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New York Times, Monday, June 27, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, 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. 14,111
Across
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Rumanian dance : HORA
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Platter : DISC
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Basilica feature : APSE
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Redact : EMEND
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To join, to Jeanne : UNIR
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Driblet : DROP
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Pride of Kilgore, Tex. : RANGERETTE
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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Manumit : RELEASE
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Marble of tennis fame : ALICE
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Suffix for south : ERN
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Alternate : ROTATE
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Indian weight : SER
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Shirt insert : GUSSET
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Gorki loc. : RUS
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Partner of true : TRIED
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A proportion: Abbr. : PCT
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Brown bread : TOAST
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Deduce : INFER
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"___ Didn't Say Yes" : SHE
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Lassitude : ENNUI
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Dijon daughter : FILLE
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Top ad spot: Abbr. : POA
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Adjective for purple : REGAL
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Charge : FEE
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Trains : DRILLS
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Cockney's Gehenna : ELL
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Saskatchewan capital : REGINA
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West German river : EMS
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Orchid meal : SALEP
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Eldritch : STRANGE
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Skin : RIND
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Unreachable : OUTOFRANGE
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Prod : URGE
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Somersault : FLIP
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Tors : CRAGS
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Ginger or root follower : BEER
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Kind of card : FACE
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Part of H.M.C.S. : HER
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Persian name : OMAR
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Director Clair : RENE
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Northumbrian settler : ANGLE
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Clubman's costs : DUES
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Among schools : INTERSCHOLASTIC
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Pose : SIT
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Design : CREATE
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Ticket word : ADMIT
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Salesman's concern : PRICERANGE
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Suffix for tooth : SOME
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Upon: Prefix : EPI
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Cervine creature : DEER
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Resounded : RANG
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Closer to the end : LATTER
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Bony : OSTEAL
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Brittle : STIFF
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Banks of baseball : ERNIE
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Where shots are heard : RIFLERANGE
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Opposite of downdraft : UPSPIN
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Customary : USUAL
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Moonshiner's need : STILL
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Grig, e.g. : EEL
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Coat with flour : DREDGE
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Follower of 9 Down : ONE
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Gyp : RIPOFF
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Villein : SERF
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Church V.I.P. : ELDER
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Actor Singer : MARC
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Springe : SNARE
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Father : SIRE
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Small shark : TOPE
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Growl : GNAR
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Fabergé jeweled them : EGGS
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Annoy : RUB
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Gums : ULA
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Taiwan follower : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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