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New York Times, Thursday, June 30, 1988

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,114

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Molière's forte : DRAMA
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Blemish : SPOT
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Less green : RIPER
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Martyr of 1776 : HALE
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"Little Nell" cartoonist : CARR
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Old World lizard : AGAMA
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___ and terminer : OYER
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Pre-"Hundred Days" island : ELBA
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Marine medium : WATERCOLOR
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Sale caveat : ASIS
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Palo ___ : ALTO
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Rococo : ORNATE
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Venetian bridge : RIALTO
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"An ___ Day": Longfellow : APRIL
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Sight from Taormina : ETNA
33
Kind of biscuit : SODA
35
Tenth part : TITHE
39
Fifth fingers : PINKIES
41
Kurdish or Pashto : IRANIAN
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Scoff : SNEER
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Gram header : TELE
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City on the Humboldt : ELKO
47
Winds : GALES
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Scottish scones : FARLES
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Cottage ___ : CHEESE
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Ant. of diminuendo : CRES
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Shofar : HORN
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Some echinoderms : SEAURCHINS
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The Cornish Wonder: 1761-1807 : OPIE
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Pointers : TIPS
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Scottish theologian: 1810-76 : EADIE
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Ukrainian capital : KIEV
67
"___ Tu," 1932 song : ERES
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A family-tree apple : NIECE
69
She, in Salerno : ESSA
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Furbish anew : REDO
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Out on a limb : TREED
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Stalemate : DRAW
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Latvian capital : RIGA
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Give ___ on the back (praise) : APAT
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Same, in Strasbourg : MEME
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Mount in Genesis : ARARAT
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Fire : SHOOT
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Shuttle's capacity : PAYLOAD
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Chromo : OLEO
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Panic : TERROR
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Its cabins aren't rustic : OCEANLINER
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Corkwood : BALSA
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Range of influence : ORBIT
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Expunge : ERASE
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A "Fatal Attraction" star : CLOSE
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"Rio ___," 1942 film : RITA
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Agts. : REPS
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Take ___ stride : ITIN
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Mirthful Meara : ANNE
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Montreux locale : LAKEGENEVA
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Bucket's kin : PAIL
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Cultivate : TILL
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Codling : HAKE
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Slaughter of Cooperstown : ENOS
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Keogh relatives: Abbr. : IRAS
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Allude : REFER
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Leaked out : ESCAPED
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Flatt of bluegrass : LESTER
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Acclivity : ASCENT
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Blow a short putt : CHOKE
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Ariz. tribe : HOPIS
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Neighbors of the Hurons : ERIES
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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Hibernia : EIRE
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Crystal Gayle's trademark : HAIR
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Promenade des Anglais site : NICE
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Rate, in tennis : SEED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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