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New York Times, Monday, March 6, 1989

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,363
Across
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Mournful : SAD
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Nomadic tribe, e.g. : HORDE
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Gossip : DIRT
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Eager : AVID
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Liquid part of fat : OLEIN
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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Container : CASE
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Small body of water : POND
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Big casino : TENOFDIAMONDS
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Typical : MODAL
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Obtain : GET
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Exclude : BAR
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Chewy substance : GUM
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Guided : LED
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Monk's title : FRA
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Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
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Vigor : LIFE
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Stewpots : OLLAS
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" ... ___ pinned to the bark ... ": Harte : THEDEUCEOFCLUBS
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Employs : HIRES
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Rival of Las Vegas : RENO
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Sun-dried brick, for short : DOBE
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His, in Nice : SES
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Theater sign : SRO
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Historic period : ERA
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Soak flax : RET
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Drone, e.g. : BEE
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Certain poker hand : SKEET
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Nursery tarts-maker : QUEENOFHEARTS
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Russian river : URAL
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Part of a political platform : PLANK
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Unit of area : ACRE
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Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Weird : EERIE
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Malicious look : LEER
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Gainsay : DENY
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Requires : NEEDS
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Diocese : SEE
Down
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Pouch : SAC
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Those who bend the facts : DISTORTERS
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Capital of Hawaii : HONOLULU
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King of Norway : OLAF
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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Livy's 503 : DIII
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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Train station : DEPOT
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Press : IRON
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Bacon skin : RIND
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Spreads hay to dry : TEDS
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Act : DEED
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Inferior race horse : NAG
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French wine region : MEDOC
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Golf club : MASHIE
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Spa : BATHS
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Small: Comb. form : MICRO
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Glows with radiant energy : FLUORESCES
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Notch or groove in a board : RABBET
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Valuable possession : ASSET
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Fruit drink : ADE
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Charge for services : FEE
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Honorary law deg. : LLD
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City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
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Abandons : FORSAKES
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Resume : REOPEN
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Univ. city in Ohio : AKR
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Kin of avast : BELAY
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Piece of type metal : QUAD
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Prod : URGE
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Merit : EARN
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Run away : FLEE
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Noted loser of a race : HARE
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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Dakota Indian : REE
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Before, to Byron : ERE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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