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New York Times, Wednesday, August 17, 1988

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Goddess of plenty : OPS
4
Remunerated : PAID
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Carangid fish : SCAD
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Customary function : ROLE
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Of sight : OPTIC
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Biblical weed : TARE
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CHIC ENG. PAL gets fruit : CLINGPEACH
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Volume in a pew : HYMNAL
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Brine : SEAWATER
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O.T. book : OBAD
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Aeschylus creation : DRAMA
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Gave a shave and a haircut : BARBERED
30
Twelfth U.S. President : TAYLOR
33
Objects of adulation : IDOLS
34
Renaissance fiddle : REBEC
36
Be in arrears : OWE
37
The ___ King, foe of Oz : NOME
38
French Cubist painter : LEGER
39
Pale green moth : LUNA
40
Middle of a palindrome : ERE
41
Senegal's capital : DAKAR
42
Become attenuated, with "off" : TAPER
43
Souchong receptacle : TEAPOT
45
They try hard : STRIVERS
47
Martinique spouter : PELEE
49
Sphere or stich preceder : HEMI
50
Some touts : TIPSTERS
53
"The Heart Is a ___ Hunter": McCullers : LONELY
57
Heraldic band : ORLE
58
Fruit coming in NINE CRATES : NECTARINES
60
Formal assembly : DIET
61
Hair-raising : SCARY
62
Man Friday : AIDE
63
Greek peak : OSSA
64
Speaker of baseball : TRIS
65
Nabokov novel : DAR
Down
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Mehta's gp., e.g. : ORCH
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Kind of graph or ester : POLY
3
Pickens of films : SLIM
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Wood used for pulp : POPLAR
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Emulate : APE
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"Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
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Cut into cubes : DICED
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Vaporous : STEAMY
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LEAP A COUNT to get fruit : CANTALOUPE
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"Artaxerxes" composer : ARNE
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Expensive : DEAR
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Elevate to dignity : ENNOBLE
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Constitution : CHARTER
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Tunisian seaport : GABES
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British servicewoman: W.W. I : WAAC
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John or Bo : DEREK
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Intelligence man : BINET
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"I may command where I ___": Shak. : ADORE
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AMPLE PROSE about fruit : ROMEAPPLES
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Painter of ballerinas : DEGAS
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Deed holder : OWNER
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Brings up : REARS
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Ship's parking space : BERTH
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Triangular sails : LATEENS
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Wife of Aeneas : LAVINIA
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Cartagena coin : PESETA
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Passes on : RELAYS
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Vertical : ERECT
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Hoopla : TODO
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Novelist Murdoch : IRIS
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Battle memento : SCAR
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Home of Vance AFB : ENID
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Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
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Belgian river : YSER
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Cot or corn starter : TRI

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

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