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MIDDLE-NAME MADNESS

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1988

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,047
Across
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Leave out : OMIT
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Nero's successor : GALBA
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Place : STEAD
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"The ___-Rig": Burns : LEA
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Whence Columbus sailed : PALOS
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Book by André Maurois : ARIEL
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Seats splitter? : AISLE
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Ancient : OLD
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Line of cliffs : SCARP
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Orozco work : MURAL
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Break time, for some : TENAM
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Aitch preceder : GEE
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Actress-turned-adjutant? : ROSEMARYAIDEDECAMP
31
Confirmed : BOREOUT
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Hamartiologist's topic : SIN
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Rats! : DARNIT
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Nostalgic singer? : FRANKIEMEMORYLAINE
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Endures : LASTS
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Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
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Marine flier : ERN
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Counterfeiter's nemesis : TMAN
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City in S France : ALES
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Large parrot : MACAW
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Terrible : DIRE
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Author of "Hard Cash" : READE
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Koppel or Turner : TED
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Allotheist, e.g. : PAGAN
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Where Fez is : MOROCCO
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Like steak tartare : RAW
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Singer with medical training? : EARTHAFIRSTAIDKITT
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Smelting residue : SCORIA
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
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Della and Pee Wee : REESES
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Actor who comes for breakfast? : KEVINCANADIANBACON
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Peak in 30 Down : IDA
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American songbird : TANAGER
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Some tests : ORALS
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Top bowling score for Brutus : CCC
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Hari et al. : MATAS
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Fateful date : IDES
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"Für ___," Beethoven opus : ELISE
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Mitchell estate : TARA
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Going before: Abbr. : PREC
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Relig. title : STE
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Raring to go : EAGER
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Balanced actor? : HOWARDONANEVENKEEL
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Part of a buttercup : ACHENE
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Break bread : EAT
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On in years : ELDERLY
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TV star who cleaned up his act? : FREDWASHERANDDRYER
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Pro ___ (for the time being) : TEM
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Hungarian hero : ARPAD
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Kind of nest : MARES
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Main artery : AORTA
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Celebrate Alumni Day : REUNE
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Francis of the N.H.L. : EMILE
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Board members? : ROOKS
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With 95 Down, a Tarzan : RON
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Terror : DREAD
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Deceives : DUPES
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Kidnapped : TOOK
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Dockers' org. : ILA
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Hard rains : TORRENTS
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Reproductive cell : GAMETE
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
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Calabrian coin : LIRA
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Smokey, for one : BEAR
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"Little Women" actress: 1949 : ALLYSON
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Very smooth : SATINY
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Even : TIED
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Slave of old : ESNE
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Fictional lamp owner : ALADDIN
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Reduce in dignity : DEMEAN
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Boston landing spot : LOGAN
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Frightens : SPOOKS
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___ generis : SUI
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Cause of inflation? : AIR
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Where Suda Bay is : CRETE
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Musical term : BFLAT
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Cape for John Paul II : ORALE
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Brought down the house, abroad : RASED
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___ Torrance, marshal in "The Rifleman" : MICAH
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Mythical flier : ETANA
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Part of a barn : MOW
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Dormouse : LEROT
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Famed teammate of Mantle : MARIS
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"___ With Judy," 1948 film : ADATE
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Tritons : NEWTS
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Gourd-shaped rattle : MARACA
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Actor's rep. : AGT
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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That 4/15 org. : IRS
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Cowboy shindigs : RODEOS
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Emulates Wyeth : PAINTS
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Mythical Norse giant : MIMIR
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Social group : CIRCLE
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Silkworm : ERI
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Backs a dicer : FADES
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Barbie's boyfriend : KEN
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Be sparing : SKIMP
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___ of Lebanon : CEDAR
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Rounded : OVATE
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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Horowitz contemporary : NADER
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ID datum : AGE
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Ryan of mound fame : NOLAN
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Sea water : BRINE
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___ in apple : AAS
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N.B.A. player : CAGER
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Angler's basket : CREEL
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Are her songs Simon-ized? : CARLY
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Agonized : ACHED
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Become settled : TAKEROOT
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One under oath : SWEARER
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Feral : UNTAMED
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Straight ahead : ONWARD
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Conveyed legally, as an estate : DEEDED
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River blade : OAR
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They're often metered : VERSES
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See 118 Across : ELY
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Miller's "___ the Fall" : AFTER
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Can you believe this? : CREDO
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Dolph Lundgren role : HEMAN
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Mold overflow : SPUE
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
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Whale in a 1966 film : NAMU
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Twerp's cousin : DRIP
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Strike order? : DELE
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Friend of Milne's Tigger : ROO
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Part of Ali's rec. : TKO
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Invite : ASK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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