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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 1988

Author:
Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,056
Across
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Pts.of cars : RADS
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NASA, e.g. : ABBR
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S.D.I. targets : ICBMS
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Radiate : EMIT
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Adjective for some gametes : MALE
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Part of C.P.U. : PROCESSING
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Marital kin : INLAW
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Poke one's ___ (interfere) : NOSEINTO
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CD : COMPACTDISC
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Unspoken : TACIT
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Part of VCR : CASSETTE
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"Mondo Cane" hit theme : MORE
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Baptize : IMMERSE
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Nonecclesiastical : SECULAR
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TV's "___ of Duty" : TOUR
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Another part of VCR : RECORDER
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Rye fungus : ERGOT
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Word in a closing : YOURS
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Beginning of r.p.m. : REVOLUTIONS
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German film about a clay statue: 1920 : THEGOLEM
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Very bad : AWFUL
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Characteristic of FM or AM : MODULATION
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Black, to Calpurnia : ATRA
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Chronicle : ANNAL
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Start of TV : TELE
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"___ we forget . . . ": Kipling : LEST
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Comes closer : NEARS
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Q.E.D. member : ERAT
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Patella : KNEE
Down
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Souvenir : RELIC
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Type of acid : AMINO
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"___ for Murder" : DIALM
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It's a cinch : STRAP
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Unit of elec. : AMP
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Forbid : BAR
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Young comic heroine : BLONDIE
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Spring back : RECOIL
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Entomological specimen : INSECT
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"___ Cosa," 1935 song : COSI
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Fan rib : BRIN
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Julep ingredient : MINT
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Pudding thickener : SAGO
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Sam has one : ESS
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Thin, crisp cake : WAFER
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Places for atts. : CRTS
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Bollingen Prize winner: 1957 : TATE
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Tatar Strait feeder : AMUR
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Algid : COLD
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Geog. region : TERR
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Quote : CITE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Virologist's comb. form : SERO
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Pas ___ (solo dance) : SEUL
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Beige : ECRU
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___ Rica, C.A. : COSTA
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More spacious : ROOMIER
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Fishes on the move : TROLLS
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Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
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Old scale topper : ELA
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"___ Line," Cash smash : IWALK
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Kind of shark : NURSE
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Blackboard material : SLATE
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One of the Feds : TMAN
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Sharpen : HONE
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Forage legume : GUAR
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Biographer Winslow : OLA
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Snood, e.g. : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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