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New York Times, Monday, February 1, 1988

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,964

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Across
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Tradesman : DEALER
7
Wearing apparel : ATTIRE
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Earthy or earthly : TERRENE
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Tryst : MEETING
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Selfish : ASOCIAL
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Exalt : ENNOBLE
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Periods of prosperity : UPS
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Had a leading role : STARRED
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Prohibition : BAN
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Actor Max ___ : GAIL
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Solar year excess : EPACT
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Sora or rail : BIRD
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Homes for bees : HIVES
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Kitchen appliance : RANGE
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Agreements between nations : TREATIES
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Springsteen is one : SINGER
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Tear : REND
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Pleat : FOLD
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Wilander's forte : TENNIS
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Fall apart : COLLAPSE
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Man from Mars : ALIEN
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___ Angeles : LOS
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Crisp cookies : SNAPS
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Tie together tightly : BIND
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Lures : BAITS
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Landed : ALIT
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Cutting tool : AXE
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Hush-hush matters : SECRETS
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Fruit drink : ADE
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Necklace of precious gems : RIVIERE
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Convalesce : RECOVER
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Shaker for condiments : DREDGER
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Pencil adjuncts : ERASERS
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Plant sprouts : SHOOTS
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Checks : DETERS
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Give up hope : DESPAIR
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Causing disintegration : EROSIVE
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Circle section : ARC
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Hawaiian garlands : LEIS
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Related on mother's side : ENATE
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Slipped back to a former state : RELAPSED
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Fine : AMERCE
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Doctrine : TENET
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Care for : TEND
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Famed Japanese statesman : ITO
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Veins of a leaf : RIBBING
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Increase in size : ENLARGE
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Imparted knowledge : TAUGHT
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Male or female : GENDER
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Cry of disgust : RATS
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Well educated : LEARNED
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Neck scarf : BANDANA
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Beer mug : STEIN
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Small brooks : RILLS
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Electees : INS
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Name for the sun : SOL
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Promoted : FOSTERED
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Knight's garment : TABARD
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Cure-alls : ELIXIRS
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Ancient capital of Assyria : NINEVEH
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Long discussion : PALAVER
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Web weavers : SPIDERS
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Glycerides : ESTERS
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Group in a football plant : LACERS
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Chapeau for Corot : BERET
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Cubic meter : STERE
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Begone! : SCAT
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Wedding words : IDO
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Chemical suffix : OSE

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