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New York Times, Wednesday, November 15, 1989

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q W }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,617
Across
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Aberdeen apparel : TAMS
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A son of Noah : SHEM
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Cuban cash : PESOS
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Scrutinize, with "over" : PORE
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Della, the chanteuse : REESE
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Patola, e.g. : SARI
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Down follower : EAST
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Get rid of a knot : UNTIE
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Fragments : SMITHEREENS
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One of the Turners : TED
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Screened : HID
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Ham slices : RASHERS
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More voguish : CLASSIER
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Zadora of films : PIA
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San ___, Gulf of Genoa port : REMO
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Neighbor of Sask. : NDAK
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Jordan's capital : AMMAN
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M ___ Mary : ASIN
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Studied the stars : GAZED
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Dennis's "Auntie ___" : MAME
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Worth : MERIT
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Source of venison : DEER
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Hellenic love god : EROS
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Felt-___ pen : TIP
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Contemptuous ones : SNEERERS
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Carl E. Vuono is one : GENERAL
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Sobriquet for a sibling : SIS
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Paleozoic, e.g. : ERA
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"Night and Day" film star : ALEXISSMITH
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Took a bath : LAVED
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English composer : ARNE
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Graian Alps river : ISERE
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W. German basin : SAAR
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Godunov, for one : TSAR
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Marginal notes : DELES
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Spud buds : EYES
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Border guard's command : HALT
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D'Urbervilles lass : TESS
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A memorable Powell : ADAM
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Husband, in Le Havre : MARI
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Zinc ore : SMITHSONITE
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Highway no-no : SPEEDING
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Gray, as with age : HOAR
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Manx tongue : ERSE
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Shutterbug's gauge : METER
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Baltic region : PRUSSIA
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Fabric suffix : EEN
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Seven, in Siena : SETTE
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Wickerwork rod : OSIER
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Pips : SEEDS
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Towel inscription : HIS
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Rya feature : NAP
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A certain metalworker : HAMMERSMITH
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Prepare for S.A.T.'s : CRAM
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Majesté modifier : LESE
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Meccan muckamuck : AMIR
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Age, in Avila : EDAD
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Uses a wrecking ball : RAZES
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Acute : KEEN
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Filly's mom : MARE
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Roman counterpart of 47 Across : AMOR
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Noted crime fighter : NESS
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Bureaus : DRESSERS
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Diatribes : TIRADES
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Sidekick : PAL
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Berliner's ice : EIS
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Extremely cold : GELID
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Do a chalkboard chore : ERASE
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Kind of orange : NAVEL
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Tenant's document : LEASE
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Photo of a sort : XRAY
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Zoological ending : INAE
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"___ Wonderful Life," Capra film : ITSA
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Bluish hue : TEAL
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R. Wagner TV role : HART
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Bard's "before" : ERE

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

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