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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 1988

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,074
Across
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Greek letter : THETA
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Distress signal : SOS
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Ball of yarn : CLEW
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Celeritous : RAPID
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Memorable actor: 1893-1977 : LUNT
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Insect's egg-laying apparatus : OVIPOSITOR
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Painter Guido ___ : RENI
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Natural soil aggregate : PED
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Forty winks : NAP
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Wastrel : ROUNDER
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Common business abbr. : INC
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Race track : TURF
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Grand old man : NESTOR
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Sovetsk, to a Berliner : TILSIT
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Musical ending : CODA
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Ellipse : OVAL
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Balloon used in atmospheric probes : SONDE
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___ de combat : HORS
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Poet Whitman : WALT
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Nitrogen : AZOTE
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Vociferate wildly : RAVE
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Dueling sword : EPEE
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Back out on a promise : RENEGE
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Fox, in France : RENARD
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Punjabi river : RAVI
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Contended : RAN
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Syncopated piece : RAG
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Put in hot water : SCALDED
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François's friend : AMI
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___-American : ALL
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___ passu (equably) : PARI
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One of the Solomons : NEWGEORGIA
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Record, in a way : TAPE
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Cubbyholes : NOOKS
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Salver : TRAY
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Bucko : LAD
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Trigonometry functions : SINES
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Rhetorical device : TROPE
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Harbor : HAVEN
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American orchid : EPIDENDRON
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Gratuity : TIP
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Shakespeare's "Venus and ___" : ADONIS
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Furniture protector : SLIPCOVER
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"Odd Man ___" : OUT
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Sound of disrespect : SNORT
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Common composite bloom : CORNFLOWER
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Schubert song : LIED
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Salve of Ethelred's time : ESNE
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Fishing fence : WEIR
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Dolly Varden, e.g. : TROUT
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Kind of Brazilian coffee : SANTOS
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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Ceremonial flower : EASTERLILY
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Detective system : RADAR
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Flashy figwort : SNAPDRAGON
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
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Another 15 Down : CHAR
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Muck : OOZE
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Exerted influence on : LEVERAGED
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Change the designation of : RENAME
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Mild expletive : EGAD
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Outcome : EVENT
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Charged particles : ANIONS
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Standard of excellence : IDEAL
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Similar : ALIKE
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"The ___ of fashion . . . ": Ophelia : GLASS
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Lady Macbeth's damned thing : SPOT
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Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
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Territory : AREA
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New Deal org. : WPA
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Louis XV, e.g. : ROI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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