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New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 1988

50-Down : Small pieces

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,025
Across
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Cotton candy : SPUNSUGAR
10
"California Dreamin'" Mama : CASS
14
One-hundredth of a balboa : CENTESIMO
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Sacred song : MOTET
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Righteous Brothers hit: 1965 : UNCHAINEDMELODY
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Composer Delibes : LEO
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The "M" in E = MC2 : MASS
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"Twenty Questions" category : ANIMAL
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Dance position : PLIE
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Recluse : EREMITE
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Derbies : HORSERACES
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Unclosed, to the Bard : OPED
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Work : OPUS
30
Cincinnati nine : REDS
31
___ throat : STREP
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Tanguay and Le Gallienne : EVAS
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Collection: Suffix : IANA
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Fork part : TINE
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Erythrocytes : CORPUSCLES
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Initials at Annapolis : USNA
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Virgilian lake : AVERNUS
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Sgts. : NCOS
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Phoenician, e.g. : SEMITE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Parisian affirmative : OUI
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Aeschylean tragedy : PROMETHEUSBOUND
57
Modify : ALTER
58
Asymmetry : IMBALANCE
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Certain whiskies : RYES
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Compact cases for recordings : CASSETTES
Down
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Polyclitus was one : SCULPTOR
2
Classical symbol of patience : PENELOPE
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Straightened, as a snake : UNCOILED
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Baseball part : SEAM
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Govt. info agency : USIA
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Traps : GINS
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Singing brothers : AMES
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Poet McKuen : ROD
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Mexican volcano : COLIMA
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Kind of energy : ATOMIC
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Tranquilize or tranquil : SEDATE
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Fashions : STYLES
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To lead: Fr. : MENER
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Stable female : MARE
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Diving-bell inventor : EADS
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Ancient Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
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It follows Dan. : HOS
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Branch of physics : OPTICS
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Bucolic : RURAL
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___ seul (ballet solo) : PAS
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Vingt-___ (gambling game) : ETUN
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Baron's superior : VISCOUNT
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Promulgate : ANNOUNCE
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Beaches : SEASIDES
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Mr. Milquetoast : CASPAR
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Too : OVERLY
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Kind of control : REMOTE
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Coaches : PRIMES
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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Candle ingredient : SUET
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Ancient Greek rostrum : BEMA
50
Small pieces : NUBS
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Namesakes of a biblical king : ASAS
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Suffix with access : IBLE
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___ jacet : HIC
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Pilcorn : OAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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