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New York Times, Tuesday, November 21, 1989

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,623
Across
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Minn. college of choir fame : STOLAF
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Cudgel : BAT
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Duplicating machine : COPIER
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Art cult : DADA
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Conceit : EGO
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Citrus fruit : ORANGE
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Thin piece of wood : SLAT
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Golfer's gadget : TEE
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Sound movie : TALKIE
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Issued : EMITTED
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Items of value : ASSETS
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She played Nora Charles : LOY
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Crooner Crosby : BING
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Rent : LET
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Use a divining rod : DOWSE
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Bitter herb : ALOE
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Suffix with Siam : ESE
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Spa visitor : BATHER
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Guinness or Coward : SIR
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One of filmdom's Taylors : RENEE
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Wedding response : IDO
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Shred : TATTER
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Formicid : ANT
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Hurt, as a tooth : ACHED
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Eastern title : AGA
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Part of the handwriting on the wall : MENE
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Sat. preceder : FRI
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Twins constellation : GEMINI
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Finger protector : THIMBLE
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Riffraff : RAGTAG
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Cultivate land : HOE
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Yarn fluff : LINT
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Commence, in law : ARRAME
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Right-angle structure : ELL
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Ferrara ducal family : ESTE
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Intensify : DEEPEN
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Beatty of films : NED
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Fencer's cry : SASA
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Ayr native : SCOT
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Hartebeest : TORA
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Oct. birthstone : OPAL
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Connection : LINKAGE
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Sponsorship : AEGIS
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Exonerates : FREES
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Paid notices : ADS
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Healthiest : HALEST
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It's "made" backward : EDAM
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"Waltzing ___," Aussie song : MATILDA
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Golden Girl whose home was 1 Across : BETTYWHITE
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Askew : AGEE
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Driven slantingly : TOED
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Blow one's horn : TOOT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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'Twixt 12 and 20 : TEENAGE
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Ace of clubs in omber : BASTA
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Kind of artery : ILIAC
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Town of a Jesse James defeat (locale of 1 Across) : NORTHFIELD
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Car style : SEDAN
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Irregular : EROSE
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Be human : ERR
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Wager : BET
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Semester : TERM
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Restaurant offerings : EDIBLES
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Political refugees : EMIGRES
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Traveling salesmen : AGENTS
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Muslim decree : IRADE
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Nostrils : NARES
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Subsequently : THEN
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You may dig this : HOLE
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___ Kirk, singer-actress : LISA
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Bind : TAPE
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TV sitcom : AMEN
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Actor-dancer Kelly : GENE
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Hyson, e.g. : TEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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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