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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 1989

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 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,311
Across
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Desiccated : DRIED
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Irritate : RASP
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Hamstring : LAME
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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
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Gallant's night music : SERENADE
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Prepare fodder : ENSILE
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Mowbray of films : ALAN
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Very large : MACRO
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Gun a motor : REV
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Still : BUT
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Mollify : PLACATE
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Pindar opus : ODE
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Continued sans interruption : RANON
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Stew : SNIT
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"Divine Comedy" stanza : TERCET
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Simple melody : CAVATINA
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Rent : LET
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American Abstract Expressionist : KLINE
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Fiendish : DEMONIC
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Most distressing : SOREST
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Cry expressing grief : ALAS
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Short, madrigal-like lyric : CANZONETTA
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Beginning : RISE
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Title for a descendant of Mohammed : EMEER
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Stigma : ONUS
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Tweed foe : NAST
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"Mr. ___ Goes to Town" : DEEDS
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Settled gradually : SANK
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Small, long-haired dog : ALCO
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Clarsach : HARP
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Dress gaudily : BEDIZEN
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Chaperon : DUENNA
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"Kidnapped" auth. : RLS
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Former Japanese statesman : ITO
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Marine predators : ERNS
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King of the Franks: 628-39 : DAGOBERT
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Unduly lenient : REMISS
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Scenarist James : AGEE
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Paving stone : SETT
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Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
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Simpleton : LOON
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Pirogue : CANOE
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Creator of commercials : ADMAN
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Canadian humorist : LEACOCK
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Wooden work shoe : SABOT
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Escape notice : ELUDE
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Judge : RATER
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Native of Bam : IRANI
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V. I. Ulyanov : LENIN
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Webber-Rice musical : EVITA
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Shortcut for a ship : CANAL
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Doll up : PREEN
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Having crossed strips : LATTICED
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Sound systems : STEREOS
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Kind of drama : CLOSET
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Croupiers' headgear : VISORS
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Oh heck! : DARN
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A k a Lamb : ELIA
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What a priest says : MASS
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Christie's "They ___ to Baghdad" : CAME
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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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