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New York Times, Saturday, November 4, 1989

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,606
Across
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Southern cape : HATTERAS
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Sun-dried bricks : ADOBES
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Overbearing : ARROGANT
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Call to jury duty : VENIRE
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Newsman Harry : REASONER
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European peninsula : IBERIA
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Covenant : PACT
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A former capital of Myanmar : AVA
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Pantry : LARDER
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Whence Caesar embarked : OSTIA
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Israel's leading oil port : EILAT
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Jessica or Hope : LANGE
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Roman magistrate : EDILE
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Montana is a great one : PASSER
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Antonym for gee : HAW
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Wading bird : IBIS
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The opposite of 8 Down : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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" . . . ___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
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Some kind of relief : BAS
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He's tops in helping one reach the top : SHERPA
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What it takes two to do? : TANGO
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Iota preceder : THETA
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Twiggy broom : BESOM
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Soupçon : TRACE
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G. Eliot novel: 1863 : ROMOLA
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Former regulatory agcy. : OPA
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Heartburn, to an M.D. : ACOR
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Excuses heard in "L.A. Law" : ALIBIS
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Reticent : TACITURN
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Art of horsemanship : MANEGE
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Heightens : ELEVATES
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Trapped : SNARED
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Maximum vigilance warning : REDALERT
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Arthur Marx : HARPO
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Hectarages : AREAS
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Pamphlet : TRACT
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"Mattinata" composer : TOSTI
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Start of a trip : EGO
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Indian prince : RANA
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On ___ keel : ANEVEN
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Forthright fellow : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
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___ Camacho (Mexican president: 1940-46) : AVILA
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Organized argument : DEBATE
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Nonpareil : ONER
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Ani or tui : BIRD
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Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
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Char : SEAR
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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" . . . like ___ of steel": Shak. : ARIB
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Desperate : DIRE
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Steel construction piece : IBAR
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Speech defect : LISP
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U.S. sky eye : ESSA
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H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
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Handle for Brutus : ANSA
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Having cut wood : SAWN
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Keel part : SKEG
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Berlin preceder : WEST
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Former D.C. baseball team : NATS
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Indian mountain pass : GHAT
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Noblesse ___ : OBLIGE
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Stick with a stake: Var. : EMPALE
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Let up : EASED
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Amount of assessment : RATAL
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Keen : ACUTE
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Apple-pitting instrument : CORER
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Director Lubitsch : ERNST
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Eleven at Fordham : RAMS
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"The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
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Ancient weight equal to 1/60th of a talent : MINA
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Supreme, in Spandau : OBER
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Scored on a perfect serve : ACED
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Marsh elder : IVA

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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