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New York Times, Tuesday, August 9, 1988

15-Across : Nursery steed

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,154
Across
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Circle segments : ARCS
5
Watch-pocket ribbons : FOBS
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Young 'un : TAD
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Strike vigorously : CLOUT
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G.I. vehicle : JEEP
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"___, vidi, vici" : VENI
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Nursery steed : HOBBYHORSE
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Ferber : EDNA
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Compass point : ENE
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Apply graffiti : MAR
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Tabloid's grist : SCANDAL
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Withdraws, in a way : RESCINDS
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Actor Donahue : TROY
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Dowel : PEG
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Constitution component : PREAMBLE
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Half of a 60's folk quartet : PAPAS
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Musical for Aquarians : HAIR
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Imprecise time unit : EON
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Church notices re matrimony : BANNS
38
Milk or hand follower : MAID
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Marathon segment : LEG
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Merits : EARNS
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Stragglers : LAGGARDS
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Siberian tent : YURT
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Flag's position, at times : HALFMAST
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Grievance resolver : ARBITER
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"Tippecanoe and Tyler ___" : TOO
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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A sea : DEAD
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Bubble-bath denizen : RUBBERDUCK
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Writer Grey : ZANE
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Lamb : ELIA
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Social grouping : CASTE
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Lodge man : ELK
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Super Bowl XX M.V.P. : DENT
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Flock members : EWES
Down
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How Lindy flew : ALONE
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Vestments : ROBES
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Tinker, Evers or Chance : CUB
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Causes frustration : STYMIES
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Norwegian sea arm : FJORD
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Poetic adverb or preposition : OER
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Mrs. Truman : BESS
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Shades : SPECTERS
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Childhood keepsake : TEDDYBEAR
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Pavlova : ANNA
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Rheostat's control : DIAL
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"Mask" star : CHER
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Harsh criticism : VENOM
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Droop : HANG
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Audit makers : CPAS
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___ Main : SPANISH
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Citrus peel : RIND
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Prime beef cut : LOIN
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Some pass receivers : ENDS
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Unpleasant person : PILL
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___ rug : AREA
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Fortune starter? : PIGGYBANK
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Rocklike : HARD
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Operated at a bazaar : BARTERED
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Deform in battle : MAIM
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Carry out : ENFORCE
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Pathfinder : GUIDE
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Actor Carney : ART
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Treat with disdain : ABUSE
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Religious groups : SECTS
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Gambling profit : TAKE
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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___ estate : REAL
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Sit on the throne : RULE
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Coal holder : BIN
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Grackle : DAW

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