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New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { C F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,379
Across
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She played Hot Lips : SWIT
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I or sun follower : BEAM
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Hide away : STASH
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Swimming pool on a liner : LIDO
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Korean boundary river : YALU
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Aunt, in Arles : TANTE
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Short report : ITEM
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Paid athletes : PROS
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Do a tailoring job : ALTER
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Start of a quip : THATMANWHOKEEPS
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The Cartwright played by Dan Blocker : HOSS
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Gymnast's perfect score : TEN
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Affairs of the heart : AMOURS
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Ditty syllable : TRA
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Scarlett's place : TARA
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Fermenting yeasts : BARMS
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Equipment : GEAR
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Pro ___ : TEM
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More of the quip : BIGBENINTUNEISA
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"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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On the sheltered side : ALEE
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He had an Alley : ALLEN
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Incline : TEND
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What to keep a secret under : HAT
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U.S. folk singer : ODETTA
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Petty thief, to a Brit : SPIV
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End of the quip : BIGTIMEOPERATOR
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Negatively charged atom : ANION
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Stratford-on-___ : AVON
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Refute by argument : REBUT
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Stravinsky's made progress : RAKE
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Prognosticators : SEERS
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Cart on runners : SLED
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Frost's "The ___ Not Taken" : ROAD
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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"___ malice toward none . . . " : WITH
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Notion : IDEA
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Diminutive hero of folk tales : TOMTHUMB
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Route used to avoid traffic : BYPASS
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Merits : EARNS
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Below deck, at sea : ALOW
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Command to a Yukon dog : MUSH
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What to do with a claim : STAKE
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Innate gift : TALENT
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Bellum or meridian preceder : ANTE
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Phase : STEP
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Towel word : HERS
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Kind of code : MORSE
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Japanese seaport : OTARU
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Site of a Bush retreat : MAINE
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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Ism : TENET
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Classify : RATE
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Leaning to one side : ATILT
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Fix the clock for D.S.T. : RESET
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Church society in Iowa : AMANA
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Kind of monster : GILA
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Book of the Bible : NAHUM
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The pits : NADIR
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Stairs alternative : ELEVATOR
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Roundabout way : DETOUR
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Emulated Pandora : OPENED
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Money makers : MINTS
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Wheel part : SPOKE
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Jail-window "décor" : BARS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Twitting remark : GIBE
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Antony's loan request : EARS
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Race track : OVAL
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Green one: Var. : TIRO
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Spiced stew : OLLA
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Musical pipe : REED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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