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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,141

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Equable : FAIR
5
Actor who portrayed Disraeli : ARLISS
11
Rotter : CAD
14
Atlanta arena : OMNI
15
Carolina river : PEEDEE
16
Nigerian trader : EBO
17
Otoe oboist? : WOODWINDIAN
19
Bud's pal : LOU
20
Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
21
Greek assembly : AGORA
22
Drag : LUG
23
Strong cotton thread : LISLE
25
Molar or bicuspid : TOOTH
27
Hate : DETEST
30
Sarcastic : ACERB
32
Tune : AIR
33
Kan. city : TOPEKA
36
Worst : BEST
39
Cudgel : DRUB
41
Curb : LIMIT
42
Cause of many a duel : SLUR
43
Freight truck, for short : SEMI
44
First game : OPENER
46
Choler : IRE
47
Carpentry tool : PLANE
49
Transformed : REMADE
51
Lie dormant : SLEEP
53
Hard to please : FUSSY
55
Make lace : TAT
56
Turkish chiefs : AGHAS
59
Rubbish : TRASH
63
Historic period : ERA
64
Reed weed? : CLARINETTLE
66
U.S. Cabinet post : AGR
67
A Northwest capital : HELENA
68
Fill : LOAD
69
Conducted : LED
70
Another Cabinet post : ENERGY
71
One of the deadly sins : ENVY
Down
1
Partridge, e.g. : FOWL
2
"Help!" in Hérault : AMOI
3
Appraised about : INON
4
Pierce with many holes : RIDDLE
5
Peak in Nepal : API
6
Nephric : RENAL
7
Rocky outcrop : LEDGE
8
Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
9
Dry up : SEAR
10
Council of elders : SENATE
11
String flower? : CELLOBELIA
12
Stirring : ABOUT
13
Moola : DOUGH
18
Oft-watched line : WAIST
24
Plant runner : STOLON
26
Globes : ORBS
27
Pops : DADS
28
Celts' land : EIRE
29
Brass firecracker? : TRUMPETARD
30
Related : AKIN
31
Provides food for a fee : CATERS
34
Boatswain's whistle : PIPE
35
Scot's friend : EME
37
Irrational, in math. : SURD
38
Ash, e.g. : TREE
40
Spleen : BILE
45
French trace : RESTE
48
French ruffian : APACHE
50
Periwinkle : MYRTLE
51
Purloin : STEAL
52
Immense : LARGE
53
Traveler : FARER
54
Exercising : USING
57
Secluded valley : GLEN
58
Hearty's partner : HALE
60
Like ___ of bricks : ATON
61
Serb or Croat : SLAV
62
Actress Lamarr : HEDY
65
Homophone for neigh : NAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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