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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 1989

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,655
Across
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Benedictine's title : DOM
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Reveled (in) : BASKED
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Manner of moving : GAIT
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"Give ___ plum, a cherry ... ": Shak. : ITA
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Chant : INTONE
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Teen's bane : ACNE
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ERSAG : SHIFTGEARS
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Simper's cousin : GRIN
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Own up : TELL
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HA I RS : SPLITHAIRS
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"Pogo" alligator : ALBERT
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One to grow on : ACRE
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Bambi's aunt : DOE
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What to say it with : FLOWERS
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Parts of bric-a-brac : HYPHENS
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Trick : FOX
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Style of jazz : BOP
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At first, at first : ERST
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Pungent : GAMY
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Lift at a ski resort : TBAR
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Diminish gradually : PARE
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Hand holder : ARM
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Novice reporter : CUB
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Not the same : ANOTHER
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Defunct political machine : TAMMANY
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Communications co. : ITT
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The yoke's on them : OXEN
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Strong-arm : COERCE
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"BAREFOOT IN THE PARK PARK" : DOUBLEPARK
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Duds : GARB
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___ account (never) : ONNO
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"AS YOU LIKE" : TAKEITAWAY
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Faithful pet : FIDO
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Notwithstanding : EVENSO
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Wore away : ATE
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Tiny bubbles : FOAM
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" ... never blows so ___ Rose ... ": "The Rubáiyát" : REDTHE
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No alternative : YES
Down
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Female : DISTAFF
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Cassio's general : OTHELLO
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Receptacle for certain junk : MAILBOX
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Little while : BIT
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Wavelength unit : ANGSTROM
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Chassé, e.g. : STEP
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Eucalyptus eater : KOALA
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Aggrandize : ENRICH
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Audie Murphy movie: 1954 : DESTRY
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Ape over : GAGA
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More biting : ACRIDER
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Shackled : INIRONS
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Most uptight : TENSEST
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Winged it? : FLEW
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Assist, in "Texian" : HEP
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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What's a Mata? : SPY
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"___ Alibi," 1989 Selleck film : HER
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Catch on : GET
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Make with thread, in a way : TAT
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Somewhat salty : BRACKISH
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Magazine contents : AMMO
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No longer due : PAIDOFF
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Composer Vivaldi : ANTONIO
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Domed hall : ROTUNDA
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Plant of the umbel family : CARAWAY
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Open a large container : UNCRATE
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Words when the party's over : BYEBYES
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Passover's ___ Hamoed : HOL
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Collegiate home of Puritanism : EXETER
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Mend a road : REPAVE
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Phone opener : MEGA
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Stark follower : NAKED
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Vigorous growth : BOOM
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Dollars for quarters : RENT
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Small corn grower : TOE

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

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