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Joel D. Lafargue
Joel D. Lafargue

New York Times, Friday, April 28, 1989

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,416
Across
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Region in S Israel : NEGEV
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___ up (concludes) : WRAPS
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Hoople, for one: Abbr. : MAJ
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Love deeply : ADORE
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Attacked : HADAT
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Pindar product : ODE
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"Bonanza" star's stinger? : THEGREENEHORNET
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Mountain-road shape : ESS
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"___ no kick from champagne" : IGET
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"___ Daughter," 1970 film : RYANS
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Org. for aspiring educators : FTA
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Early porridge fancier : ESAU
26
Ruminants at the anchor desk? : BROADCASTGNUS
32
Dirty looks : LEERS
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Follow : ENSUE
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Big shot: Abbr. : VIP
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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Arrow poisons : INEES
38
"Fools Die" author : PUZO
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Part of a min. : SEC
40
"Rosmersholm" playwright : IBSEN
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Heels go after them : SOLES
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Bea Arthur's cop show? : THEMAUDESQUAD
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Spring mos. : APRS
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Word for a married couple : OUR
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Skyy sightt? : STARR
50
Open wide : GAPE
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Corp. leader : CEO
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"Cheers" star during a blackout? : DANSONINTHEDARK
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Item on the chopping block? : AXE
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Deputy : VICAR
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"The Prisoner of ___" : ZENDA
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First-aid container : KIT
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___ board (manicurist's tool) : EMERY
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Poetic Pope product : ESSAY
Down
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Thurmond of the N.B.A. : NATE
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Old letters : EDHS
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Leaves : GOES
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Physics unit : ERG
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Harvard's motto : VERITAS
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"Wahoo!" : WHEE
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Carry on : RANT
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Drink that says "Help"? : ADE
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"Phooey!" : PAH
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Warehouse function : STORAGE
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Lisa who got framed : MONA
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Mideast gulf : ADEN
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"West Side Story" faction : JETS
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"My word!" : EGAD
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Jim of running fame : RYUN
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Place to Bragg about? : FORT
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Erwin et al. : STUS
26
Tam's French cousin : BERET
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Contact : REACH
28
National head count : CENSUS
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Have ___ for (require) : ANEED
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Part of the mouth : UVULA
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___ up (evaluated) : SIZED
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Notes from Sutherland : LAS
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Opposite of neg. : POS
37
Upright beam : IBAR
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Come down like cats and dogs : POUR
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Get better : IMPROVE
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This is usually tight : SQUEEZE
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CB, to its user : EARS
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Jr., a year ago : SOPH
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Where Pierre is the cap. : SDAK
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Curbside cry : TAXI
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Writer Claude ___ : ANET
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Growl : GNAR
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Give it ___ (attempt) : ATRY
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Puts up preserves : CANS
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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Acceptable : OKAY
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___ tree (margosa) : NIM
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Debi Thomas's milieu : ICE
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___ Plaines : DES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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