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New York Times, Monday, September 19, 1988

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,195

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Across
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Like the American eagle : BALD
5
Athirst : EAGER
10
Eastern church title : ABBA
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Turned rigid with fear : FROZE
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Topsoil : LOAM
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Preprandial reading : BILLOFFARE
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Raiment : ATTIRE
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Larch : TAMARACK
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Entry : GATE
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Close a deal : SEWUP
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Smokers' gadgets : LIGHTERS
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Acted violently : RAMPED
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Incensed : IRATE
34
Long-limbed : RANGY
36
Cassowary's kin : EMU
37
Londoner's tax : CESS
38
Kind of knife : BOWIE
39
Street sign : STOP
40
Part of I.L.O. : INT
41
A suburb of Boston : SALEM
42
Beat, old style : SMITE
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More pithy : TERSER
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Intervals of rest : RESPITES
47
Sharif and others : OMARS
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Prophet : SEER
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Contrite : PENITENT
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Clergyman or college bigwig : RECTOR
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Not à la carte : TABLEDHOTE
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Composer Harold : ROME
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Give instruction to : TRAIN
62
Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Secondhand : USED
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Hair-raising : EERIE
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Orlop, for one : DECK
Down
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Ali chaser : BABA
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Touched down : ALIT
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Spirited song : LILT
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Joys : DELIGHTS
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Worn-out : EFFETE
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Sandy's comment : ARF
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Nanny : GOAT
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Pound and Stone : EZRAS
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Crop up again : REEMERGE
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Call to arms, to Shakespeare : ALARUM
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Waiter's friendly words : BONAPPETIT
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Judge's bench : BANC
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Frenzied : AMOK
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Declaim : ORATE
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Out of town : AWAY
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Flynn of flicks : ERROL
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Permissible : LICIT
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A Forsyte : IRENE
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Gourmet : GASTRONOME
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Carpenter, at times : SAWER
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Mug : EMOTE
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Hoodwinks : DUPES
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Southern French city : NIMES
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Hair clasp : BARRETTE
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Tarnished : SMIRCHED
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Kind of belt : SEAT
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Career : SPEED
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Beamed : SMILED
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Tranquil : SERENE
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Noose : SNARE
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Andean nation : PERU
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Skier's transport : TBAR
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Lacquered metalware : TOLE
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Auricular : OTIC
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Strong odor : REEK
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XXVI doubled : LII

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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