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New York Times, Monday, March 27, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 14,384

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Across
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Tibet's capital : LHASA
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Stowe girl : EVA
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Was in hock : OWED
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Of royal courts : AULIC
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Skidded : SLID
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Prod : URGE
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N.Y.C. TV weatherman : STORMFIELD
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Cheapest sea fare : STEERAGE
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Antonym for before : AFTER
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"___ my brother's keeper?" : AMI
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Soused : FRIED
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Stun with noise : DEAFEN
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Act the ham : EMOTE
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Showery month : APRIL
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On the briny : ASEA
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Examines anew : RETESTS
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Smeared : SMUDGED
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Boat-bottom timber : KEEL
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Hayworth or Moreno : RITA
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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N.Y.C. mayor: 1784-89 : DUANE
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Bog : MORASS
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Furious : ANGRY
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Twice XXVIII : LVI
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Act lovey-dovey : SPOON
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Strolling, Gallic style : FLANERIE
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Volcano juice? : LAVA
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Tuneful birds : FIELDLARKS
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Spoken : ORAL
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Monster : OGRE
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Wordless comedians : MIMES
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Paris seasons : ETES
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Ar follower : ESS
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"Tribute" playwright : SLADE
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Humble abodes : HUTS
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Father : SIRE
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Peak : ACME
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Doleful songs or poems : ELEGIES
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Distasteful : VILE
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Put two and two together : ADD
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Joe DiMaggio was one : OUTFIELDER
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Take pen in hand : WRITE
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Incited, with "on" : EGGED
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Range player : DEER
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Anna's king's milieu : SIAM
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Converser with Kukla and Ollie : FRAN
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Linkletter or Carney : ART
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Beer topper : FOAM
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Without light : DARK
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Rapier having a guard : EPEE
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Gridiron three-pointers : FIELDGOALS
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Followers of kays : ELS
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Tableland : MESA
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
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Alcott heroine et al. : MEGS
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Soft drinks : ADES
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Waiter's burden : TRAY
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Service org. : USO
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Bank workers : TELLERS
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Container for a plant : URN
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Matter conqueror : MIND
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Separated : APART
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Ephemerally brilliant stars : NOVAE
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___ of tears : VALE
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Trees of the mulberry family : FIGS
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End of an O'Neill title : ELMS
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Rant : RAIL
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La Douce : IRMA
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Made do : EKED
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Goliath, to David : FOE
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Reno-to-Carson City dir. : SSE

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

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