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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 1989

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,649
Across
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Errand boy : GOFER
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Hall of Fame catcher : BERRA
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Mirror reflection : IMAGE
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Hunter slain by Artemis : ORION
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Harrison Ford's role in "Star Wars" : SOLO
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"The ___ Spur," 1953 film : NAKED
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Where Mr. Jones lived? : BACHELORFLAT
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Where Mr. Jones got engaged? : PLAZASUITE
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___-de-France : ILE
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Grievously : SORELY
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Hate : ABHOR
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Mailer or Lear : NORMAN
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Omit : ELIDE
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Muslim ruler : AMEER
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Typesetter's concern: Abbr. : PTG
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Jane, to Peter : SIS
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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Preminger or Kruger : OTTO
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Word with night or skull : CAP
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Fat : LARD
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Where Mr. Jones's fiancée lived? : THELSHAPEDROOM
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One of a Latin trio : AMO
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Motet anagram : TOTEM
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One, in Köln : EINE
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Companion of Aeneas : ABAS
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Carved pillar : STELE
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Designates : NAMES
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"Our Man ___," 1966 film : FLINT
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Painter of "The Fife Player" : MANET
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Where the Joneses were married? : GRANDHOTEL
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Actress Jackson : GLENDA
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Kind of wrestling : ARM
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Neighbor of Ont. : MINN
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Abundant : RIFE
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Lowly : MENIAL
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"And ___ is to the living . . . ": M. M. Dodge : ASLIFE
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Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
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"I'll Take ___," 1965 film : SWEDEN
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New ___, Conn. : CANAAN
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Hair style : UPDO
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Brian Piccolo portrayer : CAAN
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These produce six pts. : TDS
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Help : ASSIST
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Where the Joneses had cocktails? : THEBALCONY
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An Allen : ETHAN
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Climbs, in a way : SHINS
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"The Gods Must Be ___," 1981 film : CRAZY
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Appends : ADDS
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Lermontov's "___ of Our Time" : AHERO
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Old-time actor Gibson : HOOT
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Item in a chest : TOOL
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More timid : SHIER
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City SE of San Francisco : FRESNO
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Whence Mrs. Jones threw her bridal bouquet? : FROMTHETERRACE
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___ out (supplemented) : EKED
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___ Moines : DES
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Finn's neighbor : LAPP
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Prill or pyrite : ORE
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Many ft. : YDS
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Ring event : BOUT
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Begot : SIRED
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Israeli greeting or farewell : SHALOM
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Impede : HAMPER
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Underworld god : DIS
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Where the Joneses go for Christmas? : HOLIDAYINN
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Where the Joneses live? : THEAPARTMENT
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Wear away : ERODE
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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"Bubbles" author : SILLS
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Plunder : HARRY
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Golf great : SNEAD
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Gist : MEAT
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Kilmer poem : TREES
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Wing : ANNEX
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Asian desert : GOBI
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Spoken : ORAL
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Confront : FACE
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Della and Pee Wee : REESES
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Rude : BOORISH
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Was human : ERRED
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Ransack and rob : RIFLE
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Poly's partner : ROLY
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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"To make up a year/And ___": Emerson : ASPHERE
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Sorrow, in Sonora : DOLOR
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Winglike : ALAR
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Cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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"Is there beauty ___?": Dostoyevsky : INSODOM
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Wills of baseball : MAURY
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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Japanese wooden clog : GETA
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Actress Barbara : EDEN
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Kubrick film: 1962 : LOLITA
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Gong : TAMTAM
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Heel-___ : ANDTOE
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Toot : BEEP
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Certain collars : ETONS
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Whey : PLASMA
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Bad-tempered one : TARTAR
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Where the Joneses spend their weekends? : GREENMANSIONS
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Actor in "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Where the Joneses honeymooned? : CABININTHESKY
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TV role for Kate Jackson : AMANDA
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Kind of card or union : POSTAL
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Relief : DOLE
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Everlasting, poetically : ETERNE
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Navigational system : LORAN
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Greek commune : DEME
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Court call : LET
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Workers' joyful letters : TGIF
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"There is ___ like an old . . . " : NOFOOL
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Skipped town : FLED
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Visit : DROPBY
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Imagist Doolittle : HILDA
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F.B.I. agents : GMEN
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Marjoram, e.g. : MINT
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___ Bernard : SAINT
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Colleen : LASS
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Egyptian port : SUEZ
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Actress Dee : SANDRA
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Means' partner : WAYS
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Converted the chips : CASHED
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On land : ASHORE
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Cryptographer : CODER
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Mended : DARNED
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Headbands : SNOODS
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Defeat decisively : TROMP
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Discontinue : HALT
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Scottish hobo : CAIRD
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Pinna : EAR
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
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Appropriate : COOPT
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Mental shock : TRAUMA
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Easy or Grub : STREET
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Pay attention : HEED
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"So Big" author : FERBER
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Inundated : FLOODED
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Protection for locks : HAIRNET
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Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
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Navigator's need : COMPASS
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Singer Kitt : EARTHA
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City SW of Algiers : BLIDA
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Annual visitor : SANTA
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Elbe tributary : SAALE
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Plentiful : AMPLE
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"Take Her, ___ Mine," 1963 film : SHES
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Shofar, e.g. : HORN
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Yearn : PINE
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Legatee : HEIR
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Actor in "Family Plot" : DERN
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As to : INRE
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River of Charon : STYX
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Camote : YAM
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Staff : MAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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