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New York Times, Saturday, July 23, 1988

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,137
Across
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Wad of tobacco, in Dogpatch : CHAW
5
Iron-horse sound : CHUG
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Neighbor of Luzon : SAMAR
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Napoleon triumphed here in 1796 : LODI
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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Verdi character : ELENA
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Rimsky-Korsakov subject : IVAN
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Actress Markey : ENID
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Score notations : RESTS
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The ___, marshy English region : FENS
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Spud offshoot : POTATOCHIP
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Butter up : FLATTER
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Arrow launcher : BOW
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Lads and dads : HES
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Emulate Brutus and Cassius : CONSPIRE
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Word of compliance : AMEN
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Hint for a hawkshaw : CLUE
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Verse forms : ODES
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Err : SLIP
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Beginnings : ROOTS
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Congou and Assam : TEAS
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
40
Book by Julian Huxley : ANTS
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Angle iron : LBAR
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Astronomical instruments : SEXTANTS
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It's paid for professional aid : FEE
45
Red or Dead : SEA
46
Questioned relentlessly : GRILLED
50
Dover druggist : APOTHECARY
55
Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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Hocus-pocus : MAGIC
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Cycad or poon : TREE
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Sphere : ARENA
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"Rome of Hungary" : EGER
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"¿Cómo ___?" : ESTA
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"Twelve Night" painter : STEEN
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Islets on maps : DOTS
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Busy beaver : DOER
Down
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Topographic feature : CLIFF
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Seedy dwelling : HOVEL
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Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
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Takes the stakes, in poker : WINSTHEPOT
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Blintzes in Biarritz : CREPES
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Word in a marriage avowal : HONOR
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Military component : UNIT
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Rovers : GADABOUTS
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Tibetan goat-antelopes : SEROWS
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Waugh or Clunes : ALEC
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What gears usually do : MESH
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Volsteader, re Repeal : ANTI
13
Grate : RASP
22
Demitints, e.g. : TONES
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Mark for Retton : TEN
27
Coagulates : CLOTS
28
Describing the anatomy of a stove? : POTBELLIED
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Significance : IDEA
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Bring up : REAR
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Term for a worm : ESS
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Captain's "Hard ___!" : ALEE
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Sassy lassie : MINX
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Got in touch with : CONTACTED
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"___ your old man!" : SOS
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Indian queen : RANEE
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Hawaiian neckpiece : LEI
43
Sub drubber : ASHCAN
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Young chicks in a pan : FRYERS
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Salute : GREET
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Dogie catcher : LASSO
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Gladden : ELATE
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Senegal's capital : DAKAR
50
Latin I word : AMAS
51
Thespian's quest : PART
52
Molding that sounds woeful : OGEE
53
Prong : TINE
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Ex-constellation : ARGO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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