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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 1988

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,121
Across
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Boston ___ Orchestra : POPS
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Okla. Indian : OSAGE
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Cloudlike aggregation : MIST
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Tree ___ (quiver tree) : ALOE
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Early Soviet leader : LENIN
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Rialto org. : ANTA
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Author Uris : LEON
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Sea duck : EIDER
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___- do-well : NEER
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Hardwood tree : MAHOGANY
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Trees that grow in wetlands : ALDERS
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Quebec's Lévesque : RENE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Slow down : RETARD
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Make-believe : PRETENSE
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Seth's mother : EVE
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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African antelope : ELAND
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The 4077th, for short : MASH
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Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
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Kind of rug : SHAG
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Runs in neutral : IDLES
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Concerning : ANENT
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Haw. instrument : UKE
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Cooperative effort : TEAMWORK
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Oxford's river : THAMES
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Porsena of Clusium : LARS
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Gunlock catch : SEAR
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Type of nut tree : ALMOND
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Tree that yields a yellow dye : AMARILLO
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This (girl), to Galba : HAEC
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"Romola" author : ELIOT
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Bird-feeder treat : SUET
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Russian city : OMSK
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Annual income, in Arles : RENTE
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Budget, in Berlin : ETAT
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Some votes : YEAS
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Kraut preceder : SAUER
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Pianist or fiddler : NERO
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Tropical tree : PALM
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Olive genus : OLEA
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"Winnie-the-___" : POOH
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A spouse in Sevilla : SENORA
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Poisonous shrub : OLEANDER
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Net on a schooner : SEINE
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Williams or Griffith : ANDY
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Give, in Glasgow : GIE
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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Lathe spindles : MANDRELS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Suffix with young or old : STER
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Sticky substances : TARS
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Bacterium : GERM
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Recent : LATE
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Valor : ARETE
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Pardon : REMIT
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Dodge : EVADE
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Induction-motor inventor : TESLA
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Platform part : PLANK
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Old Testament book : NAHUM
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Racer, e.g. : SNAKE
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Flanges : EDGES
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Raises : REARS
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Trees used in tanning : HEMLOCKS
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Sticky-tongued mammal : ANTEATER
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Graceful bird : SWAN
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Mandates : ORDERS
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Gone up : ARISEN
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Struck : SMOTE
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Nautical cry : AHOY
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Like some excuses : LAME
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Big butte : MESA
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Indigenous Japanese : AINU
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Stringed instrument : LUTE
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Norman of TV : LEAR
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Lyrist Harbach : OTTO
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Grassland : LEA

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

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