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New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 1988

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,191
Across
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Gregory Peck role: 1956 : AHAB
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Siffle : HISS
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Offends : MIFFS
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Egyptian queen of the gods : SATI
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Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
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Small bay : INLET
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Malay craft : PROA
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Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
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Emporium : STORE
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Skeptic's comment : IMFROMMISSOURI
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___ fainéant (do-nothing king) : ROI
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Roof adornment : EPI
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Weighty weight : TON
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Skeptic's seasoning? : AGRAINOFSALT
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Bravo or Grande : RIO
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Comic Jay : LENO
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High flier : EAGLE
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Man is one : ISLE
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Swordfish's sword : SERRA
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Soul-seller Dorian : GRAY
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Cartographer's collection : ATLAS
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Shade : TINT
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Mamie's mate : IKE
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"Tell it ___" (skeptic's comment) : TOTHEMARINES
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Bill's possible future : ACT
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Monk's title : FRA
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Hulk Hogan victory : PIN
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Skeptic : DOUBTINGTHOMAS
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Yippie Hoffman : ABBIE
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Ovid : NASO
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African shrub : ALOE
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Defensive ditches : MOATS
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Having wings : ALAR
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Car part : TANK
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Winter forecast : SLEET
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Zeus's spouse : HERA
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Being, to Aquinas : ESSE
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Viper : ASP
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Spy name : HARI
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Molecule element : ATOM
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African secessionist state: 1967-70 : BIAFRA
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Juliet and Cordelia : HEROINES
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Manuscript word : IDEM
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"Owa tagu ___" : SIAM
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Sequence : SERIES
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This may be guided : MISSILE
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Division word : INTO
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Mock : FLOUT
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Iron: Comb. form : FERRO
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Beer mug : STEIN
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Muddy the waters : ROIL
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Menton is one : SPA
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A Met score : ARIA
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Main point : GIST
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Aeronautics maneuver : ROLL
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J. Denver's "___ World" : ONE
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Special talent : FORTE
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Traffic ticket : TAG
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Smile broadly : GRIN
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Actress Veronica : LAKE
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The night's thousand : EYES
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Ingest : EAT
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Flange : RIM
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Poet's repetition for effect : ANAPHORA
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Most compassionate : SOFTEST
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Peter, Paul and Mary, e.g. : TRIO
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Cycle beginning : TRI
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Mrs. Van Buren : HANNAH
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Pokey person : INMATE
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Tea Party inciter : ADAMS
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Computer-language acronym : COBOL
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Old Roman trumpets : TUBAE
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Fall for a trick : BITE
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Strong wind : GALE
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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"My Three ___" (TV oldie) : SONS
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Supplement, with "out" : EKE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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