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New York Times, Friday, July 29, 1988

42-Across : Profs' boss

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { H J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,143
Across
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Corrode : EAT
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Aroma : ODOR
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Mulberry bark : TAPA
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Tater : SPUD
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Celebrated : NOTED
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Bates or Ladd : ALAN
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Triangle ratio : SINE
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Solitary : ALONE
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Papal name : PIUS
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Collective noun : AGAGGLEOFGEESE
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Deer dears : DOES
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Bacon bringer : EARNER
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Signaling device : SENSOR
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Knots in wool : BURLS
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Kind of house or frog : TREE
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Bout : SETTO
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Windshield sticker : AAA
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Collective noun : ALEAPOFLEOPARDS
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Four-poster : BED
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Girasols : OPALS
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A tide : NEAP
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Profs' boss : PREXY
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Quakes : SEISMS
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Heel over : CAREEN
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Broadcasts : AIRS
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Collective noun : AMURDEROFCROWS
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W Pacific sea : SULU
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Founder of the Russian empire : RURIK
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Veronica or Como : LAKE
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Expends : USES
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Dog's warning : SNARL
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Okla. city : ENID
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Dry : SERE
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Compass point : ESE
Down
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Double curve : ESS
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A Samoan capital : APIA
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Drying oil : TUNG
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Wild ass : ONAGER
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Guys need 'em : DOLLS
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Okla. tribe : OTOE
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U. of Nevada site : RENO
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Candles : TAPERS
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Recorder word : PAUSE
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A goose : ANSER
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Essenes' locale : DEADSEA
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Yield in judgment : DEFERTO
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Baby's word : GOO
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Round dance : GALOP
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Bats backward : STAB
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Want : NEED
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Kind of dance : BELLY
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Tunisian seaport : SFAX
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God once put in a jar : ARES
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Vipers : ASPS
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Pondered intently : PORED
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Poker term : OPENERS
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Aromatic liquid : ANISOLE
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Read carefully : PERUSE
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Reaping tool : SICKLE
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Slip up : ERR
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___ belli (war starter) : CASUS
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Sovereign : RULER
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Filled with ardor : AFIRE
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Step of promotion : RUNG
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Verbal : ORAL
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Antithesis of wax : WANE
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Glides along a piste : SKIS
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Netherlands town : EDE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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