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New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 1988

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 357 (avg 1.89)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,205
Across
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Defense method : JUDO
5
Cut capers : FRISK
10
Wharf : QUAY
14
"On the land ___ the sea" : ASON
15
Play girl : ANNIE
16
Biblical preposition : UNTO
17
JACK : RECEPTACLE
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"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
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Granada gold : ORO
21
"Scarface" star : ALPACINO
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Stop transmitting : SIGNOFF
27
Flatboats : ARKS
28
"___ Apart," Frost poem : AMOOD
29
Sternward : ABAFT
32
Israeli Chief of Staff: 1974 : GUR
35
Made a web : SPUN
36
Standoffish : FROSTY
37
Nice one : UNE
38
Hospital ship : HOPE
39
"___, thou art sick": Blake : OROSE
40
Jazz trumpeter Al : HIRT
41
Botanist Gray : ASA
42
A metalworker : BRAZER
43
On the Black : ASEA
44
Hankering : YEN
45
Palette pigment : OCHER
46
Grating sound : CREAK
47
Drop off : DOZE
49
Silly talk : TWADDLE
51
Old mild oath : GADZOOKS
55
Intoxicant in liq. : ALC
56
Complete : ATOZ
57
BILL : PAPERMONEY
62
Notation on a ticket : ROWI
63
Dodge : EVADE
64
Tick off : RILE
65
Pelagic predator : ERNE
66
Theme of this puzzle : NAMES
67
Way out : EXIT
Down
1
Shake up : JAR
2
Purpose : USE
3
Bandleader Severinsen : DOC
4
Basketball defense : ONEONONE
5
Live off the ___ the land : FATOF
6
Cell letters : RNA
7
Quechua : INCA
8
Threshold : SILL
9
HARRY : KEEPAFTER
10
Mountebank : QUACK
11
FRANK : UNDISGUISED
12
___ impasse : ATAN
13
Cellist Ma : YOYO
18
Cow poke? : PROD
22
Pseudoesthetic : ARTY
23
Glide : SASHAY
24
Barge in : IMPOSE
25
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Actress Fawcett : FARRAH
30
Hooch : BOOZE
31
Maintain : ASSERT
33
Delusory : UNREAL
34
One more try on a set : RETAKE
36
JIMMY : FORCEOPEN
40
Uncompromising : HARDCORE
42
Big, stupid guy : BOZO
46
Collected : CALM
48
A memorable Nelson : OZZIE
50
Merchandise : WARES
51
___ du Nord, Parisian depot : GARE
52
Suffix with liquid : ATOR
53
Pepper plant : KAVA
54
Canned meat : SPAM
58
Dutch commune : EDE
59
Nope : NIX
60
Wallach or Whitney : ELI
61
Even though : YET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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