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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 1988

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,279
Across
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Look fixedly : STARE
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High mountains : ALPS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Brother of Moses : AARON
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Scarce : RARE
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Jay ___, Carson's substitute host : LENO
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Faint light : GLEAM
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Leave out : OMIT
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Landed : ALIT
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Frighten : SCARE
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Short note : MEMO
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Allen or Nahum of poetic fame : TATE
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Prairie flower : STAROFTEXAS
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Greek oracle site : DELPHI
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Nourished : FED
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Fortuneteller's phrase : ISEE
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Transportation price : FARE
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Poker stakes : ANTES
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Magis' guide : STAROFBETHLEHEM
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Saw cuts : KERFS
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Part of a shoe : SOLE
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Bullfight shout : OLE
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Maltreat : MISUSE
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Symbol of Judaism : STAROFDAVID
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Operatic song : ARIA
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Golfer's warning call : FORE
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Final : LAST
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Units : ONES
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Animated : ALIVE
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Tessera : TILE
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Budget item : RENT
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Covers the inner surface : LINES
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Kane's "Rosebud" : SLED
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Socials : TEAS
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Begin : START
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Droops : SAGS
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Mineral powder : TALC
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Scope : AREA
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Shout : ROAR
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Catch in a net : ENMESH
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Heavyweight champ Carnera: 1933 : PRIMO
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Place aside : SETOFF
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Jubilance : ELATEDNESS
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Reduce tension : RELAX
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Author Loos : ANITA
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Carries : TOTES
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Quarrel : TIFF
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Greenish blue : TEAL
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Circular plate : DISK
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Italian noble family : ESTE
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Pierced : PERFORATED
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"Honest" President : ABE
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Opposite of Dem. : REP
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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"Bird ___ never wert": Shelley : THOU
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Lampreys : EELS
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Capital of Norway : OSLO
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Exertion : EFFORT
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Perfection concepts : IDEALS
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Veteran seamen : SALTS
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Oregon or Sante Fe : TRAIL
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Passageway : AISLE
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Sports place : ARENA
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Waistcoats : VESTS
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Turner or Louise : TINA
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Always : EVER
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Repose : REST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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