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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,098

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Across
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It's a laugh : HAHA
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Scads : SLEW
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Twenty: Comb. form : ICOSI
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"Splitsville" : RENO
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Secrete : HIDE
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Rigor : STRINGENCY
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Leave out : OMIT
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In place of : INSTEAD
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Diner sign : EATS
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Hosp. group : RNS
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Yak : GAS
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Evicts : PUTSOUT
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Philosopher Jean-Paul : SARTRE
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"Lord, ___ I?": Matt. 26:22 : ISIT
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Marmosets of S. America : TAMARINS
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Concerning drugs : PHARMACOLOGICAL
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One after another : SERIATIM
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Actress Naldi : NITA
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Wandered : RANGED
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Jack Webb program of yore : DRAGNET
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Card game : GIN
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Skillful : DEFT
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Marry : ESPOUSE
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Affirm confidently : AVER
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Very nervous : HIGHSTRUNG
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Salami haven : DELI
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Prod : URGE
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Blue planet : EARTH
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Chow : MESS
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A pope who became a saint : LEOI
Down
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Word on a towel : HIS
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Play starter : ACTI
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Unicorn feature : HORN
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Hoffman play: 1985 : ASIS
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Chicken part : BREAST
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Tear : REND
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Corp. abbreviation : INC
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Like Marvell's mistress : COY
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Small sum : SHOESTRING
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Bean or city : LIMA
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Redact : EDIT
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Volstead's opponents : WETS
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Musical beginning : INTRO
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Knee, to a zoologist : GENU
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United: Comb. form : GAMO
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Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
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Card spots : PIPS
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Wedding aide : USHER
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Crown of a sort : TIARA
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A combo : STRINGTRIO
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Maglie or Mineo : SAL
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Castor-bean product : RICIN
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Related to Mom : ENATE
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Piper's son : TOM
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Wooden strip : SLAT
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Epiphany threesome : MAGI
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Egyptian sun disk : ATEN
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Spanish hero, with "El" : CID
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Plates : DISHES
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Séance sounds : RAPS
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Swinburne's "___ on Charlotte Brontë" : ANOTE
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Art style : DADA
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Eternally : EVER
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Flopped : FELL
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Roe : EGGS
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Russian river : URAL
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Positive : SURE
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Top sound : HUM
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Fury : IRE
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F–J connection : GHI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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