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New York Times, Friday, September 23, 1988

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,199
Across
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Makes a grating sound : RASPS
6
Mild soap : CASTILE
13
Jazzy swinger : HEPCAT
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Sandpaper, for one : ABRADANT
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Emulate Corrigan : AVIATE
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Small, enclosed place : ROOMETTE
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Bartletts : PEARS
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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Thrifty one : SAVER
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Money for Loren : LIRE
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Warning : ALERT
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Hebrew judge : ELI
26
Public disgrace : SCANDAL
28
Chemical suffix : ASE
29
Spreads lavishly : SLATHERS
31
___ Pàtos, Cypriot town : NEA
33
Taste or smell : SENSATE
34
Thin plates : LAMINAE
38
Arafat's gp. : PLO
39
Harsh or severe : RIGOROUS
40
Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du ___" : MAL
43
Vivify : ENLIVEN
45
Time-zone abbr. : MST
46
Trip for Tacitus : ITER
48
One of the lotophagi : EATER
49
Mulberry-bark cloth : TAPA
50
Atypical : NOVEL
52
Major, in music : DUR
53
C.P.A.'s task : AUDIT
54
Large snake : ANACONDA
56
Edit films : SPLICE
57
Guard : SENTINEL
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Mixes a salad : TOSSES
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Pitting devices : STONERS
60
What marks fall for : SCAMS
Down
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Morning assembly call : REVEILLE
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Of beekeeping : APIARIAN
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Frighten : SCARE
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Light slaps : PATS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
6
Tips to one side : CAREENS
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On the jet : ABOARD
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Pleased producer's placard : SRO
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Glaswegians' headgear : TAMS
10
"I Get ___," 1951 song : IDEAS
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Where Daugavpils is : LATVIA
12
Goes inside : ENTERS
13
Unfortunate : HAPLESS
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Very short : TERSE
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Sound loudly : BLARE
22
Element in nail-polish remover : ACETONE
23
Passerine bird : TANAGER
26
Fissile rock : SHALE
27
Drop flavor : LEMON
30
Recipe abbr. : TSP
32
Bring into the open : AIR
34
It gets the wurst : LIVER
35
Vagrancy : NOMADISM
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Aegis : AUSPICES
37
Large land holdings : ESTATES
39
Ceremonies : RITUALS
40
Uruguayan resort town : MINAS
41
Makes reparation : ATONES
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Oscar ___, memorable pianist : LEVANT
44
Roofer's need : LADDER
47
Right-hand page : RECTO
49
Okla. oil center : TULSA
51
Cut of pork : LOIN
53
N.T. book : APOC
55
Pisa-to-Verona dir. : NNE
56
Kin of aves. : STS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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