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New York Times, Wednesday, August 31, 1988

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,176

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Across
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Jean de Brunhoff creation : BABAR
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Brow wiper's sigh : WHEW
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Thespian cutup : HAM
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Miss Scarlett : OHARA
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Famed ring name : ALI
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Buffoon : MERRYANDREW
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"Oui ou ___?" : NON
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Sugar-cane leftovers : BAGASSE
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Polyurethane fiber : SPANDEX
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Delightful place : EDEN
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Set of doctrines : ISM
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Remain : STAY
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Understood : GOT
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Behind the scenes : OFFSTAGE
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Golfer Lee : ELDER
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Phillips University is here : ENID
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Actress Zadora : PIA
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Supermarket clerks, often : BAGGERS
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Genes material : DNA
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Rascals : IMPS
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Stalemate : DRAW
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Vast chasm, to the Bard : ABYSM
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Hooded cloak : CAPUCHIN
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Eureka Springs, e.g. : SPA
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He created Perry and Della : ERLE
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Mule of folk song : SAL
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Okinawa seaport : NAHA
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Some sleeves end here : FOREARM
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Hung : DANGLED
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State further : ADD
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Hobo : WEARYWILLIE
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O.S.S. successor : CIA
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Swagger : STRUT
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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King beater, in pinochle : TEN
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Rival of Nadia : OLGA
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Frozen dessert : BOMBE
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Winning : AHEAD
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Sight on the Chesapeake : BARGE
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Plan : ARRANGE
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Light lines : RAYS
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Declines : WANES
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Concealed : HID
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Is mistaken : ERRS
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___ joy (is ecstatic) : WEEPSFOR
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Novel by Samuel Lover : HANDYANDY
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Spiny plant : ALOE
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Saucy young woman : MINX
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Emulates Ruth : SWATS
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Tiny Archibald of N.B.A. fame : NATE
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Some saddle horses : MORGANS
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Sphere : ORB
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Went like the wind : FLEW
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"And Phoebus ___ arise": Shak. : GINS
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Grandiose : EPIC
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City in Ohio : LIMA
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Foppish clotheshorse : DAPPERDAN
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Fields, to Agrippina : AGRI
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Support strongly : ADHERETO
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Tree's life blood : SAP
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"Betcha boots!" : SURE
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Bracelet's charms : BANGLES
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Chelae : CLAWS
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Picnic dish, for short : SLAW
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Innermost shrines : ADYTA
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Portion out : ALLOT
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German poet-essayist : HEINE
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"Do, ___ . . . " : ADEER
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Bit of truth : FACT
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Comic-strip canine : ODIE
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Crumbly soil : MARL
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Khartoum's river : NILE
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Spot for a snug bug : RUG

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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