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New York Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,106
Across
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Director of "The Odd Couple" : SAKS
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Scold severely : LASH
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Cremona name of note : AMATI
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Thesaurus name : ROGET
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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___ short (underestimate) : SELL
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Belief statement : CREDO
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Plans prudently : COVERSALLBASES
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Diamond or Simon : NEIL
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Pindaric : ODE
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Oceanic pollen gatherer? : SEABEE
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Oxford part : SHOELACE
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Crude tartar : ARGOL
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Install : SEAT
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Supermarket giveaway : BAG
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Advances prudently : WALKSATIGHTROPE
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Suffix with Peking : ESE
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Eye element : LENS
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Wanders about : ROVES
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Push a certain plunger : DETONATE
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Leave high and dry : DESERT
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Soak flax : RET
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Old language : ERSE
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Wagers prudently : HEDGESONESBETS
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Retinal area : FOVEA
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Colony creatures : ANTS
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Eye layer : UVEA
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Wide-awake : ALERT
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Western Indians : UTES
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Sting a buyer : SOAK
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Nervous : TENSE
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Australian parrot : LORY
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Roll-call response : HERE
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Too : ALSO
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Ukrainian city : KIEV
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African antelope : STEENBOK
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Cinema collie : LASSIE
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Of a zone : AREAL
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Threshold : SILL
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Tom T. or Monty : HALL
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Covered passageway : ARCADE
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Bit : MORSEL
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Spreads hay : TEDS
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He played Dr. Quincy's aide : ITO
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Staggers : REELS
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Infamous or famous stage name : BOOTH
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___ wood (slept) : SAWED
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Tag on 28 Across : AGLET
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Fishing net : SEINE
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Crones : HAGS
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Over : ABOVE
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Escapade : CAPER
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Discharge : EGEST
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Proof direction : STET
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Winged : ALATE
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Plait : TRESS
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American Beauty site : ROSEBUSH
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Commands : ORDERS
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Annul : NEGATE
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Stylish : DRESSY
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"___ Laughing," 1967 film : ENTER
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Aperture : HOLE
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Flat : EVEN
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Israel's first king : SAUL
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In the know : ONTO
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Orgy cry : EVOE
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Pull apart : TEAR
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Japanese brew : SAKE
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Type of cat or chance : FAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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