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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1988

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,147
Across
1
Theatrical starter : ACTI
5
Brackets on masts : BIBBS
10
Show leader : STAR
14
School event : PROM
15
Destructive craft : UBOAT
16
"I woud a ___ unfold . . . ": Shak. : TALE
17
Coarse file : RASP
18
List of candidates : SLATE
19
Leafy shaders : ELMS
20
Creation of 40 Across : THECHESHIRECAT
23
Porter's "Night and ___" : DAY
24
Neither's partner : NOR
25
Poplar : ASPEN
28
Mild untruth : FIB
31
Egypt's river : NILE
34
Coupe or sedan : CAR
35
Comes up : ARISES
38
Title : NAME
40
Lewis Carroll : CHARLESLDODGSON
43
Josip Broz : TITO
44
Addison's partner : STEELE
45
W.W. II theater : ETO
46
String follower : BEAN
48
Opposite of NNE : SSW
49
Nostrils : NARES
51
Theologian's deg. : DTH
53
Johnny ___ : REB
54
Creation of 40 Across : THEWHITERABBIT
62
Pro ___ : RATA
63
Military fieldwork : REDAN
64
Certain poems : ODES
66
Ostentatiously esthetic : ARTY
67
Choose : ELECT
68
Some bills : TENS
69
Pandowdies : PIES
70
English sandy tracts : DENES
71
Indulge to excess : SATE
Down
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Spring mo. : APR
2
Ending for auto : CRAT
3
Sheer nonsense : TOSH
4
Interfere with : IMPEDE
5
Shaggy : BUSHY
6
Suffix with resist : IBLE
7
Tropical snakes : BOAS
8
Tub rub : BATH
9
Rathskeller mug : STEIN
10
Kind of committee : STEERING
11
A powder : TALC
12
___ mater : ALMA
13
Take five : REST
21
Erie is one : CANAL
22
White House nickname : RON
25
Bank abbr. : ACCT
26
Title of respect in Delhi : SAHIB
27
Chatter : PRATE
28
Fighting tools : FISTS
29
Emerald and others : ISLES
30
Moisten, in a way : BEDEW
32
Kind of beam : LASER
33
Express effusively : EMOTE
36
Legal thing : RES
37
Money in Peru : SOL
39
Slaughter of baseball fame : ENOS
41
Streets, etc. : ROADWAYS
42
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
47
A degree : NTH
50
Seminary heads : ABBOTS
52
Engaged : HIRED
53
Carries on : RANTS
54
Links hazard : TRAP
55
Mata ___ : HARI
56
Diminutive ending : ETTE
57
Far: Comb. form : TELE
58
Statesman or garden : EDEN
59
Horse or human chaser : RACE
60
Thought : IDEA
61
Big top : TENT
65
Wind dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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