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NUTTY NUGGETS

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1988

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,110
Across
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Holdups at sea? : MASTS
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Young salmon : PARR
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Messy mass : GLOB
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Push-button predecessors : DIALS
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Make trouble : ACTUP
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Sun-tan lotion ingredient : ALOE
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N.Y. college : IONA
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Fisher in a whirl? : EDDIE
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
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It goes "oom" but not "pah, pah" : TUBA
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Took a powder : FLED
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"___ her to heaven": Shak. : LEAVE
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Unemployed renter? : IDLEROOMER
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Lassie or Elsie? : TAILBEARER
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Serpentine dagger : KRIS
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Little Red Book author : MAO
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Subject of a sedimental journey : SILT
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Flopsy and Mopsy : RABBITS
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Resort near Lake Louise : BANFF
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Honey-loving deer at the rear? : BEEHIND
46
Roman officials : EDILES
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One excited by Dukakis? : DEMAGOG
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Steve's flop : BRODIE
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Haymaker : DAZER
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Bug : RILE
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Leonine lingo : ROAR
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Manner of expression : STYLE
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My gosh, it's molding! : OGEE
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Concerning wrongdoing? : RESIN
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World lifter : ATLAS
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Cinder chaser : ELLA
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Wimbledon forecaster? : NETPROPHET
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Subject of sommeliers' argument? : BESTCELLAR
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All-purpose vehicle : UTE
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Savings for a rainy day : IRA
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What some maids have? : GOODMANORS
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Berlin's Christmas-eve dream? : WHITENIGHT
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Emulate an ecdysiast : STRIP
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Unusual peep show? : RAREE
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Obscure : BLUR
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Happen again : RECUR
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Official stamp : SEAL
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Currier's colleague : IVES
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Sordid : SEAMY
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Copied painstakingly : TRACED
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David in the valley of Elah : SLINGER
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"O, ___ when we cry . . . ": U.S. Navy Hymn : HEARUS
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Twitch of a rabbit's nose? : HARETIC
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Originator of the phlogiston theory : STAHL
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Most serene : CALMEST
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Sheepskin morocco : ROAN
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Elev. : HGT
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HBO, e.g. : CATV
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Computer bug's danger? : SPIDERBYTE
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The good doctor? : WARDHEALER
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A Chad neighbor : LIBYA
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Italian seaport : BARI
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Medic who monkeys around? : DRAPE
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Upright : ONEND
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Nearly gone goose : NENE
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Saucy charmer : GAMIN
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Necessary evils : TAXES
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Supplements, with "out" : EKES
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Turns right : GEES
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Choose : ELECT
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W African country : MALI
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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Versatile plane, for short : STOL
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Styne song : TUNE
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More animated : SPARKIER
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Jargon : PATOIS
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Grads : ALUMS
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Toga : ROBE
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Venus de Milo's concern? : REARMAMENT
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Mugger's forte? : GIFTOFGRAB
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Poet Ridge : LOLA
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"___ so near . . . ": Job 41:16 : ONEIS
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Thoughtless remark? : BADLIB
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Censors : DELETERS
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Thought : IDEA
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Jewish month : ADAR
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"No evil deed ___ on" : LIVE
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Divination is his vocation : SEER
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Scraps of a sort : ORTS
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Blister : BLEB
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Odilon ___, French painter : REDON
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Era of commercials? : ADAGE
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"Carmen" composer : BIZET
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TV censor's signal : BLEEP
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Prove false : BELIE
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U.S. composer who's on his toes? : FOOTE
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Long-running TV program : HOTEL
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Romantic interlude : IDYLL
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Tot's favorite, after "choklit" : NILLA
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Dr., spelled out? : DEEAR
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Bubble and squeak is one : DISH
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Molls and dolls : GALS
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Feels contrite : REPENTS
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Ostriches, e.g. : RATITES
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Rosters : ROTAS
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Rock debris : SCREE
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Jamaican export : RUM
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Suffix with nectar : EAN
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Circumference : GIRTH
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The works, to Cato : OPERA
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Wild writer? : OSCAR
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Two-spot : DEUCE
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Mined matter : ORES
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Iranian coins : RIALS
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What a bad will might do? : SPLITHEIRS
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Part of Orville's machine? : WRIGHTWING
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German river : HAVEL
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Cockney employer? : IRER
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Girder : IBEAM
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Angry look : GLARE
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Soil component : HUMUS
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Lovers' meetings : TRYST
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Make-overs : RETREADS
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Ravel preventer : SELVEDGE
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Designing man : DIOR
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Shrew : NAG
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"Greater love ___ no man . . . " : HATH
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Hack : CABBIE
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Nuclei of experts : CADRES
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N.Y. destination in a song : NYACK
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Hag : CRONE
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One-armed bandit : SLOT
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___ colada : PINA
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Unit of force : DYNE
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What Kilmer couldn't make : TREE
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Pulitzer Prize author : AGEE
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Huge Russian lake : ARAL
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Gold cloth : LAME
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"Beowulf" is one : EPIC
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Budget item : RENT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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