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New York Times, Friday, June 10, 1988

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has super symmetry.
Christopher Page has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,094

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Across
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Native-born Israelis : SABRAS
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Fielding novel: 1751 : AMELIA
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Hot under the collar : ENRAGED
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Shea shape : DIAMOND
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Better briefed : READIER
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Concentrated : INTENSE
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Familiar shipping name : ARI
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East, West and South, in N.J. : ORANGES
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Certain M.D.'s : GPS
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Tests the water, politically : POLLS
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Peril at sea : FOG
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Out of condition : UNFIT
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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Staph's relative : STREP
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What olden days were of : YORE
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Red entries : DEBITS
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Adulate : REVERE
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Lay or ditty : AIR
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On a bias : ASLANT
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Ellis Islanders, once : ALIENS
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Con : ANTI
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Papyrus's family : SEDGE
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Shorten sail : REEF
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Power : STEAM
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Arena shout : RAH
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Filmdom's George of Great Neck : SEGAL
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Toy spinner : TOP
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Bar accessory : ICEPAIL
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Ring master, once : ALI
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Stores grain : ENSILES
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Szczecin, to Germans : STETTIN
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Uruguay's ___ Plata : RIODELA
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Plant's principal feeder : TAPROOT
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Least lunatic : SANEST
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Backs of barques : STERNS
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Heavenly body : SERAPH
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Barometer type : ANEROID
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Raised writing : BRAILLE
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Radiation unit : RAD
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Currency traders' concerns : AGIOS
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Sucker's beginning : SEER
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Elder, in Arles : AINE
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Taiwan Strait island : MATSU
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Angus's uncle : EME
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Ache after : LONGFOR
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Motivate : INSPIRE
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Prepares a paper : DRAFTS
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Word with clam or gold : DIGGER
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Neighbor of Fin. : NOR
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A bellflower : LOBELIA
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First president of Tanzania : NYERERE
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Dazes : STUNS
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U.S. painter Rembrandt : PEALE
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"___ stranger in Paradise" : IMA
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Cicero's natural, in craps : VII
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Biographer Fraser : ANTONIA
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Tramples : STEPSON
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Sainted nun of Spain : TERESA
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Awfully awed : AGHAST
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Nullifier : NEGATOR
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Pacific seal : SEALION
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Michaelmas daisies : ASTERS
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Dunk lightly : DAP
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Lighter needs : FLINTS
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"And ___ to go before I sleep": Frost : MILES
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Nodded off : SLEPT
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Scot, for example : CELT
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Take ___ it comes : ITAS
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Cockney's pelt : IDE
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Due follower : TRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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