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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 1989

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,616

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Across
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Necromancy : MAGIC
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Polaris or Aldebaran : STAR
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Not fizzing : FLAT
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Let up : ABATE
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Carry into a carrier : LADE
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French Impressionist : MONET
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In the thick of : AMID
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On the Caribbean : ASEA
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Alice in 38 Across : AUDREYMEADOWS
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Hog haven : STY
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Tie fabric : REP
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Words from a rev. : SER
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Lawrence's steed : CAMEL
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Height: Comb. form : ACRO
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Not so nasty : NICER
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Memorable situation comedy : THEHONEYMOONERS
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Periodically flowing and ebbing : TIDAL
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Sun. follower : MON
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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Expiated : ATONED
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Related maternally : ENATE
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Comparative ending : IER
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Bullring bravo : OLE
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The Greatest : ALI
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Ralph in 38 Across : JACKIEGLEASON
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Armstrong's was historic : STEP
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Tree-trunk protuberance : KNAR
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Ga. city : MACON
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Decline to bid : PASS
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This, to Juana : ESTA
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Like a moth hole : EROSE
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Twenty quires : REAM
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Dissuade : DETER
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Papas' partners : MAMAS
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Circa : ABOUT
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___ dancer (railroad worker) : GANDY
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Brain duct : ITER
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Et follower : CETERA
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Drover's disaster : STAMPEDE
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Watch information : TIME
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Otherwise named : ALIAS
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Flush : REDDEN
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Defect : FLAW
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Colleen : LASS
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Fruity drink : ADE
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Afternoon gathering : TEA
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Where to find Mocha : YEMEN
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U. of Maine location : ORONO
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Cagney role : COHAN
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"Now I ___ . . . " : LAYME
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Flinch : WINCE
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Cake finisher : ICER
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Drought-ridden : SERE
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Celtic tongue : ERSE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Make over : REDO
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Oil-based : OLEIC
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Handkerchief marking : MONOGRAM
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___ fours (creeping) : ONALL
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He played Dr. Cyclops : DEKKER
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Came down in torrents : TEEMED
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Wash out : RINSE
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Broad necktie : ASCOT
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Unpackaged : LOOSE
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Kind of circle or man : INNER
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Witticism : JEST
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Church recess : APSE
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"I could ___ horse" : EATA
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Swiss river : AARE
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Bath, for one : SPA
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Turn brown : TAN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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