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New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 1988

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,193
Across
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Entreats : BEGS
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Librarian's stamp : DATER
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Diurnal periods : DAYS
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Land measure : ACRE
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Elève's milieu : ECOLE
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Start of a humorous conundrum : WHATSCHEAPPLAYS
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Tennis stroke : LOB
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Desertlike : ARID
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Choir members : ALTOS
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Skipper's order : ALEE
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Fish or pear : TUNA
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Middle of the conundrum : QUARTERNOTESAND
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Retract : UNSAY
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Something to cast : DIE
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River islands : AITS
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Trims : PARES
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Actress Turner : LANA
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H.S.T.'s predecessor : FDR
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Charged particles : IONS
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Nickel-copper alloy : MONEL
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End of the conundrum : FOOTNOTESTOBOOT
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Court great : ASHE
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Danish island : AERO
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French doughboy : POILU
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Play parts : ACTS
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Tatter : RAG
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Answer to the conundrum : ATWOBITSHOEHORN
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Horse color : ROAN
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Made of a grain : OATEN
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Land mass : ASIA
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Gist : MEAT
Down
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Cry : BAWL
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Snatch : GRAB
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Gel : SET
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Edict : DECREE
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More painful : ACHIER
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Angled a nail : TOED
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High note : ELA
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Corded fabric : REP
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Home of the Cowboys : DALLAS
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Premed course : ANAT
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Top on a string : YOYO
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Lip : SASS
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Piquant : SALTY
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Discussion group : PANEL
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Macaws : ARAS
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Sped : TORE
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All-purpose vehicles, for short : UTES
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Drink : QUAFF
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United, in Toledo : UNIDO
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Nolan Ryan is one : ASTRO
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Bell town of fiction : ADANO
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___'clock (two bells) : NINEO
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Passed out cards : DEALT
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Cry of disdain : POOH
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Item for a pot : ANTE
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Mutinous: Abbr. : INSUB
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Kind of code : MORSE
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Hawks' weapons : TALONS
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Perfumed bag : SACHET
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Western range : TETONS
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Role : PART
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Siouan Indian : OTOE
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"When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
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Charleses' dog : ASTA
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American Beauty : ROSE
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Pons vehicle : ARIA
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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Hawaiian hawks : IOS
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Knock gently : TAP
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Bad actor : HAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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