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New York Times, Monday, October 2, 1989

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,573
Across
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Seaweed : ALGA
5
Nativity : BIRTH
10
Canter or trot : GAIT
14
Seedless plant : FERN
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Lacking sense : INANE
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Bring to ruin : UNDO
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"The Wind in the Willows" hero : TOAD
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Cavern-dwelling miner of song : FORTYNINER
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Annapolis grad. : ENS
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Dunce's headgear : CONE
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Forceful person : DYNAMO
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Supplant : REPLACE
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___-day service : SAME
26
Seventh Greek letter : ETA
27
Insect trap : FLYPAPER
31
Classic Chaplin film : THEGOLDRUSH
35
Be beholden to : OWE
36
Second of Ben Cartwright's sons : HOSS
37
Gypsy gentleman : ROM
38
Coaster : SLED
39
Freer Gallery display : ART
40
Participants in 31 Across : PROSPECTORS
44
Unlearned : INHERENT
46
According to : ALA
47
Section of Westminster Abbey : NAVE
48
Items for a coloring book : CRAYONS
52
Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
55
"Death in Venice" author : MANN
56
Affectedly shy : COY
57
Large-footed daughter of 18 Across : CLEMENTINE
59
Endless time period : AEON
60
Adjust carefully : TUNE
61
Units of heredity : GENES
62
Told all to the police : SANG
63
Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
64
Live : EXIST
65
Housemaid's ___ : KNEE
Down
1
In pursuit of : AFTER
2
Sierra ___ : LEONE
3
Comprehension : GRASP
4
Y, et or und : AND
5
Kind of spectacles : BIFOCAL
6
Golfer's hole-___ : INONE
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Descriptive of Ben Jonson : RARE
8
An explosive : TNT
9
Periods of highest vigor : HEYDAYS
10
Hen or pig preceder : GUINEA
11
Tolstoy's Karenina : ANNA
12
Common footnote : IDEM
13
Corrida participant : TORO
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Oread or dryad : NYMPH
21
Ancient Roman censor : CATO
24
Furniture supports : LEGS
25
Batter's problem : SLUMP
27
U.S. poet ("The Hired Man") : FROST
28
Shirt style : POLO
29
Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
30
Rhode Island ___ : REDS
31
SE Asian language : THAI
32
Claxon : HORN
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Neighbor of a Lett : ESTH
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Hive idler : DRONE
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Sojourn : STAY
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Rattle on : PRATE
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Vindictive spirit : REVENGE
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Sincerely zealous : EARNEST
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Extended Scottish family : CLAN
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Glossy paint : ENAMEL
48
Woody plant stems : CANES
49
Vast quantity : OCEAN
50
Not a soul : NOONE
51
Irish dramatist: 1871-1909 : SYNGE
52
Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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Become indistinct : BLUR
54
Capp's ___ the Hyena : LENA
55
Type of skirt : MINI
58
Singing cowboy Ritter : TEX
59
Invite : ASK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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