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New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 1988

36-Across : Cocktail component, at times

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has duplicate clues.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,119
Across
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Petulant person : WASP
5
Sonoran sandwiches : TACOS
10
Endure : LAST
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Utah ski haven : ALTA
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Worship : ADORE
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Tournament of sorts : ROUNDROBIN
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Brio : ZEAL
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Slow-witted : DENSE
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Scrap heap : BONEYARD
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.9144 meter : YARD
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Straggles : LAGS
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European viper : ASP
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Unfettered : LOOSE
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Sudden breezes : GUSTS
36
Cocktail component, at times : CLUBSODA
38
Declare : ASSERT
39
Woody's Annie : HALL
40
Coffee-table book : FOLIO
42
Piece for Price : ARIA
43
Occurs afterward : ENSUES
45
"Naked Came a ___": 1969 : STRANGER
47
Charger : STEED
48
Joe Friday's grist : FACTS
49
Winter time in N.Y.C. : EST
50
Indonesian island : JAVA
52
Security device : HASP
54
Schussboomer's turn : TELEMARK
58
Set straight : ALIGN
62
Region : AREA
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Temperamental person : PRIMADONNA
66
Russian neighbor : FINN
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Shoot-em-up film : OATER
68
Cloak or boa : WRAP
69
Hardy heroine : TESS
70
Captain Butler : RHETT
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Performs stitchery : SEWS
Down
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City division : WARD
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Take aback : STUN
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Ophelia's flower "for thoughts" : PANSY
5
Pavement patch : TAR
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Foofaraw : ADO
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Cooperstown charter member : COBB
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An April loser in 1988 : ORIOLE
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
10
Revolving tray : LAZYSUSAN
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Temple of Athena ___ : ALEA
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Pentacle : STAR
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Passed the word : TOLD
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Passes the pasteboards : DEALS
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Chimney neighbors : ROOFS
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Extinct bird : DODO
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Aspirin targets : ACHES
28
Viewpoint : SLANT
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Beat : PULSE
31
Mexican's hot sauce : SALSA
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Suit material : SERGE
34
Essays : TRIES
35
Outset : START
37
Informal attire : BLUEJEANS
38
Major body vessel : AORTA
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Scratcher's target : ITCH
44
Dutch cheese : EDAM
46
Hafez al-___, Syrian President : ASSAD
48
Actress Fawcett : FARRAH
51
Inhalant : VAPOR
53
Farm implements : PLOWS
54
Only President to sit on the Supreme Court : TAFT
55
N.Y. county : ERIE
56
Camera-bag item : LENS
57
Carnivorous bird : KITE
59
Concerning : INRE
60
Nibble ceaselessly : GNAW
61
Dagwood's delights : NAPS
64
Strawberry or Darling : MET
65
___ Deco : ART

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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