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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1989

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,388
Across
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Chore : TASK
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Senate employee : PAGE
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Goddess of the hearth : VESTA
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Butter substitute : OLEO
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Always : EVER
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Muslim faith : ISLAM
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Noisy gangster? : RACKETEER
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Ascend; climb : SCALE
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Bobolink : ORTOLAN
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Egyptian solar deity : ATON
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Island off NW Venezuela : ARUBA
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Drift : TREND
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Two sounds in one : THUNDERCLAP
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God waited on by the Graces : EROS
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Suffix with origin : ATOR
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Adage for a dumb blonde? : SILENCEISGOLDEN
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Pedal digit : TOE
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Part of J.E.C. : EARL
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Food for Alysheba : OATS
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Noisy native of Dhaka? : BANGLADESHI
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Prank : CAPER
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Gentleman, in Madrid : SENOR
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Kiln : OVEN
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Terse : CONCISE
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Frenzied : MANIC
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Noisy Australian club? : BOOMERANG
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Gambling game : BINGO
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One, in Germany : EINE
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Bias : SLANT
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Happy : GLAD
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Swabs : MOPS
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Matador's victim : TORO
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Opposite of apterous : ALAR
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Cult : SECT
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Oahu's ___ Head : KOKO
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Kind of firecracker : PETARD
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Where New Yorkers take the Fifth : AVENUE
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Turn right : GEE
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Goof : ERR
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Strength; force : VIS
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Steep slope : ESCARP
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List of candidates : SLATE
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Leftover cards after a deal : TALON
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Revise : AMEND
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Verve : ELAN
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Famed teacher of the blind : BRAILLE
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Shakespeare's plays have five : ACTS
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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"Faust" finale : TRIO
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You may dig this : HOLE
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Employ : USE
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Roleo roller : LOG
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Erhard's therapy : EST
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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Himalayan humanoid : YETI
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Pulver's title: Abbr. : ENS
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Alaska's ___ Islands : NEAR
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Container : CAN
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Cgs units : ERGS
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Nonthreatening : BENIGN
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Altarpiece or Italian port : ANCONA
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Predestined : DOOMED
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Grooming implements : COMBS
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Serve the purpose : AVAIL
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President of Brazil: 1906-9 : PENNA
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Famous miler : CRAM
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Sassy lassie : SNIP
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These modify ids : EGOS
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Charpoy : COT
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Panhandle : BEG
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Peanut byproduct : OIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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