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New York Times, Monday, September 26, 1988

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, 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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Untidy person : SLOB
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Lessen : ABATE
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Beer ingredients : HOPS
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"Just in ___," 1956 song : TIME
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Bundle binder : BALER
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Malefic : EVIL
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Canal or lake : ERIE
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Weasel relative : OTTER
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Neck part : NAPE
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Floyd of boxing fame : PATTERSON
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Loafed : IDLED
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Was in session : SAT
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Ancient times : YORE
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___ Moines : DES
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Actress Miles from Okla. : VERA
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Courage : NERVE
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Preposterous : INCREDIBLE
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Male parent : SIRE
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Arose : STOOD
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Also : TOO
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Soft drinks : COLAS
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Mint or sage, e.g. : HERB
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Extravagance or abundance : LAVISHNESS
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Superman Christopher : REEVE
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Caddoan Indian : REE
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Gamblers' paradise : RENO
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Globe : ORB
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Fritter away : WASTE
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Eric of football fame : DICKERSON
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Performs : ACTS
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Revere : ADORE
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Andrews Sisters, e.g. : TRIO
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Inhibit : DETER
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Rods; heaters : GATS
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Pulls : DRAWS
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Stain : SPOT
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Pace : STEP
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Italian monetary unit : LIRA
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Leave out : OMIT
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Red root vegetables : BEETS
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Cut short aircraft flight : ABORTED
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Nocturnal mammals : BATS
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Low female voice : ALTO
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Wee : TEENY
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Do wrong : ERR
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Rickey of baseball fame : HENDERSON
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Elliptical : OVAL
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Meerschaum, e.g. : PIPE
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Snow vehicle : SLED
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Having roof overhangs : EAVED
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Wrath : IRE
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Unit : ONE
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Plate : DISH
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Enroll : ENTER
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Make points : SCORE
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Moreno or Hayworth : RITA
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Overhead : ABOVE
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More repulsive : VILER
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Expunge : ERASE
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Oscar of basketball fame : ROBERTSON
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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"___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
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Task : CHORE
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Furnace tenders : STOKERS
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Victory sign : VEE
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More unusual : ODDER
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Boasts : BRAGS
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Unit of electricity : WATT
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Land measure : ACRE
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Agitate : STIR
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Ninth Greek letter : IOTA
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Rowing team : CREW
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Break suddenly : SNAP
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___ the Great, German king : OTTO
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Cozy place : NEST
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Combine in a sum : ADD

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

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