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New York Times, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

14-Down : Poison from belladonna

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,113
Across
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River of NE N.Y. : SARANAC
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Quandary : DILEMMA
15
Dubai, for one : EMIRATE
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Fire or water : ELEMENT
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Part of R.S.V. : REVISED
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Dweller : RESIDER
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"The ___ Sketch Book": Thackeray : IRISH
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Kind of test : ACID
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Car with a bar : LIMO
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Glandular problem : ACNE
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Trampled : TROD
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Cease : STOP
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Gam : LEG
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Most indigent : POOREST
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Cuckoo : ANI
31
Individual : SELF
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Begin work : STARTIN
34
Crafty : ASTUTE
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Each : APIECE
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Torero's event : CORRIDA
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Attend Harrow : PREP
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Wassail ingredient : ALE
42
Overturns : TOPPLES
44
Mil. award : DSM
47
___ Bator : ULAN
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Decant : POUR
50
Place : SITE
51
He loved Lucy : DESI
52
Ointment : BALM
53
Man in a van : MOVER
54
___ one's money : ARUNFOR
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Wing-shaped : ALIFORM
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Roman playwright : TERENCE
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Pygmalion's love : GALATEA
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Undying : ETERNAL
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Boston-born essayist : EMERSON
Down
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Like some TV dramas : SERIAL
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Punish by fine : AMERCE
3
Rending : RIVING
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Originate : ARISE
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Car of yore : NASH
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Goddess of mischief : ATE
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___ Lebanon : CEDAROF
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Mocks : DERIDES
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"___ Three Lives" : ILED
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French article : LES
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Jannings and Gilels : EMILS
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Reflect : MEDITATE
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Memory aid : MNEMONIC
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Poison from belladonna : ATROPINE
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N. T. book : COR
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Spanish sword : TOLEDO
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Lesser, legally : PETIT
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Rubberneck : STARER
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VHS items : TAPES
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On, in Orléans : SUR
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Actor Torn : RIP
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Without a tail : ACAUDATE
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Medieval steel shoe : SOLLERET
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___ Island, in San Francisco Bay : TREASURE
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Dress : APPAREL
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Avian ID : PLUMAGE
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Heeler : POL
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Wedges left by wedges : DIVOTS
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AM/FM ___ receiver : STEREO
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Fabled sea creature : MERMAN
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Sonar's cousin : SOFAR
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___ Raton : BOCA
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About 1600 meters : MILE
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Pecuniary CATV network : FNN
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Wallop : LAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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