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Arthur S. Verdesca
Arthur S. Verdesca

New York Times, Friday, January 13, 1989

21-Across : Company

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 14 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,311
Across
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
5
Desiccated : DRIED
10
Irritate : RASP
14
Hamstring : LAME
15
Radical : ULTRA
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Commercial center in Hungary : EGER
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Lullaby : CRADLESONG
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Apportion : METE
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Choice : OPTION
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Company : SOCIETY
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Of a specific district : ZONAL
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Type of relief : BAS
27
Gallant's night music : SERENADE
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Prepare fodder : ENSILE
34
Mowbray of films : ALAN
35
Very large : MACRO
37
Gun a motor : REV
38
Still : BUT
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Mollify : PLACATE
41
Black cuckoo : ANI
42
Pindar opus : ODE
43
Continued sans interruption : RANON
44
Stew : SNIT
45
"Divine Comedy" stanza : TERCET
47
Simple melody : CAVATINA
50
Rent : LET
51
American Abstract Expressionist : KLINE
52
Fiendish : DEMONIC
56
Most distressing : SOREST
60
Cry expressing grief : ALAS
61
Short, madrigal-like lyric : CANZONETTA
64
Beginning : RISE
65
Title for a descendant of Mohammed : EMEER
66
Stigma : ONUS
67
Tweed foe : NAST
68
"Mr. ___ Goes to Town" : DEEDS
69
Settled gradually : SANK
Down
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Small, long-haired dog : ALCO
2
Clarsach : HARP
3
Latin I word : AMAT
4
Dress gaudily : BEDIZEN
5
Chaperon : DUENNA
6
"Kidnapped" auth. : RLS
7
Former Japanese statesman : ITO
8
Marine predators : ERNS
9
King of the Franks: 628-39 : DAGOBERT
10
Unduly lenient : REMISS
11
Scenarist James : AGEE
12
Paving stone : SETT
13
Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
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Simpleton : LOON
22
Pirogue : CANOE
24
Creator of commercials : ADMAN
25
Canadian humorist : LEACOCK
27
Wooden work shoe : SABOT
28
Escape notice : ELUDE
29
Judge : RATER
31
Native of Bam : IRANI
32
V. I. Ulyanov : LENIN
33
Webber-Rice musical : EVITA
36
Shortcut for a ship : CANAL
39
Doll up : PREEN
40
Having crossed strips : LATTICED
44
Sound systems : STEREOS
46
Kind of drama : CLOSET
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Croupiers' headgear : VISORS
49
Ever and ___ : ANON
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Oh heck! : DARN
53
A k a Lamb : ELIA
54
What a priest says : MASS
55
Christie's "They ___ to Baghdad" : CAME
57
Site of Vulcan's forge : ETNA
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Confound : STUN
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Chore : TASK
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Lorna Ridd, ___ Doone : NEE
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Londoner's last letter : ZED

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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