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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 1988

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,189
Across
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Emulate beavers : GNAW
5
Fragment : SCRAP
10
Gush forth : SPEW
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Self-assurance : POISE
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Jacob's third son : LEVI
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Old Glory : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Lift : HOIST
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Animal doc : VET
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Spacious : AMPLE
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More orderly : NEATER
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Independent : FREE
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Motor coach : BUS
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Frigid : ICY
29
Lose force : DIE
30
Buttons or Skelton : RED
33
Slenderized : ATTENUATED
36
Bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
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St. ___ (Leeward island) : KITTS
38
Socko! : BAM
39
Tee shot : DRIVE
40
Kind of chamber : ECHO
41
Linguistic forms : ALLOPHONES
43
"Norma ___" : RAE
44
Type of bread : RYE
45
A.F.T. rival : NEA
46
Six-pointers : TDS
47
Feds : GMEN
49
Stone foundation : RIPRAP
51
"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
53
Spanish aunt : TIA
54
Mutton and veal : MEATS
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Mortimer Snerd's friend : CHARLIEMCCARTHY
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Spiral : COIL
61
Fear : DREAD
62
Bit of news : ITEM
63
Melody : TUNE
64
Move sideways : SIDLE
65
Watches : EYES
Down
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Lillian of acting fame : GISH
2
Alliance letters : NATO
3
Displeasing : AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
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From bad to ___ : WORSE
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Bad Ems, e.g. : SPA
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Fit to be transported : CONVEYABLE
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Added clause : RIDER
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Vice prin., e.g. : ASST
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Favorite : PET
10
Thin mud : SLIME
11
"Peanuts" character : PEPPERMINTPATTY
12
Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
13
Sagacious : WISE
18
Blots : STAINS
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Almost unique : RARE
24
Fort Worth inst. : TCU
25
Topmast support : FID
26
Pieman : BAKER
27
City in the Empire State : UTICA
29
Fiendish : DEMONIACAL
31
Like chalet roofs : EAVED
32
Trim : DRESS
34
Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
35
Soviet chess expert : TAL
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Mountain: Comb. form : ORO
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Cosmic order, in Buddhism : DHARMA
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Author Rand : AYN
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Vigor : PEP
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Stagger : REEL
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Actress Oberon : MERLE
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Coated with hoarfrost : RIMED
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
51
Nos. person : ACCT
52
One grand, for short : THOU
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Actress Garr : TERI
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Sylvia ___, British leading lady : SYMS
58
Psyche parts : IDS
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Alphabetic trio : CDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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