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New York Times, Thursday, April 21, 1988

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,044

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Across
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Starry : ASTRAL
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N.H. city : NASHUA
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Qualm : SCRUPLE
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Skeptically : ASKANCE
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Place for a cradle? : TREETOP
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Small pianos : SPINETS
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
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Ayes : YESSES
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River isle : AIT
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Encountered : MET
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English pope : ADRIAN
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
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An antelope : GNU
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Link again : RETIE
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Churchly discourses : SERMONS
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Dancer Katherine : DUNHAM
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Muck's companion : MIRE
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Arrived : CAME
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Sign of age : PATINA
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Sand rats' kin : GERBILS
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"It's ___ way to Tipperary . . . " : ALONG
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Come out ahead : WIN
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Entrances to mines : ADITS
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Hit hard : SLUG
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Sips : TASTES
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Jell : SET
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Sound of impatience : TUT
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Heggen's "___ Roberts" : MISTER
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Notice : SEE
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Obvious : EVIDENT
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Meat-filled pastry : RISSOLE
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Pedigree : LINEAGE
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Plotted : SCHEMED
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Type sizes : AGATES
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Lumberjacks : HEWERS
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Wheezing condition : ASTHMA
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Diatribes : SCREEDS
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Carpenter's horse : TRESTLE
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Actress McClanahan : RUE
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Likely : APT
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Silent screen's Harold : LLOYD
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Bahamian capital : NASSAU
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Colo. resort : ASPEN
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Gear for 8 Down : SKIS
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Dig up : UNEARTH
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Sea anemone : ACTINIA
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Table centerpiece : EPERGNE
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Value : ESTEEM
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Transgressions : SINS
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Toxophilite's action : AIMING
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Virgil's epic : AENEID
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Pre-joust activity : ARMING
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Latin dances : RUMBAS
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Book by Nabokov : DAR
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Hubs : CENTERS
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Short, light prose work : PASTEL
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Sediment : ALLUVIA
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Tipster's activity : TOUTING
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Essence : GIST
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Lithe : LISSOME
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Pittsburgh footballer : STEELER
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Squanders : WASTES
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Mounts for knights : STEEDS
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Faint hue : TINGE
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Film's Von Stroheim : ERICH
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Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
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Minerva, for one : DEA
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Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
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Stitch : SEW

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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