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Nancy Nicholson Joline
Nancy Nicholson Joline

New York Times, Friday, April 14, 1989

53-Across : Avowed

Author:
Nancy Joline
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy Nicholson Joline has 61 pre-Shortz puzzles and 48 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,402
Across
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A language of Sri Lanka : TAMIL
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___ del Sol, Spain : COSTA
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Haig and Hirt : ALS
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"No bigger than an ___-stone ... ": Shak. : AGATE
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Actress in "The Maltese Falcon" : ASTOR
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___ Dolorosa : VIA
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Tightrope walker : FUNAMBULIST
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Pismire : ANT
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Greenish blue : TEAL
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Olfactory stimuli : ODORS
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Climax preceder : ANTI
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Kipling's Nag, e.g. : COBRA
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Toulouse-Lautrec creation : POSTER
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Black gold : OIL
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Cat fancier : AILUROPHILE
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Stems' opposites : STERNS
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Celebrated : NOTED
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Syrian leader : ASSAD
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King topper : ACE
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___ ark : NOAHS
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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Pandemonium : BEDLAM
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Bad speller : CACOGRAPHER
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Actor Erwin : STU
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One of the du Ponts : IRENEE
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Mohammed's favorite wife : AISHA
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"A Doll's House" heroine : NORA
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Avowed : SWORN
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Neighbor of Ont. : QUE
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Lover of women : PHILOGYNIST
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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City in S Turkey : ADANA
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Moray : EEL
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Alter : AMEND
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___ Python : MONTY
Down
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Chief Justice: 1921-30 : TAFT
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Restraints : MANACLES
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Writer Calvino : ITALO
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Pt. of the Apollo spacecraft : LEM
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Taillike : CAUDAL
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Frogner Park locale : OSLO
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The slammer : STIR
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Tippler : TOSSPOT
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Garfunkel or Linkletter : ART
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Lemmon film: 1972 : AVANTI
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Support above a door : LINTEL
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"Candide," e.g. : SATIRE
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King of Bulgaria: 1918-43 : BORIS
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City in W Israel : ASHDOD
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First-aid item : BANDAGE
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A pair of jacks, maybe : OPENERS
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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"___ a Wonderful Life" : ITS
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Open, in a way : UNCAP
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Anonymous Richard : ROE
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Helen Hunt Jackson heroine : RAMONA
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Santa ___ , Calif. : ANA
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Strasbourg native : ALSATIAN
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Cloche or toque : HAT
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Dallas inst. : SMU
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Moneyman Sir Thomas : GRESHAM
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" ___ There," Sellers film : BEING
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The five, at dice : CINQUE
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Incite : AROUSE
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Pablum : CEREAL
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Playwright Pinter : HAROLD
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Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
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Pinot or Médoc : WINE
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"The Good Earth" wife : OLAN
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" ... as it ___, it ain't": Tweedledee : ISNT
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Nautical rope : STAY
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Police org. : PBA
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Dixie veggie : YAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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