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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,377
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Partner of polish : SPIT
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Wedding locale : ALTAR
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Wouk's "The Winds of ___" : WAR
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Cleanse : PURGE
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Piercing preposition : THRU
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Mystery-novel item : REDHERRING
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Ceremony : RITE
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Kind of pigeon : STOOL
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Opp. of WSW : ENE
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Summer in Savoie : ETE
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Yale athlete : ELI
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Third word of "Moby-Dick" : ISHMAEL
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Sci. spot : LAB
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Sum total : ALL
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Capek play about robots : RUR
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Stockings : NYLONS
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Precise : NEAT
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Decorate : ADORN
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Epochs : ERAS
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Edict : DECREE
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Bind : TIE
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Take a chair : SIT
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Baltic port : KIEL
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Scullers' needs : OARS
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They're high in Chi. : ELS
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Adjective for a loner : ASOCIAL
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Still and all : YET
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Theol. degree : STD
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Pistol : GUN
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Animal resembling a swine : TAPIR
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Part of an auto tire : SHOE
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N.C. city : GREENSBORO
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Writes : PENS
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Gossip, Yiddish style : YENTA
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Circuit : LOOP
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Exist : ARE
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Controversial Reagan appointee : MEESE
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Dear follower : SIRS
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Keats or Yeats : POET
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China predecessor : INDO
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Nev. resort lake : TAHOE
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Spring mo. : APR
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Entice : LURE
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TNT : TRINITROTOLUENE
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Choreographer De Mille : AGNES
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Col.'s command : REG
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Yukon capital : WHITEHORSE
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Soviet co-op : ARTEL
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Regret : RUE
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Molasses : TREACLE
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Sabra : ISRAELI
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Fowl spot : HENNERY
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Actress Britt : MAY
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Disembark : LAND
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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Famed writer on English law : BLACKSTONE
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South, to René : SUD
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Brad or spad : NAIL
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Fast planes : SSTS
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Vacuum tubes : TRIODES
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Inlet : RIA
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Common Market initials : EEC
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Hollywood structures : SETS
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Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
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Consent : AGREE
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Put off an agenda item : TABLE
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Dividers at Wimbledon : NETS
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Indigent : POOR
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Do a laundry job : IRON
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Lariat : ROPE
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Bad Ems, e.g. : SPA
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Where to find dumbbells : GYM
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Scottie's dissent : NAE

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