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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1988

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { B G J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, 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. 14,063

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Across
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Jazz-singing form : SCAT
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Johnny on the ___ : SPOT
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Act without words : MIME
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Uninteresting : HOHUM
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Soviet river : LENA
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Like very much : ADORE
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Cheers for a matador : OLES
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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They have "darling buds" : MAYFLOWERS
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Draft status : ONEA
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Popular puzzle birds : ERNES
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"Sweet home" for Eastwood : CARMEL
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First name of 44 Across : ALAN
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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Summit : APEX
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One who is wholly holy : SAINT
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Diarist Samuel : PEPYS
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A Gypsy who rose via few clothes : LEE
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___ miss (at random) : HITOR
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Proficient : ADEPT
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Actor in "Same Time, Next Year" : ALDA
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Brain, in Barcelona : SESO
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Thought : DEEMED
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Tinge : COLOR
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Danube feeder : ISAR
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A spice : MACE
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"In the merry ___" : MONTHOFMAY
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Rumanian city : ARAD
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French department : ORNE
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Metallic waste product : DROSS
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Part of a casa : SALA
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Lively dance : REEL
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Linger : STAY
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When luters outnumbered computers : YORE
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It's shed in a woodshed : TEAR
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Make-believe : SHAM
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Musical closing : CODA
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Nautical salute : AHOY
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Horse-racing track : TURF
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Retards : SLOWS
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West Indies volcano : PELEE
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Lulu : ONER
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Corn part : TASSEL
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Salad component : MAYONNAISE
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Personification of peace : IRENE
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Chiggers : MITES
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Famed literary pseudonym : ELIA
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Scuffle : MELEE
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Mexican stew or jar : OLLA
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Madcap : RASH
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Matador's apparel : CAPA
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Imitated : APED
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Fully developed : RIPE
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Springtime celebration, to some : MAYPOLEDAY
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Cut : AXED
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Scheme : PLAN
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Conger : EEL
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Part of many a column : ITEM
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Proboscis : NOSE
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Walked upon : TROD
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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Biblical wife : ADAH
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Mil. depot : ARMORY
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Destroy slowly : ERODE
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Gemologist's concern : CARAT
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Fla.city : OCALA
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More secret : INNER
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Monument slab : STELE
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Conglomerate : MASS
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Irritate : FRET
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Additional : MORE
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Where Brunei is : ASIA
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North Sea feeder : YSER

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

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