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New York Times, Sunday, April 3, 1988

76-Down : Speaker's spot

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 584 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,026
Across
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Airy creature : SYLPH
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Joint : DIVE
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Sacrifice : COST
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Nightingale's device : LAMP
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Papal adornment : TIARA
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" ... ___ the alien corn": Keats : AMID
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Marketing pro : ADMAN
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Window skirt : APRON
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Mammoth sight, in Ky. : CAVE
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Dough or bread : MOOLA
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Learner : TYRO
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Fawning : OILY
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Radar and Hawkeye, e.g. : ROLES
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Youngman from Liverpool : HENNY
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Sound of disapproval : HISS
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Former French province : ALSACE
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Bear witness : ATTEST
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See 39 Down : CRAFTS
47
"A Clockwork ___," Burgess book : ORANGE
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Lowell or Alcott : AMY
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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" ... ___ qui mal y pense" : SOIT
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Start of a Remarque title : ALL
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Asian deer : AXIS
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Emulate Gwinnett : SIGN
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Bodkin's cousin : AWL
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Mantises seemingly do this : PRAY
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Writer Morrison : TONI
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Allow to enter : LETIN
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Leave a lover in the lurch : JILT
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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Impetuous ardor : ELAN
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Put into service : USED
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Nursery-tub fillers : MEN
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Walked heavily : TROD
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River at Leeds : AIRE
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Soak hemp : RET
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Bois de Boulogne is one : PARC
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Immeasurable period : EON
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Grad. degree : SCM
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Hungarian cavalryman : HUSSAR
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Kindred : ALLIED
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Takes a hike : TRAMPS
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Fortified frontier : LIMES
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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"Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Pasty : ASHEN
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Pair : DUAD
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Tolstoy character : ANNA
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Devoid of sense : INANE
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Part for O'Brian : EARP
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Mental deficiency : ANOIA
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Posthaste, to a doc : STAT
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Dueling maneuver : LUNGE
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Glassmaker's mixture : FRIT
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"Jonah" painter : RYDER
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Concavity : HOLE
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Church offering : MASS
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Hamilton adorns these : TENS
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Use muscle power : EXERT
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Pink : STAB
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Cry out sharply : YIPE
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Embellish : LARD
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Made a suggestion : PROPOSED
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Capital of Vietnam : HANOI
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Metrical foot : DACTYL
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Moslem priest : IMAM
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Oxford oral exam : VIVA
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Greek resistance org. in W.W. II : EDES
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Part Hitchcock often took : CAMEO
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Like carbon monoxide : ODORLESS
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Cured, in a way : SMOKED
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"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
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Supple : LITHE
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Indo-Iranian, formerly : ARYAN
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Memorable painter of Me. seascapes : MARIN
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Showy bloom : PEONY
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Anti's vote : NAY
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Roof material : SLATING
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Girl Scout emblem : TREFOIL
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Cautious : CHARY
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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___ veto (gubernatorial power) : ITEM
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Spar rope : STAY
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Tchrs.' milieu : SCH
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With 45 Across, a popular course : ARTSAND
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Bermuda petrels : CAHOWS
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Pitcher who made history : MOLLY
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An anagram for nails : SLAIN
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A Pharaoh, for short : TUT
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Annulled, as a writ : ABATED
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Largest of the Cyclades : NAXOS
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Inkling : GLINT
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Janis of vaudeville : ELSIE
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Beginnings : GENESES
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Fatha Hines : EARL
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Blacksmith's tool : FLATTER
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Source of vigor : SINEWS
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Economized : PINCHED
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Trio, as of hounds on a hunt : LEASH
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Yale or Root : ELIHU
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Tropical food plants : TAROS
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Plexus : RETE
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Sleeveless jacket : JERKIN
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Dead duck : GONER
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Arrow poison : URARI
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First name of "The Blue Angel" star : MARLENE
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Speaker's spot : ROSTRUM
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Czech. neighbor : POL
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Nerd: Var. : SHMO
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Egyptian Christian : COPT
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Interlock : MESH
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Diplomat Cushing: 1800-79 : CALEB
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Launderers' concerns : WASHINGS
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"___ to Duty": Wordsworth : ODE
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An August birthstone : SARDONYX
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Type of opus : MAGNUM
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Home, to Joan Miró : ESPANA
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Accommodates : ADAPTS
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Mother's cousin, e.g. : ENATE
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Fencing swords : EPEES
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Mindful : AWARE
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Have the pip : AIL
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Dexterous : DEFT
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Like certain books : RARE
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Took a cab : RODE
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Recliner : LIER
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Insect's stinger : DART

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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