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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1989

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Site of the Leaning Tower : PISA
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Espies : SEES
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Monastery : ABBEY
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Equable : EVEN
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Al, the New Orleans trumpeter : HIRT
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Beats decisively : ROUTS
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Carry on : RANT
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Give someone the eye : OGLE
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Social class : CASTE
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Ailing : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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Total of a bill : COST
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Words from sponsors : ADS
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Identify again : REPEG
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Bikini top : BRA
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Evasive one : ELUDER
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Screecher : OWL
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Sir Christopher, the architect : WREN
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Invalids : VALETUDINARIANS
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Summers, in Soissons : ETES
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Impresario Hurok: 1888-1974 : SOL
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Diminutive : PETITE
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Author Whitten : LES
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Pegasus, for one : STEED
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Kind of tube : INNER
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Spring month in Metz : MAI
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Ailing : OUTOFCOMMISSION
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Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
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Haydn's nickname : PAPA
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Places : SITES
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Sanction : AMEN
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"But milk my ___ and weep": Shak. : EWES
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Leaning : ATILT
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Imparted : LENT
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Pub missile : DART
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Land of the Incas : PERU
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Actor Dixon : IVAN
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Remit : SEND
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Goes before in time : ANTECEDES
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Flu preventers : SHOTS
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Crazy ___ (card game) : EIGHTS
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Director Kenton : ERLE
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Ragout : STEW
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Ornamental carving on furniture : ARCADE
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Plats and punts : BOATS
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Kind of whacker : BUSH
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Room follower : ETTE
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Belgian river : YSER
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Thesaurus man : ROGET
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Pinna : EARLAP
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Carousal : REVEL
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Gladden : ELATE
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Whines : PULES
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___ de jouy (upholstery fabric) : TOILE
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Arista : AWN
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Kind of storm : BRAIN
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Periodic income, in Paris : RENTE
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Bucolic : RUSTIC
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Observed : WITNESSED
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John or Jane : DOE
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An anagram for siren : REINS
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Least risky : SAFEST
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Make moist : DAMPEN
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Paradigm : MODEL
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Laughing : RIANT
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
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Cohort : UNIT
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Small monkey : TITI
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Girasol : OPAL
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Kin of Patrick Dennis? : MAME
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Part of the Louisiana Purchase : IOWA
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Central European river : ODER
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Condé, the publisher : NAST

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