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New York Times, Friday, July 15, 1988

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,129
Across
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Star in Draco : ADIB
5
Franks' code of laws : SALIC
10
Shroud : PALL
14
Moslem judge : CADI
15
Assagai : SPEAR
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Malarial fever : AGUE
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Direction for solving this plus 28, 48 and 64 Across : FROMRIGHTTOLEFT
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Supply wherewithal : STAKE
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A Danish island : ROMO
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The bottom line : NET
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He, to Enrico : ESSO
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Subside : EBB
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Boyer–de Havilland film: 1941 : HOLDBACKTHEDAWN
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Fortify : ARM
37
Home of the Jazz : UTAH
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Duffer's downer : SLICE
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Pessimist's forecast : DOOM
41
Uris novel : TOPAZ
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Wheat, in Bayonne : BLE
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John Osborne play: 1956 : LOOKBACKINANGER
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Altar vow : IDO
53
"Ah! fors'___," Verdi aria : ELUI
54
Possesses : HAS
57
Cousins of rtes. : HWYS
60
Roman legionaries' shields : SCUTA
64
Michael J. Fox movie: 1985 : BACKTOTHEFUTURE
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Diva Ponselle : ROSA
69
City in Hokkaido : OTARU
70
Jewish month : ELUL
71
Covenant sealer: Neh. 10:26 : ANAN
72
Codicil : RIDER
73
Deserve : RATE
Down
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New Testament book : ACTS
2
Balmy : DAFT
3
Impression : IDEA
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Cozened : BILKED
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J.F.K. visitor : SST
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Liable : APT
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Comedian Lew : LEHR
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Desdemona's tormentor : IAGO
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U.S.S.R. peninsula : CRIMEA
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Actress Dawber : PAM
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Literary conflict : AGON
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Bait : LURE
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Tyson blow : LEFT
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Bacteriologist's wire : OESE
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A former First Family of Va. : ROBBS
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Seal : SHUT
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Holy Roman emperor: 955-83 : OTTOII
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Pkgs. : BDLS
28
Actor George : NADER
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Dropped a line : WROTE
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"___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
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Silky down : KAPOK
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Hap : CHANCE
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Dance under a bar : LIMBO
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Eye: Comb. form : OCULO
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German philosopher : HEGEL
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"The ___ Love" : MANI
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Fervor : ZEAL
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Hindu monk : SADHU
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" . . . ___ the good news" : NOWFOR
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Police action : BUST
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Draw-poker card : KICKER
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Juno, to Plato : HERA
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Steinbeck hero : ARON
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Elam's capital : SUSA
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Himalayan creature : YETI
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Alewife's kin : SHAD
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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Snug : TAUT
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Skilled : ABLE
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Beach acquisition : TAN
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Italian playing card : TRE
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"___ Town" : OUR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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