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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 1989

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,392
Across
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Ivan or Nicholas : TSAR
5
Mardi ___ : GRAS
9
Mr. T's former TV show, with "The" : ATEAM
14
To be, in Beauvais : ETRE
15
River in Zaire : UELE
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Defunct cousin of NATO : SEATO
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Polaris : NORTHSTAR
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Noodles, e.g. : PASTA
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Holds forth : ORATES
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Danson role in "Cheers" : SAM
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R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
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Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
25
Third man : ABEL
27
Pick or wit preceder : NIT
28
That which causes : CATALYST
32
Seats in a basilica : PEWS
35
Pipe type : BRIER
36
Marshal in Napoleon's army : NEY
37
Pub quaff : ALE
38
Major divider : EQUATOR
40
Pile : NAP
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Seagoing inits. : USS
42
Small squalls : GUSTS
43
Far: Comb. form : TELE
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Free : LETLOOSE
46
Exclamation of contempt : POH
48
Left : WENT
49
Straying : ERRANT
53
A son of Seth : ENOS
55
Suffix with mountain : EER
58
Music lover's purchase : STEREO
59
Describe grammatically : PARSE
61
Norman Douglas novel: 1917 : SOUTHWIND
63
Scotland's ___ of the Sea : ISLES
64
Sensible : SANE
65
Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
66
Framework : CADRE
67
German river or dam : EDER
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Loch name : NESS
Down
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Purport : TENOR
2
Put away : STORE
3
Tapestry : ARRAS
4
Gymnast Mary Lou's family : RETTONS
5
Dress part : GUSSET
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Soak flax : RET
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Ah, me! : ALAS
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Antitoxins : SERA
9
Nile denizen : ASP
10
Raise a nap : TEASEL
11
Popular novel: 1861 : EASTLYNNE
12
"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Medieval protection : MOAT
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Kind of port : HELI
22
San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Comedienne Roseanne : BARR
28
Box : CRATE
29
River islands : AITS
30
Fine fur : SEAL
31
Sort : TYPE
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Papal name : PAUL
33
Other : ELSE
34
Yul Brynner film: 1973 : WESTWORLD
35
Smooch : BUSS
38
Artist Schiele : EGON
39
Cite : QUOTE
43
___ the towel (quit) : THREWIN
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___ Antilles : LESSER
46
Harass : PESTER
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Conventional: Abbr. : ORTH
50
Take for ___ (trick or slay) : ARIDE
51
Spanish baby boys : NENES
52
Stirs : TODOS
53
De Mille movie, e.g. : EPIC
54
Launching gp. : NASA
56
Actual being : ESSE
57
Beatles' "Abbey ___" : ROAD
60
Vane reading : ESE
62
Maupassant's "___ Vie" : UNE

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

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