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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1989

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,661

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Across
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Ruby spinel : BALAS
6
Injure : DAMAGE
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Disentangled : RAVELED
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Nigerian seaport, river or bean : CALABAR
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Beards of grain : ARISTAE
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Kind of pitch or swimming stroke : OVERARM
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Element forming poisonous compounds : ARSENIC
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A Southeast Asian : TAI
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A Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
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Fountain specialties : SODAS
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U.S. Quaker leader : PENN
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Vikings : NORSE
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Half a score : TEN
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En ___ (fencing phrase) : GARDE
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Disney cartoonist, e.g. : ANIMATOR
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Mass departure : EXODUS
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A small finch : CANARY
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Devil's delight : SIN
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Simon products : COMEDIES
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Berlin tune: 1928 : MARIE
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School of whales : GAM
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Supply fresh personnel : REMAN
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Cinnabar and tinstone : ORES
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"Mein ___" : KAMPF
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Infection suppressants : SERA
48
Snooze : NAP
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Painting technique : TEMPERA
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Ukr. is one : SSR
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Ear shell : ABALONE
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Inheritor : LEGATEE
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Amuses : DIVERTS
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Salary : STIPEND
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Mielziner creations : SCENES
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Bergen puppet : SNERD
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Sherrill Milnes, e.g. : BARITONE
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Mrs. Lindbergh was one : AVIATRIX
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Bandleader Baxter : LES
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Scorches : SEARS
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Cup for a netman : DAVIS
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Fish sauce : ALEC
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Spoil : MAR
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Moderator : ABATER
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U.S. Army rifle : GARAND
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Prized weasel : ERMINE
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Spanish girl of songdom : RAMONA
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Hudson contemporaries : DESOTOS
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Sir Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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West German river : EDER
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Process of absorption : OSMOSIS
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Flaunts : PARADES
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She was a lady : EADIE
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Dead duck : GONER
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Large wine cask : TUN
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Scottish headwear : TAM
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Forces : COMPELS
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Inferior poet : RIMESTER
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December 31 : YEARSEND
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Something to break : CAMP
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Used a springe : SNARED
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Single-celled organisms : MONADS
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A Semitic language : ARABIC
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Mend a highway : REPAVE
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Simone Signoret film: 1967 : GAMES
45
British ducal family : KENTS
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Chafes : FRETS
49
Ripped : TORE
50
Not fer : AGIN
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Mimic : APE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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