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PARTICULARIZING

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1988

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,243
Across
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Kindergarten material : PASTE
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Melville protagonist : AHAB
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Troy suffered one : SIEGE
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Succeeded: Colloq. : MADEIT
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Betel-nut producer : ARECA
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Ruined : UNDONE
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Give oneself airs : PUTONTHESPITZ
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Election results : RETURNS
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Western athlete : UTE
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Dozed : SLEPT
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Shingle man : ROOFER
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Venetian bigwig : DOGE
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Certain reading matter : PALM
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Perch : ROOST
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Rose's love : ABIE
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Divinity with a load on : ATLAS
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Curtain fabric : SCRIM
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Caboodle's pal : KIT
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Wave lift : SCEND
40
Dugong : SEACOW
42
African republic : SENEGAL
44
Griffith Gaunt's creator : READE
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A Waugh : ALEC
47
Very large Philippine trees : DAOS
48
Proverbially cheap item : TALK
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Toy : MACBETHTHING
54
Prisoners : JAILEMUS
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Conqueror in a Latin adage : AMOR
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Bard's before : ERE
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Veloz's dancing partner : YOLANDA
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Anger : IRE
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Sayers's "The ___ Tailors" : NINE
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Experimented : TRIED
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Actor John and family : LUNDS
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Tart : FLAN
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Antarctic cape : ANN
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Masticate : GRINDUP
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Born, to a Parisienne : NEE
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Catch : LAND
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Cook one's ___ (dash another's hopes) : TOULOUSE
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Try to overcome insomnia : COUNTMERINOS
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Foot part : INCH
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El Paso's Vikki : CARR
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Plant affliction : SMUT
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Emulate Kermit : CROAK
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Claims : ALLEGES
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Kind of firecracker : PETARD
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Fern part : FROND
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Little, in Lothian : SMA
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"Giant" ranch : REATA
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Highlands girl : LASS
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Hangs onto : KEEPS
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Short smokes : STUBS
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Crème ___ crème : DELA
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Up and ___: Slang : ATEM
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Knightly weapons : LANCES
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Subway item : STRAP
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Apportion : METEOUT
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___ around (cutting capers) : LIPPIZANERING
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Moe, e.g. : STOOGE
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Charged particle : ANION
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Testify : DEPONE
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Bearded, botanically : AWNED
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Kind of house : PENT
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Undermine : ERODE
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Kneecap : PATELLA
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Commotion : ADO
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French cathedral city : SENS
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Kind of fight : TITLE
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Kennedy and Barrymore : ETHELS
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A founder of Dadaism : ARP
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Name in a will : HEIR
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Shaw's "___ and the Man" : BAZOOKAS
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Most dependable : SUREST
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Lifeless : INERT
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Certain N.Y. time : EDT
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Flesh-revealing photo : GOUDACAKE
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Attired : ENROBED
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Undergo change : MUTATE
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Gazing fixedly : ASTARE
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Motor : ENGINE
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Immature monarchs, e.g. : PUPAS
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Homeric products : EPICS
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Beginning : SEED
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Thwart : FOIL
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Ghastly : MACABRE
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Indian tongue: Var. : SINDI
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Only : SOLE
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Villain : MEANY
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Pituitary location : SELLA
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Dry foe : WET
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"Taras Bulba" author : GOGOL
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Incursions : RAIDS
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Hold dear : CHERISH
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Certain two-wheeled carriages : TANDEMS
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___-arms : MANAT
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Known, in Nice : CONNU
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Musical chord : TRINE
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Pay attention : HEED
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Actress Leigh : JANET
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Italian metropolis : MILAN
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Heaven: Comb. form : URANO
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Dispatches : SENDS
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Sally ___ (tea cake) : LUNN
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Bargain; deal : TRUCK
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Aristocratic : DUCAL
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Aped a butterfly : FLITTED
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Cell-producing gland : GONAD
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Student, at times : PORER
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Lollapalooza, to a flapper : LIONSMEOW
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Encourages : URGES
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H.R.E. part : EMP
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Regrets : RUES
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Lauren Bacall vehicle : CLAPCLAP
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Cargo units : CRATES
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___ stone (famous tablet) : ROSETTA
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Vocal approval : AMEN
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Dines at home : EATSIN
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It was a Bearcat : STUTZ
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Barbershop sweetheart : ADELINE
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Fix brakes : RELINE
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Klinger's "Sturm und ___" : DRANG
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Lie : FLAM
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Using a squab : SEATED
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Grate : ABRADE
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W.W. II field marshal : KLUGE
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Net : SEINE
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More reasonable : SANER
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Whirl : SPIN
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Squash or melon : PEPO
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Cart or ball ending : OON
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Kind of luck : POT
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Reel's companion : ROD

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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