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INTERLOPERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1989

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,334
Across
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Prepares one's wild oats : SOWS
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Master beginner : TASK
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Coincide : AGREE
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Nerd : TWIT
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___ snuff (O.K.) : UPTO
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___ Vista, city S of San Diego : CHULA
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He wrote "Advise and Consent": 1959 : DRURY
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"___ Want for Christmas ... " : ALLI
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Cauda : TAIL
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Two-walled fortification : REDAN
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Stupid : DENSE
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Excitement over a national park? : YELLOWSTONEFEVER
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Summers along the Seine : ETES
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Donatello specialty : STATUE
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British noble family : EDENS
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Wheat bristle : AWN
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Check : TAB
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___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
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Charwoman's utensil : DUSTPAN
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Member of the fold : LAMB
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Watergate evidence? : REDHOTTAPE
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Kind of therapy : CHEMO
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Unusual bloke : ONER
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Kálmán operetta : SARI
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One of a nautical trio : NINA
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"The Haj" author : URIS
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"Hasta luego!" : ADIOS
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Sugar daddy? : GOLDDIGGERSMINE
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Tusked cetaceans : NARWHALS
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
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Wires : CABLES
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Spanish baby boys : NENES
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Eng. start-up : IGN
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Chestnut's kin : BEECH
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Blind ___ : ASABAT
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Malarial malady : AGUE
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Sci-fi automatons : ANDROIDS
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Pei's winning work? : BLUERIBBONPRINT
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Of gold : AURIC
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Pro ___ (shared equally) : RATA
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Emulate Julia Child : COOK
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College sports org. : NCAA
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Hindu god : SIVA
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Coast or tower preceder : IVORY
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Attar for 12 Down? : ROSEBUDOIL
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Wax-covered cheese : EDAM
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Like a trillium's leaves : SESSILE
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___-poly : ROLY
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Author Buscaglia : LEO
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Resort of a sort : SPA
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Man in a lodge : MASON
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Cochise, for one : APACHE
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Beige : ECRU
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Under-the-counter ne'er-do-wells? : BLACKMARKETSHEEP
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Gasconades : BRAGS
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Extricate : UNTIE
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Hip : ONTO
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Idaho senator: 1907-40 : BORAH
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Like Redford : BLOND
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Rise high : SOAR
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Writer Waugh : ALEC
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Hair-raising : SCARY
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Largest salt lake in Australia : EYRE
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With competence : ABLY
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"___ Fence Me In" : DONT
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Hangs in there : STAYS
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Little hooter : OWLET
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Author Cather : WILLA
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Avocet's kin : STILT
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Lasts longer than : OUTWEARS
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Ledger scanners, for short : CPAS
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Have ___ (tackle) : ATIT
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Without others : SOLO
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Sit at ___ of (be a disciple) : THEFEET
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"Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
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Poles, Serbs, etc. : SLAVS
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Welles role : KANE
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Put two and two together : ADD
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Horticulturist's habitat? : GREENTHUMBHOUSE
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Litter's smallest : RUNT
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Old tongue : ERSE
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Some are private : EYES
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Attribute to : CREDIT
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Away : OUT
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Inst. at Ogden, Utah : WSC
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Darwin's ship : BEAGLE
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Esposito of the N.H.L. : PHIL
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Brighton sight : DENE
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Ammonia derivative : AMINE
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Items to count : NOSES
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Credit union's offer : LOAN
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"___ partridge in a ... " : ANDA
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She wrote "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
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Forest denizen's sweet? : BROWNBEARSSUGAR
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Rubbish : DROSS
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Pierre's seraph : ANGE
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Gilt, e.g. : PIG
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Moved in a curved course : ARCED
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Trim : SHEAR
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Uncover : DIGUP
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Kind of tube or circle : INNER
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Pelvic bones : SACRA
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Caper : ANTIC
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Place to get pesetas : BANCO
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Necessitate : ENTAIL
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Hillside dugouts : ABRIS
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Drudge : SLAVE
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Hatchbacks, e.g. : AUTOS
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NASA nods : AOKS
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Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
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Aprile Millo, for one : DIVA
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Hornswaggler's forte : SCAM
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Windbag : BORE
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Hobgoblin's word : BOO
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___ 500 (event for Al Unser) : INDY
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Depending on luck : ALEATORY
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Kennel sound : YIP
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Hurler in Brooklyn: 1948-57 : ERSKINE
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Grew swiftly : BOOMED
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Ginglymus's neighbor : ULNA
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Pt. of Newfoundland : LAB
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Saturn's spouse : OPS
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Macho : MANLY
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John Lithgow, e.g. : ACTOR
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Winning : AHEAD
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Relative of a viola : CELLO
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Reddy or Moody : HELEN
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Solar-lunar time differential : EPACT
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Refluxes : EBBS
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"Lizard of the Nile," for short : CROC
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___ avis : RARA
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Grease job : LUBE
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Sub ___ (secretly) : ROSA
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Pommel : KNOB
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Useful Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Retiring : SHY

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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