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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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P
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L
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A
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F
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A
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U
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M
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N
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C
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P
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O
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,134
Across
1
Is tearful : WEEPS
6
Dull : DRAB
10
"___ lazy river . . . " : UPA
13
Tree-lined walk : ALLEE
14
Ambiance : AURA
15
Slight : SNUB
16
Table item : SALTCELLAR
18
Motionless : IDLE
19
"L.A. Law" partner : ARNIE
20
Most antiquated : OLDEST
22
Noted suspense author : AMBLER
25
Necessitates : REQUIRES
27
___-tse, Taoism founder : LAO
28
Actor Selleck : TOM
30
Seeking damages : SUING
31
Leftover morsel : ORT
32
Slip by, as time : ELAPSE
34
Affable expression : GRIN
37
Took steps : ACTED
39
Wrath : IRE
40
In concert : ASONE
41
Take in : FOOL
42
Unmelodic : ATONAL
44
Haw. instrument : UKE
45
Stroke of luck : MANNA
47
Enchanted creature : ELF
48
With 55 Across, U.S. composer : NED
49
Sugar-free, maybe : DIETETIC
52
Bandleader Martin : FREDDY
54
White-leaved vegetable : ENDIVE
55
See 48 Across : ROREM
57
English school : ETON
58
Trudeau creation : DOONESBURY
63
Sedative, e.g. : DRUG
64
U.S.S.R. river : URAL
65
Hitchcockian appearance : CAMEO
66
Barfly : SOT
67
Hoosegow : POKY
68
Bean of comedy : ORSON
Down
1
"Since Hector ___ a pup" : WAS
2
High note : ELA
3
Wing, to Wright : ELL
4
Dewdrop locale : PETAL
5
Hid : SECRETED
6
Famed Surrealist : DALI
7
Yardstick : RULER
8
Southern constellation : ARA
9
Extravagantly ornate : BAROQUE
10
British subway system : UNDERGROUND
11
Sign of life : PULSE
12
Helps a yegg : ABETS
15
RR stopovers : SIDINGS
17
Join a book club : ENROL
21
Him, in Marseilles : LUI
22
"A Jug of Wine, ___ . . . ": FitzGerald : ALOAF
23
A Polo : MARCO
24
Opposite of peaked : BOTTOMEDOUT
26
Ancient Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
29
Fruity libation : MAITAI
33
Favoring : PRO
35
Signed a contract : INKED
36
Deprived : NEEDY
38
Like very good news : ELATING
40
Out-of-doors : ALFRESCO
42
Chipped in a chip : ANTEDUP
43
Actress Woodard : ALFRE
46
Ore. neighbor : NEV
49
"Foul ___ will rise": Hamlet : DEEDS
50
Opening segment, for short : INTRO
51
Sound from a swamp : CROAK
53
Prevent passage : EMBAR
56
Part of S.R.O. : ONLY
59
Sierra gold : ORO
60
Ers' relatives : UMS
61
Old auto : REO
62
Hither's partner : YON

Answer summary: 1 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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