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RAZZLE-DAZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1989

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Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,390
Across
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Ale ingredient : HOPS
5
Rostand or Rimbaud : POETE
10
As red as ___ : ABEET
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Dingle : DALE
19
N.T. omission : APOC
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Incite : EGGON
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Choleric : IRATE
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Various : ASSORTED
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Earthen pots : OLLAS
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Sartre novel : NAUSEA
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Burden : ONUS
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Athanasian or Nicene : CREED
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Argot : CANT
33
"Journey Into Fear" author : AMBLER
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Musical upbeats : ARSES
37
Point ___, Calif. cape : ARGUELLO
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Like whooping cranes : RARE
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Tail-dragging nursery group : BOPEEPSSHEEP
45
"___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
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Experts : ONERS
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Haggard queen : SHE
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Dr. Seuss's "Hop on ___" : POP
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Literary initials : GBS
51
"___ Certain Lady at Court": Pope : ONA
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Innsbruck thrills: 1976 : HAMILLSCAMELS
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Exist : ARE
60
Dessert wines : MADEIRAS
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Speedily : APACE
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American wildcat : OCELOT
65
Arty party : SALON
66
Yawning : AGAPE
67
Positioned for push-ups : PRONE
68
Photog's copies : REPROS
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Scrutinies : PERUSALS
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Like some dicts. : ABR
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Bugliosi best seller : HELTERSKELTER
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Haw's opposite : GEE
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Baby of opera : DOE
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Itinerary info : ARR
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DX ÷ V : CII
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Thesmothete : SOLON
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Corolla petal : ALA
85
Chapeaux for writer Jean : GENETSBERETS
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Hawk : VEND
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Ouster; dislodgement : RIDDANCE
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Maki or vari : LEMUR
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Scholastic propositions : THESES
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Rock attachment : ETTE
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Checks cagily : CASES
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Jetty : PIER
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Mister, in Monza : SIGNOR
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Yellowish green : CHLOR
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Increase Mather was one : MORALIST
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English actress's family treasures : CLAIREBLOOMSHEIRLOOMS
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Aweather's opposite : ALEE
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An eye opener : ALARM
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Tubby : OBESE
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At the peak : ATOP
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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Agate and pica : TYPES
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Eminent : NOTED
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Hanging ends : DAGS
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"The night ___ thousand eyes" : HASA
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Work : OPUS
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Crocks : POTS
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High follower : SCHOOLER
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Disquiet : PERTURB
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Emulates Baron Ochs : OGLES
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"Gadzooks!" relative : EGAD
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This comes short or long : TON
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Support : ENDORSE
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Random : AIMLESS
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Like E.M.K.'s "A" : BROAD
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Diner come-on : EATS
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Like "Grease" characters : TEENAGE
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Weaken : DILUTE
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Garments for Bedouins : ABAS
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Business : LINE
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Coleridge's "gentle thing" : SLEEP
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Jerry-built : RANUP
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Angler's basket : CREEL
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Light fabric : CREPE
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Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
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Unexpected gain : MANNA
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Rye coating : BREADSPREAD
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Gardener's bane : APHIS
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What to "give me" : AHOME
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Reitman film: 1986 : LEGALEAGLES
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Book, in Brescia : LIBRO
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Commencement : ONSET
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Turkish empire founder : OSMAN
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Modern frontier : SPACE
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Civil War battle site: 1862 : SHILOH
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Came into being : AROSE
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Pub offering : LAGER
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Reaches : SPANS
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Czech dramatist : CAPEK
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Laszlo Loewenstein's film name : LORRE
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Examines minutely : SCOURS
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Lug of a jug : EAR
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U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
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This might be red : ALERT
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A larceny size : PETIT
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Homing device : RADAR
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Verdi princess : EBOLI
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" ... it is ___ of life": Proverb 13:12 : ATREE
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Workman, e.g. : PLIER
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Transmits : SENDS
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Knight's shaft : LANCE
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Neutral colors : ECRUS
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Cause an axle to break : OVERLOAD
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Croc's relative : GATOR
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Beg : ENTREAT
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Events for Phil Mahre : SLALOMS
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Broom for Twiggy? : BESOM
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"Each and All" poet : EMERSON
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Up in arms, e.g. : STIRRED
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Old French coin : DENIER
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Make sound : HEAL
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Task : CHORE
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Aplomb : POISE
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Beat it! : SCAT
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What Pandora let loose : ILLS
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Mother of the Titans : GAEA
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Trap leader : CLAP
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Assemble : MEET
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Jot : IOTA
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Portmanteau word : SMOG
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Three of these make a tbs. : TSPS
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Journalist-reformer Nellie : BLY
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TV option : HBO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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