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New York Times, Monday, November 7, 1988

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Headstrong : RASH
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Was indebted : OWED
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Winners at the polls : INS
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Stare amorously : OGLE
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Barter : TRADE
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Cruising : ASEA
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Drinking place : BEERGARDEN
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Open-hand hit : SLAP
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Name of eight English kings : EDWARD
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Derisive laughs : SNICKERS
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Young girl : LASS
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A Stooge : MOE
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Prepared : READY
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Taxing gp. : IRS
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Revere : ADORE
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Wings for Amor : ALAE
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Chooses : ELECTS
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Receptacle for coal : BIN
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Landscaped dwelling unit : GARDENAPARTMENT
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Entertain festively : REGALE
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"___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
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Spanish gentleman's title : SENOR
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Observe : EYE
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Guide : STEER
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Summit : TOP
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Brogan or oxford : SHOE
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Teach : INSTRUCT
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One-celled animal : AMOEBA
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Specified time : DATE
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"I Never Promised You a ___," 1977 movie : ROSEGARDEN
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Recliner : LIER
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Williams's "The ___ Menagerie" : GLASS
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Thought : IDEA
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Shade tree : ELM
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Hearing organs : EARS
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Toss : CAST
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Dressing gown : ROBE
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Matured : AGED
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A lot : SLEW
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Announced; publicized : HERALDED
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Hockey great : ORR
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Small soft masses : WADS
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Tree-of-life site : EDEN
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Cloth for overalls : DENIM
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Man is one : ISLE
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Very close : NEAR
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Weakens : SAPS
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Young boys : TADS
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Interrogated : ASKED
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Neutral shade : GRAY
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Seashore : COAST
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Fodder : SILAGE
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Short-lived fashions : RAGES
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Make happy : ELATE
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Hank of home-run fame : AARON
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Compensate : REPAY
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Weighing devices : SCALES
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Laundry cycle : RINSE
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Enrol : ENTER
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Mecca-to-Karachi dir. : ENE
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Three, in Milano : TRE
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Miscue : ERROR
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Like a shooting star : METEORIC
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Water mammal : OTTER
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Psyche's opposite : SOMA
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Cleanse of impurities : PURGE
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Witches : HAGS
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Inactive : IDLE
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It's often polished : NAIL
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Flower part : STEM
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Soft drink : COLA
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Russian emperor : TSAR
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Norse saga : EDDA
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Honey bunch : BEES
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Med.-school subject : ANAT
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Tee predecessor : ESS

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

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