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New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 1988

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,049
Across
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Foreheads : BROWS
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Bureau finisher : CRAT
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Qualified : ABLE
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Citrus fruit : LEMON
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Submarine : HERO
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Kind of table or hall : POOL
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Revere : ADORE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Erudite via reading : BOOKLEARNED
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Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
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Recent : LATE
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Mottled appearance : DAPPLE
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Ornament in relief : EMBOSS
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Like some modern music : ATONAL
33
Bird with a weird cry : LOON
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Italian commune : ESTE
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Plumbing, e.g. : TRADE
39
Fabric with raised designs : BROCADE
41
Apparition : SPECTER
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Requested : ASKED
44
The Charleses' pet : ASTA
46
Voracious teleosts : EELS
47
Swell : DILATE
49
A semihard yellow cheese : TILSIT
51
Like the Mohawk Trail : SCENIC
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
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Eureka! : AHA
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Tex supporters : BOOKHOLDERS
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___ monster : GILA
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Bring up : REAR
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Wild female water buffalo : ARNEE
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Uniform : EVEN
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Pale yellow-green : NILE
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Do a gardening chore : WATER
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Antitoxins : SERA
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A lot : SLEW
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Native of Gävle : SWEDE
Down
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Tattle : BLAB
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Decorate again : REDO
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Be employed : WORK
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Short lines for fishhooks : SNELLS
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Sharper : CHEAT
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Asylum : RETREAT
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Island in County Donegal : ARAN
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El Greco's "View of ___" : TOLEDO
10
Emergency pol. message : APB
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Set of ex libris : BOOKPLATES
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Not express : LOCAL
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Happify : ELATE
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Alleviated : EASED
22
Author of "Divina Commedia" : DANTE
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Package : PARCEL
27
Site of Napoleon's first exile : ELBA
28
Humus layers : MORS
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Volume vendor : BOOKDEALER
30
___ a blue moon : ONCEIN
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Touchstone : TEST
35
Capital : SEAT
37
Ready-to-eat food store : DELI
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Formerly, once : ERST
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Extempore : ADLIB
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Place for a cookout : PATIO
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Fleshy plant of the mustard family : SEAKALE
48
Future oaks : ACORNS
50
Relatives by marriage : INLAWS
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Magi : SAGES
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Plant related to the onion : CHIVE
54
Petruchio's Katherina : SHREW
57
Trompe l'___ (visual deception) : OEIL
58
Sketch : DRAW
59
Chap, fellow: Sp. : ENTE
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Pearl Buck's "The Living ___" : REED
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Withered : SERE
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Table-talk collection : ANA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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