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New York Times, Friday, April 8, 1988

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,031
Across
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Busy one in Apr. : ACCT
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Ostrich's S.A. look-alike : RHEA
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Do aquatints : ETCH
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Loved ones : DEARS
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Clumsy one's expression : OOPS
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Scat : SHOO
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Hellman's "Toys in the ___" : ATTIC
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Sixth-century date : DLII
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Shipping weight allowance : TRET
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Harassed : HECTORED
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Took long steps : STRODE
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Hex : HOODOO
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Kind of deal : RAW
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Flora : PLANTS
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Denial : NEGATION
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Crooner Columbo : RUSS
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Anagram for ante : ETNA
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Tale start : ONCE
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Basic facts : ABC
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Suffering : AGONY
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Links item : TEE
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Light collations : TEAS
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Yucatán indigene : MAYA
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Herringlike fish : SHAD
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Dumb, in Durango : ESTUPIDO
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City on the Somme : AMIENS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Farthest limit : UTMOST
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Machination : SCHEME
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Nuclear-fission apparatuses : REACTORS
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Perception; poise : TACT
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Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
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Declaration signer from N.C. : HEWES
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Bridge : SPAN
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Diminish : WANE
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Vittles : EATS
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Truncated traffic signs : SLOS
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Jubal's mother : ADAH
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Whale : CETE
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Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Salamanders : TRITONS
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Wranglers' show : RODEO
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Watch out! : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
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Prefix with gram or graph : EPI
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Sale description : ASIS
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Sierra Madre ore stratum : ESTRATO
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Give up : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Distaff student : COED
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Aves.' relatives : RDS
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La-la forerunner : TRA
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Chatter : PRATE
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Oils : LUBES
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Danish composer : ENNA
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___-Pay-Oo : GAY
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Vast amount : OCEAN
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Shelter, food, etc. : NEEDS
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Bon ___ : AMI
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Tropical American tree : SURETTE
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Norway's Seven ___ Falls : SISTERS
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A small dog, for short : POM
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Healers' gp. : AMA
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High grade coffee : MOCHA
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Tense time for many : TEENS
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Swelter : STEW
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"___ Mia," 1954 song : CARA
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Relaxation : EASE
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Civil War general : RENO
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Orly sights : SSTS
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Resort hotel : SPA

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

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