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New York Times, Saturday, September 10, 1988

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,186
Across
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Obligation : DEBT
5
Woolen fabric : CASHA
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Snare : TRAP
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Operatic feature : ARIA
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More gifted : ABLER
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Mystic symbol : RUNE
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Na? : TABUINSOMEDIETS
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Donkey : ASS
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Saul's chief herdsman : DOEG
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Black-ink item : ASSET
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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Religious group : SECT
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Like Hg? : NEARESTTOTHESUN
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Took apart : UNDID
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Curia tribunal : ROTA
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Pub missile : DART
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Fatuous : INANE
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Author Victor ___ : HUGO
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Nice hot time : ETE
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English festivals : ALES
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Sits : POSES
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Fe? : REMOVETHECREASE
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Headland : NESS
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Modernists : NEOS
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Foreign : ALIEN
52
Satanists, e.g. : CULT
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Little Red Book author : MAO
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Ni? : SUBWAYFAREOFOLD
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Willow : ITEA
61
Member of the birch family : ALDER
62
Butter substitute : OLEO
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X-rated : SEXY
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Like some forest ground : MOSSY
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Equal : PEER
Down
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Facts : DATA
2
Notable periods : ERAS
3
Protective cloths : BIBS
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Greek cross : TAU
5
Indian craft : CANOES
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Away : ABSENT
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Plod through mud : SLOG
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Border : HEM
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A verb for you : ARE
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"Valse ___" : TRISTE
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Regrets : RUES
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Nuisance : PEST
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Loafed : IDLED
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Russian villa : DACHA
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Spunk : GRIT
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Presently : SOON
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Less covered : NUDER
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Maternally akin : ENATE
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Pertinent : ADREM
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Rubbish : TRASH
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The March King : SOUSA
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Impels : URGES
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Rustler's comeuppance : NOOSE
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Seine sights : ILES
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Clears : NETS
39
Garden tools : HOES
41
Oat genus : AVENA
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Type preceder : PROTO
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Street sign : ONEWAY
45
Hardens : ENURES
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Salad vegetable : CELERY
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Sale condition : ASIS
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Minstrel's instrument : LUTE
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Bouquetin : IBEX
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Bounders : CADS
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Breakwater : MOLE
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Toward shelter, at sea : ALEE
55
Olfactory stimulant : ODOR
57
Sweet potato : YAM
58
Ziegfeld, to his pals : FLO
59
Dandy : FOP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 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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