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New York Times, Wednesday, April 20, 1988

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,043
Across
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Former Korean president : RHEE
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Fiber for rope : SISAL
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Melancholy : SAD
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Long times : EONS
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Trunk : TORSO
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Play by Emlyn Williams: 1938 : THECORNISGREEN
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Southern constellation : DORADO
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Author of "The Dollmaker" : ARNOW
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Steinbeck classic, with "The" : GRAPESOFWRATH
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Few: Comb. form : OLIG
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Fine porcelain : SPODE
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European river : YSER
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Shaver : RAZOR
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Model : IDEAL
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City in SW England : EXETER
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Cato, Ovid et al. : ROMANS
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Kind of friend : BOSOM
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Japanese-Americans : NISEI
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Basics : ABCS
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Containing gold : AURIC
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Peter was one : TSAR
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Wilder film, with "The": 1966 : FORTUNECOOKIE
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Some South Africans : BOERS
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Hire : SIGNON
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Broadway hit: 1953 : TEAANDSYMPATHY
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A high priest of Israel : ELI
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___-Detoo of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
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Head, to Henri : TETE
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Summer time in N.Y.C. : DST
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He wrote "Tam o' Shanter" : BURNS
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
Down
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Status of some sr. cits. : RETD
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Sounds from Santa : HOHO
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Invigorate : ENERGIZE
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Item in a French café : ESCARGOT
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Sharpens : STROPS
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Atomic particle : ION
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Donkey : ASS
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Part of a cord : LOG
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Developer of the gyroscopic compass : SPERRY
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Punta ___, Chile : ARENAS
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Indicate : DENOTE
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Harem room : ODA
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Eddie Murphy film : RAW
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Unit of elec. : WHR
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Finial : EPI
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Turf : SOD
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Horatian creation : ODE
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Dread : FEAR
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Negligent : LAX
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Jewish title of respect : REB
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Actor Chaney : LON
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Horse of a certain color : ROAN
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Make less severe : MITIGATE
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Yes man : ASSENTER
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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"l am ___ Oracle . . . ": Shak. : SIR
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"Sweet ___" : SUE
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Killer whale : ORC
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My, in Milano : MIO
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Langley Field, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
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Kicked : BOOTED
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Fishermen's baskets : CREELS
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___ of Magellan : STRAIT
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Universe : COSMOS
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Made in the ___ : USA
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Laotian currency : KIP
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"___ be in England . . . ": Browning : OHTO
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Comedian Louis and family : NYES
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Arrest : NAB
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Vessel on the Atl. : STR
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Thither : YON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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