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DOUBLE TAKES

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1988

70-Down : "___ spiro spero," S.C. motto

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,138
Across
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Disks for a deejay : RECS
5
Schwarzenegger and Stallone, e.g. : HEMEN
10
Track segment : IRAIL
15
Chem. room : LAB
18
Like the Great Plains : FLAT
19
Mexican horse-drawn cabs : ARANAS
21
Bluster from de Bergerac : GASCONADE
23
___ Ghazi Khan, Punjabi town : DERA
24
Frank Lloyd's fiscal views? : WRIGHTONTHEMONEY
26
Elaine of Astolat's son : GALAHAD
28
Hindu habiliments : SARIS
29
Serve up : FEED
30
Larcenous rodent : PACKRAT
31
Item to get out of the budget : FAT
32
Actress Skipworth et al. : ALISONS
35
Stop ___ dime : ONA
36
Jack's dance step? : TWISTOFLEMMON
41
Tuition : FEE
42
Norwegian river : OTRA
44
Tartan wearers : CLAN
45
Gainer or pike : DIVE
46
A social sci. : ECON
47
Paucity : DEARTH
50
Utah ski center : ALTA
52
___ one's laurels (is content) : RESTSON
54
Gary's pocket money? : CHANGEOFHART
58
Floral scent : ATTAR
60
Where the polar bear waits : AIRHOLE
63
Custer's last major : RENO
64
Kinkajou : POTTO
65
Actor Erwin : STU
66
Addressed to Robert's family? : FORTHEBYRDS
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Attention : EAR
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Mont ___, Alpine pass-tunnel : CENIS
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Solothurn's river : AARE
77
Epicene : UNMANLY
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Violet perfume base : IRONE
81
Horace's haymakers? : RIGHTSOFMANN
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Related by marriage : AFFINAL
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Air trainee's aim : SOLO
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Cuisinier's creation : POTAGE
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Ampersands : ANDS
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"___ corny as Kansas ... " : IMAS
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Bando and Mineo : SALS
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Body of poetry : EPOS
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Habitat : ECE
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Helmut's dismissal? : SCUTTLEOFKOHL
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Prefix with pay or plan : PRE
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Hen and pen : FEMALES
107
Mardi Gras V.I.P. : REX
108
Item curled in disdain : NOSTRIL
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___ mike (automatic pilot) : IRON
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Home of Hercules' lion : NEMEA
113
Kind of denture : PARTIAL
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Animus directed at Sam? : MALICETOWARDNUNN
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Actor O'Shea : MILO
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Fraudulent : COLLUSIVE
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Wine cask : TIERCE
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Glacial gravel ridges : OSAR
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One of the Snopes family : IKE
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Red celestial body : MSTAR
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Polk's predecessor : TYLER
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Nidus : NEST
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G.P.O. category : RFD
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Woman of fashion : ELEGANTE
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Vulturine S.A. hawk : CARACARA
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Celery unit : STALK
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Lord ___ of W.W. II : HAWHAW
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Capricious : ERRATIC
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Annina in "La Traviata" : MAID
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Part of the U.K. : ENG
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Slangy denials : NAHS
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Kindled : IGNITED
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Word from Charlie Brown : RATS
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Gray or rose preceder : ASH
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Arctic menaces : ICEFLOES
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Chinese linguine dish : LOMEIN
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Joseph's acres? : LANDOFCOTTEN
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Block or stock follower : ADE
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Erstwhile Turkish honorific : BEY
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Biblical comforter : STAFF
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Ayes' opposite : NOES
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Type of hygiene : ORAL
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Tate display : ART
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About 36 pounds, in Pinsk : POOD
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Post-W.W. II org. member : AMVET
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Re the new arrival : NEONATAL
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D.C. bigwig : SEN
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Debris : SLAG
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Hoffmann product : TALE
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Aware of : ONTO
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Fairness judge, in a fairy tale : MIRROR
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Roguish : ARCH
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Por ___ (therefore, in Toluca) : ESTO
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However, in short form : THO
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Kind of shell or sole : HALF
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Demons of Arabic myth : AFREETS
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Draw on : TAP
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Modernist : NEO
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Language of Isr. : HEB
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One or another : ANY
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___ O'More, name of three Irish chieftains : RORY
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Fungal spore sacs : ASCI
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Repetition : ITERANCE
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Agnes's workout? : RUNOFDEMILLE
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Excoriate : RAILAT
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Epithet : TAG
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Elizabethan letters : HRH
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"___ spiro spero," S.C. motto : DUM
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Piece of cake : SNAP
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First baseman and ss. : INFS
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Cinque follower : SEI
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L-P filler : MNO
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Contribution of a sort : ANTE
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Branch of a plant : RAMUS
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Middling : SOSO
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Name of two Danish kings : OLAF
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Kind of singer or dance : FOLK
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Exactitude : NICENESS
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Judge definitively : APPRAISE
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Some members of the mob : GORILLAS
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Düsseldorf donkey : ESEL
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Doughboys' gp. : AEF
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Litterbug : STREWER
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Sound : SONANCE
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Union general at Gettysburg : SLOCUM
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Golf's Champagne Tony : LEMA
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Put forth effort : EXERT
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Pie fancier : HORNER
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E.T.O. amphibian : LST
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Shakespeare's testy Athenian : TIMON
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A 1941 Louis victim : NOVA
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Access on the Mesabi Range : ADIT
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Eddy gently : PURL
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Twelfth-century starter : MCI
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Satisfactory, to NASA : AOK
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Chickadee's cousin : TIT
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Napoleonic marshal : NEY
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Meal leftover : ORT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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