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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1989

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,364
Across
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Embrace : CLASP
6
Ballerina's ___ de chat : PAS
9
Biblical patriarch : ENOS
13
Kind of bear : POLAR
14
Convene : MEET
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Singer Janet Baker's title : DAME
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Manila hemp : ABACA
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"A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
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___ arms (aroused) : UPIN
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Author of "The Talisman" : SIRWALTERSCOTT
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Football position : END
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Square column : ANTA
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Copied : APED
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Country shaped like a boot : ITALY
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Atlas unit : MAP
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Delbert ___, film director : MANN
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Place for bulldogging : RODEO
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"Reading ___": Herbert Spencer : ISSEEINGBYPROXY
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Lee's opposite : STOSS
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Natives of: Suffix : ITES
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Muni or Grande : RIO
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A Margaret Mead subject : SAMOA
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Burden : ONUS
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England's Good Queen ___ : BESS
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Construction piece : TBAR
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Rower : OAR
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"The Importance ___": Oscar Wilde : OFBEINGEARNEST
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Limerick creator : LEAR
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Mend socks : DARN
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Consumed : EATEN
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Spanish surrealist : DALI
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Pebble : STONE
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Writer Ambler : ERIC
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Opposite of NNW : SSE
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Scottish chief : THANE
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Accountant, for short : CPA
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Tennis strokes : LOBS
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Soviet range : ALAI
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Inviolate : SACRED
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Dining delicacy : PRAWN
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Confined : PENT
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Sea for Odysseus : AEGEAN
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Ship's rear : STERN
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Mark Hopkins was one : EDUCATOR
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River in Ecuador : NAPO
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Leave out : OMIT
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Dispatched : SENT
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Wire measure : MIL
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Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
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Line of descent : STIRPS
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Wrongly : AMISS
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Ristorante fare : PASTA
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Traveler's stopover : INN
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Locomotive operator: Abbr. : ENGIN
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Worship : ADORE
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Vocabulary of a language : LEXIS
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Stringed toys : YOYOS
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Minn. range : MESABI
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Recondite : ESOTERIC
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Heat meas. : BTU
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"Answer ___ no" : YESOR
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These have stops : ORGANS
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Respiration : BREATH
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Aconcagua is here : ANDES
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Dread : FEAR
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Athenian portico : STOA
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Sen. Gore's state : TENN
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Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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