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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,139

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Across
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Wash cycle : RINSE
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Sandlot baseball's covering : TAPE
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Malay tribesman : MORO
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Nonpareil : ONER
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Admit : AVOW
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Kind of general : POSTMASTER
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Mentally A-O.K. : SANE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Oven for annealing glass : LEHR
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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This may be tapped : BEER
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Lyric poem : ODE
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Gook : SLIME
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Notice : OBSERVE
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Chemical compound : TOLAN
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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Wire measures : MILS
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Of the limits of knowledge : EPISTEMOLOGICAL
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Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
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Wise one : SAGE
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Akin, on Mom's side : ENATE
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British monarchy's symbol of authority : SCEPTRE
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King of the English: 946-55 : EDRED
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Anonymous Richard : ROE
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London stoolie : NARK
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Vermont ski spot : STOWE
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Trademark : LOGO
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Any Simon Legree : TASKMASTER
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Odd job : CHORE
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Seven-day period : WEEK
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Nook at Notre Dame : APSE
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Cheyenne's home : TEPEE
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Mature : RIPE
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Matinee ___ : IDOL
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Loch ___ monster : NESS
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Cloy : SATE
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Shade tree : ELM
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"We're off ___ the wizard" : TOSEE
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Study of man's development : ANTHROPOGENESIS
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Equal : PEER
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Miss the mark : ERR
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Pull the strings : MASTERMIND
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Shape of a famed office : OVAL
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Is in debt : OWES
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Robin Hood's quaff : ALE
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Distorted : BENT
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A European capital : OSLO
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Hold back : STEM
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Certain gaits : LOPES
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Sacro attachment : ILIAC
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Beethoven's Ninth, e.g. : MASTERWORK
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Container for hay : BALE
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Deputy of a sort : VICAR
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Gladden : ELATE
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The Tentmaker : OMAR
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Snow vehicle : SLED
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Town near Padua : ESTE
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One of the carnies : GEEK
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Edgar Allan ___ : POE
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Leg part : ANKLE
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Smash into : RAM
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Sign outside a school : SLOW
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Volume : TOME
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Gooseneck, e.g. : LAMP
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Retired tennis star : ASHE
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Desist : STOP
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Withered : SERE
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Family follower : TREE
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Earl Grey is one : TEA
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Statute : ACT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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