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New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1988

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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Norse deity : ODIN
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Networks : WEBS
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High up : ALOFT
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Unconvincing : LAME
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Tropical plant : ALOE
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Miffed : RILED
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Stress : EMPHASIZE
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Sport groups : TEAMS
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American painter: 1887-1986 : GEORGIAOKEEFFE
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Regret : RUE
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Sun. talk : SER
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Morse-code character : DIT
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Proverbs : SAWS
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Fate : KISMET
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River in Turkey : ARAS
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Decays : ROTS
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Excuse of a sort : ALIBI
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Bluegrass honorary title : KENTUCKYCOLONEL
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Console : ANCON
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Flat, broad and thick piece : SLAB
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Saucy : PERT
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Staggered : REELED
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Patron saint of Sweden : ERIC
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Wall and Broad: Abbr. : STS
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Masonry pin : NOG
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Type of grass : OAT
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Stately fowl? : RHODEISLANDRED
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Calcutta dungeon : BLACKHOLE
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Colo. ski resort : ASPEN
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Windbag : BORE
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___ even keel (steady) : ONAN
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Single entity : THING
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Weddell and Ross : SEAS
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Penny : CENT
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Cassini of fashion : OLEG
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Matron : DAME
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Consequence : IMPORTANCE
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Indian prime minister: 1947-64 : NEHRU
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"Able ___ ere I saw Elba" : WASI
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Lamb's pen name : ELIA
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Burly fellow : BOZO
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Searches for : SEEKS
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Like certain roads : ARTERIAL
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Willingly : LIEF
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Scandinavian king : OLAF
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Wife, legally : FEME
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Six-pointers: Abbr. : TDS
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Long time : AGES
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Comic-book screech : EEK
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Chinese cooking pans : WOKS
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Fashion : STYLE
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Watery snow : SLOP
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Thick soup : MINESTRONE
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Chicago-based film critic : EBERT
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Slopes : TILTS
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Type of aircraft, for short : STOL
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Continuous : UNENDING
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Sash : OBI
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Hit on the head : CONK
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"Her Nibs" of songdom : GIBBS
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Type of committee : ADHOC
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Reckless : RASH
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Pueblo dweller : HOPI
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Augur : OMEN
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Experts : ACES
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Verve : ELAN
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Fender mishap : DENT
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___ King Cole : NAT

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