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New York Times, Saturday, June 11, 1988

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,095

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Across
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G-man's org. : FBI
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Kind of rum or window : BAY
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Norman battle site: 1944 : STLO
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Security predecessor : SOCIAL
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Words to a preacher : IDO
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Dull sound : THUD
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Champion's adversary : CHALLENGER
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Not yet ratified : UNPASSED
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Certain herons : EGRETS
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Deal with : MEET
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Ex-G.I. : VET
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"___ you there?" : ARE
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Gets more from school : OUTLEARNS
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Attention getter : PST
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Imprisoned : UNFREE
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Plumber's concern : LEAK
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C : IOO
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University official : REGENT
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Grape-growing enclosure : VINERY
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Relative of 30 Across : AHEM
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Legislates : ENACTS
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G.I. address : APO
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A Gary Cooper role: 1939 : BEAUGESTE
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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Artery: Abbr. : RTE
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Elbe tributary : ISER
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Rhett's rival : ASHLEY
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Pub : ALEHOUSE
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Hilton unit : ROOM
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Calif. race track : SANTAANITA
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Outside, for short : EXT
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Scheduled for action : SLATED
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A nonpareil : ONER
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Legal matters : RES
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Building addition : ELL
Down
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Apparatus for reeling silk : FILATURE
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French dances : BALS
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Seine land areas : ILES
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Matter of great importance : BIGDEAL
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Auld lang syne : YORE
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Brenda of comics : STARR
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Yuppie's vested interest? : THREEPIECESUIT
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___ and Fontanne : LUNT
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Pindaric pieces : ODES
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Dross : SCUM
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Without, in Bonn : OHNE
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Explorer Dias's Cabo Tormentoso : CAPEOFGOODHOPE
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Snow field : NEVE
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Old-style breeches : GASKINS
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A crowd in Cremona : TRE
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Defensible : TENABLE
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A river of Hades : LETHE
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" . . . Ruler of the Queen's ___" : NAVEE
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Use pigeonholes : SORT
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Trinkets : TOYS
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Bear of Brutus : URSA
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Tide designation : NEAP
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Citizen : NATIONAL
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Symbol of attentiveness : EAR
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Subjects of genetic change : MUTANTS
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Dinero : GELT
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Mr. Fudd : ELMER
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Memorable Ferrara family : ESTE
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Interpret : READ
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First name in folk singing : ARLO
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Shortly : SOON
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Relaxation : EASE
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Lobby : HALL
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Cut from the budget : AXE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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