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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1988

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,058
Across
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One of the Channel Islands : HERM
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Aegean island : MELOS
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Caribbean island : CUBA
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Kind of code : AREA
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Siouan language : OMAHA
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"E pluribus ___" : UNUM
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Curse : DAMN
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Bill : VISOR
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" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
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Tahiti's former name : OTAHEITE
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Authorized agent : DEPUTY
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Legal minorities : NONAGES
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Short snorts : NIPS
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Diatonic notes : TIS
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Skirt style : MINI
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Some eau : LAC
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Airborne biters : GNATS
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Dry out : DESICCATE
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A Turner : LANA
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Where Petruchio wived wealthily : PADUA
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City in Hawaii : HILO
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Monte Corno's milieu : APENNINES
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European iris : ORRIS
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Teeter-totter's Marjorie : DAW
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Cereal of the frisky : OATS
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Former Brit. colonies : BWI
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Broadway's Tommy ___ : TUNE
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Danish island : FALSTER
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Either of a Bahamian duo : BIMINI
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Arch's sine qua non : KEYSTONE
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Oar shaft : LOOM
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Kind of fence : SPITE
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Volcanic crater : MAAR
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Aware of, as a hoax : ONTO
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Pangloss, e.g. : TUTOR
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Dog star : ASTA
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Ring great : BAER
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Harsh : STERN
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Gun for Tommy Atkins : STEN
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Wore : HADON
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Muse for Marvell : ERATO
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Provide new crew : REMAN
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First hit by Rodgers-Hart : MANHATTAN
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Cinema : MOVIES
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Utters : EMITS
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Give off coherent light : LASE
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Cry of surprise : OHO
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Cagliari is its capital : SARDINIA
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Tooth prominences : CUSPS
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Batter's ploy : BUNT
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Island west of Taiwan : AMOY
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
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Exertion : NISUS
27
Some ancient Iranians : MEDES
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Wildcat's pad : LAIR
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Gudrun's victim : ATLI
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Ancient name of a Cyclades island : CEOS
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All smiles : GLAD
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Calif. wine area : NAPA
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Again : ANEW
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"La Vita Nuova" poet : DANTE
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Indian Ocean island : CHRISTMAS
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Nero and Rubinstein : PIANISTS
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Speech part : NOUN
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Nocturnal raptors : OWLS
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Bavaria, to Berliners : BAYERN
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Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Reek : FETOR
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Melba or French : TOAST
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Growing outward : ENATE
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Showed on TV once more : RERAN
50
Daub : BLOB
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Speck : MOTE
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Inflate a check : KITE
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___-in-Bay, Ohio : PUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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