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PLAYING A WEIGHTING GAME

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1988

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,942
Across
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Cousteau's gear : SCUBA
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A 1492 discovery : CUBA
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Fokker's foe : SPAD
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___ Day, Apr. 14 : PANAM
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A Gene Kelly discovery : CARON
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Collections of reminiscences : ANAS
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S. American monkey : TITI
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Overhead : ABOVE
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Some Cong. members : LIBS
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Anatomical cavity: Comb. form : ANTR
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Relish : SAVOR
27
Start of a rhyming quip : PALSWHOSEEMYDIETSFAIL
31
Lanchester from London : ELSA
32
Threatening phrase : ORELSE
33
Recipients : ACCEPTERS
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Last river to cross? : STYX
35
Young or old follower : STER
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The way, in China : TAO
38
Some are smart : ALECKS
42
Spur : GOAD
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___ corps : ESPRITDE
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Second line of quip : SAYZIPYOURLIPS
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Long-gone Venezuelan : OTOMAC
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Region : AREA
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Unctuous : OILY
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Lardaceous : FATTY
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Source of poi : TARO
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Echoed others' words : PARROTED
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Player for Al Davis : RAIDER
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Cogitative group : PANEL
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Man., e.g. : ISL
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Marks of omission : DELES
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Raises : UPS
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Uninteresting : VAPID
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Number one for Nicklaus : DRIVER
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Bits and pieces : SMITHERS
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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Sotto-voce remark : ASIDE
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Writer O'Faoláin : SEAN
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"Eri tu . . . " is one : ARIA
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Motley crowd : RAGTAG
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Third line of quip : FORTHINNERHIPS
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" . . . ___ power corrupts . . . ": Lord Acton : ABSOLUTE
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God waited on by the Graces : EROS
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Thigh armor : TASSES
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Healer at Valhalla : EIR
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Zola's "The ___-Shop : DRAM
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Trim : PARE
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Dock area : WATERSIDE
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Official emissary : LEGATE
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Slight : SNUB
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Last line of quip : IDRATHERBLAMETHESCALE
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Musical form : SUITE
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Bristle : SETA
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Pay the pot : ANTE
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Dispatch : HASTE
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She created the Moffats : ESTES
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N.M. resort town : TAOS
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Pop singer DiMucci : DION
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Separated : APART
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Dental compound : STENT
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Goofs : ERRS
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___, zwei, drei : EINS
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Football Hall of Famer : HALAS
Down
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Flower stalk : SCAPE
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Conspiratorial group : CABAL
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Asia-Europe dividers : URALS
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___ nova, Brazilian dance : BOSSA
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One more time : ANEW
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Thermal unit : CALORY
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Suitable for men or women : UNISEX
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Noisy confusion : BABEL
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Taxing person : ASSESSOR
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Whalebone device : STAY
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Poet to whom much is ode? : PINDAR
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Tall story : ATTIC
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Points the way : DIRECTS
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Key to the world : PASSPORT
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Sternward : ABAFT
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Exceptionally bright stars : NOVAE
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Parisian's property : AVOIR
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European blackbirds : MERLS
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"In" places : HOTSPOTS
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Bismuth or bullion : METAL
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Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
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Glide along a piste : SKI
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Inspiring instructor : EDIFIER
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Kin of P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Dr. Z.'s love : LARA
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Sidewalk superintendent : EYER
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Boris of Bulgaria : CZAR
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___ Fawkes Day, Nov. 5 in England : GUY
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Bolardo's patron : ESTE
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Jot : IOTA
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Coffee-hating Fed. agt.? : TMAN
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Branch of biol. : ECOL
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Earnings-price ratios : YIELDS
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"Too soon ___, too late smart" : OLD
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Tablets : PADS
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Author of "Mr. Citizen" : TRUMAN
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Sci-fi suffix for human : OID
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Devoted apostle : REVERER
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"Cakes and ___": Maugham : ALE
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Attention-getting sound : PST
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Caper : DIDO
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Maine symbol : PINETREE
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Miles or Vague : VERA
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Swift, graceful horse : ARAB
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Group in a farrow : PIGS
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"___ each life some rain . . . " : INTO
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Widespread : RIFE
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One in a hundred, in D.C. : SEN
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Triumphant interjections : HAHS
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Mythical pome pitcher : ERIS
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Mature : RIPE
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Lip : SASS
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Shaky : AGUISH
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A sib : SIS
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Most wide-awake : ALERTEST
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Singing syllables : TRALA
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Like Mom's pies : HOMEMADE
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"Norma ___," Field flick : RAE
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Italian seaport : TRIESTE
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Borrower : DEBTOR
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G. C. Scott role : PATTON
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___ of America (Boston) : ATHENS
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___ up (catches on) : WISES
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Scorched : ADUST
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
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Gloomy, to Keats : DREAR
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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___ Flow, British naval base : SCAPA
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Helmet's nosepiece : NASAL
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Ne plus ___ : ULTRA
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Some sugar sources : BEETS
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Colleen : LASS
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Former Iranian ruler : SHAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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