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New York Times, Wednesday, January 25, 1989

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,323
Across
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David, e.g. : CAMP
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Take care of : SEETO
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Off one's rocker : DAFT
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Smell : ODOR
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Dark : UNLIT
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Ostrichlike bird : EMEU
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The lark, to Romeo : HERALDOFTHEMORN
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Unity : ONENESS
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Lorna Doone, e.g. : HEROINE
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Islet : CAY
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Wading bird : HERON
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Motorized bike : MOPED
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Bohemian religious figure Jan ___ : HUS
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Couch : DIVAN
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Periods : ERAS
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Heston role : HUR
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Looked attractive on : BECAME
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Tease : RAG
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Encumbered : SADDLED
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TV's "LA ___" : LAW
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Heep and Cratchit : CLERKS
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Terhune dog : LAD
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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First generation Japanese-American : ISSEI
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Opener of a sort : KEY
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Sanctify : BLESS
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Party hack, for short : POL
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Monitor : PROCTOR
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This can be liquefied : SOLUBLE
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Parting, to Juliet : SUCHSWEETSORROW
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Goalies' goals : SAVES
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Roof part : EAVE
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Hardy 21 Across : TESS
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Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
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The vat man : DYER
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A salmon : COHO
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___ of thieves : ADEN
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Twist's request : MORE
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Struts : PRANCES
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Like bubble baths : SUDSY
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Santa's helper : ELF
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Tenths : TITHES
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Else : OTHER
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Fiendish : DEMONIC
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Mine, on the Marne : AMOI
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"Frondly" plant? : FERN
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Broadway's Tommy : TUNE
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Common pollutant : LEAD
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Worn down : ERODED
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Track contestant : HURDLER
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"___ beaucoup" : MERCI
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Graduate exams, sometimes : ORALS
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Leaves : PAGES
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Newman role: 1963 : HUD
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Ravel's "La ___" : VALSE
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Pile up : AMASS
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Efts : NEWTS
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___-been (faded star) : HAS
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Breakfast's companion : BED
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Evades : SKIRTS
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The ___ of the land : LAY
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Extends : REACHES
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Enticed : ALLURED
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One from a divided land : KOREAN
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Machete's relative : BOLO
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Search for water : DOWSE
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Oater action group : POSSE
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Test for the college-bound : PSAT
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Red herring : RUSE
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Big name in publishing : OCHS
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Suffix with hip or tip : STER
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Heehaw : BRAY
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Shirley of the opera : LOVE
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Pitcher : EWER
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Stowe's Little ___ : EVA

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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