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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 1989

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,582
Across
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Boutique : SHOP
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Bury : INTER
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Out yonder : AFAR
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Oz dog : TOTO
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Part of a springe : NOOSE
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Lake Nasser feeder : NILE
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Seismologist's concern : EARTHQUAKE
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Defunct N.Y.C. daily : TRIB
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Offer for consideration : PROPOUND
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Armadas : FLEETS
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Infuriates : IRES
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They could be raw or fair : DEALS
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Takes another spouse : REWEDS
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Opiate : NARCOTIC
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Allen of Vt. : ETHAN
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Thread storage : SPOOL
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Core : PITH
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Catalina or Catarina : SANTA
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
40
Most appropriate : IDEAL
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Solemn toll : KNELL
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Actress Farrow : MIA
45
Julep time on Churchill Downs : DERBYDAY
47
Orbiting-message link: Abbr. : TELSAT
49
Cans : FIRES
50
___ Ridge, 1972 toast on 45 Across : RIVA
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Roscoe : HEATER
53
Baseball figure in the news : PETEROSE
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Breeze : AIRCURRENT
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Potter's baker : KILN
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Epic by Homer : ILIAD
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Module : UNIT
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Bridge position : EAST
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Ivry-sur-Seine illumination : LAMPE
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Pontifical English poet? : POPE
Down
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Chassé : STEP
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A type of frost : HOAR
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Another Argentino : OTRO
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Crusty dinner entree : POTPIE
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Investigations : INQUESTS
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Parts of speech : NOUNS
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Hog-nosed snake's prey : TOAD
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Scottish border river : ESK
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Midshipman : REEFER
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Dik-dik or kudu : ANTELOPE
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Dangerous conflagrations : FIRESTORMS
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Left a plane : ALIT
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Lee's men, for short : REBS
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Vast number : HORDE
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Bienville and Mistassini, Quebec : LACS
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Fleet : RAPID
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Suppress : ELIDE
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Cascades : WATERFALLS
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Billy's mate : NANNY
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Object on which ropes are belayed : CLEAT
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Maori dances : HAKAS
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Denizen : HABITANT
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Height : ALTITUDE
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Does it play false notes? : LYRE
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Pry : LEVER
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Upset the Yankee Clipper : DERAIL
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Thrash : LARRUP
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Summary : RECAP
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Cod's relative : HAKE
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Director-author Kazan : ELIA
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Proper's companion : PRIM
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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Use scissors : SNIP
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Dock workers' org. : ILA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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