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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 1989

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,357

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Across
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Graze : SHAVE
6
C.P.A. : ACCT
10
Biblical preposition : UNTO
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"Ship of the desert" : CAMEL
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Poet's "at no time" : NEER
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Idolize : ADORE
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Christmas carol, with "The" : FIRSTNOEL
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Xylophone's cousin : MARIMBA
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Stephen, in France : ETIENNE
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A-one : FIRSTRATE
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Rely upon : GOBY
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Summers, in Sedan : ETES
29
City in NE Italy : UDINE
33
A feast ___ famine : ORA
34
Sea mammal : SEAL
35
U.S.S.R. head: 1917-24 : LENIN
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Mamba or rumba : DANCE
38
Bishopric : SEE
40
Saw : ADAGE
41
Berlin's "I Poured My Heart ___ Song" : INTOA
42
Ended : OVER
44
Grandfather of Saul : NER
45
Duped : STUNG
46
Sale condition : ASIS
47
Kind of sandwich : HERO
48
Missing person in Buchanan's term : FIRSTLADY
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Guarantees : ASSURES
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Profession of Nightingale : NURSING
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Area Lou Gehrig covered : FIRSTBASE
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Daisy's cousin : ASTER
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Wings on an avis : ALAE
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"The ___ of Texas . . . " : EYES
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___ nova (samba music) : BOSSA
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Flag maker : ROSS
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W.W. II craft : LSTS
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Espies : SPOTS
Down
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Rip-off : SCAM
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"Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
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Love, in León : AMOR
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Confirm : VERIFY
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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___ lightning (very swift) : ASFASTAS
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Caesar's 151 : CLI
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Kitchen utensils : CORERS
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Seed integument : TESTA
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Superfluous : UNNEEDED
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Light gas : NEON
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Four or six follower : TEEN
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Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
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Nominal : TITULAR
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Scottish broth : BREE
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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"___ our refuge . . . ": Psalm 46 : GODIS
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Praying female figure : ORANT
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African language group : BANTU
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Senseless : INANE
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River in Mali : NIGER
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Juárez January : ENERO
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Like oceanic islands : SEAGIRT
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Addles : CONFUSES
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State of depravity : EVILNESS
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Birthright loser : ESAU
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Analyzes : ASSAYS
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European mint : HYSSOP
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Confederate soldier : REBEL
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Slatterns : DRABS
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At a distance : AFAR
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Farm structure : SILO
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Sp. titles : SRAS
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"Wishing will make ___" : ITSO
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Aerie : NEST
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Tennis unit : SET

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

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