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Judith Perry
Judith Perry

HAVING A BALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1988

1-Down : Dad

Author:
Judith Perry
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Judith Perry has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,082
Across
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Small indentation : POCK
5
Extemporize : ADLIB
10
Submerge : WHELM
15
Declines : EBBS
19
Blunderbore, e.g. : OGRE
20
Tropical vine : LIANE
21
Fluke larva : REDIA
22
Ice field : FLOE
23
Take a back seat : PLAYSECONDFIDDLE
26
Watson's warning : FORE
27
Saki and Sand : PENNAMES
28
Release : LETGO
29
Potted : STEWED
31
Interstices : AREOLAS
32
"Ah Sin" co-dramatist : HARTE
33
Dynamo parts : STATORS
34
Half a score : TEN
35
Amiens's river : SOMME
36
Unproductive : BARREN
37
Fenway foursome : BASES
40
Belaboring : HARPINGUPON
42
Musical aptitude : EAR
45
Indonesian island : ALOR
46
Animadverts : PANS
47
"Armageddon" author : URIS
48
European capital : OSLO
49
Doak Walker's coll. : SMU
50
Flinch : WINCE
51
Insipid : BLAND
53
Plods : SLOGS
54
Most convenient : HANDIEST
56
Disparage : SLUR
57
Ticket type : ONEWAY
58
Act as gofer : DANCEATTENDANCEON
62
Sofa : SETTEE
64
Carry on : RANT
65
Went over again : REHASHED
68
Throbs : ACHES
69
Awn : BEARD
71
Emulated Pan : PIPED
72
Swedish coin : ORE
73
Carport : SHED
74
Southern France : MIDI
75
Limerick poet : LEAR
76
Manger : CRIB
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Sizzling : HOT
78
Be successful : RINGTHEBELL
82
Viking alphabet : RUNES
83
"Boys Town" actor : ROONEY
85
Peace Nobelist: 1987 : ARIAS
86
Light bed : COT
87
Expel : DRUMOUT
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Cupid : AMORS
90
Beat : PULSATE
94
Fissured : RIMATE
95
Derogatory : SNIDE
96
Aurora ___ : BOREALIS
97
River in Xanadu : ALPH
98
Borge will do this for laughs : TICKLETHEIVORIES
101
Kind of market : FLEA
102
Gnomelike creature : TROLL
103
Strained : TENSE
104
Unicorn fish : UNIE
105
Asian festivals : TETS
106
"Solstice" author : OATES
107
Chipped in : ANTED
108
Roman clan : GENS
Down
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Dad : POPPA
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Girl watcher : OGLER
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Davit : CRANE
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Convention orator : KEYNOTER
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President of Mexico: 1946-52 : ALEMAN
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Cubes : DICES
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Neighbor of Burma : LAOS
8
Bavarian river : INN
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Night-stand sight : BEDLAMP
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Scriptural : WRITTEN
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Pussyfoot : HEDGE
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Taro part : EDDO
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"___ Liza Jane" : LIL
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Bands stand for them : MAESTROS
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Lacking vigor : EFFETE
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Shipworm : BORER
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Pips : SEEDS
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Holiday happenings : SALES
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Nobelist in Physics: 1938 : FERMI
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Half a centaur : HORSE
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Flavorful : SAPID
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Private rooms : SANCTA
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Incinerate : BURN
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Blowout : BASH
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Proclaim widely : SOUNDTHETRUMPET
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Medieval guild : HANSE
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Protect : GUARD
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Filamentous plant : ALGA
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Rubicund : ROSY
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Rifle : PIECE
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Sommelier's charge : WINES
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Mixture : BLEND
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Alfred of acting : LUNT
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P.G.A. winner: 1949 : SNEAD
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Old hat : DATED
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Rating symbol : STAR
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Painter's pigment : OCHER
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Gazelles : ARIELS
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King Birendra's land : NEPAL
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Repeat : ECHO
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Society entrants : DEBS
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Alfred of testing : BINET
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Impatient : EDGY
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Excuses : PLEAS
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Sonata movement : MINUETTO
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Foots it : CUTSARUG
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Source : ROOT
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Mark and Dorothy : HAMILLS
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Wear away : ERODE
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Cardinal's cap : BIRETTA
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Logger's sport : ROLEO
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Neb. tribe : OMAHAS
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Crooked : CURVED
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Rough sketch : DRAFT
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Lunar trench : RILLE
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Tarsus : ANKLE
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Aplomb : POISE
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Dress design : ALINE
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Connection : TIEIN
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Sigmate objects : ESSES
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Bagpipe player : SCOT
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Propensity : BENT
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"Watchful" name : IRA
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One with a clutch : HEN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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