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New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,085
Across
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Hawaiian food source : TARO
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Twig : SPRIG
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Letters : MAIL
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King of Norway : OLAV
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Threefold : TRINE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Absolute : PURE
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Very soft and liquid : RUNNY
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Opinion : VIEW
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Painful : SMARTING
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Maligns : SMEARS
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Wisecrack : JOKE
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Sediment : LEES
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Opera by Strauss : SALOME
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Have concern : CARE
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Squeeze out : EKE
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Trojans' city : TROY
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Talcs : SOAPSTONES
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An anagram for raise : ARIES
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Wheat type : SPELT
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Domineered : LORDEDOVER
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Lamb's mom : EWE
46
Challenge : DARE
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Disturbs : ANNOYS
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Groupies, e.g. : FANS
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Andy's sidekick : AMOS
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"O tender yearning, sweet ___!": Schiller : HOPING
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Make necessary repairs : OVERHAUL
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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___ lazuli (blue mineral) : LAPIS
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Quondam : ONCE
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Stickum : GLUE
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Wrangle : HERD
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Greek isle : DELOS
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Have the lead : STAR
Down
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Surpasses : TOPS
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A styptic : ALUM
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___ avis : RARA
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Delighted : OVERJOYED
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Three cause a K : STRIKES
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Remove branches : PRUNE
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Resound : RING
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Admiral Benbow, e.g. : INN
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Old Faithful, etc. : GEYSERS
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Transfers : MOVES
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Sortita : ARIA
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Baker's aide : ICER
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Statutes : LAWS
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Turkey's name : TOM
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Confronts : MEETS
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Error : LAPSE
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Hackneyed : STALE
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Bow's partner : ARROW
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French river : LOIRE
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Slice the turkey : CARVE
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January, in Madrid : ENERO
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Grace or Gene : KELLY
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Colo.'s ___ Park : ESTES
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Aromas : ODORS
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Unionless factories : OPENSHOPS
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Family car : SEDAN
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Drooped : DANGLED
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Ancient Egyptian ruler : RAMESES
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Canned : FIRED
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Kind of way or land : HIGH
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Give the glad eye to : OGLE
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Rain cats and dogs : POUR
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Iridescent stone : OPAL
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"He hath spread ___ for my feet" : ANET
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Home of coll. Bruins : UCLA
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Have being : ARE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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