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New York Times, Saturday, April 15, 1989

43-Across : Bound by an oath

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,403
Across
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Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
6
Herb for cordage : HEMP
10
Noted organist-composer : BACH
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Gigi portrayer : CARON
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Space : AREA
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Cash in Cortona : LIRE
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Sandy place in Roma : ARENA
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Malmsey wine : MALVOISIE
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Suck in again : RESORB
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Flecked : STIPPLED
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Algonquian Indian : CREE
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
25
Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
26
Hard worker : BEE
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Suppress : STRANGLE
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___ of Court : INNS
34
Tree with oily seeds : TUNG
35
Honeysuckle's relative : ELDER
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Symbol of stupidity : DODO
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Proficient : ADEPT
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Directed : BADE
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Bound by an oath : SWORN
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British mil. decorations : DSOS
46
Former coin of India : ANNA
47
Priests' hats : BIRETTAS
50
Ore-loosening chisel : GAD
51
Gen. Pershing's command : AEF
54
M. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Apportion : METE
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Items sold by saddlers : STIRRUPS
60
Is besotted by : ADORES
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Like the ai : THREETOED
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Toward the left, at sea : APORT
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Musical space : REST
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"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Rumpus : TOUSE
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Scraps for Spot : ORTS
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Billiard shot : STAB
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City of the Ruhr : ESSEN
Down
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Cicatrice : SCAR
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A Rhine feeder : AARE
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Peak : CRESCENDO
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Actress Blackman : HONOR
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Gins : SNARES
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Superheterodyne owner : HAM
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Periods of time : ERAS
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Crucible : MELTINGPOT
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Surfacing material : PAVING
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Radar image : BLIP
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Theater part : AISLE
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Vociferated : CRIED
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Adverts : HEEDS
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City in Poland : OPOLE
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Siamese fighting fish : BETTA
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Offers : BIDS
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"Oh, Wilderness were Paradise ___!" : ENOW
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Shaft at a ship's stern : RUDDERPOST
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Turgenev's "___ of Gentlefolk" : ANEST
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End of a popular palindrome : ELBA
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Kind of apple : SORB
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Parlous : DANGEROUS
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Best of Hollywood : EDNA
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Peruse : READ
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African watermelon : TSAMA
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British import from Chile : NITRE
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Ways : ROUTES
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Composed : SEDATE
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The Jetsons' pet dog : ASTRO
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Dr. Morton's anesthetic : ETHER
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Original : FIRST
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Venetian fishing boats : TOPOS
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Soaks to loosen fibers : RETS
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Bristle : SETA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Star of "Nana": 1934 : STEN
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Flatfish : DAB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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