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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 1988

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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V
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O
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N
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B
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A
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B
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Y
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B
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O
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Z
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M
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C
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G
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J
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L
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V
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U
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W
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I
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R
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H
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M
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I
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D
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C
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H
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T
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,065
Across
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The Bard's river : AVON
5
Mollycoddle : BABY
9
Big, stupid guy : BOZO
13
Muscovite : MICA
14
Switch extender : EROO
15
Muscle power : SINEW
16
Ego behind the plate? : ICATCHING
18
Lobster trap : CREEL
19
Plentifully : GALORE
20
Gave relief : EASED
22
"___ pro nobis" : ORA
23
River of Flanders : YSER
25
Like some heroes : UNSUNG
29
Quonsets : HUTS
30
Make sure little Irene gets to Iowa, initially? : SEEITOI
31
Dried root of a Mexican vine : JALAP
34
Earth : CLOD
36
Life, in Udine : VITA
37
St. John's or Penn. State : UNIV
38
Type of note or number : WHOLE
39
Sacred symbol : ICON
40
Jambalaya ingredient : RICE
41
Six: Comb. form : HEXA
42
Had significance : MEANT
43
Ego does some tailing? : ISHADOW
45
Quid, in Dogpatch : CHAW
47
Type of fishing boat : SEINER
48
Durability : WEAR
49
Matheson or Conway : TIM
52
Arctic sight : IGLOO
54
Capital of S.D. : PIERRE
56
Musical syllables : SOLFA
59
Retain a charged particle? : KEEPANION
61
"Hasta luego" : ADIOS
62
Calcium oxide : LIME
63
Without : SANS
64
Match; equal : PEER
65
Business abbr. : ASSN
66
City in southern Tex. : ELSA
Down
1
Adversario opposite : AMIGO
2
Substitute; deputy : VICAR
3
Fla. citrus center : OCALA
4
Org. created in 1949 : NATO
5
Directive : BEHEST
6
Actress Meyers : ARI
7
Chef, at times : BONER
8
Hindu discipline : YOGA
9
Book by an aviculturist? : BIRDSIVIEW
10
"___-and-Twenty": Johnson : ONE
11
Kin of omega : ZEE
12
He gives a hoot : OWL
15
Stormy encounter : SCENE
17
Praise : CRYUP
21
Finished kid : SUEDE
24
Abstain from : ESCHEW
26
City on the Mohawk : UTICA
27
"___ your life!" : NOTON
28
Hudson film : GIANT
29
Be ready to give a black bird? : HAVEANIFOR
30
Console : SOLACE
31
Prudent beginning : JURIS
32
Aromatic flavoring : ANISE
33
African antelope : LICHI
35
Bagel topper : LOX
38
Convolution : WHORL
42
Dancer Tallchief : MARIA
44
"The Ballet Class" painter : DEGAS
46
Come into being : HAPPEN
48
"___ me!" : WOEIS
49
Error's partner : TRIAL
50
Actor Jeremy : IRONS
51
Intellectuals' group : MENSA
53
A neighbor of Ark. : OKLA
55
Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
56
Exhaust : SAP
57
"___ to Simplicity": Collins : ODE
58
Hammarskjöld's predecessor : LIE
60
Trio in summertime : EMS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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