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New York Times, Monday, July 18, 1988

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,132
Across
1
Collar : GRAB
5
Mud hen : COOT
9
Sinai gulf : AQABA
14
Soviet Baltic port : RIGA
15
Flow against : LAVE
16
Muffles : DULLS
17
Glacial ridges : OSAR
18
Scintilla : ATOM
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Abominates : HATES
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Zachary Taylor was one : WHIG
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Left on assignment : SHIPPEDOUT
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Cruise ships : LINERS
25
Expensive : DEAR
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___ one (onset) : DAY
27
Craft : VESSEL
32
Enter port : PUTIN
35
Fit : ABLE
38
Verdi opus : AIDA
39
"___ of a gun of a gunner ... ": W.W. II song : ASON
40
Above a whisper : ALOUD
41
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
42
The scoop : INFO
43
Steamer : CLAM
44
Genetic duplicate : CLONE
45
Boat or begin : LAUNCH
47
Comic Piscopo : JOE
48
Clair or Lacoste : RENE
51
Coming up : ONDECK
55
Capsized : KEELEDOVER
60
Nagy of ballet : IVAN
61
Put the kibosh on : NIXED
62
Brick or stock follower : YARD
63
Canceled, to NASA : NOGO
64
___ trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
65
Novelist Ferber : EDNA
66
Waste allowance : TRET
67
Mae ___ (life jackets) : WESTS
68
Noticed : SEEN
69
Rest on one's ___ : OARS
Down
1
Guttural warning : GROWL
2
Hindu sage or poet : RISHI
3
On the other hand : AGAIN
4
Interrupted rudely : BARGEDINON
5
Chic : CLASSY
6
Swearing-in statement : OATH
7
Egg-shaped : OVOID
8
Apollo's sacred vale : TEMPE
9
Hold fast : ADHERE
10
Printer's spacing unit : QUAD
11
Voice in a choir : ALTO
12
___ cheese : BLEU
13
C.E.O.'s subordinate : ASST
22
___ the way (eased) : PAVED
24
Emulated Steve Scott : RAN
28
Attacked : SAILEDINTO
29
Chinese: Prefix : SINO
30
Churchill's successor in 1955 : EDEN
31
Take it easy : LAZE
32
Bucket : PAIL
33
Annapolis inst. : USNA
34
Bean curd : TOFU
35
___ in (tuckered out) : ALL
36
Scarf or snake : BOA
37
Abner's sidekick : LUM
40
Longed : ACHED
44
Pro's antithesis : CON
46
Doctrines : CREDOS
47
Amman's land : JORDAN
49
"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
50
Sidestep : EVADE
52
City east of Lisbon : EVORA
53
Hoopster : CAGER
54
Speed measures asea : KNOTS
55
Be sure : KNOW
56
Part of a Mozart title : EINE
57
Former mates : EXES
58
Penitence period : LENT
59
Greenland aerie builder : ERNE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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