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New York Times, Thursday, April 14, 1988

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,037
Across
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Catches : BAGS
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At the peak : ATOP
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What second-story men do : SWIPE
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In a frenzy : AMOK
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Saintly sign : HALO
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Exemplar : MODEL
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Cause of Jove's laughter: Juliet : LOVERSPERJURIES
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Cow : INTIMIDATE
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Pogo verb : TOLE
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Zola opus : NANA
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Yen : ITCH
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Rotters : CADS
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Org. for Fleming, Hamill et al. : NSA
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Companion to every : EACH
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Oozed : SEEPED
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Parting, to Juliet : SUCHSWEETSORROW
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Clever : ASTUTE
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Snacks : EATS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Disgrace : SHAME
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An NCO : CPL
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British carbine : STEN
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Currency in Colombia : PESO
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Roof edge : EAVE
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Zodiacal creature : CRAB
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Homeless ones : TRANSIENTS
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The lark, to Romeo : HERALDOFTHEMORN
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Girl in "The Children's Hour" : ALICE
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Apple or walnut : TREE
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Eyeglass case : ETUI
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Certain Borneans : DYAKS
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Turfs : SODS
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Like Kant's works : DEEP
Down
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Indonesian isle : BALI
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Egyptian sun god : AMON
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It's located at Wash., D.C. : GOVT
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Hanks : SKEINS
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Bret Harte character : AHSIN
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Imitate Honi Coles : TAPDANCE
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Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
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Authority on mercy : PORTIA
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Dallas inst. : SMU
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Of greater merit : WORTHIER
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Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
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Pare : PEEL
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Other : ELSE
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Initials at Woolwich : RMA
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Word with set or lag : JET
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Singer Laine's namesakes : CLEOS
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Houses, in Havana : CASAS
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In ___ (hurrying) : ARUSH
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Authoritative pronouncements : DICTA
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Merino, for one : SHEEP
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Young herring : SPRAT
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Former president of Italy : LEONE
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Newman or Aldrin : EDWIN
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Name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Inspire reverence : AWE
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Concorde, e.g. : SST
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Type of whale : HUMPBACK
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Like Bach, Picasso et al. : TALENTED
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Certain works in the Louvre : COROTS
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Appeared : SEEMED
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Combustion residue : ASHES
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"C'est la ___" : VIE
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African country : CHAD
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Depend : RELY
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Sortita : ARIA
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Crew cut's antithesis : AFRO
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Importance : NOTE
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Verifiable : TRUE
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Small piece : SNIP
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Guitarist Paul : LES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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