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New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 1989

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,380
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Meerschaum : PIPE
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Teases : RIBS
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Plentiful : AMPLE
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Preacher's sign-off : AMEN
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Glossy paint: Abbr. : ENAM
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Lemur called bashful Billy : LORIS
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Supporters : PARTISANS
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Hooch : BOOZE
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Self-centered : EGOISTIC
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___ floss : DENTAL
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Old whitewall with new life : RETREAD
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___ Castle, Havana landmark : MORRO
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Bobble the baseball : ERR
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Use the wrong name : MISTITLE
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Varnish component : LAC
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Laboratory burners : ETNAS
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Until now : ASYET
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At the peak : ATOP
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Bank customer : SAVER
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"Poema del Cid" is one : EPIC
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Shaker's companion : MOVER
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Begets : SIRES
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Ordinal-number ending : ETH
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Greene's "The Quiet ___" : AMERICAN
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Kin of aves. : STS
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Competitor : RIVAL
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Found : SPOTTED
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Mimosa tree : ACACIA
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Mock serenade : SHIVAREE
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Actress Esther ___ : ROLLE
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Trunk occupant : SPARETIRE
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Planetarium in Chicago : ADLER
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Unadulterated : PURE
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Site of Phillips U. : ENID
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Marble town in Tuscany : MASSA
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Sacred chests : ARKS
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Comprehends : SEES
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First anniversary gift : PAPER
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Mirror product : IMAGE
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Texas billionaire Ross ___ : PEROT
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Total : ENTIRE
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Begins again : RESTARTS
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Grant-___ (Federal subsidy) : INAID
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Judge's bench : BANC
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Certain sizes: Abbr. : SMS
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Edmonton is its capital : ALBERTA
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Evening occurrence : MOONRISE
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Original model : PROTOTYPE
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Minnelli : LIZA
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Donkey, in Düsseldorf : ESEL
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Author ___ Passos : DOS
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Niggardly one : MISER
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Expert : MAVIN
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Kind of motif : LEIT
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Engrave : ETCH
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Particle : ATOM
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Protective clothing : COVERALLS
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Twangy : NASAL
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Athenian patron of the arts : PERICLES
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Breathes : RESPIRES
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Where the jet set gets wet : RIVIERA
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Kitchen appliance : STOVE
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Monogram of the 21st U.S. President : CAA
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Declares : STATES
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Hammerhead, e.g. : SHARK
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Triple : TRINE
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Weird : EERIE
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Gary Cooper role : DEEDS
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Closing chords : CODA
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Prod : SPUR
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Belgian resort : SPA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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