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New York Times, Wednesday, January 18, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,316
Across
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Cooking direction : SCALD
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Lugosi or Bartók : BELA
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Londoner's umbrella : GAMP
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Pet name : SUGAR
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Short story about Sadie Thompson : RAIN
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Crossbeam : TRAVE
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Vicinity : AREA
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Penetrating preposition : INTO
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Weapons in fisticuffs : BRASSKNUCKLES
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Litigate : SUE
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Kind of meal : OAT
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Of an ancient Arabian kingdom : SABEAN
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Forwarded : SENT
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Tokyo's former name : EDO
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Antiquer's activity : AGING
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"It's ___ world": Dickens : AMAD
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Tito was one : SLAV
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Antitakeover protection for executives : GOLDENPARACHUTE
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Woody Guthrie's son : ARLO
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Medium for Monet : OILS
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Poet Wystan Hugh ___ : AUDEN
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Utter : SAY
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Flying pest : GNAT
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Does some tailoring : ALTERS
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Aurora, to the Greeks : EOS
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Tool for making holes : AWL
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Like Bryan? : SILVERTONGUED
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Hourglass filler : SAND
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Cheap; miserly : NEAR
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Writer Cobb : IRVIN
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A third of thrice : ONCE
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Season : SALT
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Pee Wee of baseball : REESE
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Expensive : DEAR
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Knight's weapon : LANCE
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Fast plane : SST
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Hold back : CURB
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Volcanic material : LAVA
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Horse trainer's method : DRESSAGE
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Stopper of sorts : BRAKE
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Merit : EARN
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Kind of tenant? : LIEU
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Copper city or S.A. boa : ANACONDA
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Certain complex : GUILT
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Wrestlers' pads : MATS
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Arafat's gp. : PLO
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Heavenly heater : SUN
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Krazy one in comics : KAT
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Adventure tales : SAGAS
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Melville's ___ Budd : BILLY
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Blue pigment : SMALT
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Corn units : EARS
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Give the slip to : ELUDE
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Library gadget : DATER
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Some are Dutch : OVENS
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Samoan port : APIA
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Close : SHUT
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Stuff's partner : NONSENSE
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Strumpet with a phone : CALLGIRL
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N.Y.'s Cuomo : GOV
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Wheat bristle : AWN
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Church bigwig : ELDER
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Main artery : AORTA
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Sensible : SANE
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Peruvian native of yore : INCA
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Kind of estate : REAL
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Like Bol of basketball : TALL
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Plastics ingredient : UREA
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Fifty-fifty : EVEN
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Platter : DISC
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Turf : SOD
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Society-page word : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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