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New York Times, Tuesday, February 9, 1988

Author:
Emory H. Cain
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,972
Across
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Longfellow's "The Bell of ___" : ATRI
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___ Ma Kettle : PAAND
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Secondhand : USED
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Install : SEAT
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One of the media : RADIO
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Drummer's goal : SALE
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Diving bird : WATEROUZEL
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Indigo shrub : ANIL
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Resins : ELEMIS
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Business school subj. : ECON
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E.T.O. boss : DDE
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Point of a fountain pen : NIB
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Edited : EMENDED
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Idol's perch : PEDESTAL
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Lead-in for graph or gram : IDEO
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"Drop me ___" : ALINE
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Borscht base : BEET
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___ Canyon Dam : GLEN
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Lampshade wearer : CARD
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Dull finish : MATTE
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Poker-pot part : ANTE
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In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
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___ down (intimidate) : STARE
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Twisted hemp : YARN
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Harried : PESTERED
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Foxboro player : PATRIOT
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___ Miguel, Azores : SAO
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Airline abbr. : ARR
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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Fold : CREASE
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Astronaut Armstrong : NEIL
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Bulldozer : EARTHMOVER
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Freshwater fish : DACE
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Threefold : TRINE
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Inquires : ASKS
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"___ Home," McCartney song : EATAT
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Partner of crafts : ARTS
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" . . . ___ forgvie those . . . " : ASWE
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Charge : RATE
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Entry : ITEM
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Toast : PROSIT
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Sports org. : AAU
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Roofer's tool : ADZE
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Caroline, to Ted Kennedy : NIECE
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Mineral or word with Alps : DOLOMITE
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U.N. member : USA
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Sea urchin : SANDDOLLAR
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Struck out : DELED
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Wash, in a way : RINSE
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Actor Sparks : NED
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Mogul dynasty founder : BABAR
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Make ineffective : NEGATE
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Spotted cavy : PACA
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Ardor : ELAN
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This isn't cricket! : DIRTYTRICK
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Pause : LETUP
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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Ireland : EIRE
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Require : NEED
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Famed matador: 1917-47 : MANOLETE
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Signal or trooper preceder : STORM
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Estuary : RIA
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Kind of powder : SACHET
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Asian carnivore : PANDA
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Sectors : AREAS
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Three-tiered coronet : TIARA
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Glassmaker's ingredient : FRIT
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Greek Cypriot org. : EOKA
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Affirm : AVER
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Painter José Maria ___ : SERT
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Coastal fliers : ERNS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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An explosive: Abbr. : TNA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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