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New York Times, Wednesday, January 4, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,302

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Across
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Third of 52 Across : GAMMA
6
Not in the dark : AWARE
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Salt : TAR
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Throw for ___ (overwhelm) : ALOOP
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Danger : PERIL
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Important time : ERA
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Underage : MINOR
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Rio de la ___, Argentina : PLATA
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Asian holiday : TET
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Important archeological discovery: 1799 : ROSETTASTONE
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J.F.K. posting : ARR
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A daughter of Ingrid : PIA
27
Hues : TINTS
28
Egyptian figures on 20 Across : HIEROGLYPHICS
33
Pseudonym of sorts : ALIAS
34
The "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
35
Propensity : BENT
36
Rental document : LEASE
38
History : PAST
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Pinball no-no : TILT
43
Noodles, macaroni, etc. : PASTA
44
Where 20 Across is displayed : BRITISHMUSEUM
48
Chef's garb : APRON
50
Dory power : OAR
51
Soft drink : ADE
52
Other inscriptions on 20 Across : GREEKLETTERS
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Cato's tongue: Abbr. : LAT
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Actor in "The Maltese Falcon" : LORRE
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A neighbor of Switzerland : ITALY
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Exclamation of discovery : OHO
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Ford lemon : EDSEL
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"The ___ and the Dead": Mailer : NAKED
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Looking like a ghost : WAN
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Locales : SITES
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Third-day creation : GRASS
Down
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Get-together at sea : GAM
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Former ring king : ALI
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Washday: Abbr. : MON
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Spain invader : MOOR
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Relevant : APROPOS
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Second chance in court : APPEAL
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Strip of shoe leather : WELT
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Hayworth or Moreno : RITA
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Flexible : ELASTIC
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Rockies range : TETONS
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"I'm a dreamer, ___ we all?" : ARENT
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Counts : RATES
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Mr., in Pisa : SIG
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Facial problem : TIC
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Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
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Raise one's dander : RILE
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Bridle part : REIN
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Sinking ship's evacuee : RAT
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Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
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Bottom-of-a-letter letters : PPS
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Hurry : HIE
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Afire : LIT
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David ___ Lilienthal : ELI
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Dance step : PAS
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Cruising : ASEA
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Shirt-front fastener : STUD
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Not feral : TAME
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Small bell sounds : TINKLES
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Like a contented cat : PURRING
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Brest native : BRETON
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Fish delicacy : ROE
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Monopoly structures : HOTELS
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A West from the East : MAE
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Shining : AGLOW
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Czech capital, to Czechs : PRAHA
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Calif. city : LODI
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Once, once : ERST
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Arboretum member : TREE
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Have the lead : STAR
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Police-blotter letters : AKA
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Linear measures: Abbr. : YDS

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

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