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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1988

6-Down : Book of the O.T.

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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D
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T
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C
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K
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O
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L
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G
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T
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D
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R
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L
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D
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L
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U
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B
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Y
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H
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,053
Across
1
"Delphine" author: 1803 : DESTAEL
8
Scrutinize : CHECK
13
Like Ivy League games : INTERCOLLEGIATE
17
Details : PARTICULARITIES
18
General Bradley : OMAR
19
Tropical vines : LIANAS
20
Fast plane : SST
21
Tennis term : LET
22
Judge : DEEM
23
Bristle : SETA
24
Escapes : ELUDES
26
Where the ulna is : ARM
29
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
30
Merganser : SMEW
31
Where Bhutan is : ASIA
32
Understanding phrase : ISEE
33
Bobcat : LYNX
35
Advance : LEND
37
Skid : SLUE
40
Rotate, as a log in competition : BIRL
42
Word in a Beatles refrain : YEAH
45
Shade : TINT
46
Botanist Gray : ASA
47
Free-for-alls : MELEES
49
Noun suffix : ENCE
50
Campus gp. : FRAT
52
Que. neighbor : ONT
53
___ de chose (trifling matter) : PEU
54
Typewriter roller : PLATEN
57
An anagram for able : ELBA
58
Roundhead : PARLIAMENTARIAN
61
Part of the Northwest Territories : ELLESMEREISLAND
62
Cleans, as a deck : SWABS
63
Ascetic Jewish sect : ESSENES
Down
1
Kind of antenna : DIPOLE
2
Nail polishes : ENAMELS
3
Level : STRATUM
4
Four: Comb. form : TETR
5
Onassis, for short : ARI
6
Book of the O.T. : ECCLES
7
Comic-strip hero : LOUIE
8
MacKenzie or Keith : CLAN
9
The peacock was sacred to her : HERA
10
Protection : EGIS
11
Op. ___ : CIT
12
German rulers: 1871-1918 : KAISERS
14
Peruvian livestock : LLAMAS
15
Seed coatings : TESTAE
16
Worldly possessions : ESTATE
22
Moist, in a way : DEWY
23
Beer mug : SEIDEL
25
Excise : DELETE
27
Small stream : RILL
28
Fannie ___ (a security) : MAE
31
Rome-Berlin-Tokyo group : AXIS
34
Bulls and Bullets org. : NBA
36
Kremlin refusal : NYET
37
Eurasian plain : STEPPE
38
Hereditary : LINEAL
39
Straightens, as locks : UNCURLS
41
Roof beam : RAFTER
43
Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
44
Old World herb : HENBANE
47
Predatory insect : MANTIS
48
Easels : STANDS
51
Dr. Richards of tennis : RENEE
54
City NNE of Livorno : PISA
55
Tales man : LAMB
56
Musical brothers : AMES
57
First name in mysteries : ERLE
59
Major General Wallace : LEW
60
Kiang : ASS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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