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New York Times, Thursday, April 7, 1988

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,030
Across
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TV's "The ___" : ATEAM
6
Aid an arsonist : ABET
10
Blazer : COAT
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Jeune ___ : FILLE
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Pub drinks : ALES
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___ accompli : FAIT
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Eating place : RESTAURANT
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She: Fr. : ELLE
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Midge : GNAT
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Ducks : EVADES
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Put on : ENDUE
32
Sequential scale notes : REMI
33
Icelandic work : EDDA
35
Set up : ERECT
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N.H. product : GRANITE
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Robust walker : STRIDER
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Fabric for a bride : SATIN
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Cigar ending : ETTE
46
Scenarist James : AGEE
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Pacific island republic : NAURU
49
Evaluate : ASSESS
51
Club : CUDGEL
54
Santa Anita event : RACE
56
Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Eating place : LUNCHWAGON
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Starchy edible root : TARO
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Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
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___ acids : AMINO
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Sailor's saint : ELMO
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"___ Out of My Head," 1964 hit : GOIN
68
Metal pin : RIVET
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Bridge score : SLAM
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Peerless plowman : DEERE
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Out yonder : AFAR
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Favus : TILE
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Building wings : ELLS
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Finished a sky dive : ALIT
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Household : MENAGE
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Soprano Lucine : AMARA
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Detained : BELATED
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Paradise : EDEN
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Tried out : TESTED
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Eating places : CAFETERIAS
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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Brisk : AGILE
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Indian pole : TOTEM
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Not solidified : UNSET
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Litigant : SUER
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Energy units : ERGS
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Actress Miles : VERA
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She loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Eating place : DININGROOM
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U.S. cartoonist : NAST
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Bambi, e.g. : DEER
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Border : EDGE
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Large bills: Colloq. : CEES
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___ bien : TRES
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Zoological suffix : INAE
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Enlighten : TEACH
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Informs on : TURNSIN
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Amount lacking to make a full cask : ULLAGE
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Alaskan peninsula : SEWARD
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Sheep pens : COTES
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Ariz. statesman : UDALL
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Skin layer : DERMA
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Chemical suffix : ACENE
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In the know : UPON
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Bestow : GIVE
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Lulu : ONER
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Commercial paper : NOTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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