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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 1989

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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. 14,408
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Commander of the Scharnhorst : SPEE
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Type of reef : CORAL
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Daunt : FAZE
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Legendary Swiss patriot : TELL
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Pax, in Greece : IRENE
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Tract : AREA
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Humerus conflict? : ARMAGEDDON
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Small houses : COTS
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Enthusiasm : GUSTO
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Access to one's garage : DRIVEWAY
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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" . . . as a wild bull in ___": Isa. 51:20 : ANET
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Fat farm, e.g. : SPA
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Turkish pavilion : KIOSK
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Lapham or Deane : SILAS
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Most ancient : EARLIEST
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Curly was one : STOOGE
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Tulip or olive : TREE
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Mountain range in India : GHAUT
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Au courant : UPON
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Thrill : TINGLE
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Are these readers high or low? : BROWSERS
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
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Very, to Verdi : ASSAI
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Polar explorer : RAE
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Urth, Verthandi or Skuld : NORN
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Hospitalizes again : READMITS
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Richest part : CREAM
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Actress Petrova : OLGA
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Facial fur? : CHINCHILLA
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Lascivious look : LEER
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The Tana flows here : KENYA
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Latin love : AMOR
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Duke's daughter : LADY
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Blotch : SMEAR
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Hannah Van Buren, née ___ : HOES
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Hart : STAG
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Alpaca's habitat : PERU
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"Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
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Happify : ELATE
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Co., in Cherbourg : CIE
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River in Australia : ORD
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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Arctic jacket : ANORAK
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Ulyanov : LENIN
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Joking, superficially? : FACETIOUS
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In ___ (consecutively) : AROW
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Between epsilon and eta : ZETA
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Simple : EASY
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City on the Volga : GORKI
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Waistcoat : VEST
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Grant's strategy at Vicksburg : SIEGE
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Nonsense! : TOSH
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Fistfight : SETTO
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Slayer of Achilles : PARIS
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Trials : STABS
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Draw runner : LOPER
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Sanity : SENSE
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Famous, like Betty Grable? : LEGENDARY
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Ermine in its summer coat : STOAT
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Bear in the sky : URSA
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Come into view : LOOM
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Sorceress : WITCH
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"O Canada" is one : ANTHEM
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Haystacks : RICKS
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Bathsheba's first husband : URIAH
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Pageboy feature : ROLL
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Zeno's birthplace : ELEA
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Long in the tooth : AGED
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Trigonometry function : SINE
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Roper of the polls : ELMO
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Ares, to Caesar : MARS
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New Deal gp. : NYA
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Durant or Duryea : CAR

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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