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New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,057

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Across
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Run amok: Slang : GOAPE
6
Seaweed : ALGA
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Space walks, for short : EVAS
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One who pleads : URGER
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Gossip : DIRT
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Grape-press residue : MARC
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Dress up : ADORN
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Doubtful : MOOT
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Cordon ___ : BLEU
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Trifling : MONKEYINGAROUND
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Bowling-alley buttons : RESETS
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Volcanic peak in Calif. : SHASTA
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Flavor-givers : ZESTS
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Litigant : SUER
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Proportion : RATIO
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Malayans in Luzon : IGOROTS
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Meteorological map lines : ISOBARS
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Studied hard : PORED
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White-tailed eagle : ERNE
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Mark's follower : LUKE
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Din : NOISE
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Dangerous fly : TSETSE
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Church platforms : ALTARS
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Type of shark : LOAN
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They have common interests : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
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Tony's next of kin : OBIE
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Slender: Comb. form : LEPT
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Sheer linen : TOILE
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Swerve : VEER
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Italian actress: 1859-1924 : DUSE
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Morgan, e.g. : HORSE
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Makes mistakes : ERRS
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Churchill associate : EDEN
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Pilfer : STEAL
Down
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Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Dramatic conflict : AGON
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Boil, as java : PERK
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Frank's comic sidekick? : ERNEST
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Confess : ADMIT
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Treat as a bigwig : LIONIZE
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Diluted liquor : GROG
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Fragrances : ATTARS
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Suitable for bas-relief : EMBOSSABLE
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Esteem : VALUE
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"See what ___ the envious Casca made": Shak. : ARENT
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Moves swiftly : SCUDS
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Leaven : YEAST
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Type of rocket, for short : RETRO
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Corvette, e.g. : SHIP
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Sci-fi award : HUGO
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Don José's emotion : AMOR
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Singers under balconies : SERENADERS
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Banshee's land : ERIN
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Employs : USES
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Very tight : TAUT
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Annoys : IRKS
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Hosea: Douay Bible : OSEE
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Olfactory stimulants : ODORS
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Tristan's tryster : ISOLDE
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Scythe handles : SNATHS
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Overhead : ABOVE
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Records book : LIBER
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City on the Mosel : TRIER
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Interclan rivalry : FEUD
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Honk : TOOT
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"This Gun for ___," 1942 film : HIRE
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A Maxwell : ELSA
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Stagger : REEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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