : YEATS
28
Purchase price : COST
30
Correct : AMEND
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W.W. I menace : BIGBERTHA
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Ranch : SPREAD
37
Lincoln, in N.Y.C. : CTR
38
Suffix with velvet : EEN
39
Associate : PARTNER
41
Legume : SEEDPOD
44
English cathedral city : ELY
45
Kind of ball or stick : CUE
47
She became a laurel tree : DAPHNE
48
Unwelcome mail : DEARJOHNS
52
Guide : STEER
53
Snicker follower : SNEE
54
Capacious : ROOMY
56
City in Yugoslavia : NIS
57
Information : DATA
59
Author O'Flaherty et al. : LIAMS
61
Arboreal outgrowth : BURL
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Mr. Know-It-All : SMARTALECK
68
One of a series : ITEM
69
Job for Belli : CASE
70
Proportion : RATIO
71
Morning condensations : DEWS
72
Conversation filler : ISEE
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Russian fermented drink : KVASS
Down
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Verve : PEP
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Under the weather : ILL
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Where the "lowing herd winds" : LEA
4
Tropical American birds : ANIS
5
Clever boxer with little power : FANCYDAN
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Egyptian talisman : SCARAB
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Motion-related : KINETIC
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Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
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Nuisance : PEST
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Kind of film : HORROR
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Sought election : RAN
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___ Ned (Satan) : OLD
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"Good" chap : JOE
22
Top pitcher : ACE
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Grated : RASPED
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Skewers : IMPALES
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Buffoon : MERRYANDREW
27
NCO's : SGTS
29
"___ Love ... ": 1924 song : THEONEI
31
Seine : NET
33
Reared : BRED
34
Astronaut who orbited the moon : ANDERS
36
Art ___ : DECO
40
Essen's locale : RUHR
42
Patsy : EASYMARK
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Gov. agency : DPT
46
Metabolic enzyme : ENOLASE
49
Spheres : REALMS
50
Kind of propulsion : JET
51
Elegant reception : SOIREE
55
Doily : MAT
58
Spore sacs in fungi : ASCI
60
Bulgarian, e.g. : SLAV
61
Offer : BID
62
N.A. Indian : UTE
64
Kettle and Bell : MAS
65
Greek letter : ETA
66
Hither: Prefix : CIS
67
Ring decisions : KOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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