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DOIN' THE TWIST

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1989

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,376
Across
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Lively frolic : ROMP
5
More untidy : SHAGGIER
13
Bobby of nursery rhyme : SHAFTOE
20
Khayyám : OMAR
21
L.A. suburb : TORRANCE
22
Tax : TOLLAGE
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Betty Botta : BITOBETTERBUTTERBUYER
26
Kind of kitchen can : STEPON
27
Commotions : STIRS
28
Pianist Dame Myra : HESS
29
Wreath, in Wahiawa : LEI
30
Crabtree of "Topsy" : LOTTA
32
Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
33
Lincoln bill : FIVE
34
Attitudinize : POSE
35
Mollusk merchant : SEASHORESHELLSELLER
40
Lanchester from Lewisham : ELSA
41
Harrison from Huyton : REX
42
Tune for two : DUET
43
Achaean Aurora : EOS
44
Certain knit goods : LISLE
46
"___ at the pane . . . ": Browning : ATAP
49
Elicits : CALLSFORTH
54
Charge : FEE
55
Symbol of remembrance : ROSEMARY
58
Eliot's "___ Coker" : EAST
59
Whoopee! : OHO
60
Breeze : AIR
61
Broncos' ___ High Stadium : MILE
62
Horned viper : ASP
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Obtuse : SLOW
64
Peter Piper : PECKOFPEPPERSPICKER
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Laughingstock : JOKE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Toulouse-Lautrec's birthplace : ALBI
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Roguish : SLY
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Uncouth one : APE
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Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
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"The ___ Storm": P. White novel : EYEOFTHE
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Neal-Douglas Oscar vehicle : HUD
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Wrong places to change horses : MIDSTREAMS
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Memorable labor leader George : MEANY
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Wave, in Huelva : OLA
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___ bene : NOTA
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Queen before Sophia : ENA
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"___ With Violin": Coward : NUDE
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Sister Suzie : SOLDIERSSHIRTSSEWER
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Invent a new word : COIN
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Having a part of : INON
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Droop : SAG
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Matisse or Bergson : HENRI
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Hostel : INN
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Escort : BEAU
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Burnsian "do not" : DINNA
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Pear-shaped : PEGTOP
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Caesar : SIGHINGSCISSORSSEIZER
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She wrote "Gigi" : COLETTE
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Catherine II was his widow : PETERIII
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Pericles's philosophy prof : ZENO
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Concord : ONENESS
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Bertrand and Lillian : RUSSELLS
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Son of Ares and Aphrodite : EROS
Down
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Defrauds : ROBS
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Neglect : OMIT
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Embossed, as a fabric : MATELASSE
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Recommendation : PROPOSAL
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He needs no mike : STENTOR
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Peppery : HOT
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Some are martial : ARTS
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Garbo and Nissen : GRETAS
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Showy : GARISH
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Become effete, in a way : INBREED
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Old French coins : ECUS
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Soak timber : RET
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Stuff into a hold : STEEVE
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Like Richard III at the end of Act V : HORSELESS
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Priestly robes : ALBS
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Scourge in 1918 : FLU
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Old Rough and Ready : TAYLOR
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S-shaped lines : OGEES
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Causing horripilation : EERIE
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The two : BOTH
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Theopholus or Theogenes : THISTLESSIFTER
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Tracts : AREAS
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"A ___ and a fly in a flue" : FLEA
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Aquino coin : PESO
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The ego : SELF
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Peace Nobelist Wiesel: 1986 : ELIE
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Kind of speech : EXTEMPORANEOUS
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Ball part : LUCY
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Gallery : LOFT
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Psychoanalyst Erikson : ERIK
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Guillaume's girlfriends : AMIES
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Lobster's feeler : PALP
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Arctic reindeer raiser : LAPP
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Puck or Feste : ROLE
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Heyerdahl : THOR
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Manner or method : HOW
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Mont. motto metal : ORO
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Compensate : REPAY
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First-rate : ACE
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Bower : ARBOR
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Firmament : SKY
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Arkin-Moreno film: 1969 : POPI
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Barely made out : EKED
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Ice field : FLOE
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Birthplace of 117 Across : ELEA
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Suffix with sheep or wolf : ISH
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Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Predicament : JAM
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"___ soon shake your windows . . . ": Dylan : ITLL
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Ramps : GRADIENTS
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Superlative endings : ESTS
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Tithe portion : TENTH
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Short cannon, once : HAUWITZER
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Beautician, often : DYER
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Early : SOON
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"September ___," Chabas painting : MORN
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Invigorate : ENERGIZE
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Point-guard specialties : ASSISTS
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Absence of bad germs : ASEPSIS
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Individual : SINGLE
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" . . . our help ___ past" : INAGES
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Medieval merchant guilds : HANSES
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Neglect : IGNORE
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Snick-a-___ : SNEE
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Lake herring : CISCO
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Gibson garnish : ONION
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Morsel : BITE
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"___ et mon droit" : DIEU
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Mythological wine maker : OENO
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Noah and Navratilova : PROS
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Billina, in the Oz tales : HEN
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A metallic elem. : CPR
114
Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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