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New York Times, Wednesday, November 8, 1989

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,610
Across
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Artifice : DODGE
6
Belfry occupants : BATS
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Winter mos. : FEBS
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"___ to the wise . . . " : AWORD
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Got off : ALIT
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Hawaiian feast : LUAU
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Emulated Dorcas : SEWED
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Whiskers named for Gen. Burnside : SIDEBURNS
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Tenpenny, etc. : NAILS
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Moray, e.g. : EEL
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Quarters for Fatima : ODA
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Backslides : LAPSES
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Type of maid : SLEEPIN
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Man, for one : ISLE
29
Chinese pagoda : TAA
32
Creeks : INLETS
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African lake or republic : CHAD
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Gluttonous : GREEDY
36
___ lime pie : KEY
37
Turnkeys in Britain : GAOLERS
39
Killer whale : ORC
42
See 22 Across : CONGER
43
Burr-Hamilton affair : DUEL
44
Outcome : UPSHOT
47
Where B'klyn is : NYC
49
Sicilian spouter : ETNA
50
Secretes again : REHIDES
52
Kidnapper's objective : RANSOM
54
Precipitation in Glasgow : SNA
55
Break a fast : EAT
56
Author of "My Name is Asher Lev" : POTOK
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Attempt : UNDERTAKE
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Practical : UTILE
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Sediment : LEES
64
Stretches, with "out" : EKES
65
Wolfe and a Roman emperor : NEROS
66
Increases : ADDS
67
Budget item : RENT
68
Bar legally : ESTOP
Down
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German article : DAS
2
Part of i.o.u. : OWE
3
De-emphasize : DOWNPLAY
4
___ the palm (bribed) : GREASED
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Cantor or Arcaro : EDDIE
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Large-mouth or small-mouth : BASS
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The Greatest : ALI
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Neap and ebb : TIDES
9
Harder : STEELIER
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Type of shot : FLU
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One side of the Urals : EUROPE
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One-armed ___ : BANDIT
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Saint James and Hayward : SUSANS
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Tobacco mixtures : BLENDS
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Omaha Beach vessel, for short : LST
24
Overcome : LICK
25
Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
27
Culbertson of bridge : ELY
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Excited : AGOG
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Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
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Uncanny : EERY
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Do-___ (humanitarian) : GOODER
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Echidna : ANTEATER
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Border; fringe : OUTSKIRT
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Silver State city : RENO
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Word with bake : CLAM
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" . . . sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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Stands for : DENOTES
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Actress Andress : URSULA
45
Wrote : PENNED
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Worked on a pastel : SHADED
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Spile : STAKE
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" . . . I am disposed to harmony . . . incapable of ___": Lamb : ATUNE
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Nuisance : PEST
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Curve : ESS
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Scope of understanding : KEN
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Old card game : LOO
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Unusual perception, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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