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ONE-UPMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 1989

Author:
Phyllis Fehringer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Phyllis Fehringer has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,593
Across
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Early seafarer : HAM
4
Antic : CAPER
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Stonecrop : SEDUM
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Decadent : EFFETE
20
Hail to Caesar! : AVE
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Husband of Titania : OBERON
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Valor; virtue : ARETE
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Russian czar: 1645-76 : ALEXIS
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Boozer : SOT
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Nice : MEDITERRANEANRESORT
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Nicer : SWEETER
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Expect : AWAIT
32
Quarters and quavers : NOTES
33
Capacious : LARGE
34
Solos times eight : OCTETS
36
Pound sought by Shylock : FLESH
38
"G.W.T.W." group : CSA
41
"Lohengrin" role : ELSA
42
Green cup : HOLE
43
Stood up : AROSE
44
Cowboy gear : CHAPS
46
Buck : DOLLAR
50
Bias : SLANT
51
Raiders' ex-coach : FLORES
52
Netherlands township : EDE
55
Letter opener : DEAR
56
Comic's forte : TIMING
58
Interstices : AREOLAE
59
Tangy : PIQUANT
61
Tangier : MOROCCANSEAPORT
63
Drag : HAUL
64
Disconnects : SEPARATES
66
To take off, at De Gaulle : OTER
67
Dash : ELAN
68
Clears the slate : ERASES
69
Libertine : ROUE
70
This is elementary for Watson : PAR
73
Flat : BELOWPITCH
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Flatter : OVERPRAISE
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Forage plant : ERS
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It may get tanned : HIDE
82
OPEC members : SAUDIS
85
Driving areas : TEES
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He's unique, so to speak : ONER
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He works on many boards : CARPENTER
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Hawks fly here : OMNI
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Better : LASVEGASHABITUE
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Best : SURPASS
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Singers often have two : OCTAVES
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Flowering : ABLOOM
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Galba's successor : OTHO
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Court hindrance : NET
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Decreased? : IRONED
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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Churchman : CLERIC
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More auspicious : RIPER
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Parts of carts : AXLES
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African pastureland : VELD
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Southern Johnnies : REBS
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Meese and Muskie : EDS
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Poet William ___ Carman : BLISS
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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Former coin of Austria : DUCAT
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Secret passers : SPIES
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Filling station for camels : OASIS
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Rainy : DRIZZLY
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Rainier : WASHINGTONSTATEPEAK
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Plumber's joint : ELL
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Kind of price : ASKING
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Rough-edged : EROSE
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Rice, in China : STAPLE
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W.C.'s chickadee : MAE
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Japanese religion : SHINTO
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"Dancers Resting" painter : DEGAS
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Surfeits : SATES
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Junk mail : ADS
Down
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Pain in the neck : HASSLE
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Declaration : AVOWAL
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Oxford lengths : METERS
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Le ___ de Monte Cristo : COMTE
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Five of trumps : PEDRO
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"___ tu," "Ballo" aria : ERI
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Turner : ROTATOR
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Madras dresses : SARIS
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Horace's "he was" : ERAT
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Phrontistery : DEN
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All-purpose trk. : UTE
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Most contemptible : MEANEST
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Aristotelian element : EARTH
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Escape : FLEE
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Outside: Comb. form : EXO
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Shooting match for Jacques : TIR
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W. Erhard's therapy : EST
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Stair post : NEWEL
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Sometimes it's cut : RATE
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Bridge site : NOSE
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Drat! : EGAD
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Scorch : CHAR
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Money for Monet : FRANCS
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Opposite of brevis : LONGA
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Tenor Bergonzi : CARLO
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Javelin : SPEAR
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Balance-sheet entry : ASSET
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Faye and Cooper : ALICES
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Less arcane : CLEARER
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Holey roller : HOOP
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Harem room : ODA
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Eye part : LENS
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Recent : LATE
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Struck : SMOTE
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Disencumber : FREEUP
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Young Athenian : EPHEBE
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Device attached to a phone : DIALER
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Is comparable to : EQUALS
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Savings for sr. citizens : IRAS
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John Jacob : ASTOR
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Of an armbone: Comb. form : ULNO
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Grappa's cousin : MARC
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"Desire hath ___": Burton : NOREST
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Roberta or Bernadette : PETERS
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Simon acquaintance : PIEMAN
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In ___ (so to speak) : ASENSE
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Oppose : RESIST
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Anyone that : WHOEVER
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Clinked : PINGED
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Think-tanks output : IDEAS
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Greek theater : ODEUM
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Napa trailer : VINE
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Over : ATOP
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Pine martens' kin : SABLES
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Poet who invented the dithyramb : ARION
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Look ___ (respect) : UPTO
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TV hookups : CABLES
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Italian dynasty : ESTE
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Rhine tributary : RUHR
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Pungent : ACRID
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Discontinues : STOPS
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Roof pointer : VANE
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Annie and Monty : HALLS
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Reine's mate : ROI
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Michigan car maker : OLDS
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Were : EXISTED
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Hanger hangouts : CLOSETS
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Santa ___ Islands : CRUZ
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Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
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Border stamp : VISA
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Gives off : EMITS
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Dermal affliction : ECZEMA
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Folk song : BALLAD
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Manners : STYLES
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Five in a row! : BINGO
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Karpov coups : MATES
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Expert : ADEPT
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Levees : DIKES
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Tibia's locale : SHIN
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Half a quarter gallon : PINT
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Pelion supporter : OSSA
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Relative of a wheeze : RALE
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What, in Weimar : WAS
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Etna ejecta : ASH
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Vail verb : SKI
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Vein's glory : ORE
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Strong ale : NOG
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"___ Vidderne," long Ibsen poem : PAA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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