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New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 1988

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 373 (avg 2.04)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,109
Across
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Last word in ice cream? : DAZS
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Early household detergent : DUZ
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Dissolve : MELT
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Fla. golf site : DORAL
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O.T. prophet or book : EZEK
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Off Broadway award : OBIE
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Pluckable : RIPE
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Area : ZONE
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Jewish instrumentalist : KLEZMER
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Used a trike : PEDALED
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Kind of pie? : ESKIMO
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An anticoagulant : HEPARIN
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Crenshaw or Hogan : BEN
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Vote in : ELECT
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De Brunhoff character : BABAR
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Kinshasa is its capital : ZAIRE
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Vanquish with a ray gun : ZAP
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Grandpa Munster's pet bat : IGOR
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Homes for cows or cars : BARNS
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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Composer Confrey, to friends : ZEZ
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Legal wrongs : TORTS
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Freshet : SPATE
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Obeyed a cop's command : FROZE
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Home-viewing appurtenance : VCR
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Author of "The Natural" : MALAMUD
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Awn : ARISTA
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Kind of jack or chase : STEEPLE
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Kind of horse or pin : CLOTHES
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Flag : TIRE
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Fiery saint? : ELMO
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___ Ike of comics : OZARK
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Make the copy right : EDIT
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Dance, in Düsseldorf : TANZ
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Origins : GERMS
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Dundee denials : NAES
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Sauce for the wok : SOY
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Greek apple-thrower : ERIS
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Valley girls? : DOLLS
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Smelly, in poesy : AREEK
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Island off E African coast : ZANZIBAR
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Clink : SLAMMER
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Author Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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A submachine gun : UZI
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Rigid airships : ZEPPELINS
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Salieri's bane : MOZART
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A Verdi princess : EBOLI
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Flax product : LINEN
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___ off (angry) : TEED
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Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
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Finders? : KEEPERS
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Time immemorial : EON
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Small, cyprinoid fish : DACE
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Lion follower : HEARTED
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Show chaser : BIZ
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Beauty leader : AGE
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Literary pen name : BOZ
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Spanish comic operas : ZARZUELAS
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___ ul-Haq, Pakistani President : ZIA
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Grasshopper's critic : ANT
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"The Gold Bug" creator : POE
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Small-scale economic upturn : BOOMLET
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Wine-and-soda drink : SPRITZER
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Sinatra's was tender : TRAP
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Marley's partner : SCROOGE
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Armadas : FLEETS
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Kind of lace : VAL
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Cretan peak : MTIDA
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Elevated habitation : AERIE
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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"___ of Endearment" : TERMS
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Calls for : ASKS
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British carbine : STEN
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Snug : COZY
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L–P linkup : MNO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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