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New York Times, Friday, May 27, 1988

Author:
Robert O. Dillman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,080
Across
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Coretta ___ King : SCOTT
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Bart or Brenda : STARR
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Musical Brown : LES
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Dyads : PAIRS
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" . . . after they've seen ___" : PAREE
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Wall creeper : IVY
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Writer, familiarly : OLLIEHOLMES
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Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Milker's need : STOOL
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Bite : NIBBLE
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Truman Cabinet member : ACHESON
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Stork or shoebill : WADER
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Arranged : PLACED
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Started an N.H.L. game : FACEDOFF
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Pointers : HINTS
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Small boats : PUNTS
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Card game : WAR
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Sign : INK
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Asteroid or goddess : CERES
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Morse-code character : DIT
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Peach, for one : COLOR
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Hideaways : LAIRS
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"Ode to Joy" poet : SCHILLER
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Clyde's partner : BONNIE
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"Venus clerk, ___": Chaucer : OVIDE
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Cleanup man : SLUGGER
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Zenanas : HAREMS
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Part of LED : DIODE
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Goddess of criminal folly : ATE
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Novelist, familiarly : BOPASTERNAK
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Susan Lucci role : ERICA
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"Private Lives" character : SIBYL
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Big bird : EMU
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Spurn : REPEL
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Naval add. : SPO
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President before Herb : CAL
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Tin Man's need : OIL
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Geometry-quiz directive : TRISECT
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Feared flies : TSETSES
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Angling lure : SPOON
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Like some glasses : TALL
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Fortify : ARM
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Performs again : REENACTS
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Sojourns : RESIDES
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Poetess, familiarly : LIZBROWNING
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"___ Knievel," 1972 film : EVEL
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Since, to Burns : SYNE
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Suffix for sister : HOOD
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Partner of breakfast : BED
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Sap suckers : APHIDS
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Where shots are cheap : CLINIC
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Essayist, familiarly : HANKTHOREAU
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Big Poison of baseball : WANER
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Hullabaloo : FUROR
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"The ___ Queene" : FAERIE
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British Columbian river : FRASER
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West Indies volcano : PELEE
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Fever blister : COLDSORE
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Jungle gym : CLIMBER
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Most stentorian : LOUDEST
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"___ a short madness": Horace : ANGERIS
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"___ got sixpence . . . " : IVE
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Spot : BLOT
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Cordage fiber : SISAL
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Sound : HALE
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Scintilla : ATOM
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Minnow's kin : DACE
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Small seed : PIP
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Spurs' org. : NBA
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Queensland town : AYR
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Units of vol. : KLS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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