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New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1989

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,640
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Screenwriter Lehman's "Family ___" : PLOT
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Funny-bone location : ELBOW
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Eastern bishop's title : ABBA
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Racing sled : LUGE
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Third-largest E African lake : NYASA
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U.S.'s most abundant energy source : COAL
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Cruising : ASEA
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Lehman's "Hello, ___!" : DOLLY
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Nat or Natalie : COLE
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Lehman's 1965 award film : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Swiss river : AAR
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Group of lions : PRIDE
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Bridge builders' concerns : STRESSES
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Hank of twine : RAN
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Fasten : SECURE
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"He ___ runs may read": Tennyson : THAT
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Suffix with hero : INE
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More bashful : SHIER
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Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
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Cooks in a microwave : ZAPS
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Most cunning : CUTEST
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Suffix with mountain : EER
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Opposite of hibernate : ESTIVATE
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Pillage; plunder : HARRY
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"Bei ___ Bist Du Schoen," 1937 song : MIR
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Bill of expenses : TAB
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Lehman's "Who's Afraid ___?" : OFVIRGINIAWOOLF
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Pocket billiards : POOL
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Some exams : ORALS
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Having wings : ALAR
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Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
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Chores : TASKS
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Levitate : RISE
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Sparks and Beatty : NEDS
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Bristles : SETAE
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Bestow lavish affection : DOTE
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Map of a city : PLAT
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Luxuriant : LUSH
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Annoyed : TEASED
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Clothe : ENDUE
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Ben, Sue or Francis of films : LYON
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Like a pilgarlic : BALD
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Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
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"Canterbury Tales" group : WAYFARERS
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"O time most ___": Shak. : ACCURST
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Shouts disapprovals : BOOS
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"___ Ha'i," "South Pacific" song : BALI
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Sauce made from herrings : ALEC
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Mine finds : ORES
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Ginnie ___ (Government security) : MAE
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Lehman's "The ___" : PRIZE
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Indian princes : RANAS
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Awkward : INEPT
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Lehman's "Executive ___" : SUITE
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Encephalartos, e.g. : TREE
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Diaphanous : SHEER
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Trencherman : EATER
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Lehman's "The Inside ___" : STORY
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Cooked snails : ESCARGOTS
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Impatient sound : CHUT
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Some tropes : SIMILES
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Melt : THAW
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Cato or Cicero : VIR
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On a windjammer : ABOARD
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Metal plate for Galahad : TASSE
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Candid : OPEN
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Prefix with hand or foot : FORE
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Annul : VOID
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Tweed twitter : NAST
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___ Chase, author-actress : ILKA
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Highly spiced stew : OLIO
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Shoemaker's work block : LAST
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Emancipate : FREE

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

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