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New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 1989

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,574
Across
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Layer of felt : BATT
5
Small stream : BROOK
10
New York street : WALL
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Brainstorm, in Brest : IDEE
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Person born on Oct. 3, e.g. : LIBRA
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Comics : FOXXHOPEANDKING
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More wrathful : IRATER
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Spirit of Saint Louis : ANGE
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Type of shirt : TEE
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With 59 Across, Iowa city : DES
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Entirely : ALL
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A defendant, in law: Abbr. : RESP
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Encircle, as with a lei : WREATHE
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Exert influence over : ACTON
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Humorous suffix with switch : EROO
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Sesame : TEEL
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Comics : THEMARXBROTHERS
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Sandwich filler : TUNA
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Eye, to Pierre : OEIL
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W. German state : HESSE
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Programs for committees : AGENDAS
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Cupid : EROS
49
Comic Caesar : SID
50
Stainer : DYER
51
"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
54
Refuge : ARK
57
Being, to Brutus : ESSE
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See 23 Across : MOINES
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Comic from Dayton : JONATHANWINTERS
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Mimicked : APED
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Sahara filling station : OASIS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Comic-singer Jerry : REED
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Songbirds : WRENS
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British gun : STEN
Down
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Forked : BIFID
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Love very much : ADORE
3
Where Rangers range : TEXAS
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Subject for a sermon : TEXT
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Family of a memorable British comic : BLORES
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Tear : RIP
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Witchcraft in the West Indies : OBEAH
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Kind of court : KANGAROO
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Chinese skillet : WOK
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Came down : ALIT
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"I Walk the ___," Cash hit : LINE
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Theater section : LOGE
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Mont.'s capital : HELENA
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Printer's word : DELE
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Summits : APEXES
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Shaping tools : LATHES
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St. Paul's book : ROMANS
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Comedienne Jo Anne : WORLEY
30
English river : TEES
31
Towel word : HERS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
34
Iron horse's snort : CHUG
35
Shoe size : TENE
37
Stat for Strawberry : RBI
40
Performance on a troupe's tour : ROADSHOW
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Radioactive isotope : THORON
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Lose weight, hopefully : DIET
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Lax in duty : REMISS
50
Stupid : DENSE
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Awkward : INEPT
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Poetry : VERSE
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W. German city : ESSEN
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Slightly open : AJAR
55
Lasso : ROPE
56
Leg joint : KNEE
58
European coal basin : SAAR
60
Gleason's "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
62
Find the sum : ADD
63
Conquer : WIN

Answer summary: 2 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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