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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1988

49-Across : Musician's timer

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,185
Across
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Set firmly : POSIT
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Architectural feature : DOME
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Wrap, as a mummy : CERE
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Like the Ancient Mariner : ALONE
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Wild goat of Asia Minor : IBEX
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Cilium : HAIR
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Order : CLASS
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Desperate : DIRE
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Sibelius's "___ Suite" : KARELIA
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Berlin's namesakes : IRVINGS
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Walrus's interlocutor : CARPENTER
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Close : SHUT
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Lhasa ___ (Tibetan dog) : APSO
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Final state of 4 Down : IMAGO
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Cosset : PET
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Military vehicle : JEEP
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Pilsener, e.g. : LAGER
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Port of N Chile : ARICA
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Old dress : RAG
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Bomber ___ Gay : ENOLA
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Mexican snacks : TACOS
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Sort of sortie : RAID
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Musical dir. : RIT
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Actor Terence ___ : STAMP
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Miami's county : DADE
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Musician's timer : METRONOME
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Island off Sonora : TIBURON
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Breathing tube : SNORKEL
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___ St. Lawrence, G.B.S.'s home : AYOT
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Wine valley : NAPA
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City on the Nile : CAIRO
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Destiny of the boll : BALE
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Ornamental case : ETUI
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___ Kush, Asian range : HINDU
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Nurtured : BRED
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Tear : REND
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"___ purs ... ": Gounod aria : ANGES
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Ice or six follower : PACK
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Large ceramic pot : OLLA
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Fly high : SOAR
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Arthropod : INSECT
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Inventor Nikola : TESLA
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Small grebe : DIDAPPER
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Sendai sash : OBI
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Choice breed of sheep : MERINO
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Put forth effort : EXERT
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Moderator : CHAIRMAN
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Deserve : EARN
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Call : RING
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Passions, to Pliny : IRAE
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Obscured : VEILED
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Grass for cordage : ESPARTO
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Items in a toff's attire : SPATS
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Afghan city : HERAT
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Neighbor of Carthage : UTICA
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Polis meeting place : AGORA
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Frozen : GELID
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Hold forth : ORATE
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Manhattan College student : JASPER
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Altered, as a metal : COMMUTED
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Contradicted : GAINSAID
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Giotto fresco, e.g : ICON
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Elaborately embellished : ORNATE
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Painter André ___ : DERAIN
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Coloring solution : TONER
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Choice coffee : MOCHA
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He wrote "The Rosary in Rhyme" : TABB
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Jewish month : IYAR
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Trunk or clay : BOLE
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Director Vidor : KING
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Gehrig and Piniella : LOUS
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Word play : PUN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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