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CANINE CAPERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1989

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,341
Across
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Strident : HARSH
6
Type of seaman : ABLE
10
Seed oysters : SPATS
15
Ethically neutral : AMORAL
21
Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Like some highways : DUAL
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College at Oxford : ORIEL
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A source of potassium : BANANA
25
Kafka novel, with "The" : TRIAL
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This, in Taxco : ESTA
27
German shepherd? : BERLINCLERIC
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Pointer? : HELPFULHINT
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City on the Alabama : SELMA
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Steinbeck's Adam ___ : TRASK
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Tee neighbor : ESS
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Carriage : MIEN
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Razzias : RAIDS
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Country singer Bandy : MOE
40
Like toothpaste : TUBED
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Cowboy's buddy : PARD
43
Heaters : GATS
44
Twaddle : PAP
47
"Jagged Edge" actress : CLOSE
49
Siberian huskies? : BIGMENINTHEUSSR
53
___ Canals : SOO
54
"A-Team" member : MRT
56
Composition : OPUS
57
Its motto is "Esto Perpetua" : IDAHO
58
Improvise, in jazz : FAKE
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Cardigan or Pembroke of Wales : CORGI
61
Amanda Plummer role : AGNES
63
Used a bubble pipe : BLEW
64
Lures game : TOLES
65
___ dictus (otherwise called) : ALIAS
66
Court order : WRIT
67
Verdure : GREENERY
70
Some are G.P.'s : MDS
71
Challenge a juror : RECUSE
73
The Scourge of God : ATTILA
75
An amino acid, for short : DOPA
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Boxers? : FRAZIERBAERANDPATTERSON
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Salmon follower : ELLA
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Present; current : ACTUAL
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___ foudre (French thunderbolt) : COUPDE
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Pronto : PDQ
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Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
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Admiral Maximilian von ___ : SPEE
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Grain thresher : FLAIL
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Another boxer? : LOUIS
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___ Cassin, Nobelist for Peace: 1968 : RENE
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Poker hand, also called kilter : SKEET
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Perfume ingredient : NEROL
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Placid : EVEN
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Fabled deliverer : STORK
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Blanc's opposite : NOIR
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Bustle : ADO
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De Maupassant : GUY
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Boston bull? : BEANTOWNBALONEY
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Firedog residue : ASHES
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West end : ERN
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Salt's attention getter : AHOY
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Chinese isinglass : AGAR
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Bender : SPREE
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Low : MOO
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"___ a Dolphin," 1957 film : BOYON
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Dale starter : AIRE
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Monogram of "Little Men" author : LMA
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Pond protozoan : AMEBA
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Laissez-___ : FAIRE
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Chow chow? : TASTYRELISH
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Afghans? : COZYBLANKETS
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Emblem of Great Britain : LION
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Like neglected carpets or dryers : LINTY
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Black nightshades : MORELS
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Copacetic : NEATO
144
Goatlike Roman deity : FAUN
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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Unwrote : ERASED
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"As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
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Share of the cost of a venture : ANTE
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Drum wire : SNARE
Down
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" . . . he ___ known my name" : HATH
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Accede : AGREE
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Fulminates : RAILS
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Shapes up, in a way : SNAPSTO
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___ Moon (a Hudson ship) : HALF
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Antarctic penguin : ADELIE
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Beat : BUSHED
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Quarter preceder : LATIN
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Impetuous ardor : ELAN
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Type of story : SOB
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Chair : PRESIDE
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Televised : AIRED
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Famed Uri family : TELLS
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Garment size : SLIM
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Start of a child's song : ABC
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Certain cat or dog : MALTESE
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What towser has : ONER
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Like Caesar's steak, perhaps : RARA
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A Spanish liqueur : ANIS
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Dearth : LACK
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Famed panty-hose peddler : NAMATH
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Reddish brown : UMBER
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Ear part : TRAGUS
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What drill teams present : ARMS
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Holy Roman emperor: 962-73 : OTHO
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Terriers? : USMISSILES
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Chemist's small container : PIPETTE
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Chewed on : GNAWN
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___ 91, source of 1 Down : PSALM
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Emulated Ted Koppel : ASKED
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Basketball defense : PRESS
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Pen : COOLER
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Old Roman cuirass : LORICA
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Actress Granville : BONITA
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Aswan's site : NILE
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Notion, in Nimes : IDEE
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Subject of a '77 Spielberg film : UFO
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Nape drape : SCARF
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Large marble : TAW
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Surgical dressing : GAUZE
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Seize : GRAB
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Graylag's cousin : BRANT
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Pug? : TYPEOFNOSE
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Frozen : GLACE
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Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
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V.M.I. group : ROTC
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They start as elvers : EELS
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Provoked : IRATE
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As ___ (generally) : ARULE
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Ship deserter : RAT
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More gloomy : DUSKIER
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Having a flimsy texture : PAPERY
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Not windward : ALEE
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Sprinkle : SPARGE
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Repugnant : ODIOUS
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Nice ___ (prude) : NELLY
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Annapolis frosh : PLEBE
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Eastern U.S. capital : DOVER
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Hussy : QUEAN
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Ferruginous : IRONY
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Speak or fetch, e.g. : VERB
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"Puppy Love" composer: 1959 : ANKA
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Hostelry : INN
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Voiced speech sound : SONANT
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Manhattan district : SOHO
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___ kind (poker holding) : TWOOFA
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Canceled by NASA : NOGO
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Stunt person, e.g. : DARER
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Like some wild animals : TAMABLE
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Outfit for baby : LAYETTE
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Rowdy : HELLION
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Stay until the end : SITOUT
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Hawthorne character : PRYNNE
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Fonda was this in "Easy Rider" : BIKER
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Echo was one : OREAD
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Miao, e.g. : ASIAN
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City in Nigeria : MINNA
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" . . . and ___ to steer her by": Masefield : ASTAR
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Peak : ACME
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Heath : MOOR
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Philanthropist Cornell : EZRA
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Secondary matters : BYES
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Empress Ivanovna : ANNA
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Communications word : ALFA
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Desire grows beneath these : ELMS
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Irish President: 1938-45 : HYDE
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A hallucinogen, for short : LSD
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Methuselah, to Enoch : SON

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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