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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 1989

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,382
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Pile-driver sound : WHAM
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Expression of affection : KISS
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"___ the man down" : BLOW
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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Food in Firenze : PASTA
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"___ Window," 1954 movie : REAR
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Small boys : TADS
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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Uncanny : EERY
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Pretended grief : CROCODILETEARS
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Marsh bird : HERON
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Align again : RERANK
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Meals in Eton : TEAS
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"I Sing of ___," 15th-century carol : AMAIDEN
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Harden, as troops : SEASON
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Title of honor in Turkey : AGA
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Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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South or east ending : ERN
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Restrains : FETTERS
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Pronoun in Brest : LUI
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Foster a felony : ABET
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Srta.'s mother : SRA
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Reflexive pronoun : ITSELF
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Amend a manuscript : REWRITE
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Gym teacher's command : INHALE
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Country-and-western singer : ACUFF
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Frequent sitcom accompaniment : CANNEDLAUGHTER
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Sewn lines : SEAMS
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Haste, in Hamburg : EILE
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Court order : WRIT
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La Douce et al. : IRMAS
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Ecole co-ed: Abbr. : MLLE
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"It's ___ Love," Beatles song : ONLY
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Strong ___ ox : ASAN
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Mtg. : SESS
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Hellcat : WITCH
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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Option with a virgule : ANDOR
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Supposed bringers of good luck : MASCOTS
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Infidels, to a Muslim : KAFIRS
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Basketry fiber : ISTLE
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Part of a passenger ship : STEERAGE
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Tree also called calaba : SANTAMARIA
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Illegal entry : BREAKIN
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Lustful glance : LEER
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Bireme equipment : OARS
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Ironic : WRY
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Herd of whales : POD
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Cather's "___ Ours" : ONEOF
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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What nitrous oxide produces : ANESTHESIA
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Hawaiian statesman: 1844-1926 : DOLE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Inexperienced person : NAIF
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Scorch : SEAR
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Former governor of Iowa : ERBE
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"He was dull in ___ way ... ": S. Johnson : ANEW
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One ___ time : ATA
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Grape crushers : TREADERS
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Rover, in Ayr : STRAG
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Historic church in Manhattan : TRINITY
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Indian chiefs : SACHEMS
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Khan : INN
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Bligh was one : SEAMAN
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Andes climber : LLAMA
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Practical : UTILE
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Chops down : FELLS
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Grants manumission : FREES
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Clavus : CORN
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Source of indigo : ANIL
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Capitol Hill letters : USS
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"___ for the Seesaw," 1962 film : TWO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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