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New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,373

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Cutting remark : BARB
5
Their pace is slow : SNAILS
11
Young fish : FRY
14
In the Red : ASEA
15
Greets the villain : HISSES
16
Savanna : LEA
17
With 23 Across, biblical trio : SHADRACHMESHACH
20
Midi or mini : HEMLINE
21
Melville book : OMOO
22
Emulate David Frye : APE
23
See 17 Across : ABEDNEGO
27
Cracks a crate : OPENS
30
Gave many kudos : RAVED
31
Comic : CARD
32
Cruel person : MEANIE
34
Allow : LET
37
With 39 Across, biblical trio : HAMSHEM
39
See 37 Across : JAPHETH
41
Openings : ORA
42
England, to poets : ALBION
44
Within: Comb. form : ENTO
45
Gaelic game pole : CABER
46
Father, to Fauntleroy : PATER
47
Place for pairs, as well as a trio : NOAHSARK
50
Bovine chew : CUD
51
Peak : ACME
52
Came : ARRIVED
56
Place for a trio above : THEFIERYFURNACE
61
Score for Retton : TEN
62
Pilots : STEERS
63
Radiate : GLOW
64
Abbr. in a sign-off : YRS
65
Container used at elevenses : TEAPOT
66
Colleagues of E.M.K. : SENS
Down
1
Strike hard : BASH
2
County in N.C. : ASHE
3
Paper quantity : REAM
4
S.D. area : BADLANDS
5
Ladd hit : SHANE
6
Precise : NICE
7
Fireplace accumulation : ASH
8
Tenet : ISM
9
Author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
10
Draft letters : SSS
11
One to carry a torch for : FLAME
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Police-blotter abbr. : RECOG
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Swift creature : YAHOO
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Tears out stitching : RIPS
19
Neighbor of Guat. : HOND
23
Altar constellation : ARA
24
Minstrel-show instrument : BANJO
25
Kind of mineral water : EVIAN
26
Abstruse : DEEP
27
Eight, to Pedro : OCHO
28
Ex–talk show host : PAAR
29
Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
32
Kind of toast : MELBA
33
Smoldering piece of wood : EMBER
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Fast time : LENT
35
Major or usher chaser : ETTE
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Thunder god : THOR
38
Maurice F. H. de ___, marine painter : HAAS
40
Compass readings : HEADINGS
43
Annoy : IRK
45
Kitchen king : CHEF
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Sound of a well-tuned engine : PURR
47
Smartly dressed : NATTY
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Earthy pigment : OCHER
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Ratifies : AMENS
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Crisp topping : CRUST
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Hair style : AFRO
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Singer Jerry from N.Y.C. : VALE
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Sch. subject : ECON
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" . . . fresh ___ of night": Milton : DEWS
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Believer: Suffix : IST
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Summer, in Dijon : ETE
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Country-lighting org. : REA
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Slangy affirmation : YEP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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