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New York Times, Friday, December 1, 1989

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,633

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Across
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Decisive moments : CRISES
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Couch ___ (TV addict) : POTATO
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Frangible : BRITTLE
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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Small meat pastry : RISSOLE
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___ bomber (new U.S. plane) : STEALTH
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Word with play or flower : PASSION
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Ich bin, du bist, er ___ : IST
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Article : THE
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Rather of CBS : DAN
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Hitchcock film: 1946 : NOTORIOUS
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Word with coach or fright : STAGE
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Made immobile by a blizzard : SNOWEDIN
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Control a market : CORNER
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No, in Novgorod : NYET
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Tops : AONE
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Binges : SPREES
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Reach a destination : ARRIVEAT
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Listens and considers : HEEDS
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Classical scholars : HUMANISTS
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Gab : RAP
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Nickname for Onassis : ARI
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Medit. country : ISR
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Set up : ARRANGE
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Knead, old style : ELT
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Passed off as genuine : FOISTED
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Actress Judge et al. : ARLINES
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Related to coughing : TUSSIVE
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Actuality, in Arles : REALITE
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Metal alloy : PEWTER
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Endanger; threaten : MENACE
Down
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Deep red : CRIMSON
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Rice dish : RISOTTO
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"___ up to you, New York" : ITS
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Discontinue : STOP
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Takes charge : SEESTOIT
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Nosegays : POSIES
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Aware of : ONTO
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Kind of ager : TEEN
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Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
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El Greco became one : TOLEDAN
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Act of wanton cruelty : OUTRAGE
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Computers' controlling mechanisms : BRAINS
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Small fish : SHINER
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Avoid : SHUN
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Possessed : OWNED
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Spanish kings : REYES
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January 13, e.g. : IDES
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___-law (daughter's husband) : SONIN
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A fountain of Rome : TREVI
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J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
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Linked together, as friends : ARMINARM
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Short ___ (summary treatment) : SHRIFT
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Dense fog : PEASOUP
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Musical iteration : REPRISE
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Mystic air : AURA
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Of ancient ascetics : ESSENIC
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Jim Thorpe was one : ATHLETE
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African pest : TSETSE
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" ... the ___ they fall" : HARDER
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Keep ___ (continue) : ATIT
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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Mastery, to a Scot : GREE
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High spirits : ELAN
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Vienna-to-Graz dir. : SSW
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Dockworkers' org. : ILA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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