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Betty Jorgensen
Betty Jorgensen

New York Times, Thursday, April 6, 1989

48-Across : Branch off

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,394
Across
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Theme of this puzzle : WISH
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Author Godden : RUMER
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Catch a glimpse of : ESPY
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Cause to walk on air : ELATE
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Black, in Nantes : NOIR
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Some things to 1 Across on : BIRTHDAYCANDLES
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Ferber or Millay : EDNA
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V.I.P. in a corp. : CEO
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Seeks lofty goals : ASPIRES
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Commenced : STARTED
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Swain : SUITOR
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Way of going : GAIT
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Manta, e.g. : RAY
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Very dry : SERE
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Something to 1 Across on : FIRSTSEENSTAR
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Camera part : LENS
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Root of many of our words : LATIN
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Work unit : ERG
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Bearing : MIEN
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Actress Rita : MORENO
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Attacks : ASSAILS
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Branch off : DIVERGE
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Gypsy's horse : GRI
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He wrote "Rule, Britannia" : ARNE
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Something to 1 Across on : COININAFOUNTAIN
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Start at poker : ANTE
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Bestow : GRANT
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Candy striper, for one : AIDE
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Fling : TOSS
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Garment for a ranee : SAREE
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Right cross or jab : BLOW
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"Charlotte's ___": E. B. White : WEB
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Deposed dictator ___ Amin : IDI
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"To ___ With Love" : SIR
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___ up (bothered) : HET
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More rubicund : REDDER
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European lancers : ULANS
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Southern Mexican : MAYA
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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Response to a stimulus : REACTION
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Biblical witch's home : ENDOR
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___ Hurok, memorable impresario : SOL
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Symbol of easiness : PIE
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Abbr. at the bottom of a letter : YRS
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Wading birds : HERONS
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Without a mixer : NEAT
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A king of Judah : ASA
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They ride the waves : SURFERS
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Pier supports : PILINGS
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Anatomical passages : ITERS
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Ore.'s capital : SALEM
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He pays for the meal : TREATER
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Adornment on a lobe : EARRING
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Change color : DYE
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Untrained : GREEN
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The phoenix rises from these : ASHES
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Gawk : STARE
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Residue, in mining : TAILINGS
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Untidy one : SLOVEN
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Winding herd's locale : LEA
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Ark builder, to Italians : NOE
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Borneo seaport : MIRI
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Tiny : MINUTE
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Copperfield's second wife : AGNES
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Male honeybee : DRONE
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Distantly : AFAR
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Morris or Garfield : CAT
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Yoko : ONO
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"___ a Lovely Day Today" : ITS
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Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
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Actor Hunter : TAB
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Feel poorly : AIL
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Altar words : IDO
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Unused : NEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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