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New York Times, Friday, October 6, 1989

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,577

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Across
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Trial run, in horse racing : PREP
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Mooch : CADGE
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Kind of glass : HOUR
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Bellow : ROAR
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Man from Mars : ALIEN
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English river : OUSE
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Alfresco : OUTOFDOORS
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British gun : STEN
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Persistently bothersome person : PESTERER
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Drift : IMPORT
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Old ones are crocks : EWES
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Obvious : PLAIN
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Finishes : CLOSES
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Feathered on the feet : BRACCATE
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Debacles : ROUTS
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Influence : DRAG
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Spirit : ELAN
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Music, for one : ART
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Played host : TREATED
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"___ Yankee Doodle dandy" : IMA
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Lighting gas : NEON
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Mail payment : REMIT
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Wrapped up : ENFOLDED
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Play the ponies : GAMBLE
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Adhere : STICK
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Spanish appetizer : TAPA
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Cheese knife, for one : SLICER
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Charivari : SERENADE
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Close by : NIGH
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By far : OUTANDAWAY
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U.S. Open tennis champ: 1968 : ASHE
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Ogle : STARE
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Cannonballed : TORE
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Sajak and O'Brien : PATS
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Butterfly : SATYR
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Wapitis : ELKS
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Support : PROP
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Rakehell : ROUE
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Gobbles : EATS
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Squawk : PROTEST
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Bare-bones military units : CADRES
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Agalloch : ALOES
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Memorable fashion designer : DIOR
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Kaiser Wilhelm, for one: Abbr. : GER
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Fodder : ENSILAGE
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Pilgrims' shelter : HOSPICE
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Vulnerable : OUTONALIMB
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Employer : USER
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Let : RENT
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"Having the ___ wants, I am nearest to the gods": Socrates : FEWEST
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Yap : PRATE
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Stretch the neck : CRANE
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A 1961 Oscar winner : LOREN
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Beyond reason : OUTOFSIGHT
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Stigma : BRAND
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Dravidian language : TAMIL
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Maternally related : ENATE
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John or Bo : DEREK
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Clara Barton's org. : REDCROSS
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Behung : DRAPED
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Indentations : NOTCHES
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Come forth : EMANATE
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Mendacity : LIE
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Cactus Jack : GARNER
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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Start of a football play : SNAP
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Mona ___ : LISA
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Immediately, on a prescription : STAT
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Truant G.I. : AWOL
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Sable : DARK
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Hurricane centers : EYES
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Actress Hagen : UTA

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

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