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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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. 14,652
Across
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Ooze : SEEP
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Balaam's beast : ASS
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Stock-market bugaboo : CRASH
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Puma's pad : LAIR
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Hawk's home : AERIE
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Start of a quotation : THEREVERSEOF
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French aits : ILES
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Disdainful one : SNEERER
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Help : AID
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Art cult : DADA
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Transfusion fluid : PLASMA
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Butts : RAMS
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Dah's partner : DIT
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Middle of the quotation : LOVEISNTHATEITS
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On: Prefix : EPI
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Southwestern Indian : NAVAHO
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State bird of Hawaii : NENE
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Monarch in Madrid : REY
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Guys' dates : GALS
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Tonsil's neighbor : ADENOID
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So be it : AMEN
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End of the quotation : INDIFFERENCE
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Last Greek letter : OMEGA
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Anthony's loan request : EARS
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Close hermetically : SEAL
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"___ Vice" : MIAMI
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Civil disturbance : RIOT
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Champagne popper : CORK
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Indian lute : SITAR
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Apartheid country: Abbr. : RSA
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Remnants : ENDS
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Bed support : SLAT
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Apiece : EACH
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Douglas Hyde's land : EIRE
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Washer function : PRERINSE
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Like Molly Malone's cockles : ALIVE
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Lesions : SORES
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German industrial basin : SAAR
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Shortened sail : REEFED
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Altar constellation : ARA
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Command to Marmaduke : SIT
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"For ___ a jolly good fellow" : HES
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Handel oratorio : MESSIAH
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Fragrant resins : ELEMIS
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Mr. Bones, e.g. : ENDMAN
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Type of tire : RADIAL
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Piaf and Wharton : EDITHS
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Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
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Spared Dad the marriage money : ELOPED
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Narrow deep-sided valley : RAVINE
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___-craftsy : ARTSY
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Full assemblies : PLENA
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Norwegian princess : ASTRID
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Old hand : STAGER
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More indigent : NEEDIER
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Fade away : EVANESCE
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Puzzle : ENIGMA
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Hair styles : AFROS
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Memorable "hostess with the mostes'" : MESTA
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Blond : FAIR
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Tube light : NEON
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Funny fellow : CARD
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Benevolent brothers : ELKS
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Ashram sounds : OMS
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Cato's 1002 : MII
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Take nourishment : EAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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