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Peter Swift
Peter Swift

New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 1989

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Peter Swift has 79 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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A
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L
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F
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D
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E
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B
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T
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S
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B
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R
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A
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Y
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V
O
L
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U
N
E
A
S
Y
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A
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I
C
Y
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M
A
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L
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R
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D
D
U
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K
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D
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A
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T
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S
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R
A
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S
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I
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W
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T
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U
I
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S
M
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N
E
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L
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S
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O
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N
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P
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A
C
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T
A
C
O
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S
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D
E
C
A
Y
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A
C
H
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E
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M
O
R
T
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E
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A
R
T
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S
T
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W
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S
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W
E
I
R
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S
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E
S
T
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S
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R
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N
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S
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O
R
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A
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T
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E
W
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S
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C
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I
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R
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T
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H
E
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E
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C
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N
A
D
A
G
O
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O
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S
E
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O
R
R
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I
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T
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T
I
L
L
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D
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W
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G
67
A
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P
S
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S
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L
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,365
Across
1
TV alien : ALF
4
Arrears : DEBTS
9
Donkey's sound : BRAY
13
Bk. : VOL
14
Apprehensive : UNEASY
15
Hebrides island : IONA
16
Gelid : ICY
17
Water bird : MALLARDDUCK
19
Noble : DUCAL
21
Italian seaport : TRIESTE
22
Teasdale and others : SARAS
24
"___ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" : ISAW
25
Platitude : TRUISM
27
Trafalgar Square figure : NELSON
32
Moccasin : PAC
34
Mexican food : TACOS
36
Disintegrate : DECAY
37
Yearn : ACHE
39
"Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
41
"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
42
Simmers : STEWS
44
Dams : WEIRS
46
Archaic verb ending : EST
47
They tempted Ulysses : SIRENS
49
Flowery : ORNATE
51
Pitcher : EWER
53
Cut into pieces : SLICE
55
Beersheba native : ISRAELI
58
Giggle : TEHEE
60
Long-necked bird : CANADAGOOSE
63
Hockey great : ORR
64
Part of T.S.E. : INIT
65
Did farm work : TILLED
66
Peruke : WIG
67
Horned vipers : ASPS
68
Utter scornfully : SNEER
69
Papal name : LEO
Down
1
Enthusiastic : AVID
2
Place : LOCUS
3
Insectivorous bird : FLYCATCHER
4
Heredity initials : DNA
5
Conger : EEL
6
Songbird : BALTIMOREORIOLE
7
Despots : TSARS
8
Aleppo citizen : SYRIAN
9
Offers : BIDS
10
Complete defeat : ROUT
11
Suffix with assist : ANCE
12
Jabber : YAK
14
Diacritical mark : UMLAUT
18
Moistened, in a way : DEWED
20
Timetable abbr. : ARR
23
Thailand, once : SIAM
26
Freight boat : SCOW
28
Grazing ground : LEA
29
Night bird : SCREECHOWL
30
Stable owner's purchase : OATS
31
Gorbachev's denial : NYET
32
Bridge word : PASS
33
Play part : ACTI
35
Clink : STIR
38
Lamb's dam : EWE
40
Sea birds : ERNS
43
P.G.A.'s Sam : SNEAD
45
Seasoned : SALTED
48
___ out (awaits anxiously) : SWEATS
50
Foulard : TIE
52
City in Ill. or Tex. : ELGIN
54
Creepy : EERIE
55
Hunter and Fleming : IANS
56
Cut : SNIP
57
Word of annoyance : RATS
59
Therefore : ERGO
60
Agcy. once headed by G.H.W.B. : CIA
61
Comic Olsen : OLE
62
Sun.discourse : SER

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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