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JOURNALIST DOUBLESPEAK

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1989

Author:
Ernst T. Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,320
Across
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Vista : SCENE
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Ready : RIPE
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007 creator Fleming : IAN
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Hillbilly's chaw : BACCO
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Northern N.D. town : ALSEN
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Case : INSTANCE
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Largest Garden State city : NEWARK
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Dan and Fred are somewhat amicable : RATHERFRIENDLY
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Word-of-mouth bettor : ORALER
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Company V.I.P. : DIR
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Masculine : MALE
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Cutting tools : DIES
28
Russian peninsula : CRIMEA
29
Conceive : IMAGINE
31
Suffix with press or fail : URE
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Simon's "Plaza ___" : SUITE
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Shoe size : NINEE
34
With William, singer Dinah props burning logs : SHORESAFIRE
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Literary monogram : RLS
42
Eat : INGEST
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Gametes : OVA
45
Dock worker : LADER
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Arabic letter : WAW
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Periods : AGES
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Drugstore cowboys : OGLERS
51
Wire measure : MIL
52
Blackboard : SLATE
54
Stephen T. takes Harry to Plato, for one : EARLYREASONER
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Indian weight : SER
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Kind of virus : RNA
63
Declaim : RANT
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Loser to Richard in '68 : HUBERT
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Brigadier general's insignia : ONESTAR
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Vital fluid : BLOOD
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One of the brass : GENERAL
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Fastened : LASHED
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Presently : SOON
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Indian of Tierra del Fuego : ONA
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Foxy : SLY
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Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Former Giant great Mel joins Charles and George for emperor's favor : OTTOSGOODWILL
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Public disorders : RIOTS
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Bricklayer's burden : HOD
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Wise legislators : SOLONS
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rixey : EPPA
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Charged particle : ION
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"Set me as ___ upon thine heart . . . ": Song of Solomon : ASEAL
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Asian holiday : TET
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Moods : HUMORS
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Opposite of ques. : ANS
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William Allen needs Ted to make Looking-Glass character : WHITEKNIGHT
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Clio and Terpsichore : MUSES
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Open a cage : UNBAR
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Doze : NOD
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Inform : APPRISE
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Older : SENIOR
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Eager : AVID
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Three, in Berlin : DREI
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Solmization syllables : TES
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Decorated anew : REDONE
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Why Morley, Glenn and Claude prefer snakes to lye : SAFERFORDRAINS
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Emulates Cicero : ORATES
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Put up : PRESERVE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Bushy legumes : SOYAS
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Blue : SAD
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Tinted : DYED
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Thick : DENSE
Down
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Cagliari is its capital : SARDINIA
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Kind of horse race : CLAIMING
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Alienate : ESTRANGE
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O.T. book : NEH
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Montcalm and Wolfe, e.g. : ENEMIES
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Plunders : RIFLES
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As to : INRE
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Last Greek consonant : PSI
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Nice hot time : ETE
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West ___ (American archipelago) : INDIES
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Philippine timber tree : ACLE
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Napoleon's marshal's family : NEYS
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Currant pickers : BERRIERS
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Expect : AWAIT
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Ned and Lou make harbor : CALMERWATERS
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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A soup base : OKRA
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M. Gide : ANDRE
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"There is ___ for birth and death . . . ": Santayana : NOCURE
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Operated : RAN
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Simpletons : GEESE
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S.A. arrow poison : URARE
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Go edgewise : SIDLE
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Sacred : HOLY
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Finished : OVER
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Marzipan base : ALMOND
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Dim : FAINT
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Kind of pass : LATERAL
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In a pleasant manner : SWEETLY
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Destructive windstorm : TORNADO
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Mire, in Ayr : GLAR
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Malayan skirts : SARONGS
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The Elbe, to a Czech : LABE
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Kind of wine : RHENISH
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Sun parlors : SOLARIA
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Maternal kinship : ENATION
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What James and evangelist Billy rarely were wont to do : RESTONSUNDAY
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Single : UNAL
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Closed : SHUT
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Swag : BOODLE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Graduation costume : GOWN
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Ermine in summer : STOAT
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"___ Wedding Journey": Howells : THEIR
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Egg cell after meiosis : OOTID
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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"How use ___ breed a habit . . . ": Shak. : DOTH
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Aye-aye, for one : LEMUR
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Surgeon: Slang : SAWBONES
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Stance : POSITION
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Gifts : PRESENTS
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Taxpayer : ASSESSEE
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Stock holdings : SHARES
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Officiated at Shea : UMPIRED
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Stabbed : KNIFED
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Central points : NODES
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Paved, in a way : TARRED
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E. Indian tree : NIOTA
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Foot: Comb. form : PED
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Angel's delights, in short : SROS
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Nile serpents : ASPS
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Spanish linear measure : VARA
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Peace symbol : DOVE
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Roulette bet : RED
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Fingerlings : FRY
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Soul, in Savoie : AME

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 18 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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