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New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

9-Down : Tamper

Author:
Emory H. Cain
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Emory H. Cain has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,029
Across
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Winding device : SPOOL
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Stuff : CRAM
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Height: Comb. form : ACRO
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Reduce by 50% : HALVE
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Kind of brain or duck : LAME
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Cough or lemon follower : DROP
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Famed Vermonter : ALLEN
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"What ___ for Love," 1975 song : IDID
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January marcher : DIME
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Core : HEART
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Intermediary : MIDDLEMAN
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Ky. city or college : BEREA
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Thick, woolen cloths : LODENS
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Minn. river port : WINONA
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Pipe joints : TEES
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Dwarf buffalo : ANOA
32
Celt : GAEL
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Pianist Blake : EUBIE
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Invaded a bastion : STORMED
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Statesman financier Baruch : BERNARD
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Honshu's other name : HONDO
44
Fervor : ZEAL
46
Bonn three : DREI
47
Numerical suffix : TEEN
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Ore of zinc sulfide : BLENDE
51
Draw a ___ (aim at) : BEADON
55
Arab ruler : AMEER
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Aorta? : INNERTUBE
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Cut of beef : SHANK
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Arrest : STEM
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Presque ___, city in Me. : ISLE
65
Setting for "Rain" : SAMOA
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"___ take arms ... ": Shak. : ORTO
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Ruff females : REES
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Growing out : ENATE
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Rialto light : NEON
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Old language : ERSE
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One of the Fords : EDSEL
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Deposed Irani : SHAH
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Fence picket : PALE
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Go ___ (take extreme action) : OVERBOARD
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Meager : LENTEN
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Region, to Keats : CLIME
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Project joy : RADIATE
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Tamper : MEDDLE
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Supplementary : ADDED
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Larceny, e.g. : CRIME
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Kind of candle : ROMAN
13
Emulates Pandora : OPENS
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Bested one : LOSER
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Fad : RAGE
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Cleanse : WASH
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Division word : INTO
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Palindromic time : NOON
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Island off Italy : ELBA
33
Roofing tool : ADZE
35
Sneaky : UNDERHAND
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Silo neighbor : BARN
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Angered : IRED
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An Adams : EDIE
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Kind of home or lodge : MOTOR
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North Sea feeder : ELBE
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Gives power to : ENABLES
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Renter : LESSEE
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Scarce mammal : BISON
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
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Incubus, for one : DEMON
56
Reagan Attorney General : MEESE
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Manipulator : USER
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Latin-lesson word : AMAS
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Memo : NOTE
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Pauline ___, movie critic : KAEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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