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New York Times, Monday, July 4, 1988

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,118
Across
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Money spent in an agora : OBOL
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At the bottom : BASAL
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Fort Worth inst. : TCU
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Emulate an orant : PRAY
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Faye of films : ALICE
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Humbug : SHAM
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Becomes hortatory : TAKESTOTHESTUMP
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Suffix with rest : IVE
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" ... lovely as ___" : ATREE
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Bails : LADES
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Sometime Roman followers : CANDLES
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Deface : MAR
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Comparative ending : IER
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Certain wave crest : WHITECAP
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Concerning : ASTO
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Pan fry : SAUTE
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In the manner of : ALA
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Old Glory features : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Poetic contraction : EEN
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River's little cousin : CREEK
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What a jay invades : NEST
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Like some candies in boxes : ASSORTED
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Spot for a developer : LOT
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Fam. member : SIS
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Sounds of shots : REPORTS
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Popular fabric : DENIM
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Cry of discovery : OHO
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Declaration commemoration : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Bellow : ROAR
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" ... home of the ___" : BRAVE
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Capp's Hyena : LENA
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Sambar : ELK
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Certain exerciser : BIKER
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Gates and Burgoyne : FOES
Down
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Kind of nerve : OPTIC
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Music to a diva's ears : BRAVA
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Holmlike : OAKEN
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Caustic : LYE
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Pitcher's opponent : BATTER
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Then, in Toulon : ALORS
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Location : SITE
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Twinge : ACHE
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Light-Horse Harry : LEE
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It's usually dull : THUD
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Arrived : CAME
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Refs' cousins : UMPS
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Vendition : SALE
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Roofer, at times : SLATER
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Fashionable name : DIOR
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Glove for Mattingly : MITT
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Forded : WADED
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Coat for corn : HUSK
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Mantilla, at times : CAPE
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Bitters : ALES
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Over : PAST
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Bewildered : ASEA
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Thrashes : TANS
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Snick-or-___ : SNEE
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Cut corners : SCRIMP
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Partner of crafts : ARTS
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Double preposition : INTO
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Willow : OSIER
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Loewe's lyrist : LERNER
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Oily acronym : OPEC
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Bailiff : REEVE
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Copland composition : RODEO
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A title for Macbeth : THANE
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Certain beans : SOYAS
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Dreadful : DIRE
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Minn. neighbor : NDAK
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Inits. at Calvary : INRI
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See 54 Down : SDAK
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Wane : EBB
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Brownie : ELF

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