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New York Times, Wednesday, March 29, 1989

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,386
Across
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Fabian playwright : SHAW
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Epopee : EPIC
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Alone onstage : SOLUS
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Chinese wax : PELA
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Vestige : TRACE
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Orient : EAST
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Golfer's niblick, e.g. : IRON
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Aquila : EAGLE
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Sphere : ARENA
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Pandemic : UNIVERSAL
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Take umbrage : RESENT
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Apart : ASIDE
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Portico for Socrates : STOA
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Submissions to a publishing co. : MSS
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Parlay : BET
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Constellation named for an Ethiopian queen : CASSIOPEIA
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Ignoble : BASE
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Sky Ram : ARIES
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Shepherd's god : PAN
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Hemingway character : PILAR
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Pinochle combination : MELD
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Constellation called the Clock : HOROLOGIUM
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Actor Harrington : PAT
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___ de Calais : PAS
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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Kind of party : BRIDAL
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Pace counter : PEDOMETER
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Virgo's bright star : SPICA
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Sixth wife of Henry VIII : PARR
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Existed : LIVED
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Jacket slit : VENT
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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P.G.A.'s Calvin ___ : PEETE
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Noble Italian family : ESTE
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Cincinnati nine : REDS
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Clip : SHEAR
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Templewood of England : HOARE
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Altar-end recesses : APSES
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Saw : WITNESSED
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Roof ornament : EPI
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Pizarro's conquest : PERU
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Sky underdog? : CANISMINOR
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Stallions : STEEDS
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"Laborare est ___" : ORARE
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Trails : LAGS
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Bruins of Calif. : UCLA
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Shut a falcon's eyes : SEEL
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Opposers : ANTIS
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Passport endorsement : VISA
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Overly : TOO
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Juxtaposed : APPOSITIVE
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Duration : TERM
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Region : AREA
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Alluvium : SILT
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Pinna : EAR
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Ursa Major septet : BIGDIPPER
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Standard & ___ 500 : POORS
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Revolutionary War hero : HALE
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Tennis tactic : LOB
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Hair ointment : POMADE
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Tailed orbiter : COMET
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Largest asteroid : CERES
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Actress Keaton : DIANE
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Pungent : ACRID
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Greases : LARDS
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Insect feeler : PALP
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A neighbor of Huron : ERIE
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Constellation Columba : DOVE
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Bluster : RANT
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Somme summer : ETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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