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New York Times, Monday, November 20, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,622
Across
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Huck Finn's vessel : RAFT
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Highlander : GAEL
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Hall of ___ : FAME
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Land measures : ACRES
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Eerie tale : GHOSTSTORY
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Cubicle : CELL
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Parts of sonnets : SESTETS
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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Kind of case or well : STAIR
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Pat : DAB
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Shade of green : NILE
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Settled in snugly : NESTED
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Peak : ACME
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Broadway musical : CATS
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Siberian antelope : SAIGA
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Soothsayer consulted by Saul : THEWITCHOFENDOR
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Striped : LINED
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Scream : YELL
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Kind of job : DESK
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Hardens : INURES
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Caldwell's "Tobacco ___" : ROAD
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Parts of suits : VESTS
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Lord and Lady : TITLES
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Rules : GOVERNS
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Staple in China : RICE
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Specter; phantom : APPARITION
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Shipment to Pittsburgh : IRON
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Meat course : VEAL
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Filthy ___ : LUCRE
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Hang fire : PEND
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Jazzman Fountain : PETE
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Joshes : RAGS
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Suffers : ACHES
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He wrote "North of Boston" : FROST
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Seed cover : TESTA
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Roscoes : GATS
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In the past : AGO
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Miscalculated : ERRED
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Parishioner, to a pastor : LAYMAN
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Truth : FACT
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To the sheltered side : ALEE
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Bombe holder : MOLD
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Slippery one : EEL
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Rathskeller mug : STEIN
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Like a martinet : STRICT
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Overweight : OBESE
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Gossamer : LACY
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The clear sky : ETHER
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Hourglass material : SAND
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Neap, e.g. : TIDE
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Selves : EGOS
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Like one side of Luna : DARK
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Hun king : ATLI
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Do a gym exercise : CHIN
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Bill of fare : MENU
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Pitcher : EWER
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Unaccompanied : SOLO
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Taste : FLAVOR
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Divide silk into filaments : SLEAVE
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Beelzebub : DEVIL
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Old coin of Turkey : ASPER
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Arrangement : SETUP
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Twinkling : TRICE
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Paddock sound : SNORT
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Weary : TIRE
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Sacred picture : ICON
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Care for : TEND
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Strong wind : GALE
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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Tear : RIP
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Knock : PAN

Answer summary: 3 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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