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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1988

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 1, XRef: 8, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,076
Across
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Character in 53 Across : LILA
5
Served well : ACED
9
Purports : TENORS
11
Drudges : SLAVES
13
First name of 21 Across : CHARLIE
14
Happy : PLEASED
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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At full speed: Poet. : AMAIN
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Recompense : PAY
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Ottoman imperial standard : ALEM
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Character in 53 Across : BROWN
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Subsist : LIVE
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One of a deadly septet : SIN
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Jackie of jest : MASON
25
High hat : MITER
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Fastened, in a way : HASPED
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Malcontents : REPINERS
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Primitive plant : ALGA
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Gauguin's God : DIEU
33
Speaks hastily, in a way : SPUTTERS
37
Safeguard : ENSURE
41
Fluffs : LINTS
42
Tacks, at sea : CASTS
44
American cartoonist : REA
45
Like the vulture : UGLY
46
Character in 53 Across : SALLY
47
Liverpool bars : PUBS
48
Ecological org. : EPA
49
Television : VIDEO
50
Peace Palace site, with "The" : HAGUE
51
Hide : SECRETE
53
Schulz strip : PEANUTS
55
Jawaharlal and Motilal : NEHRUS
56
Some pen drawings : SEPIAS
57
Castile, e.g. : SOAP
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Character in 53 Across : LUCY
Down
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Yeast does this : LEAVENS
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Type of legal proceeding : INREM
3
Droop : LOLL
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Raul Julia TV role : ARI
5
Beat : ALLIN
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Calvados capital : CAEN
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Actress Tanguay : EVA
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Insult : DESPITE
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Brands : SEARS
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Engendered : SPAWNED
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A Cy Young Award winner: 1975 : SEAVER
13
Black Monday happening : CRASH
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Vatmen : DYERS
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
21
Shield : BADGE
22
Character in 53 Across : LINUS
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Emulate Frosty : MELTS
25
Appearances : MIENS
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Character in 53 Across : PATTY
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Devotion : PIETY
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Porticoes : ARCADES
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Pivots : SLUES
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Character in 53 Across : PIGPEN
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Loosens a corset : UNLACES
36
Garage event : SALE
38
Salto locale : URUGUAY
39
Contradicts : REBUTS
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Abates : EASES
43
Swill : SLOPS
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Tummy tightener : SITUP
47
Fright : PANIC
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Aloe ___ : VERA
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Maori clan : HAPU
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Greek letter : RHO
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Conger : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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