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New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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C
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A
3
P
4
E
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B
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I
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T
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T
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T
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R
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E
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S
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S
14
A
M
O
R
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E
S
A
U
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U
N
A
P
T
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L
O
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T
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A
L
L
S
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R
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R
A
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F
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C
R
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C
K
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E
R
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T
R
E
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R
E
M
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N
E
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T
H
E
R
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H
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A
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W
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S
E
R
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B
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O
T
T
O
M
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E
N
A
T
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P
U
L
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M
O
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M
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A
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R
O
T
E
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H
A
L
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R
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A
V
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R
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O
N
E
R
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A
R
G
O
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A
T
E
A
M
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R
E
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T
I
R
E
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T
H
O
R
N
Y
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I
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M
P
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T
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A
R
A
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M
A
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A
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R
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P
R
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S
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U
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R
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E
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A
V
O
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I
D
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O
L
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A
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K
N
O
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G
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W
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I
D
L
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E
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F
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R
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S
W
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D
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,204
Across
1
Ness : CAPE
5
Deck post : BITT
9
Lock of hair : TRESS
14
Cupid : AMOR
15
Ancestor of the Edomites : ESAU
16
Dull : UNAPT
17
Yokel : LOUT
18
Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
19
___ aves (kin of 41 Across) : RARAE
20
July 4 explosive : FIRECRACKER
23
Due follower : TRE
24
Dream inits. : REM
25
Lower : NETHER
27
Ship's cable : HAWSER
31
Base : BOTTOM
33
Mother's brother, e.g. : ENATE
34
Whimper : PULE
35
Where 20th-cen. painters hang out? : MOMA
38
Surf sound : ROTE
39
Czech money : HALER
40
Declare : AVER
41
Lollapalooza : ONER
42
Early Greek expeditionary ship : ARGO
43
Mr. T et al. : ATEAM
44
Call it quits : RETIRE
46
Sharp : THORNY
47
Meaning : IMPORT
49
Altar on high : ARA
50
Impair : MAR
51
Meteorologist's or motorist's concern : AIRPRESSURE
58
Eschew : AVOID
60
Olive genus : OLEA
61
"You'll Never ___," 1943 song : KNOW
62
Mineral-containing stone : GEODE
63
Habituated : WONT
64
Trifling : IDLE
65
Hell, to Henri : ENFER
66
Dominion : SWAY
67
Activist : DOER
Down
1
Young hippo : CALF
2
Help! in Angers : AMOI
3
Serve tea : POUR
4
Art Deco designer : ERTE
5
Safari participant : BEARER
6
All Moslems : ISLAM
7
Useful mineral : TALC
8
Protruding tooth : TUSK
9
Tank top : TURRET
10
Genetic inits. : RNA
11
Bulldozer : EARTHMOVER
12
Exempt : SPARE
13
Manage : STEER
21
Canadian Indian : CREE
22
Insert : ENTER
26
Shade of red : TOMATO
27
Poor boy : HERO
28
Later : ANON
29
British raincoat : WATERPROOF
30
Hi-fi's successor : STEREO
31
Protrude : BULGE
32
TV backdrop : OLEO
34
Young salmon : PARR
36
Penurious : MEAN
37
Host : ARMY
39
Site of Cayes and Gonaïves : HAITI
43
Cries of triumph : AHAS
45
Wall Street figure : TRADER
46
Compact : TREATY
47
Copy : IMAGE
48
Expert : MAVEN
49
Hippodrome : ARENA
52
Dust-ups : ROWS
53
Snow clearer : PLOW
54
Sideslip : SKID
55
Loosen a knot : UNDO
56
Function : ROLE
57
Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
59
European food fish : IDE

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