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New York Times, Wednesday, November 1, 1989

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,603
Across
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He played Davy : FESS
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Mote : SPECK
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Paper measure : REAM
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Yukon mountain : LOGAN
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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D.C. Cabinet post : USDA
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Pater, Pitt and Pope : ENGLISHMEN
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Steins : BEERMUGS
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Vitreous : GLASSY
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Escutcheon's stain : BLOT
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Wilbur's "Things of ___ World" : THIS
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Doth pronounce : SAYETH
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Contagious : CATCHING
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Third deadly sin : LUST
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"R.U.R." creator : CAPEK
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A Stooge : MOE
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Eye part : IRIS
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Aspired : HOPED
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Tennis-ball movement : SPIN
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Pop : DAD
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Stags : MALES
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Whilom : ERST
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Components : ELEMENTS
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They may be blind : ALLEYS
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Tout's concern : ODDS
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Greenbacks: Abbr. : DOLS
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Kin of a clambake : PICNIC
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Memento : KEEPSAKE
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Weather vanes : INDICATORS
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Spoken : ORAL
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Perch : ROOST
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Rat on : FINK
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Singer Diana : ROSS
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Hogan's cousin : TEPEE
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Snoopy and the Red Baron : FOES
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Goof : FLUB
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Slacken : EASE
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Juxtaposed : SIDEBYSIDE
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Hollywood hopefuls : STARLETS
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Caine-Olivier film : SLEUTH
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Character in "Turandot" : PONG
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Roe : EGGS
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Ore. neighbor : CAL
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Made eligible for the Order of the Garter : KNIGHTED
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Go over again : REHASH
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Members of genus Ulmus : ELMS
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City in S France : ALES
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The number called : MANY
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Smooth-talking : SLICK
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Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
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Nixon's problem : TAPES
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Playground ride : SLIDE
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Of the ears : AURAL
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Promontories : CAPES
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Concert bigwig : IMPRESARIO
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Cacophonous : NOISY
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Chaps with class : GENTS
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Indianapolis team : COLTS
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Vehicle easily pushed : HANDCART
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Unloads : SELLSOFF
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Army doc : MEDIC
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Funds : MONIES
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Cut off : LOP
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Wharf : PIER
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Long-division word : INTO
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Naval leaders: Abbr. : CDRS
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Surgeon General who retired in 1989 : KOOP
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Welles role : KANE
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They obey an Exalted Ruler : ELKS
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"Little piggy" : TOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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