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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1989

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,578

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Across
1
Group of 11 Across : DROVE
6
Character : STAMP
11
Oxen and cows : BEEVES
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Loyalists of George III : TORIES
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They babble on and on : RANTERS
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Like a rat ___ : INATRAP
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Cross : INTERSECT
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Exploit : GESTE
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Similar : AKIN
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Make into law : ENACT
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Long Island park : RIIS
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Seed integument : TESTA
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Upper regions of space : ETHER
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Nigerian native : ARO
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Manet or Monet : ARTIST
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Leading ladies : HEROINES
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Cloth for G.I. garb : OLIVEDRAB
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Cuomo was one in 1984 : KEYNOTER
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Store fodder : ENSILE
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Ancient capital of Myanmar : AVA
43
Dried-up desert streams : WADIS
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Seat, in Siena : SEDIA
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Superman's alter ego : KENT
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Bilbao babes : NENES
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Monster's loch : NESS
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Singer-composer Paul and family : ANKAS
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Mild : TEMPERATE
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Caviar source : STERLET
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Conned : PILOTED
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Til : SESAME
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Dervish, for one : REELER
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Scenes : SITES
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Ouphs : ELVES
Down
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William Thomas Green Morton was one : DENTIST
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Memory : RETENTION
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Throughout : OVER
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Forte of William Meredith : VERSE
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Ancient native of Qumran : ESSENE
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Basted : STITCHED
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Won ___ (Chinese soup) : TON
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"To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
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Bishopric : MITER
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"One man's Mede is another man's ___" : PERSIAN
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Coal-furnace tender, at times : BANKER
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Lucilius's forte : SATIRE
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Dogie catcher : RIATA
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Mexican mazuma : PESOS
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Name of three of Henry VIII's wives : CATHERINE
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___-verte (green pigment for 29 Across) : TERRE
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"On ___ Boat to China" : ASLOW
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Chestnut horses : ROANS
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Coeus or Crius : TITAN
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Nora Helmer or Hedda Tessman : IBSENROLE
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Old naval scouting launches : VEDETTES
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New Zealand parrots : KAKAS
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What reporters cover : EVENTS
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New Englanders : YANKEES
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Conceives : IDEATES
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Antiseptic-surgery pioneer : LISTER
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Let up : EASED
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Always, in music : SEMPRE
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Where the astragali are : TARSI
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Pitch : SPIEL
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Mattress support : SLAT
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Alt. : ELEV
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Highlander's uncle : EME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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