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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 1988

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,183

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Across
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Dogged : OBDURATE
9
Analyzed grammatically : PARSED
15
Suggests an additional meaning : CONNOTES
16
One-celled animal : AMOEBA
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He may have a lot to think about : USEDCARSALESMAN
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Wimbledon calls : LETS
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Favorite : PET
21
Actor in "Notorious" : RAINS
22
Grounded bird : EMU
25
A descendant of Benjamin : IRI
27
Sort of sorter : POSTOFFICECLERK
36
Adherent : IST
37
Seethe : BOIL
38
Native quarter of Algiers : CASBAH
39
Fibber : LIAR
41
Inlet : RIA
43
Duration of office : TERM
44
Organism needing air to exist : AEROBE
47
U.S.S.R. mountain range : ALAI
50
Arikara : REE
51
Periodical periodical contributor : FREELANCEWRITER
54
"Exodus" hero : ARI
55
Gangster's getaway : LAM
56
Resource : ASSET
60
Energy : PEP
63
Kiln : OAST
67
Fabric-ator? : CLOTHESDESIGNER
71
Valuable fur : MARTEN
72
Wealth : OPULENCE
73
Hot coals : EMBERS
74
Timidity : MEEKNESS
Down
1
Eye: Comb. form : OCUL
2
Indian physicist: 1858-1937 : BOSE
3
Device for collecting plankton : DNET
4
Literature Nobelist: 1928 : UNDSET
5
Bird in a fable : ROC
6
___ loss for words : ATA
7
U. of Md. athlete : TERP
8
To live, to Livy : ESSE
9
Bosom buddy : PAL
10
"___, the Beautiful" : AMERICA
11
Sub chaser : ROSA
12
Trucker's vehicle : SEMI
13
Israeli statesman : EBAN
14
Rather and McGrew : DANS
18
Suffix with axiom : ATIC
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Kind of cap : MOB
24
Sci-fi sky sighting : UFO
26
Fun rm. : REC
27
Rice dish : PILAF
28
Willow : OSIER
29
Gape : STARE
30
Balsam, e.g. : FIR
31
Sacro attachment : ILIAC
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D-day craft : LST
33
Weimar Republic's first president : EBERT
34
Street show : RAREE
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Official language of Cambodia : KHMER
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Future fish : ROE
42
Pub potation : ALE
45
Babble : BLATHER
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Corn unit : EAR
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Boring tool : AWL
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Dog bites : NIPS
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Daughter of Cymbeline : IMOGEN
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Summit : ACME
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Big "bang" in bridge : SLAM
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European apple : SORB
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Major follower : ETTE
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King Hadad's land : EDOM
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Condiment in Calabria : PEPE
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Boleyn or Bancroft : ANNE
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Min. components : SECS
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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"Sweet ___" of song : SUE
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Kind : ILK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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