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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 1988

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 14,083
Across
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Harvest : REAP
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Macaroni, e.g. : PASTA
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Puma or lynx : CAT
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To exist, in Paris : ETRE
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Surface related : AREAL
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Chinese desert : GOBI
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Chinese eating utensils : CHOPSTICKS
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Garment for lounging : ROBE
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Fableist : AESOP
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A textile worker : TEASELER
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Items colored on Easter : EGGS
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Auditor, for short : CPA
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Bare : MERE
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Is irate : SEETHES
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Cognizant : AWARE
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China 4686 (U.S.A. 1988) : YEAROFTHEDRAGON
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Pass a law : ENACT
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The Eternal City : ROME
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Roster : LIST
44
Girl in "The Wizard of Oz" : DOROTHY
46
Nobleman : EARL
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___ Dee, river in the Carolinas : PEE
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
50
Guido's highest note : ELA
53
Losers in a race : ALSORANS
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Connection : NEXUS
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Vaporize a liquid : BOIL
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Chinese fowl : PEKINGDUCK
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Group in southwestern China : LOLO
64
Expunge : ERASE
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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W.W. II locale : ETO
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Golf term in match play : DORMY
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Close by : NEAR
Down
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Sum up, for short : RECAP
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Upper atmosphere : ETHER
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Ascended : AROSE
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Gourd fruit : PEPO
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Gentle tap : PAT
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Jackie's second mate : ARI
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Religious denominations : SECTS
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Seize : TAKE
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___-Lorraine : ALSACE
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Composed : COOL
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French clergyman's title : ABBE
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Row : TIER
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Chinese tourist attraction : GREATWALL
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German admiral : SPEE
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Asparagus shoot : SPEAR
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___ Zeppelin : GRAF
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Singer Bobbie ___ : GENTRY
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Venetian traveler in China : MARCOPOLO
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Appeared to be : SEEMED
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Holy: Comb. form : HAGI
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Dispatched : SENT
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Spotted : EYED
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Volcanic crater : MAAR
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Even if, clipped form : THO
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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College official : DEAN
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Piled : HEAPED
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Tolled : RANG
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Mound of sand, gravel and rocks : ESKAR
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Ooze : EXUDE
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Donizetti's "___ di Lammermoor" : LUCIA
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Inquirer : ASKER
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Qualified : ABLE
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Booty : LOOT
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Fodder pit : SILO
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Emperor after Claudius I : NERO
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Paradise : EDEN
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Doctrine : ISM
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Napoleon's marshal : NEY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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