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New York Times, Saturday, July 16, 1988

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { E F I J O Q U V X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,130
Across
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Spar : MAST
5
Jeff Davis's org : CSA
8
V.I.P.'s at tax time : CPAS
12
Staple in Sorrento : PASTA
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Half, in Hamburg : HALB
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___ breve : ALLA
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Cord for a kaffiyeh : AGAL
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Bursae : SACS
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Verses : STANZAS
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Tropical trees : BALATAS
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Strapped-on shoe : SANDAL
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A Romance language : CATALAN
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Carpenter or army follower : ANT
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"___ home is his castle" : AMANS
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Bow or Barton : CLARA
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Model T necessity : CRANK
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___ loss for words : ATA
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Hired helper : HAND
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Sow : PLANT
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Utah senator : GARN
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Tot : ADD
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Shredded-cabbage dishes : SLAWS
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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___ Flow (Orkneys sea basin) : SCAPA
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Riotously colorful : SPLASHY
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Small, feisty one : BANTAM
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Honorific for Gandhi : MAHATMA
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"Appointment in ___" : SAMARRA
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Mrs. Leonowens : ANNA
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He came on after Monroe : ADAMS
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Strumpet : TART
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Neighbor of Minn. : SDAK
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Hottentots of SW Africa : NAMAS
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Navy V.I.P.'s : ADMS
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U.S.N. police : SPS
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Recipe abbr. : TSPS
Down
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Kind of ray : MANTA
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Nile dam : ASWAN
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Criterion : STANDARD
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L.A. suburb : TARZANA
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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Droop : SAG
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Mobile people : ALABAMANS
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Memorable cellist : CASALS
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Sevilla silver : PLATA
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Northern highway : ALCAN
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Lip : SASS
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Offensively obtrusive : BLATANT
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Hgt. : ALT
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Tall and skinny : LANK
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Seeds for rye bread : CARAWAY
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Half of a S.A. dance : CHA
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Terhune dog : LAD
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"___ so to bed" : AND
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Applaud : CLAPHANDS
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Swiss stream : AAR
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Suburb of Liège : ANS
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Blood fluids : PLASMAS
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Cities in Spain and Nicaragua : GRANADAS
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Fitzgerald's forte : SCAT
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Unbending : ADAMANT
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Virgules : SLANTS
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Caesar, for one : SALAD
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___D. (druggist's degree) : PHARM
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Bird of passage : TRAMP
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A.L. home-run champion: 1984 : ARMAS
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The "m" in E = mc2 : MASS
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Conductor Eduardo ___ : MATA
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Director Gene ___ : SAKS
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Baize feature : NAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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