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# Dropboxes VIII

In this teaser, you will be given rows, each with three clues. The answer to the second clue of any row will consist of the letters -- usually rearranged -- of the answer to the first clue in that row, minus one letter. The answer to the third clue, likewise, will consist of the letters from the second answer, minus one. If you put each dropped letter into the box following the word from which it was dropped, reading down the two columns of boxes will give a phrase, or two terms that are somehow related.

1. Pierced [_] 2. Moistened a turkey [_] 3. Negative balances

4. Celebrations [_] 5. Fairy [_] 6. Echelons

7. Tyrant [_] 8. Warehouse [_] 9. Having digits

10. Hold back [_] 11. Picks up [_] 12. Handy weapon?

13. Voice quality [_] 14. Excellence [_] 15. Remove, especially an edge

16. Elevator? [_] 17. Crushed [_] 18. Firstborn

19. Setup program [_] 20. Intestines [_] 21. Buck's arms

22. Fall apart [_] 23. Burden [_] 24. Tiny piece

1. Pierced [_] 2. Moistened a turkey [_] 3. Negative balances

4. Celebrations [_] 5. Fairy [_] 6. Echelons

7. Tyrant [_] 8. Warehouse [_] 9. Having digits

10. Hold back [_] 11. Picks up [_] 12. Handy weapon?

13. Voice quality [_] 14. Excellence [_] 15. Remove, especially an edge

16. Elevator? [_] 17. Crushed [_] 18. Firstborn

19. Setup program [_] 20. Intestines [_] 21. Buck's arms

22. Fall apart [_] 23. Burden [_] 24. Tiny piece

### Answer

1. stabbed [B] 2. basted [A] 3. debts4. parties [A] 5. sprite [P] 6. tiers

7. despot [S] 8. depot [P] 9. toed

10. stifle [E] 11. lifts [L] 12. fist

13. timbre [B] 14. merit [E] 15. trim

16. pedestal [A] 17. pestled [P] 18. eldest

19. installer [L] 20. entrails [I] 21. antlers

22. crumble [L] 23. cumber [E] 24. crumb

"Baseball" and "apple pie" -- two symbols of Americana.

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