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New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1988

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,169
Across
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Pitches a complete game : LASTS
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Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
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Ennis or Crandall of baseball : DEL
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
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Kind of ticket : MEAL
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Senator from Kan. : DOLE
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Met slugger : STRAWBERRY
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Calif. inst. : UCLA
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Pitchers' stats : ERAS
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Consent : AGREE
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"Holy smokes!" : EGAD
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Teased the ump : RODE
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Town in Normandy : STLO
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Omaha Beach craft : LST
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List or record : CATALOG
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Bat material : ASH
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"Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
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Ancient Asians : MEDES
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Mets' first manager : STENGEL
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Obvious : EVIDENT
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Cole Porter song: 1929 : PAREE
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Dye used in cosmetics : EOSIN
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Napoleon's marshal : NEY
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Grinds one's teeth : GNASHES
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Conceit : EGO
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Prado offering : ARTE
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All major leaguers : MEN
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Manny ___, former Dodger : MOTA
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Embellish : ADORN
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Pernicious : EVIL
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Little leaguers : LADS
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Another Met pitcher : RONDARLING
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Regimen : DIET
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An Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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Former coin of Hungary : PENGO
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Trimming tool : ADZ
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Singer Diana : ROSS
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Pittsburgh product : STEEL
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Defeated pitcher : LOSER
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Nolan Ryan is one : ASTRO
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Fine fiddle : STRAD
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Raise a nap : TEASEL
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Plant seeds : SOW
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Patio of sorts : TERRACE
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Weight allowance : TARE
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Foxiest : SLYEST
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Met pitcher : DOCGOODEN
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Be in first place : LEAD
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Aped Burr and Hamilton : DUELLED
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Waterloo event : BATTLE
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Action by Petruchio : TAMING
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Most judicious : SAGEST
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War god : ARES
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Tenace of World Series fame : GENE
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Cleo's killer : ASP
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All-male party : STAG
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Another Met slugger : HERNANDEZ
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Piggery : STY
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Closest : NEAREST
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Type of bread : VIENNA
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Singers Donny and Marie : OSMONDS
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Judge, at times : HEARER
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Fluffy fare : OMELET
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Namesakes of a Wagnerian goddess : ERDAS
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Touch of color : TINGE
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Computer language or star in Perseus : ALGOL
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"M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
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Foray : RAID
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Dummkopf : DODO
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Speed abbr. : RPS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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