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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 1989

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,401
Across
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Charge : COST
5
What inspired Watt : STEAM
10
Unit of Zulu warriors : IMPI
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Abnormal craving to eat chalk, etc. : PICA
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O'Hara's "___ to Live" : ARAGE
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Mend : DARN
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Anchovy sauce : ALEC
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Lac or elemi : RESIN
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Wallet stuffers : ONES
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No way! : NOTONYOURLIFE
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High ___ kite : ASA
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Adherent : IST
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Fall bloomer : ASTER
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Get outa here! : SCRAM
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Mite : DRAM
32
Women's service org. : ORT
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Hurt : PAIN
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Discussed terms : TREATED
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No way! : NOTBYANYMEANS
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Guess : SURMISE
42
Painter Guido : RENI
44
Hiatus : GAP
47
Countersink : REAM
48
Purple : REGAL
49
"Salome," e.g. : OPERA
51
Spire tip : EPI
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Uncouth person : APE
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No way! : NOTINTHELEAST
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Auspices : EGIS
60
Assailed : HADAT
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Bound : TIED
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Neural network : RETE
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Part of a decathlon : EVENT
66
Superior : AONE
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Darling person in "Peter Pan" : WENDY
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Plague : GNAW
Down
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Important pers. on April 15 : CPA
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Midnight fluid : OIL
3
Creation of Ernest Lehman : SCENARIO
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Snack in Sonora : TACO
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Eclipse cycle : SAROS
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"Last Case" sleuth : TRENT
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Duck soup : EASY
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Money-changing allowance : AGIO
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Slender or small, in Savoie : MENU
10
Baalim : IDOLS
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Algonquian spirit : MANITO
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Choose above others : PREFER
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Magazine stuffer : INSERT
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Comedian Conway : TIM
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Ouida : RAMEE
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Cleo's killer : ASP
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CAT, e.g. : SCAN
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Formicary dwellers : ANTS
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Uniform cloth : DENIM
30
Guitarfish : RAYS
31
"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
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Sidon's colony: 15th-century B.C. : TYRE
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Nicaraguan native : RAMA
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Face fear : DARE
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Russian gale : BURAN
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Theme of this puzzle : NEGATION
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Sudden bite : SNAP
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O'Neill drama: 1917 : ILE
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Dead ducks : GONERS
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Highest point : APOGEE
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Little : PETITE
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Creek : RIA
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Gone up : RISEN
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Large antelope : ELAND
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Trivial : PETTY
55
Strength : THEW
56
Possess : HAVE
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Utopia : EDEN
58
Hart : STAG
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She reigned in Spain : ENA
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Kind of line : DEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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