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New York Times, Monday, October 30, 1989

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,601
Across
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Office messages : MEMOS
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Feminine pronoun : HER
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Over : ABOVE
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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High nest : AERIE
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Jury : PANEL
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Cuban farm product : SUGARCANE
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Tangle : SNARLUP
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Purposeful trip : ERRAND
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Speedy plane : SST
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Chair : SEAT
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Wallet cards: Abbr. : IDS
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Extinguishes a candle : SNUFFS
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Make appear more pleasant : SUGARCOAT
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Mortar between tiles : GROUT
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Sesame : TIL
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Place to hang a ring : EARLOBE
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Mature, as wine : AGE
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" . . . smooth ___": Shak. : ASOIL
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Tree in a Eugene Field poem : SUGARPLUM
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Landlord's income : RENTAL
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Sailor : TAR
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Chemical suffixes : OSES
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Dine : EAT
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Oared galley : BIREME
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Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
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Table accessory : SUGARBOWL
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Derogatory, in a sly way : SNIDE
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Gaits : TROTS
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Suffix with fail or press : URE
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Brontë's Jane ___ : EYRE
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Caustic : LYE
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Abounds : TEEMS
Down
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Contents of an atlas : MAPS
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Israel's Abba ___ : EBAN
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Louvre's "___ Lisa" : MONA
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Abroad : OVERSEA
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Vends : SELLS
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Door fastener : HASP
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Rhea's cousin : EMU
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Storms : RAGES
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City in Ill. or Ga. : DECATUR
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Algerian port : ORAN
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The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
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Golfer's gadget : TEE
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Gordon Jenkins was one : ARRANGER
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Greek god of war : ARES
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Assumed appearance : GUISE
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A king of Moab : EGLON
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June bugs : DORS
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Port du ___ (cheese) : SALUT
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Young horses : FOALS
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Musical composition : FUGUE
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Stalks : STEMS
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Storytellers : RELATERS
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Roman garment : TOGA
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Reveals : BARES
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Repeat : ITERATE
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Power : POTENCE
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Ewe's offspring : LAMB
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Capital of South Korea : SEOUL
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Item of ownership : ASSET
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Inter : BURY
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Cairo's river : NILE
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Netherlands cheese : EDAM
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Places : SETS
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Jeanne d'Arc's title: Abbr. : STE
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Distorted : WRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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