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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 1989

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,347
Across
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Minstrel : BARD
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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___ Gemayel, President of Lebanon : AMIN
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Needle case : ETUI
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Off the cuff : ADLIB
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Heart : CORE
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Early Olympics site : ELIS
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Mont. county : TOOLE
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Eccentric oldster : COOT
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Highest peak of the Bernese Alps : FINSTERAARHORN
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Resource : ASSET
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Greek cross : TAU
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It is, in Bilbao : ESTA
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Norse goddess : EIR
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Juvenal's forte : SATIRE
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Turner or Hentoff : NAT
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Disney sci-fi film : TRON
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Urgent work for a tailor? : PRESSINGMISSION
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Author or cloak : CAPOTE
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Of bodily tissue : TELAR
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Psychic initials : ESP
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Aptly titled English spa : BATH
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Mountain pass : COL
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Sports org. established in 1876 : NATIONALLEAGUE
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Roast, in Rouen : ROTI
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Erie or root follower : CANAL
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"Hair today, gone tomorrow" adjective : BALD
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Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
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Tow, as by an anchor chain : KEDGE
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Ranger or Eagle : LONE
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Naval off. : BOSN
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Site of the Krupp works : ESSEN
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Mideastern airline : ELAL
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Complaint : BEEF
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Gudrun's victim : ATLI
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Undo : RUIN
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Uneasiness : DISSATISFACTION
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Victorious general at Saratoga : GATES
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Actress Renée : ADOREE
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Custard desserts : FLOATINGISLANDS
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Threadlike parts : FILA
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Weimar Republic's first president : EBERT
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Debts that are due : ACCOUNTSPAYABLE
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Othello was one : MOOR
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Kind of hand or horse : IRON
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Bottom line : NET
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Peter and Ivan : TSARS
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"Some ___ meat ... ": Burns : HAE
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City near Memphis : EARLE
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Brace (oneself) : STEEL
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Namath was once one : RAM
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Out of control : ARIOT
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Nail's partner : TOOTH
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Gaiter : SPAT
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Leif ___, former news commentator : EID
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Facial spasm : TIC
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Society-page word : NEE
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Any Buffalo N.H.L. player : SABRE
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Reine's spouse : ROI
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Hair : PELAGE
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U.S. humorist-journalist: 1833-88 : LOCKE
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Vera ___ of musicals : ELLEN
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Actor Roscoe ___ : ATES
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Scottish refusals : NAES
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Coventry cooler : GAOL
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Cubitus : ULNA
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A biographer of Henry James : EDEL
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Eve, once : RIB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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