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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,645

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Defame : LIBEL
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Soggy lump : GLOB
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Kitchen king : CHEF
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What there is "nothin' like" : ADAME
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Crowning glory : HAIR
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Word with jury or larceny : PETIT
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Radiate : GLOW
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The Gloomy Dean : INGE
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Start of a quip overheard on the stag line : SEETHEGIRLINTHE
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Entire : ALL
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Tries : TESTS
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More of the quip : DECOLLETAGE
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April forecast : RAIN
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Fragrant : AROMATIC
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
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Kind of transit : RAPID
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Actress Lillian or Dorothy : GISH
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Ebb : DECREASE
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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More of the quip : SHEDGIVEYOU
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Spar : SPRIT
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Seraglio room : ODA
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End of the quip : THECOLDSHOULDER
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Wedding missiles : RICE
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Din : NOISE
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Controversial apple spray : ALAR
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Appear : SEEM
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Legal wrongs : TORTS
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Kind of concert : POPS
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It's caused by lunar attraction : TIDE
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Shooting sport : SKEET
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Track circuits : LAPS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Lessen : BATE
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Put forth : EMIT
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Fatal : LETHAL
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Group of geese : GAGGLE
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"___ Marlene" : LILI
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Repute : ODOR
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Cry like a baby : BAWL
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Backbone : CHINE
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Eng. county : HANTS
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Octad : EIGHT
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Releases : FREES
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House wing : ELL
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Columnist's tidbit : ITEM
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A Scott : DRED
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Vacationer's delight : EASE
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Title for a U.S. Pres. : CINC
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Nonesuch : ONER
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Used a VCR : TAPED
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Zeus or Odin : GOD
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Minute : TINY
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Ratio words : ISTO
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French pet name : CHOU
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Stadium cheer : RAH
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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This, to Pedro : ESTO
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"You Can't ___ Again": Wolfe : GOHOME
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Altar vow : IDO
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Brags : VAUNTS
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Subway support : STRAP
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Fictional sleuth Vance : PHILO
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List the gist again : RECAP
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Wine buckets : ICERS
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Tail-end : LAST
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Three, in Dresden : DREI
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Luge : SLED
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Mien : LOOK
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Drastic : DIRE
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Noble Italian family : ESTE
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Remainder : REST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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