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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1988

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,059
Across
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Neighbor of N.D. : SASK
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An Indian cotton : SURAT
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Old Grecian oil flask : OLPE
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Invitation to a customer : STEPIN
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Beckett's "___ Knife" : NOS
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Legend on a souvenir pillow : FIRYEWIPINE
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Maltreat : ABUSE
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Brava or Rica preceder : COSTA
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Pt. of a utility title : TEL
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"___ transit . . . " : SIC
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Kind of glove : LEATHERPALM
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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General's gofer : AIDE
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Overwhelm : ROUT
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Morose : SOUR
41
Late comic Jack : OAKIE
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In ___ (properly placed) : SITU
44
Small songbird : PIPIT
46
Greg Norman accessories : TEES
47
Deuce taker : TREY
48
Kiang, e.g. : ASS
50
N.T. book : APOC
52
Ice-cream flavor : MAPLEWALNUT
58
Its first emp. was Otto : HRE
61
Corrida cheer : OLE
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Haitian rum : TAFIA
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___ day (fasting period) : EMBER
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Kind of tide : RIP
66
A demulcent : SLIPPERYELM
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"___ port in a storm" : ANY
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More spooky : EERIER
70
"___ pin and pick it up" : SEEA
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Kind of man : YES
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Taste or touch : SENSE
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Very, in Verdun : TRES
Down
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Divans : SOFAS
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Defense ploy : ALIBI
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Looking sharp : SPRUCEDUP
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Fla. locales : KEYS
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Calais-to-Le Mans dir. : SSW
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Do a greenhouse job : REPOT
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Imitative : APISH
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Like some spectacles : TINTED
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANITA
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Imaret, American style : MOTEL
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One of a biblical 150 : PSALM
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Crept up on : NEARED
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Kin of nine-eyes : EELS
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Architecture's Saarinen : EERO
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Word from Doug Henning : PRESTO
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Pearl White vehicle : SERIAL
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Nile viper : ASP
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First year of the second century : IOI
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Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
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Godfrey strummed one : UKE
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Foulard : TIE
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Pre-cola soft drink : BIRCHBEER
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Took tiffin : ATE
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___ Lopez (chess gambit) : RUY
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Early pottage fancier : ESAU
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African menace : TSETSE
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Marshy places : SWALES
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Wing: Comb. form : PTER
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Hazard for skin divers : MORAY
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Wife in an Ibsen play : ALINE
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Dryden contemporary : PEPYS
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In flames : AFIRE
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Fatty compound : LIPIN
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Scruffs : NAPES
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G. G. Meade's Gettysburg foe : RELEE
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Bombeck's namesakes : ERMAS
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Van Dine prod. : MYST
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Before, either way : ERE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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