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New York Times, Friday, August 12, 1988

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has super symmetry.
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

HEIFITZ is misspelled--it should be HEIFETZ

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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,157
Across
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Alaskan city : SITKA
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Olive or plum : DRUPE
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Where 56 Across ruled : FIRENZE
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Great violinist : HEIFITZ
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Spotted cats : OCELOTS
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Operative : INFORCE
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___ Blas : GIL
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Sinful : PECCANT
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Exclamations : AHS
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Spiteful : CATTY
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Proofer's word : STET
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Yearned : PINED
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Nittany Lions' inst. : PSU
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Wilson's thrush : VEERY
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Look up to : ADMIRE
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Disburses : SPENDS
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"The stag at ___ . . . ": Scott : EVE
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Keats specialty : ODE
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Promenades : PASEOS
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Makes piquant : SPICES
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Emulsion : FLUID
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Three-way joint : TEE
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Flings : CASTS
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Grooves : RUTS
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Parts of shoes : VAMPS
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E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
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Gold, in Genova : ORO
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Place : SITUATE
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Yoko : ONO
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River, site of Victoria falls : ZAMBEZI
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"The Magnificent" : LORENZO
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Flexible : ELASTIC
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Of the great beyond : SPATIAL
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Ramp's cousin : STAIR
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Ancient ambulatories : STOAS
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Italia's big island : SICILIA
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Where the Shannon flows : IRELAND
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Small protuberance : KNOP
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Victim of Cortés : AZTEC
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Reginald of old films : DENNY
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Quarrel's result : RIFT
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Controversial sighting : UFO
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Published illegally : PIRATED
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Dürer and Rembrandt, e.g. : ETCHERS
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What eyeglasses do in steam rooms : FOGUP
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Getaway : ESCAPE
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Lacuna : HIATUS
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Pungent : ZESTY
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Pennies: Abbr. : CTS
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Bête noire's relative : NEMESIS
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Five Nations members : SENECAS
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Took a plunge : DIVED
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Early Sanskrit : VEDIC
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Defunct car : REO
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Daddy : POP
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Mice, men, etc. : PLURALS
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Kind of restaurant : AUTOMAT
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Fixed : STATIC
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Calyx parts : SEPALS
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Baltic state : ESTONIA
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Divisions for Howard Nemerov : STANZAS
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Congealed : FROZE
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Tall bird : EMU
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Backless seat : STOOL
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Erstwhile caliphate minister : VIZIR
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Layovers : STOPS
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Youth org. : BSA
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Where Ike commanded : ETO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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