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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

HEAR! HEAR!

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1989

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,306
Across
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Neither fem. nor neut. : MASC
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Thin-skinned area : SHIN
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Spring : LEAP
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Reporter's exclusive : SCOOP
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Juárez water : AGUA
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Neophyte : TYRO
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Moon valley : RILLE
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Veil material : TULLE
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Keystone State founder : PENN
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Fail to include : OMIT
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Infix : EMBED
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Summer snake? : ADDER
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Nobleman views oceanic wastes : BARONSEESBARRENSEAS
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"Sons of the Desert" co-star : LAUREL
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August sign : LEO
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County component : TOWN
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Vane reading : NNE
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Auricles : ATRIA
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Source of a syrup : MAPLE
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It's W of the Urals : EUR
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Excavator overlooked secondary weather phenomenon : MINERMISSEDMINORMIST
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Ed or Leon : AMES
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With full force : AMAIN
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Greek Cupid : EROS
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Biblical idol : BAAL
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Carmine : RED
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Old English bards : SCOPS
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More dreadful : DIRER
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Foulard : TIE
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NASA sites : LABS
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Earthquake : SEISM
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Gourmand's joy : EATING
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Virtuous relatives ran after insects : CHASTEAUNTSCHASEDANTS
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Gridiron gear : HELMET
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Selling places : MARTS
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Type of sch. : ELEM
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Prefix for form : UNI
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"Aquí se ___ español" : HABLA
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Child's wear : APRON
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"Major Barbara" auth. : GBS
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Jeer : GIBE
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Funnyman Foxx : REDD
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"___ by land . . . " : ONEIF
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Donkey's cry : BRAY
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Ecclesiastical group dined on chicken : EIGHTFRIARSATEFRYERS
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Earth: Comb. form : GEO
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Assuages : EASES
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In two : APART
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Uraeus symbol : ASP
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Squids squirt it : INK
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Makes a clean slate : ERASES
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Sedate singer remained vile : STAIDBASSSTAYEDBASE
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Careless hurrying : HASTE
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Clean a fluke : SCALE
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Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
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English : SPIN
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Ethyl oxide : ETHER
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Slender candle : TAPER
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Ceremonial act : RITE
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Galway's locale : EIRE
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Fabric joints : SEAMS
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While preceder : ERST
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Have to have : NEED
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Mulligan : STEW
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Cartographic creation : MAP
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A cause of grayness : AGE
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Red from rays : SUNBURNED
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Tenerife, Fuerte-ventura, etc. : CANARIES
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Milkmaid's perch : STOOL
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Choir rendition : HYMN
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Distinction : NOTE
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Bar dance : LIMBO
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Exile island : ELBA
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On the ball : ALERT
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Actor Armendariz: 1912-63 : PEDRO
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Tin : STANNUM
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Chaws : CUDS
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Of yore : OLDEN
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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Inherently : PERSE
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Do a lawn job : RESEED
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Hind : REAR
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Terry or Glasgow : ELLEN
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Washstand item : EWER
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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Wicker's "___ to Die" : ATIME
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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P.D.Q. kin : ASAP
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Penultimate Greek letters : PSIS
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Eve's genesis : RIB
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Thane of Cawdor : MACBETH
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Docs : MEDICS
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Cork folks : IRISH
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Carbohydrate ending : OSE
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Sully : TAINT
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Diamond of the underworld : LEGS
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Stuff to the gills : SATE
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Recite quickly : REELOFF
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W.W. II craft : LSM
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Sicilian street : STRADA
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Gulf of the Mideast : ADEN
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Edinburgh beret : TAM
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Engine sound : CHUG
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Three-time Olympics skating champion : HENIE
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Suspect's out : ALIBI
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Brownish hue : UMBER
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Silent screen star Nita : NALDI
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One thing after another : SERIES
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Sound from a Harold Gray canine : ARF
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Literary collections : ANAS
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He rose over Ty : PETE
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Lube-job area : GREASEPIT
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Wilkes's other half : BARRE
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Future finch : EGG
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Honshu city : OSAKA
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Gets around : BYPASSES
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Spectacular falls : HEADERS
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Mausoleum : TOMB
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Tenant : RENTER
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___ avis : RARA
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Incinerator residue : ASHES
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One of 50 : STATE
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Turkish title : PASHA
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Sew with loose stitches : BASTE
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"Sesame Street" grouch : OSCAR
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Ait : ISLET
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Declined : EBBED
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Piece of news : ITEM
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Undermines : SAPS
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Tall tale : YARN
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Member of the Cat Nation : ERIE
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Prom partner : DATE
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Infuriation : IRE
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Just on the market : NEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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