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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 1988

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,041
Across
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Shadowbox : SPAR
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Dunces : ASSES
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Asian nanny : AMAH
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Kind of duck : LAME
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Gallagher's vaudeville partner : SHEAN
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Comedian Jay ___ : LENO
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Ballplayer Amos : OTIS
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Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Famed suffragette : MOTT
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Call it quits : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Captains' records : LOGS
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Was a candidate : RAN
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Demonstrated : PROVEN
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Petered out : DWINDLED
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Bathes : LAVES
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Auctioneer's warning : GOING
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Elderly : AGED
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Fetch : BRING
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Serve the coffee : POUR
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Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Set straight : ALINE
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Something worthless : TRIPE
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Supposing : ASSUMING
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Bed linen : SHEETS
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Mailing stations: Abbr. : POS
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Oil cartel : OPEC
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Speaks the unvarnished truth : LAYSITONTHELINE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Overact : EMOTE
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Not new : USED
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Brewer's need : MALT
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Moon or Spoon : RIVER
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Another kind of duck : DEAD
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Clumsy boats : ARKS
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Gawk : STARE
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Hard to handle : EELY
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Kind of machine : SLOT
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Footway : PATH
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Moslem V.I.P. : AMIR
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Made a decision : RESOLVED
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Designate : ASSIGN
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Climbs, in a way : SHINS
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Dispatched : SENT
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Anagram for ache : EACH
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Disdainful : SNEERING
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Nutty flavoring : ALMOND
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Kitten's cry : MEOW
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Create a pot : ANTE
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"The ___ Baltimore," Wilson play : HOTL
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Troubles : WOES
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Spicy taste : TANG
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Shopping mall : PLAZA
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Spreads unchecked : RAGES
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Hot spots : OVENS
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Busy : DOING
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Port or sherry : WINE
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Shavetail : LOOIE
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Explode : ERUPT
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Takes a risk : DARES
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Beam : GRIN
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Banes of tennis players : BLISTERS
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Head off : PRECLUDE
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To me: Fr. : AMOI
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Quakers' pronoun : THEE
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Disturbs : UPSETS
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Globe or ball : SPHERE
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
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Winged : ALAR
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Main part of an egg : YOLK
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Leave out : OMIT
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Popular PBS show : NOVA
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"Got it!" : ISEE
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Arnold, the singer : EDDY

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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