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New York Times, Tuesday, June 28, 1988

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 97, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,112
Across
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Cracker : SALTINE
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Sacks : RAVAGES
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Dancer Powell : ELEANOR
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Obdurate : ADAMANT
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Porter's "Miss Otis ___" : REGRETS
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Brahms cantata : RINALDO
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It's home on the range : GRAZER
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Plexus : RETE
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Crop : LOP
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Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Diamond cover : TARP
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Galatea's lover : ACIS
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Caesura : REST
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Declaimed : PERORATED
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Like Burnett's jungle : ASPHALT
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Allot : APPORTION
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Plane of W.W. I : SPAD
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Two taker : TREY
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Sonoran Indian : SERI
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Got a hole-in-one : ACED
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Kiss-and-___ : TELL
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Busy org. of W.W. II : SSS
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Oar: Comb. form : REMI
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Prefix for center : EPI
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Profligate : ROUE
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Oscar winner of 1970 : PATTON
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Algonquian chiefs : SACHEMS
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Pig out : SATIATE
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Apprentice : TRAINEE
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Tab grabber : TREATER
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Temperature-control devices : SENSORS
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Futile : USELESS
Down
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Worsted fabrics : SERGES
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More attentive : ALERTER
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Heir : LEGATEE
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Crabbe-Barker roles : TARZANS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Like the whooping crane : RARE
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Entrance : ADIT
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Weathercock : VANE
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Org. with a journal : AMA
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Dashing : GALLANT
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Sanction : ENDORSE
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Quashed : STOPPED
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Risen Star is one : RACEHORSE
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British baby's diaper : NAPPIE
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Noted rug weavers : IRANIS
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Impresario Hurok : SOL
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Pitch : TAR
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Part of E.R.A. : RTS
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Louis and Lawrence : STS
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Bears witness : ATTESTS
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Forearm : PREPARE
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Creole State bird : PELICAN
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Olive or Castor : OYL
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Biased : PARTIAL
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Synthetic fabric : ACETATE
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Busts : DEMOTES
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RR cars : DINERS
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Boxes : SPARS
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It rhymes with keno : RENO
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Tenth of an ephah : OMER
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Applications : USES
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Towel word : HIS
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R–V connection : STU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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