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Tom Underhill
Tom Underhill

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New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1988

Author:
T. W. Underhill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,166
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Memorable actor on "The Waltons" : GEER
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Old Dutch coins : DOITS
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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Proportion : RATIO
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
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Confused : ATSEA
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Always : EVER
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Etchers' needs : ACIDS
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Size of type? : ABNORMALCRAVING
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Hiawatha's transport : CANOE
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Sailor's dread : LEESHORE
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Stowe book : DRED
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Ride in a roadster : SPIN
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Theater award : TONY
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Objectives : AIMS
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The Little ___ (nursery-tale character) : REDHEN
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French clerics' titles : ABBES
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"A House ___ Home": P. Adler : ISNOTA
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O'Hare tenant : AIRLINE
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Heraldic fur : VAIR
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Tiff? : OYSTERSPAWN
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Most M.I.T. grads : ENGS
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Kin of a dalmatic : ALB
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Immature egg : OVULE
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"___ some other name!": Juliet : OBE
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Morse symbol : DIT
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Poivre's partner : SEL
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Superficial prettiness? : FEMALEPIGLET
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Roll up : FURL
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Sterne's "___ Shandy" : TRISTRAM
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Layman in a monastery : OBLATE
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Inc.-tax pros : CPAS
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Small vessel for oil : CRUSE
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Afflictions : WOES
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Galahad's mother : ELAINE
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Ind. town : PAOLI
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Freshwater fish : STONECAT
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Rhythmical cadence : LILT
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Spread before a strut? : AIRPLANEPART
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High priest : ELI
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___ up (confine) : MEW
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Sterlet delicacy : ROE
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"___ Triste": Sibelius : VALSE
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Scottish bonnet : TAM
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Casca's time for action : IDES
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Short laugh? : SUNKENFENCE
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Mention for military honors : CITE
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Lands a fish : REELSIN
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Turns down : SPURNS
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Spikes the punch : LACES
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Decorates a cake : ICES
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Indifferent : COOL
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Some antelopes or rabbits : DOES
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Court celebrity : ASHE
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European buntings : ORTOLANS
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Belief : CREDO
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Pintail duck? : CAPTAINHOOKSMAN
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Break a Commandment : COVET
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Testa's cousin : ARIL
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Dissonance : NOISE
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Carbonizes : CHARS
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Foundation : BASE
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Unrefined : GROSS
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De ___ (unwanted) : TROP
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Objective : GOAL
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Where Americans met Russians: 1945 : ELBE
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"___ kleine Nachtmusic": Mozart : EINE
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Chanticleer : ROOSTER
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Author Runyon : DAMON
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Pilchard : SARDINE
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Gives power back to : REVESTS
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"Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
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Half a score : TEN
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Work units : ERGS
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More risqué : RACIER
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Hold ___ to (compare favorably with) : ACANDLE
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"___ Men," 1987 film : TIN
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What a benedict has just said : IDO
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Simple sugar : OSE
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Mail : ARMOR
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School V.I.P. : PRIN
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Mine ceiling : ASTEL
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Berra of baseball? : HINDUASCETIC
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Surrounded : ENGIRT
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Snuggle : NESTLE
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Command from Bligh : AVAST
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Farm machine : BALER
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Weight allowance? : BIBLICALWEED
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Moslem faith : ISLAM
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Zenith : APOGEE
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Bide ___ (stay awhile) : AWEE
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Trans-Atlantic : OVERSEA
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Ariz. city : YUMA
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Like some seamen : ABLE
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"Barefoot boy, with cheek ___": Whittier : OFTAN
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Flynn or Fauntleroy : ERROL
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Actress Prentiss : PAULA
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Living ___ (cohabiting illegally) : INSIN
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From bad ___ : TOWORSE
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Scram : FLEE
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Polish's partner : SPIT
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Henri's kindness : BONTE
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Czech dramatists Karel and Josef : CAPEKS
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Mark Twain's burial place : ELMIRA
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Schubert songs : LIEDER
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Part of speech: Abbr. : PRON
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Nine-inch measures : SPANS
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Baby-powder base : TALC
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Like a pterodactyl : ALATE
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"It was the best of ___ ... " : TIMES
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Port of entry in N Spain : IRUN
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Ties : EVENS
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Santa, e.g. : SLEDDER
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Locus : SITE
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Letter by Paul : EPISTLE
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Nape : NUCHA
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Warden's activity, at times : FREEING
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___ a day (retires) : CALLSIT
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High-hats : SNOOTS
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Auden's "___, Stranger!" : LOOK
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Ankh, for one : CROSS
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Sioux : OTOES
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
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Taft's state : OHIO
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"Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
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Defense org. : NATO
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Kind of bean : SNAP
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U.S. agency: 1933-43 : CCC
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S. Korean president: 1988 : ROH
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Stowe girl : EVA
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Hide ___ hair : NOR

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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