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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 1988

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, 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. 14,168
Across
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Beer ingredient : MALT
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Blunder : ERROR
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Fastener : HASP
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Hebrew instrument : ASOR
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Web-footed female : GOOSE
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Voice range : ALTO
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Tall, skinny person : STRINGBEAN
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Gist : MEAT
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Sorrow : SADNESS
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Those who osculate : KISSERS
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Numeral suffix : ETH
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"Olympia" painter : MANET
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Seventh Greek letter : ETA
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Bristle : SETA
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British trolley : TRAM
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Predicate part : VERB
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Sly glance : LEER
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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Sealed vial : AMPOULE
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Era in Europe: 1000 B.C.-A.D. 100 : IRONAGE
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Produce numerous issue : SPAWN
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Spouse : MATE
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Happy look : GRIN
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Greek peak : OSSA
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NaCl : SALT
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External: Comb. form : ECT
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Kilmer classic : TREES
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Indonesian island group : ARU
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Shoe cleaner : DOORMAT
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Two long syllables in poetry : SPONDEE
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Very small bankroll : SHOESTRING
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" . . . as ___ gathereth her chickens . . . " : Matt. 23:37 : AHEN
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Weird : EERIE
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Sondheim's "___ the Woods" : INTO
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Village : BURG
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Yukon vehicles : SLEDS
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Turns right, as a horse : GEES
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Bulk : MASS
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Nick and Nora's dog : ASTA
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Nobleman : LORD
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Threefold : TRINE
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Yellowish-white : EGGSHELL
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Plunders : ROBS
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Sturgeon egg : ROE
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Honshu seaport : OSAKA
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Enzyme formed in kidneys : RENIN
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Knee tendon : HAMSTRING
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Toward shelter, at sea : ALEE
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Asterisk : STAR
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Cooking utensils : POTS
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Clears, as profit : NETS
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Argument : SETTO
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___ West, of old films : MAE
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Marton and Tanguay : EVAS
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Rate of speed : TEMPO
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Harps, in Havana : ARPAS
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Abound : TEEM
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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___ Johnson of N.B.A. fame : MAGIC
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Archer's need : BOWSTRING
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___ Gam, actress from Pa. : RITA
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Fasting period : LENT
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Deprive of weapons : UNARM
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Backslides : RELAPSES
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Silly person : ASS
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Facilitates : EASES
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Waters or Barrymore : ETHEL
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Strip of equipment : UNRIG
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Dull : DRAB
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Chief Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Something unique : ONER
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One of the Turkomans : SEID
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Wine and ___ : DINE
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Being, in Madrid : ENTE
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Selves : EGOS
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Mining find : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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