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New York Times, Wednesday, April 19, 1989

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,407
Across
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___ eagle : BALD
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Group of bees : SWARM
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Pheasant brood : NIDE
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Birthright seller : ESAU
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Conical shelter : TEPEE
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Notion : IDEA
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Black-capped birds : CHICKADEES
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Surfeit : GLUT
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Bird dogs : SETTERS
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Indian chiefs : SACHEMS
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Maglie or Mineo : SAL
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Switch button : RESET
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Flank : SIDE
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Rude push : SHOVE
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Discord goddess : ERIS
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Knot : NODE
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Gobelin product : TAPIS
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Ancestry : LINEAGE
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Beavers, e.g. : GNAWERS
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Painter of "L'Absinthe" : DEGAS
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Fury : RAGE
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Genu : KNEE
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Slumbered : SLEPT
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Elbe tributary : ISER
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Boston's are Red : SOX
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Was distressed : AILED
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Female hare : DOE
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Prodder : SPURRER
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Passes : ELAPSES
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Sixth wife of Henry VIII : PARR
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Corniculate nocturnal hooters : HORNEDOWLS
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Currency premium : AGIO
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N.Y. Public Library benefactor : ASTOR
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Throw dice : CAST
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Raven's haven : NEST
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Spools : REELS
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Anecdote collections : ANAS
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Beaks: Fr. : BECS
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Conduits : DUCTS
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Bird that is often a pest : STARLING
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Unites : WEDS
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Primate : APE
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Dodger of yore : REESE
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Buttes' kin : MESAS
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Goatsucker : NIGHTHAWK
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Unoccupied : IDLE
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"Te ___," ancient hymn : DEUM
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Dines : EATS
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New Zealand predators of sheep : KEAS
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Jai-alai racquet : CESTA
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Cardinal's color : RED
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Blends : MELDS
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Prospero's prankster : ARIEL
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Spree : BINGE
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Performer : DOER
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Begins : OPENS
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Insectivorous bird : VIREO
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A favorite of Queen Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Puffin : SEAPARROT
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Squirrels steal these : EGGS
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Out of bed : ASTIR
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Teasers : NEEDLERS
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Assist : AID
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What a hobo hits : ROAD
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Worn away : EROSE
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Notable age, to Antonio : EPOCA
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Bridge : SPAN
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Summon, as at a hotel : PAGE
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"The Haj" author : URIS
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Tchaikovsky's "___ Lake" : SWAN
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Cinema's Lanchester : ELSA
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Concordes : SSTS
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Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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