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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1989

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,329
Across
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Former talk-show host : PAAR
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Town SE of Perugia : ASSISI
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T-man, e.g. : FED
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Goya's Duchess of ___ : ALBA
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Tars : SEAMEN
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Like a street after sleet : ICY
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Obeyed the rules : TOEDTHEMARK
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Hockey org. : NHA
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Clothing : ATTIRE
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Liquid container : FLAGON
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Price : COST
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Father : SIRE
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Sister of Goneril and Cordelia : REGAN
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Easter entree : HAM
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Simps : NERDS
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Jimmy Carter's middle name : EARL
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Ta-ta's cousin : SOLONG
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In shape : FIT
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Colors : HUES
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___ acid : AMINO
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Surf sound : ROAR
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American humorist: 1866-1944 : ADE
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Set some distance apart : SPACED
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Great catcher for the Reds : BENCH
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Gel : SET
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Walked in water : WADED
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Golf-course hazard : TRAP
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Brought to court : SUED
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On land : ASHORE
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Writer Dos ___ : PASSOS
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Grant or Piniella : LOU
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Mayor Bono's bailiwick : PALMSPRINGS
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Shade tree : ELM
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Kay Thompson character : ELOISE
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Clod : DOLT
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Corn holder : COB
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Primer, e.g. : READER
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Sheepcote matriarchs : EWES
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___-cake (children's game) : PATA
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Foster a felon : ABET
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Group left of liberals : RADICALS
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Fireplace residue : ASHES
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Call, in poker : SEE
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P.I. Spade : SAM
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"___ little teapot . . . " : IMA
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Oppressed persons : SERFS
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Idea : INKLING
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Canapés, e.g. : FINGERFOOD
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Cyclo follower : TRON
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Exist : ARE
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More, for one : THOMAS
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G.I.'s therapy : REHAB
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Good gardener's appendage? : GREENTHUMB
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March Hare's guest : ALICE
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Louvre treasures : MONETS
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Actress Keaton : DIANE
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Antique violin : STRAD
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Tree juice : SAP
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One of Wynken's shipmates : NOD
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Motel's locale : ROADSIDE
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Less obtuse : SHARPER
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___-Magnon : CRO
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___ and tear : WEAR
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Positive thinker : PEALE
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Kind of crust : UPPER
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Go it alone : SOLO
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Good news at Stowe : SNOW
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Eye a peri : OGLE
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Sights at J.F.K. : SSTS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Amongst : MID
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Buffalo-to-Olean dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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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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