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New York Times, Saturday, July 2, 1988

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,116

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Students & seniors
Across
1
W Brazilian state : ACRE
5
Slender shoot : TWIG
9
25-cent item : STAMP
14
Gramp's wife : GRAN
15
Pottery : WARE
16
Bay window : ORIEL
17
Mount for the arrogant? : HIGHHORSE
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Marsh plant : CALLA
20
Kind of parlor : BEAUTY
21
Tahiti's island group : SOCIETY
23
The Pentagon, e.g.: Abbr. : NME
24
Nut or palm : BETEL
25
Vessel for the independent? : OWNCANOE
29
Timorous : TREPID
33
A "Wall Street" star : SHEEN
34
Spike the punch : LACE
36
Flintstones' pet : DINO
37
Ear type : TIN
38
Suffix for computer : ESE
40
Bit : ORT
42
"The Sultan of Sulu" playwright : ADE
43
Riled : IRED
45
Exertion : TOIL
47
Hindu queens : RANIS
49
Former French province : ALSACE
51
What we're all in? : SAMEBOAT
53
Word before rock or music : SHEET
55
Switch positions : ONS
56
He's kind to kine : COWHERD
59
Relief : SUCCOR
62
Gold braid : ORRIS
63
It's never a dental patient? : GIFTHORSE
66
Papers, for short : IDENT
67
Baasha's successor : ELAH
68
Granular snow : NEVE
69
Full-length pants : LONGS
70
Erotic : SEXY
71
Info : DOPE
Down
1
Kabul coin: Abbr. : AGH
2
Nursery item : CRIB
3
Vehemence : RAGE
4
Heighten : ENHANCE
5
Time when hands overlap : TWOTEN
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Cautious : WARY
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Mid-April abbr. : IRS
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Silly ones : GEESE
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Field game : SOCCER
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Straggled : TRAILED
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Wing, to Antoine : AILE
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Thaw : MELT
13
"The thing" to Hamlet : PLAY
18
Compassionate : HUMANE
22
Sea mammal : OTTER
24
Rue and Betty's co-star : BEA
25
Ancient Roman port : OSTIA
26
Emulate a dervish : WHIRL
27
Avians of Maui : NENES
28
Corn-oil product : OLEO
30
Watts's instrument : PIANO
31
Poona locale : INDIA
32
Brings about, biblical style : DOEST
35
Escalator clause, for short : COLA
39
Pilot : STEER
41
Fosse : TRENCH
44
Spirited : DASHING
46
Lenin follower : IST
48
Take flight : ABSCOND
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Coffers : CHESTS
52
Bombastic : MOUTHY
54
Brinks : EDGES
56
Tesla item : COIL
57
Church calendar : ORDO
58
"Beau Geste" author : WREN
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Inviting letters : RSVP
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O'Neill play : ILE
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Shoe width : EEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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