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New York Times, Friday, September 2, 1988

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Gloria Evans has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 40-Down has "Midwest"; this is likely a mistake and should be "Mideast."

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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,178

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Across
1
___ Alaska : BAKED
6
Freeway access : RAMP
10
Give off : EMIT
14
Betel palm : ARECA
15
Pseudonymous essayist : ELIA
16
Yakutsk's river : LENA
17
Flapjack topper : SIRUP
18
Balliol fellows : DONS
19
Circle parts : ARCS
20
Poet pummels the keys : EZRAPOUNDSITOUT
23
Sumptuousness : LUXE
24
Belong intrinsically : INHERE
25
Take place : HAPPEN
29
Danish administrative division : AMT
30
Pot for a paella : OLLA
31
"Mildred Pierce" author : CAIN
34
Monastic garb : HABIT
39
Jazzman receives walking papers : STANGETZTHEGATE
42
Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
43
Injured, in a French phrase : LESE
44
Eucharist, e.g. : RITE
45
CIV ÷ II : LII
47
Authurian paradise : AVALON
49
Difficult and loathsome : AUGEAN
53
Winfield or Brubeck : DAVE
55
Actress stops further action : GLENNCLOSESDOOR
61
Hawaiian goose : NENE
62
Poet Auden's middle name : HUGH
63
Characteristic pace : TEMPO
64
Abu Dhabi bigwig : EMIR
65
Theater award : OBIE
66
A k a : ALIAS
67
Me. river : SACO
68
At no time, poetically : NEER
69
River of oblivion : LETHE
Down
1
Kind of pay or path : BASE
2
Neighbor of Nev. : ARIZ
3
"Mary, Mary" playwright : KERR
4
Galápagos Isls.' owner : ECUA
5
Mark with spots : DAPPLE
6
Like "Rabbit" in an Updike title : REDUX
7
Unaccompanied : ALONE
8
Obey : MIND
9
Here and there: Lat. : PASSIM
10
Gulf of Aqaba seaport : ELATH
11
Ancient Ethiopian capital : MEROE
12
Bring upon oneself : INCUR
13
Discernment : TASTE
21
Snow leopard : OUNCE
22
"___ Good Old Summertime" : INTHE
25
Multitude : HOST
26
Kind of tenor : ALTO
27
Scheme : PLAN
28
Fight for breath : PANT
29
Formicary dwellers : ANTS
32
King of the Huns : ATLI
33
Ending for magnet or maxim : IZE
35
Uttar Pradesh city : AGRA
36
Kettle handle : BAIL
37
"Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
38
Carl Ed comic character : TEEN
40
___ Heights, strategic Midwest region : GOLAN
41
Throw forcibly : HEAVE
46
Korean port : INCHON
48
Chaste : VESTAL
49
Choreographer De Mille : AGNES
50
Moslem learned men : ULEMA
51
Photo finisher : GENIC
52
Jalisco January : ENERO
53
Motherless calf : DOGIE
54
A tribe of Israel : ASHER
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Type of oil, for short : LUBE
57
Stet's antonym : DELE
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Leave out : OMIT
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Brilliant ocean fish : OPAH
60
York or Lancaster symbol : ROSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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