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New York Times, Friday, July 1, 1988

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,115
Across
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Desire : WISH
5
Mauser, e.g. : RIFLE
10
Ottoman leader : AGHA
14
Pilaster : ANTA
15
Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Snatch : GRAB
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Elderly ones : GRAYBEARDS
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Level : RAZE
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Felt : SENSED
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Tardy : DELAYED
23
Builds : ERECTS
26
Part of OTB : OFF
27
Give rise to : ENGENDER
30
Prevents : AVERTS
33
Sale or stick type : YARD
34
Cubic decimetre : LITRE
36
Charged particle : ION
37
Inlet : RIA
38
Hatter's plush pads : VELURES
40
Simian : APE
41
Brown's league : IVY
42
Hole-___ : INONE
43
Broth, to Burns : BREE
44
Striate anew : RELINE
46
Fenced off : ENCLOSED
49
Indeterminate amount : ANY
50
Stellar : ASTRAL
51
Puellae ___ (diligent girls): Lat. : SEDULAE
54
Interpolate : INSERT
58
Mideast bigwig : EMIR
59
Intellect : GRAYMATTER
62
Pintail duck : SMEE
63
Père's eldest daughter : AINEE
64
"Les Troyens" role : ENEE
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Impudence : SASS
66
Hires : RENTS
67
Slew : RAFT
Down
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Wits : WAGS
2
Concerning : INRE
3
Mikita of hockey : STAN
4
Rube : HAYSEED
5
Thatched : REEDED
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Maritime org. : ILA
7
Softwood : FIR
8
Cheryl and Alan : LADDS
9
Being : ESSE
10
Ornamental clasp : AGRAFE
11
Franciscans : GRAYFRIARS
12
Cousin of mist : HAZE
13
Under covers : ABED
18
City with a bear pit : BERN
22
Attachments : LOVES
24
Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
25
Groups of three : TRIUNES
27
Icelandic coin : EYRIR
28
Artless : NAIVE
29
Red Cross volunteers : GRAYLADIES
30
"You ___ There" : ARE
31
Pith helmet : TOPEE
32
Golfer Ed : SNEED
35
Humber feeder : TRENT
38
Kind of plastic : VINYL
39
Wind dir. : ENE
43
Narrow pillow : BOLSTER
45
Hardens : INURES
47
Blotter entries : CRIMES
48
Lang of Smallville : LANA
50
Osprey's abode : AERIE
51
School term: Abbr. : SESS
52
Soprano Nevada : EMMA
53
Culture medium : AGAR
55
Lab burner : ETNA
56
Marine hazard : REEF
57
Waste allowance : TRET
60
Harding of "Holiday" : ANN
61
Still : YET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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