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New York Times, Wednesday, April 26, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,414
Across
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Lessen : ABATE
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Land measure : ACRE
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"The ___ Not Taken": Frost : ROAD
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Former Russian farmer : KULAK
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Slim : THIN
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Groaning shoe clerk's apologetic remark : IAMALITTLESTIFF
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Citrus drink : ADE
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U.N. financial system : IMF
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East German city : HALLE
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Fed. agcy. aiding minority enterprises : OMBE
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Selfish one; magpie : HOARDER
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Continuation of apology : FROMBOWLING
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Table scraps : ORTS
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Kind of relief : BAS
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With 36 and 38 Across, start of impatient customer's response : JUST
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See 35 Across : GETTO
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See 35 Across : WORK
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G.I.'s address : APO
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Veteran sailor : SALT
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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More of response : NOBODYCARES
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Laydown hand at bridge : PIANOLA
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Clean a pipe stem : REAM
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Sound receiver : EAR
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Math course : ALG
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End of response : WHEREYOUAREFROM
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Take on cargo : LOAD
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Rhett's last words : ADAMN
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Skin problem : ACNE
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Friendly: Slang : PALSY
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Subsequently : THEN
Down
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Wart giver? : TOAD
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Domesticate : TAME
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Okla. city : ADA
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With hands on hips : AKIMBO
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" ... ___ are chosen" : BUTFEW
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High, in music : ALT
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Former chess champ : TAL
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Stretch the budget : EKE
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Petal perfume : ATTAR
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Julia of TV : CHILD
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Ransack and rob : RIFLE
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Hell, to Henri : ENFER
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Arm or leg : LIMB
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Chases flies : SHAGS
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Skip : OMIT
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Spaniard's broad sash : FAJA
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Enlist again : REUP
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Thereabouts : ORSO
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Weapon, to Pierre : ARME
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Takes to the slopes : SKIS
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British prison : GAOL
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Forcible impact : WHAM
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Night sound : SNORE
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Castles in the air : DREAMS
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"Never thought my heart could be so ___" : YEARNY
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Be concerned : CARE
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Ratchet stops : PAWLS
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"___ an arrow into the air" : ISHOT
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Leading : AHEAD
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Saps' kin : NERDS
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Sly : ARCH
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Solitary : LONE
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F.B.I. agents : GMEN
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Pup's plaint : YAP
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Seraglio room : ODA
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Suffix with effect : UAL
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Type of cat : FAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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