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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 1989

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,646
Across
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Junk and punt : BOATS
6
"The ___ Predicament": Fouad Ajami : ARAB
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Fix : JAM
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Richly scented flower : LILAC
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Kind of play, in golf : MEDAL
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Goodbye, to Galba : AVE
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A way to wed : ELOPE
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Numbers game : BEANO
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Investigate thoroughly : VET
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First line of verse to a solver : USEINKIFYOUDARE
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Vivid display : RIOT
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Prefix for hero : ANTI
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Rest-cure facility : SPA
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Walker from Hartford, Ill. : CLINT
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Fetters : IRONS
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Rakehells : CADS
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Bronx cheer : BOO
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Part of a primrose : SEPAL
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Second line of verse : ANDTHENWITHCARE
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Bull: Comb. form : TAURO
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McDowall role: 1968 : APE
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Family follower : TREE
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Mis!is*ippi has two : TYPOS
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British radials : TYRES
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Tut's cousin : TSK
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Mendacious one : LIAR
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Part of N.A. or S.A. : AMER
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End of verse : FILLEVERYSQUARE
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"Born in the ___" : USA
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Metal pin : RIVET
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Everyday : USUAL
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___ Buddhist : ZEN
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Weak drink : SLOSH
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Met basso-baritone : ESTES
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Last of a sequence : ZEE
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Johnson from Benton Harbor, Mich. : ARTE
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Like cash, at times : LOOSE
Down
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Cordon ___ (top chef) : BLEU
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Alipterion essentials : OILS
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Emollient ingredient : ALOE
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S.A. ungulate : TAPIR
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Type of railway : SCENIC
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Macbeth's tragic flaw : AMBITION
7
Mine vein : REEF
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"___ the Races," Marx Brothers film : ADAYAT
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Provençal goat cheese : BANON
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Coffee, informally : JAVA
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Affirm : AVER
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Boundary : METE
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Uncouth : LOUTISH
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Noted German sculptor: 1877-1947 : KOLBE
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Emulate Woody Allen : DIRECT
25
Orkney Islands tax : SCATT
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Philippine island : PANAY
27
Tot : ADDUP
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"___, José!" : NOWAY
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Abstract painting style : OPART
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Rhinological cavities : NARES
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Glossy : SLEEK
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Paseo : STROLL
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Denier is their concern : HOSIERS
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"___ Lord my soul . . . " : IPRAYTHE
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Swarms : TEEMS
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Actor Howard : TREVOR
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"Rocky II," e.g. : SEQUEL
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___ Camacho, former Mexican president : AVILA
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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Copper : FUZZ
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Palmist's words : ISEE
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Byway : LANE
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Quiescence : REST
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Graphic beginning : AUTO
58
Actress Charlotte and family : RAES
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"___ would a maiden blush . . . ": Shak. : ELSE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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