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Jim Page
Jim Page

SHOW-HOW SESSION

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1989

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,411
Across
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Ibsen heroine : LONA
5
Part of NASA gets the gait : PACE
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"___ c'est moi" : LETAT
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Bal.-sheet worker : CPA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Gomorrah neighbor : SODOM
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Mason's concern : ALIBI
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Pits turn into little arbiters : UMPS
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March along : TROOP
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Conjecture becomes embezzlement : PECULATION
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Change a bulb : REPLANT
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Certain taxes : TITHES
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___ l'oeil : TROMPE
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Tati's ta-ta : ADIEU
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U.S.S.R. area goes south : IBERIA
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Stormy ___ (sea birds) : PETRELS
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Nathan, to David : SON
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Tusked swine : BOAR
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Stupid guys become little cutups : IMPS
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N.Y.C. observes it : EDT
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Soak flax : RET
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"To ___, to Greece, and into Noah's ark": Cowper : GAUL
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Bill-of-exchange signer : ACCEPTOR
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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Foxhole kin becomes illuminated : LITTRENCH
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Batik expert : DYER
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Restaurateur goes to a Jordanian peak : HOR
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Entomb : INURN
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Author goes to college : ETON
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Time to irrigate : DROUGHT
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Bilbao visitor : TURISTA
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Actress Claire : INA
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Silvertip : BEAR
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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"Robust ___ alone is eternal": Gautier : ART
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Santa becomes less egotistical : ELFCENTERED
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Prefix with Raphaelite : PRE
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Ade's "___ Horne" : DOC
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Crab, lobster or shrimp : DECAPOD
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"Clair de lune" composer : DEBUSSY
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"Streamers" playwright : RABE
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Casked-wine process : AGING
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Suffix from a trig function : INE
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Bet becomes emporium gelt : MARTMONEY
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Arabian prince : AMEER
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" . . . a sea of ___": Shak. : TROUBLES
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Forest humus : MOR
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Blotter ltrs. : AKA
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River duck : SMEE
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Eliel's son : EERO
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Monogram of Garfield's successor : CAA
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Pliant : ELASTIC
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Doughnut-shaped rolls : BAGELS
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Pushers' targets : USERS
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Prepare a diamond : RESEED
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Oily resins : ELEMIS
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Fiendish : SATANIC
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Cocktail becomes a coxswain : CREWDRIVER
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Lithe animal : OTTER
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"Wishing will make ___" : ITSO
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Attain justly : EARN
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Pinguid : OBESE
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Whistle-blowing times : NOONS
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Baltic native : LETT
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Concordes come to N.Y., N.J., etc. : STS
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Baseball Hall of Famer : WANER
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W.W. I German admiral : SPEE
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Mmes., in Mexico : SRAS
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Petrarch's beloved et al. : LAURAS
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Wimbledon champ: 1959 : OLMEDO
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Reptile becomes drowsy : NAPPINGTURTLE
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Usher's beat : AISLE
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Bassanio's beloved : PORTIA
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Hoopla : ADO
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Col. Pickering portrayer : COOTE
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Charlatan of old : EMPIRIC
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Dazed, miler becomes obsessed : LAPHAPPY
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Twitches : TICS
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Elephant boy turns into Arabian dad : ABU
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Jousted : TILTED
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Foolish fancy : CHIMERA
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Colonized : PEOPLED
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Pardon : AMNESTY
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Social pos. : STN
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Suffix for emend : ATOR
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" . . . wherefore ___ Romeo?" : ARTTHOU
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Reddish browns : AUBURNS
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Clocked : TIMED
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Leaflike plant part : BRACT
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___ diem : PER
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Fish gets a cheer : OLE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Abruzzi town : ATRI
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Fastidious: Slang : CHOICY
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Willy Loman's quest : ORDER
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Work units : ERGS
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Rock singer ___ Ford : LITA
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Hardened : INURED
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Football's Greasy et al. : NEALES
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Mongol throng : HORDE
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Wind dir. : NNE
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German navy V.I.P.: 1928-43 : RAEDER
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Mall becomes a warren : HOPPINGCENTER
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Power of the movies : TYRONE
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Compendious : TERSE
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Writer gets a connection : AND
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Looked good on : BECAME
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Philadelphia hockey player : FLYER
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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High-strung : EDGY
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Role in 20's Broadway hit : ABIE
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Emerged, as an article : CAMEOUT
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Enthralled : AGOG
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Like movies, once : UNRATED
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Swiss river port : BASEL
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Sleepy one becomes a woodsman : LUMBERER
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Perpendicular to the keel : ABEAM
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Son of Odin : TYR
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Punishes by fine : AMERCES
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Bandicoot : MOLERAT
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Utensils on pencils : ERASERS
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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Roman army units : LEGIONS
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Vagrants' area changes into children's line : KIDROW
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Awn : ARISTA
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Ties : ASCOTS
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Like a quilt : SEWN
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Bar legally : ESTOP
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Ballooners, e.g. : SAILS
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Odd number becomes the opposite : EVEN
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___-majesté : LESE
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___ Antiqua : ARS
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Philippine tree : IBA
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Low digit : TOE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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