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New York Times, Thursday, November 9, 1989

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,611
Across
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Yokums' creator : CAPP
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Pinches : NIPS
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A beloved Bert : LAHR
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Dust-bowl fugitive : OKIE
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Lesser ___, raccoon's cousin : PANDA
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Like a traveling trawler : ASEA
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Shakespearean tavern hostess : MISTRESSQUICKLY
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Popular liqueur : AMARETTO
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Aspirations : DREAMS
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Org. once headed by Bush : CIA
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Alpine abode : CHALET
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Became an expert in : MASTERED
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Linden or Holbrook : HAL
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Nocturnal tree-dweller : LEMUR
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Novelist Zola : EMILE
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In a bit : ANON
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Fabulous stocking-stuffer : SANTA
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Gush forth : SPEW
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Types : SORTS
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Not enough : SCANT
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Night before a holiday : EVE
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Jumble : MISHMASH
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A Meadows : AUDREY
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Presidential nickname : ABE
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Hereditary factor : DNA
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Counsel : ADVICE
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Leo, Ruth and daughter Gloria : STEINEMS
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Hanna-Barbera hero : QUICKDRAWMCGRAW
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Open : UNDO
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Kin of Tonys : OBIES
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Similar : AKIN
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Soup thickener : FILE
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Grate : RASP
Down
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Michael Douglas film: 1978 : COMA
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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Galileo's birthplace : PISA
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Fuel for a lorry : PETROL
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He created the Tammany tiger : NAST
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___ many words : INSO
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Now, if not sooner! : PDQ
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Fahd's following : SAUDIS
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Hankie trim : LACE
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"___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
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Pilot's place : HELM
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Johnny and Johnnie : RAYS
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Dress sizes : PETITES
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Make merry : REVEL
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Hopping mad : IRATE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Rift : CHASM
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Then, to Cousteau : ALORS
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Chew crunchily : MUNCH
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Printers' measures : EMS
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Not so callow : RIPER
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Sorcier's apprentice? : ELEVE
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Surprise also-ran in 1948 : DEWEY
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Utmost : NTH
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Floral crowns, in poetry : ANADEMS
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Loud kiss : SMACK
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Hip-length overblouse : TUNIC
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"Marriage is not ___ roses": Stevenson : ABEDOF
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Jeopardy : DANGER
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Pastel shade : AQUA
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Dip : DUNK
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"I saw," to Caesar : VIDI
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Representation : ICON
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Proceed easily : SAIL
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Small bird's sound : TWEE
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
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Operates : MANS
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Exchange : SWAP
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Stat for Strawberry : RBI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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