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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 1989

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { H J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,415
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Popular rock singer Gloria : ESTEFAN
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Saskatchewan town : ESTEVAN
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Flowers to wear : CORSAGE
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Chrysolite : OLIVINE
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Chanticleer : ROOSTER
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Agents of retribution : NEMESES
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German conjunction : UND
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" . . . on a wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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Part of AWOL : ABSENT
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Ht. : ALT
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Tear down : RAZE
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Kin of aves. : STS
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Russian cooperatives : ARTELS
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Church-tower feature : SPIRE
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Pluvious : RAINY
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Use an auger : BORE
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Relax : REST
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Ireland, to a Celt : EIRE
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Member of a choir : TENOR
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In the Black : ASEA
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Epithet for Athena : ALEA
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Sings like Fitzgerald : SCATS
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Primps : PREENS
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Draft org. : SSS
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Shopper's memo : LIST
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Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
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Southern crop : COTTON
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Elfin : FAY
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Excites : AROUSES
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Small Greek cafe : TAVERNA
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Moves clumsily : LUMBERS
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Harem occupant : ODALISK
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Traduce : ASPERSE
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Tells a story : RELATES
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Natural linen color : ECRU
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Anon : SOON
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Trampled : TROD
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Ogee curve : ESS
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With deadly results : FATALLY
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Deputies : AGENTS
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Ineffectual person : NERD
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Very long time : EON
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More disreputable : SLEAZIER
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Lumberjack's cry : TIMBER
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Dec. 24 and 31, e.g. : EVES
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Holding devices : VISES
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Concerning : ANENT
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Aeries : NESTS
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Pyromaniacs : ARSONISTS
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Husband of Lavinia : AENEAS
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Protective garment : APRON
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Space : AREA
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Sora, e.g. : RAIL
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Weary : TIRE
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Expunges : ERASES
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Borscht ingredients : BEETS
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Ruling family of Ferrara : ESTE
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Viewed : SEEN
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Gobs : TARS
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V.I.P.'s in the sport of kings : TRAINERS
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Opposite of departure : ARRIVAL
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Less distant : CLOSER
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St. Patrick's Day event : PARADE
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La ___, Milan's opera house : SCALA
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Cluster on a fern : SORUS
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Fast, driving rhythm : STOMP
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Toothpaste container : TUBE
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Suffix with liquid : ATOR
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Glass ingredient : FRIT
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Beasts of burden : YAKS
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Compass dir. : SSE
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Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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