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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 1989

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,338

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Across
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Comic's stock in trade : GAGS
5
Space-age acronym : NASA
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Q followers : RSTU
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Icehouse? : IGLU
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Time spans : ERAS
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Branch of biol. : ECOL
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Clothed ___ (fully attired) : FROMHEADTOFOOT
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Tantalized : TEASED
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Feudal tribute : HERIOT
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Hardened : SET
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Yodeler's milieu : ALP
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Pitt mascot : PANTHER
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Deliver an address : SPEAK
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Scottish monster, affectionately : NESSIE
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Fight for breath : PANT
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Kind of shop, in Soho : GROG
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Seraglio room : ODA
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Critic Hippolyte Adolphe ___ : TAINE
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Part of AARP : AMER
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Relative of curare : INEE
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Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
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Balance accounts : EVENUP
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Camille portrayer: 1936 : GARBO
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Household pests : REDANTS
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Trygve of the U.N. : LIE
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Plural pronoun for Pierre : ILS
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"For ___, two, three strikes you're out . . . " : ITSONE
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Plains Indian : PAWNEE
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Conversely : ONTHEOTHERHAND
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Fits to ___ : ATEE
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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"A Man ___ Woman," 1966 movie : ANDA
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This was once a tin lizzie : FORD
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Book preceder : TEXT
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Ill-tempered : MEAN
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Endowments : GIFTS
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Be in accord : AGREE
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Exult selfishly : GLOAT
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Arithmetical exercises : SUMS
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Rib : NEEDLE
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The Altar, in astronomy : ARA
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Hindu ascetic : SADH
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"Marriage is ___ so grave . . . ": R.L.S. : ASTEP
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Purify : REFINE
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Moves like Phil Rizzuto : SCOOTS
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Adjective for Marilyn Monroe : TOOTHSOME
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The previous mo. : ULT
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Dilapidated car : HEAP
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Seville, e.g. : ORANGE
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Missionary's concern : PAGAN
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Precursor of down : EIDER
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Supply new weaponry : REARM
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Fr. Holy woman : STE
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War, in Düsseldorf : KRIEG
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Having less color : PALER
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Vibrant : ALIVE
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Poked around : NOSEDINTO
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Patrick or Ryan : ONEAL
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Start of Tiny Tim's theme song : TIPTOE
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"It's ___!" (business agreement) : AGO
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Talk incessantly : NATTER
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Like feathers prior to molting : UNSHED
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Most mature : RIPEST
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Stand : BEAR
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Schnoz : SNOUT
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Vapid : INANE
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___ hand (give help) : LENDA
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Family car : SEDAN
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Leather or usher ending : ETTE
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Socko! : WHAM
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Simpleton : OAF
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Practice witchcraft on : HEX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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