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New York Times, Friday, February 24, 1989

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,353
Across
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Loyal : FAST
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Judicious : SAGE
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Grouch : CRAB
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Cubic decimeter : LITER
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Socialism founder : MARX
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Big Island city : HILO
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Put forth : EMIT
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Speck : IOTA
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Capistrano denizen : SWALLOW
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Semitrailer hauler : TRACTOR
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Industrialist Henry : KAISER
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Pile up : STACK
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Together: Prefix : SYN
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Wagon : DRAY
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Puncheons : CASKS
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Something special : TREAT
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Forest tree : REDOAK
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Toxophilite's delight : ARCHERY
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Plant also called satinpod : HONESTY
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Vandykes : BEARDS
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Cite : QUOTE
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Talk-show hostess rivaling Phil : OPRAH
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Quail in fear : FUNK
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Cook's abbr. : TBS
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President Zhivkov's capital : SOFIA
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European peninsula : IBERIA
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Late light meal in Brighton : HIGHTEA
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Strutter : PEACOCK
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Accomplished : ABLE
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Wan : ASHY
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Adjective not describing most fraternal twins : ALIKE
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Swerve : VEER
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Memento of a sort : SCAR
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Abdul-Jabbar, e.g. : LAKER
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Former spouses : EXES
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Unabridged dictionary, e.g. : TOME
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Partner of feathers : TARS
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Lab vessels : FLASKS
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Route to Heathrow : AIRWAY
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Participate in a tug of war : STRAIN
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Pond ducks : TEALS
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Merganser : SMEW
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Modern weapon: Abbr. : AAM
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Resolute : GRITTY
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Surplus : EXTRA
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Blackcap : CHICKADEE
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Donnybrook : RIOT
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Lowest female voice : ALTO
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A tusker : BOAR
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Precept : RULE
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These may be holy : ORDERS
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Poet's metrical consideration : ACCENT
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Settled down : SAT
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Charles of musical fame : RAY
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Emergency signal : SOS
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Shrub that may be Krazy : KAT
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Something we all look up to : SKY
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Mockingbirds' cousins : THRASHERS
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Furious : REDHOT
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Mays or Mantle in 1951 : ROOKIE
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Blood groups : ABO
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Status: Slang : REP
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La Salle or Mercer : CAR
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Ephthalite : HUN
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In the capacity of : QUA
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Total disaster : FIASCO
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Triumvirate : TROIKA
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Squabble : BICKER
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Old World falcons : SAKERS
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Spread : FEAST
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Jezebel's deity : BAAL
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Fanfare : ECLAT
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Possess : HAVE
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Hilarity : GLEE
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This stack'll crackle : PYRE
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Gammon, e.g. : HAM

Answer summary: 2 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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