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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 1988

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,107

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Across
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Southern Slav : CROAT
6
Addis ___ : ABABA
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Sword cases : SHEATHS
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Emote : OVERACT
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Barracks gag : HOTFOOT
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Obviousness : PATENCY
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Ending for super : IOR
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Strength : PROWESS
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Bank book abbr. : DEP
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On a cruise : ASEA
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Carry on : RANT
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Prop for Chaplin : CANE
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Zoo attractions : SEALS
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Summer on the Seine : ETE
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Lope and pace : GAITS
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Commemorative pillar : STELA
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What Junior runs : ERRANDS
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River basin : WATERSHED
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Shards : SLIVERS
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North or Hardy : OLLIE
40
Rub : CHAFE
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Alias : AKA
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Conductor Koussevitzky : SERGE
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Honey factory : HIVE
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Terms of a sale : ASIS
47
Tumult : RIOT
48
Keelbill : ANI
49
Frocks : DRESSES
52
Day, in Durango : DIA
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Annuitant : RENTIER
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He lives for love : AMORIST
57
Prayers : ORISONS
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Results when juice is reduced : DIMOUTS
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Finnish bath : SAUNA
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Abounds : TEEMS
Down
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Selects : CHOOSES
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Withdrawal : RETREAT
3
Lout : OAF
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At the peak : ATOP
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Norse god : THOR
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Stop, to a sailor : AVAST
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They're taken at Vegas : BETS
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"We ___ the World" : ARE
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Symbol of minimal help : BANDAID
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Stresses : ACCENTS
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Islamic sect : SHIAS
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Fifth Avenue sight : STORE
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Starters : OPENERS
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Sorts : TYPES
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Gear for an aquatic sport : WATERSKIS
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Menhaden : ALEWIFE
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Egg inspector : CANDLER
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Frederic Douglass was one : SLAVE
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Manxmen : GAELS
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Eris's brat : ATE
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Greek ar : RHO
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Blackboard adjuncts : ERASERS
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Black eyes : SHINERS
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Eugene O'Neill heroine : LAVINIA
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Metal used for points of gold pens : IRIDIUM
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Selfish ones : EGOISTS
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Coochie-coochie girl : CHARO
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Hafez al-___, Syrian President : ASSAD
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States, to Stéphanie : ETATS
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Scene of the action : ARENA
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"Winter's Tale" lord : DION
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Issue forth : EMIT
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"___ achieve greatness ... ": Shak. : SOME
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Houston inst. : TSU
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Sterlet delicacy : ROE

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

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