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New York Times, Thursday, November 23, 1989

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,625

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Across
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Slain Swedish leader : PALME
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Thanksgiving Day event : FEAST
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Thanksgiving tuber : YAM
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Of a region : AREAL
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Like 6 Across : AMPLE
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Thanksgiving desserts : PUMPKINPIES
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Marine mollusk : ABALONE
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Sheltered cozily : NESTLED
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Highway feature : LANE
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Psychedelic drug, for short : LSD
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Compete : VIE
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Wind dir. : SSE
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Come in again : REENTER
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Goal : AIM
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Office for Bush : OVAL
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Thanksgiving hosts' needs : KNIFESHARPENERS
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Movie critic James : AGEE
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Pre-W.W. II Berlin hotel : ADLON
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Rent : LET
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Expand : ENLARGE
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Daffy : MAD
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Single : ONE
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Diamond holder : DOP
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Writer of satire : IRONIST
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Attaché-case material : COWHIDE
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Cranberry source : BOG
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Topping for 11 Across : MARSHMALLOW
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Harsh : ILL
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Winged : ALATE
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Deceivers : LIARS
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Irish Sea feeder : DEE
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Madagascar denizen : LEMUR
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Upton Sinclair's Budd : LANNY
Down
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Like some bulls : PAPAL
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Netherlands Antilles island : ARUBA
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Geneva's lake : LEMAN
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Sugar producers : MAPLES
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Nev. city : ELKO
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Temples, in poetry : FANES
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Part of H.R.E. : EMP
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Raglan, e.g. : SLEEVE
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Swiss canton, also called Ticino : TESSIN
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Shout : YELL
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Tennyson work : MAUD
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Rias : INLETS
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Dakota Indian : TETON
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Awesome : DREADED
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So, in Perth : SAE
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Countess's male counterpart : EARL
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Knievel : EVEL
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Underdone : RARE
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Alias letters : AKA
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Appearance : MIEN
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Kind of rug : SHAG
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W.W. II vessel : LST
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Criminal : FELON
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Antiaircraft cannon : POMPOM
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Neither vegetable nor mineral : ANIMAL
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Used-car deal : RESALE
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Showy composite flower : DAHLIA
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Earthy pigment : OCHER
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Wide-brimmed straw hat : MILAN
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Embellish : ADORN
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Like Jennings's reports : NEWSY
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Cameo, e.g. : ROLE
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Charles of the silents : OGLE
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British streetcar : TRAM
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Hersey work, with "The" : WALL
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Lexicographer Flexner, to friends : STU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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