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TITULAR TAKEOFFS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1988

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,991
Across
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Yawning : AGAPE
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Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
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Bundle, as of papers : SHEAF
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Traffic problem : JAM
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Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Pawnees' associates : OTOES
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Job or place: It. : POSTO
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Reverential fear : AWE
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Novel re Caesar's demise? : MIDDLEMARCH
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John Jacob : ASTOR
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Butter unit : PAT
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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___ Islands, off Sicily : LIPARI
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Heavy, nonporous pottery : STONEWARE
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Bungle : ERR
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Lame, as a horse : SPAVINED
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New Rochelle college : IONA
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Purloin : STEAL
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Guided : LED
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Play about Lorelei's timepiece? : WATCHONTHERHINE
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Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
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___ carte : ALA
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Prom flower : ORCHID
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Mainstays : RELIANCES
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Birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec : ALBI
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"___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
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Doctrine of central governmental control : STATISM
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Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Family of Père Duchesne : HEBERTS
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Film about Cleopatra? : THEAFRICANQUEEN
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Type of leather : PINSEAL
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___ Islands, former name of Belau : PALAU
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Lodges : ROOMS
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Canton or Brooklyn follower : ESE
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Parts of pistils : OVARIES
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Tucker's companion : BIB
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Fluctuation : SWAY
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Pleased : GLADDENED
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Capital of the Comoros : MORONI
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Flying fisheater : ERN
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Tasty : SAPID
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Play about a jeweler's scale, with "A"? : DELICATEBALANCE
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C.P.A.'s concern : ACC
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Methuselah's father : ENOCH
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Suffix meaning "the act of" : TION
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Release : SETLOOSE
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Pt. of B'nai B'rith : ADL
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Bern's river : AAR
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Emulate Dürer : ETCH
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Strangely : UNUSUALLY
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"___ the Heart of Texas" : DEEPIN
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Artist Joan : MIRO
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Capek work : RUR
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Resort beach : PLAGE
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Story of Rich's flames? : LITTLEWOMEN
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Biblical vessel : ARK
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"Anna Karenina" character : LEVIN
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Battery part : ANODE
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"For ___ a jolly good . . . " : HES
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Martin and Anthony : EDENS
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Beatles' "A ___ Day's Night" : HARD
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Jon Vickers, e.g. : TENOR
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Strong suit : ARMOR
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Painter Reni : GUIDO
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Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
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Poet Colum : PADRAIC
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Wing : ELL
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Control : DOMINANCE
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Stopping place : ETAPE
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Hid : SECRETED
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Health clubs : SPAS
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Bonifaces : HOSTS
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Prevent, in law : ESTOP
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Lacking a keynote : ATONAL
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Story of a broken traffic light? : FOREVERAMBER
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Glossy lacquer : JAPAN
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Sentient : AWARE
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Distributed : METED
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Author of "Berlin Diary" : SHIRER
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Poet Wylie : ELINOR
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Enlarge, in a way : WIDEN
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Bowl call : RAH
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Taunting exclamation : OHO
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Black eye : SHINER
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Money in Ankara : LIRA
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R.A.F. auxiliary : WAAF
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Freud's "Totem und ___" : TABU
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Larcenist : THIEF
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Seine : NET
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Maple genus : ACER
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Use a cupel : TEST
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Vipers : ASPS
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Adherents : ISTS
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The De ___ (director Vittorio's family) : SICAS
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Freshwater duck : TEAL
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Film about unmatched socks? : THEODDCOUPLE
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Mature : RIPE
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Roof part : EAVE
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Finland's ___ Islands : ALAND
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Biblical vineyard owner : NABOTH
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Ream part : QUIRE
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Dowels : PEGS
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Menorca or Mallorca : ISLA
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Tide type : NEAP
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Novelist Wister : OWEN
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Artist Chagall : MARC
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New Year's word : SYNE
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Arikara : REE
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Out of work : IDLE
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Cropped : BOBTAILED
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Radio parts : DIALS
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Poet Archibald ___ : MACLEISH
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She wrote "Land o' the Leal" : NAIRNE
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Pig ___ poke : INA
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Treat tenderly : CODDLE
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Windflower : ANEMONE
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Provided fuel : COALED
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Twilled silk fabric : SURAH
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Habituate : ENURE
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Izmir natives : TURKS
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Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVE
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___ marbles, of Parthenon fame : ELGIN
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More suitable : APTER
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Shakespeare's Athenian misanthrope : TIMON
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Belief : CREDO
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Sharpener : HONER
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Desires : YENS
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Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
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Thai temple : WAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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