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New York Times, Friday, April 29, 1988

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Gasconade : BRAG
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Longed for : PINED
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"___ a man ... " : IMET
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Detroit product : AUTO
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One thing that grows on trees : OSAGE
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Nothing, to a niño : NADA
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Engineering feat on a highway : CLOVERLEAF
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Faucet problem : DRIP
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Designer's concern : HEM
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Taramasalata ingredient : ROE
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Portrays : DEPICTS
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Leinster county : LOUTH
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Actress ___ Peeples : NIA
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Champion and Scout : STEEDS
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Expose to peril : ENDANGER
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Sight along the Mississippi : LEVEE
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___ Islands, near New Guinea : AROE
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Attended : CAME
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Cousin of a coll. : UNIV
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Not in a whisper : ALOUD
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Japanese wooden clogs : GETA
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Central : MAIN
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___ up (estimated) : SIZED
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Upright people? : STANDEES
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Ream components : SHEETS
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Opposite of sq. : CIR
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Theme : MOTIF
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No nice guy, he : VILLAIN
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Minute : WEE
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A word from ewe : BAA
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Together, to Puccini : ADUE
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Deli specialty : CORNEDBEEF
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Gram or phone preceder : TELE
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Dizzy : AREEL
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What the nose knows : ODOR
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Identity : SELF
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Alien: Comb. form : XENO
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Barbara ___, Ringo Starr's wife : BACH
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Hold sway : RULE
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It may be split : ATOM
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Dukakis, in Mass. : GOV
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Water-permeable : POROUS
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Cartographic dot : ISLET
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Burns's refusal : NAE
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
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Stuck up for : DEFENDED
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Part of a children's rhyme : INDIANCHIEF
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Type of brandy : MARC
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Emulate Robert Giroux : EDIT
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"Lights out" signal : TAPS
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Molder : ERODE
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Lindstrom or Zadora : PIA
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Actor in "The Squeeze" : LEEVANCLEEF
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Alvin York's claim to fame : HEROISM
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Nudibranchs : SLUGS
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Two-way belief? : TENET
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Famed Argentine, familiarly : EVITA
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This may be a subject : NOUN
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First-aid item : GAUZE
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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Palustrine plants : REEDS
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Pair on an angelus : ALAE
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Dick Clark's "___ Bandstand" : AMERICAN
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Flipped : SHIED
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Noche's antithesis : DIA
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Lucy, in "Sense and Sensibility" : STEELE
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Deed holder : OWNER
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Dye tubs : VATS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Peaceful period : LULL
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Jiggs's daughter : NORA
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Eliot's carpenter : BEDE
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Big time? : AEON
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Hair style : AFRO
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Disk for a D.J. : REC
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Emulate Sugar Ray : BOX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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