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New York Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1988

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,965
Across
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Finish third : SHOW
5
Classical lang. : LAT
8
Calendar abbr. : SEP
11
"For ___ jolly good . . . " : HESA
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Inventor McCormick : CYRUS
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Portal : DOOR
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Semirural commuter : EXURBANITE
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Grimm beginning : ONCE
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Phil's Pa. home in re 49 Across : PUNXSUTAWNEY
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"Ulalume" writer : POE
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___ fixe : IDEE
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City in N.H. : KEENE
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Registers : ENROLLS
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Pompous : STILTED
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Envoy : LEGATE
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Doe or Barleycorn : JOHN
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Fox follower : TROT
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Bea Arthur TV role : MAUDE
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Small bottle : VIAL
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Back talk : SASS
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Rare : SCARCE
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Sockeye, e.g. : REDFISH
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Speaking masters : RHETORS
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___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
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Equipment : GEAR
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Society-page word : NEE
49
February 2 : GROUNDHOGDAY
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Courageous : GAME
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Otologist's instrument : AUDIOMETER
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Simians : APES
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Underneath : BELOW
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Strong wind : GALE
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Airport info : ETD
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Opp. of ant. : SYN
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Brash talk : GUFF
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Haggard heroine : SHE
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Jinx : HEX
3
Columbus school letters : OSU
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Distort : WARP
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Wildcats : LYNXES
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Come up : ARISE
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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Poem : SONNET
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Cenozoic epoch : EOCENE
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___ on (weighed heavily upon) : PREYED
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February 2 : CANDLEMAS
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Tennis unit : SET
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Peg : DOWEL
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Manufactured : BUILT
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Related : AKIN
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Skin : PELT
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Unique person : ONER
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Therefore : ERGO
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Cereal grain : OAT
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Turf : SOD
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Lamont Cranston's secret identity : THESHADOW
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Au ___ (menu term) : JUS
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Wood for skis : ASH
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Cask : VAT
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Golf-bag item : IRON
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Farm measure : ACRE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Shensi capital : SIAN
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One of the Moluccas : CERAM
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Jamaican music form : REGGAE
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Transported : ENRAPT
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Ill-fated : DOOMED
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Chimney passages : FLUES
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Area : REGION
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Devout : GODLY
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Stroke lightly : DAB
51
Tints : HUES
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Greek letter : TAU
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Sprite : ELF
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Ump's cousin : REF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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