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ANONYMOUS ADMONITION

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 1989

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,327
Across
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Expressed by word of mouth : PAROL
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Kind of kit or jacket : MESS
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Spring water, e.g. : AQUAPURA
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Writer Calvino : ITALO
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" ... I obeyed as ___": Gibbon : ASON
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Beach baskers : SUNBATHERS
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Substitute : QUIDPROQUO
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Horror film : HAIRRAISER
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Beat the incumbent : UNSEAT
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Boorish one : SLOB
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"Play ___ It Lays," 1972 film : ITAS
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Actress Talbot : NITA
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Width for Big Foot? : EEE
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Happy syllable : TRA
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"Tristram Shandy" author and family : STERNES
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Galena and prill : ORES
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Torrid : HOT
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Gilbertian princess : IDA
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Has-___ (faded star) : BEEN
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"In vino ___" : VERITAS
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Asps : VIPERS
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Sharp-witted : ACUTE
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A case for Cicero : DATIVE
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Board a Concorde : ENPLANE
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Extravagantly ornate : BAROQUE
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Einstein's "The World ___ See It" : ASI
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Hot rods and hot shots travel in these : FASTLANES
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Soviet river : URAL
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Below the Mason-Dixon line : SOUTH
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Map-in-a-map : INSET
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Theme of this puzzle : MINDYOURPSANDQS
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" ... from ___ dream of peace": Hunt : ADEEP
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Swerves : SKEWS
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Ancient Irish king : BORU
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Jackie's second : ARI
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"We are ___": Queen Victoria : NOTAMUSED
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Eureka! : AHA
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QB Bradshaw was one : STEELER
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Neptune's scepter : TRIDENT
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Propose : BROACH
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One in a pool : STENO
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Like some railways : SCENIC
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Menu listings : ENTREES
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The yoke is on them : OXEN
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Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
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Cheerful, in Cherbourg : GAI
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"Over the Rainbow" composer : ARLEN
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Gregorian plain songs, old style : CHAUNTS
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Dr. Ruth's topic : SEX
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Hearty's partner : HALE
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Well, in Madrid : BIEN
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Barbarian : GOTH
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French schools : ECOLES
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"And the crack in the tea cup ___ ... ": Auden : OPENSALANE
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A Dionne, e.g. : QUINTUPLET
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Signs of middle age? : SPARETIRES
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Ruin : UNDO
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Mall unit : STORE
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Sauce ___ (interest stimulator) : PIQUANTE
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Sorbonne summers : ETES
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Woven cotton fabric : PIQUE
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In harmony : ATUNE
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Rear : RAISE
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Ex-pitcher Eddie and family : LOPATS
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Former Chinese dictator : MAO
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Some members of the Eng. gentry : ESQS
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Nov. 2 is their day : SOULS
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Beak : SNOOT
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Kind of blonde : ASH
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Antiquated : QUAINT
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Bring together : UNITE
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Pumice, etc. : ABRASIVES
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Links norms : PARS
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Lizard of the western U.S. : UTA
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Mammal of Afr. or Ind. : RHINO
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Odin led them : AESIR
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Neural network : RETE
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Titles in Mex. : SRAS
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Form of address for an abbot: Abbr. : RTREV
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Theme definition : BEHAVIORWARNING
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" ... after the people ___": Proust : AREDEAD
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Subject of a Stein line : ROSE
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Division word : INTO
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Historic period : ERA
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Force : DINT
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Fabric decorations : APPLIQUES
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___ au rhum : BABA
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Plant form : ECAD
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River at Chartres : EURE
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City in Paraguay : ITA
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Interwoven series : TISSUE
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Zesty feelings : ELANS
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Also ___ (losers) : RANS
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Snicker chaser : SNEE
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Gear : EQUIPMENT
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Subject of a Keats ode : URN
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Dix and Bragg: Abbr. : FTS
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Moby Dick was his nemesis : AHAB
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Destroy cells by certain antibodies : LYSE
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Result : UPSHOT
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A Gettysburg general : MEADE
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Approved, for short : OKD
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They attack snacks : NOSHERS
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Inst. at Hanover, N.H. : DRT
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Colonizer : ANT
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British actress Diana ___ : DORS
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Diet follower : ETIC
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Author Haley : ALEX
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Tale by Chateaubriand : RENE
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Ferrum : IRON
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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Patron of musicians : STCECILIA
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Bern's stream : AAR
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College or collar : ETON
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Boyfriend : BEAU
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Economics org. : CEA
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Dangerous downpour : SLEET
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Web-footed sea bird : GANNET
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This might be lame : EXCUSE
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Sounds of surprise : OHOS
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N.Y. Shakespeare Festival producer : PAPP
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___ in the dark : ALEAP
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Artist Matisse : HENRI
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Lafcadio ___, U.S. journalist-author : HEARN
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Tight topper : TOQUE
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Perilous performance : STUNT
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Ration : ALLOT
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Farm-machine name : DEERE
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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___ Khan, Mongol conqueror : BATU
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Secrete : HIDE
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Goes for : OPTS
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"Omoo" to "Typee": Abbr. : SEQ
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Suffix with Siam : ESE
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"___ Knife," Beckett book : NOS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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