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New York Times, Tuesday, April 5, 1988

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,028
Across
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Issue at hand : TOPIC
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Fighting : ATWAR
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Pound in : RAM
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T. Jefferson's opponent : ABURR
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Motif : THEME
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Ear: Comb. form : OTO
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Categorized : PIGEONHOLED
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Mil. branch : USN
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
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Trouble : WOE
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Webb's police series : DRAGNET
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Cancel a space flight : ABORT
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"Rome was not built ___" : INADAY
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Hired assassin : HITMAN
30
Badger : HECTOR
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Prefix with physical : META
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Wrestling hold : LOCK
37
Chum : PAL
38
Hut: Slang : SHEBANG
41
What's the good word, Renée? : BON
42
Printing items : INKS
44
City on the Oka : OREL
45
" . . . pleasure dome with caves ___!" : OFICE
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English flower : THAMES
49
Temporarily : FORNOW
50
Knight's attendant : SQUIRE
52
Statue with limitations : TORSO
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The why and wherefore : PURPOSE
56
Wye chaser : ZEE
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Mary Todd's man : ABE
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Fine, at NASA : AOK
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Jingoistic about the U.S. : SPREADEAGLE
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Famed Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Back front : GREEN
67
Book end? : KAY
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Win by ___ : ANECK
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Frivolous : GIDDY
Down
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Reel thing : TAPE
2
Tony's cousin : OBIE
3
Snub-nosed dogs : PUGS
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Dudgeon : IRE
5
Levers : CROWBARS
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"___ Fair Hands": Davison poem : ATHER
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However, for short : THO
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Actress Tuesday : WELD
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Dreiser's "An ___ Tragedy" : AMERICAN
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Household pest : REDANT
11
Type of tournament : ROUNDROBIN
12
Uncertain : ATSEA
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TV emcee Hall : MONTY
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High time : NOON
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British slammer : GAOL
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"___ my brother's keeper?" : AMI
25
"___ Things in Life Are Free" : THEBEST
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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___ instant : INAN
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Mean business : TALKTURKEY
31
Kin of etc. : ETAL
33
Slight : MERE
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Chanel's nickname : COCO
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Was acquainted with : KNEW
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Folksy : HOMESPUN
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Score of zero : GOOSEEGG
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Water vessel : SHIP
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To's opposite : FRO
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" . . . I ___ mother in Israel": Judges : AROSEA
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Astaire or Allen : FRED
50
Kindle : SPARK
51
Allotment : QUOTA
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___ Ike of comics : OZARK
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Perry's creator : ERLE
57
Like some wines : AGED
58
Practiced blackmail : BLED
59
Counting-out rhyme start : EENY
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Common Market initials : EEC
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Onassis nickname : ARI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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