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New York Times, Friday, September 16, 1988

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Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,192
Across
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Like many a marathon finisher : GASPING
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Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
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Prosaic : LITERAL
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Goon : GORILLA
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Spring : EMANATE
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Mortifies : HUMBLES
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Defame : ABASE
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N.Y.C. transit line : IRT
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Playwright Simon : NEIL
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Tell good jokes : AMUSE
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Curtain raiser : ACTI
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Draft org : SSS
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Act the coquette : FLIRT
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Semisheer fabric : VOILE
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Rubberneck's activity : STARING
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St. Sebastian, for one : MARTYR
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Accommodations : LODGEMENT
34
Mark of shame : STIGMA
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Bush or Dukakis, e.g. : SURNAME
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Where a kadein lives : HAREM
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Port for Pompey : OSTIA
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Rosary bead : AVE
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At any time : EVER
45
George of the Royals : BRETT
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Math dept. subject : TRIG
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Fam. member : REL
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Journey on an Autobahn : REISE
49
Broad : WIDE
50
New Orleans confection : PRALINE
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Wis. city and county : RACINES
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Poe's "___ Lee" : ANNABEL
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Noted : EMINENT
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Cruel ones : SADISTS
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Entertains : DIVERTS
Down
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Gathers leftovers : GLEANS
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Random : AIMLESS
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Advocate of centralized government : STATIST
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Ethan Allen's brother : IRA
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___ Turner, Styron hero : NAT
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Lustrous : GLEAMING
8
Horrified : AGHAST
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Awaken : ROUSE
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Flic's weapon : ARME
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Necessity for a baby : BIB
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Unlawful : ILLICIT
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In a wide-awake manner : ALERTLY
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Meaner : NASTIER
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Colonial Va.'s House of ___ : BURGESSES
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Actress Valli : ALIDA
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Large blood vessel : AORTA
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Psychoanalyst Erich : FROMM
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Letter-turner White : VANNA
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"Phil the Fiddler" author : ALGER
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Kind of badge : MERIT
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Grumbled indistinctly : MUTTERED
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Himalayan guides : SHERPAS
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Athens cafe : TAVERNA
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Jill or John of films : IRELAND
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U.S. space probe : MARINER
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Obvious : EVIDENT
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Miradors : ORIELS
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Discharges : EGESTS
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Poet Stephen Vincent : BENET
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Plaything for a kitten : TWINE
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Teases : RIBS
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Pierre's friend : AMI
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Ovid's 104 : CIV

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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