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New York Times, Tuesday, August 30, 1988

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,175

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Across
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Wound mark : SCAR
5
Tall-tale tellers : LIARS
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Sour : ACID
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First-rate : AONE
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Aileen Quinn role : ANNIE
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Fast-food fizzer : SODA
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Insurance, e.g. : PROTECTION
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Was aware of : KNEW
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Sir, in Sevilla : SENOR
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Giant Mel : OTT
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Range roamer : BISON
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Actor Torn : RIP
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Takeoff : ASCENT
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Reading desk : LECTERN
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
34
Doing a lube job : OILING
37
Need of 68 Across : BOW
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Transmit : SEND
40
Treads heavily : PLODS
41
Blackthorn : SLOE
42
Explosive : TNT
43
Weak : FEEBLE
44
Quaker William : PENN
45
"Tempest" sprite : ARIEL
47
Boxed : ENCASED
49
Treated badly : ABUSED
52
Sailor : TAR
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Receded : EBBED
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Sag : DROOP
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Zoo sound : ROAR
62
Owner : PROPRIETOR
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Skirt style : MINI
65
Judith Anderson vehicle : MEDEA
66
Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
67
Gershwin portrayer : ALDA
68
Isaac of music : STERN
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Garment closing : SEAM
Down
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Enervates : SAPS
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Center : CORE
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After a while : ANON
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Answered sharply : RETORTED
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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"___ each life . . . " : INTO
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Santa ___, Calif. track : ANITA
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Noisy disturbances : RIOTS
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Indonesian coin : SEN
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Activity for Barbara Walters : ASKING
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Peacekeepers : CONSTABLES
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Early morning : DAWN
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Pa. port of entry : ERIE
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TV's Gertrude : BERG
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Urges onward : PROPELS
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Permission : CONSENT
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At the end of the line : LAST
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Verdugo of "Marcus Welby, M.D." : ELENA
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Illegally transported goods : CONTRABAND
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Christie's "Death on the ___" : NILE
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Evert maneuver : LOB
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Relaxing : IDLE
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Travel : WEND
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Bout rehearsers : SPARRERS
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Ongoing hostility : FEUD
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European peninsula : IBERIA
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Plumed heron : EGRET
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Bring to a bubble : BOIL
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Mimic : APER
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Midwestern tribesman : OTOE
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Baby buggy : PRAM
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A.M. followers : PMS
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Operated : RAN

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

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