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New York Times, Friday, May 12, 1989

Author:
William E. Heinemann
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William E. Heinemann has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,430
Across
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Event on a rink : SAVE
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Part song : GLEE
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Group in a loft : CHOIR
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Dance : TRIP
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Nino ___, Italian composer : ROTA
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Coward's "This ___ Breed" : HAPPY
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Friend of Antony : EROS
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___ out (barely manages) : EKES
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Obloquy : ABUSE
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Gdansk dance : POLONAISE
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Neon and freon : GASES
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Pundits : SWAMIS
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Do some mending : DARN
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Courts' needs : NETS
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Blockades : SIEGES
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Encampment : ETAPE
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Bill Haley's music : ROCKNROLL
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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Quashes : KILLS
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Swedish pop-rock quartet : ABBA
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"The Girl From Ipanema," e.g. : BOSSANOVA
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Advantage : ASSET
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What Burns was to Allen : STOOGE
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Turkish title : EMIR
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Droplets of water : DEWS
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Redresses : RIGHTS
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"Deck the Halls," for one : CAROL
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Formal ball : COTILLION
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Kind of flat : ADOBE
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Soprano Moffo : ANNA
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Toy-shop display : DOLLS
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Marceau, e.g. : MIME
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Sambar : DEER
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Antilles : ISLES
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Boston orchestra : POPS
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Chimney on das Haus : ESSE
Down
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Dance routines : STEPS
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Pointer : ARROW
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Pansy : VIOLA
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College in S England : EPSOM
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Long-running musical : GREASE
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Norse god of mischief : LOKI
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Nice summers : ETES
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Lightened : EASED
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Vexation : CHAGRIN
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Cuban tangolike dances : HABANERAS
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Beethoven creation : OPUS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Bread and whisky : RYES
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Number of Muses : NINE
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Quizzes : ASKS
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Pointer Sisters, e.g. : TRIO
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Decipher : SOLVE
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Rafts : GOBS
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Blind section : SLAT
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Falls back : EBBS
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Binge : TOOT
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Further : ALSO
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Corrida march music : PASODOBLE
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Quahog : CLAM
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Apprehended clearly : KNEW
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Perpetual : AGELESS
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Rainbows : IRISES
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Forest clearing : GLADE
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Jazzman Earl (Fatha) ___ : HINES
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Musical sounds : TONES
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Small drum : SNARE
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Muslim judge : CADI
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Foofaraws : ADOS
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Beat for Ringo : ROLL
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Miscellany : OLIO
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Pack in gently : TAMP

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

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