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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 1988

37-Down : Pool misplay

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,962
Across
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Followers of lambdas : MUS
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Khayyám : OMAR
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Mid-Amer. time initials : CST
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Skin : PARE
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Bar mitzvah, for one : RITE
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Glut : SATE
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Breeze-freeze mix : WINDCHILLFACTOR
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Catherine Archipelago, today : ALEUTIANISLANDS
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Cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
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Fainéant : IDLE
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Reflection : IMAGE
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Barbecue place : PATIO
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___ John, M.D. of TV : TRAPPER
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Poetic everlasting : ETERNE
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Ewes' mews : BAAS
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Writer Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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Pasteur or Prima : LOUIS
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Some condos : APTS
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Throw in the towel : QUIT
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Pill : CAPSULE
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Biarritz blintz : CREPE
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Cremona craftsman : AMATI
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"Cielo ___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
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T.K.O. giver or taker : FTR
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Business practice stressing variety : DIVERSIFICATION
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Revenue sources for local governments : REALESTATETAXES
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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U.S. critic-poet: 1899-1979 : TATE
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Mediocre marks : CESS
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Buffalo-to-Olean dir. : SSE
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Mob follower : STER
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Abbr. for 100 : HND
Down
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Shark or tiger, at times : MANEATER
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Indic language : URDU
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Word after string or rhythm : SECTION
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Belonging to: Suffix : ORIAL
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"Ariadne" author : MILNE
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Gudrun's second husband : ATLI
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Arena arbiters, for short : REFS
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Forty winks : CATNAP
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What British gluttons do : STODGE
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More succinct : TERSER
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Capped, as a mushroom : PILEATE
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Rogue : SCAMP
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Distorted : WARPED
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Stashed : HID
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Armstrong's "___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
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Inits. on discounted mdse. : IRR
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Randy's rink partner : TAI
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Make an incised mark : RASE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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However : BUT
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French goose : OIE
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Mo. of showers : APR
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Placed in front : PREFIXSD
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Walks lightly : TIPTOES
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Whence to watch wakes : STERNS
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Twenty-four sheets of paper : QUIRE
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Pool misplay : SCRATCH
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Military-unit starters : CADRES
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French cathedral city : AMIENS
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Stately 16th-century dance : PAVANE
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Upright stone slab : STELE
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New Hebrides island : EFATE
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Carpenter's ___ box : MITER
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Unbeatable service : ACE
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Tu-144's : SSTS
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"Let's leave ___ that!" : ITAT
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Captured, to Cowper : TAEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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