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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1989

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,653
Across
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Pb : LEAD
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It has teeth but can't eat : COMB
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Everyone's ancestor : ADAM
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Florence's river : ARNO
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The maples : ACER
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Kobold : GNOME
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Wehrmacht goal : SIEG
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Capp's Hyena : LENA
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Jibe : AGREE
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Start of a truism : HEWHOLAUGHSLAST
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African port : ORAN
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Mimic : APE
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Easy pool shots : SETUPS
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Weep : SOB
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Bachelor party : STAG
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Embarrass : ABASH
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"For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
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"___ dien" (Prince Charles's motto) : ICH
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More of the truism : ISHEARDAFTERTHE
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Popular papal name : LEO
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Approaches : NEARS
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Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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"You ___ There" : ARE
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Most modern : LATEST
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"___ to worry" : NOT
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Trace : IOTA
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End of the truism : RESTHAVESTOPPED
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Tocsin : ALARM
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Nothing for Graf : LOVE
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Dubs : NAMES
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Skid : SLUE
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Leg joint : KNEE
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Prepared to drive : TEED
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Average : NORM
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Cilium : LASH
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Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
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Over : ANEW
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Kennel : DOGHOUSE
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Famed soprano 1923-77 : CALLAS
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Thalassic locale : OCEAN
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Carte : MENU
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Boast : BRAG
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Fishes : ANGLES
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Dickens heroine : DORA
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Iowa State site : AMES
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Proper : MEET
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Pant : GASP
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Annie, for one : ORPHAN
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Nun's garb : HABIT
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Mizzen and jib : SAILS
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Entertainer Buddy : EBSEN
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Trap : SNARE
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Boobs : OAFS
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Deed : TITLE
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Is sore : ACHES
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Treaty city : GHENT
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Between Shebat and Nisan : ADAR
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Musically smooth : LEGATO
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Lasso : REATA
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Drum sound : RATAPLAN
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Main course : ENTREE
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Prepared an auction : LOTTED
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Resistance units : OHMS
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Row : RANK
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Verve : ELAN
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Identical : SAME
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Usual fob site : VEST
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Kind of shirt or pony : POLO
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Always : EVER
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Judge : DEEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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