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New York Times, Saturday, May 13, 1989

Author:
Roger H. Courtney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Roger H. Courtney has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,431
Across
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Tilting, as a ship : ALIST
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Great Barrier ___ : REEF
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Hans's spouse : FRAU
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Historic caravel : PINTA
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Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
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A powder : TALC
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Where King Saul consulted a medium : ENDOR
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Move like an eagle : SOAR
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Do a good job, in Sydney : MAKEAGOODFIST
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Drop a pop-up : ERR
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Ancient emp. : PERS
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Monetary gain : LUCRE
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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Expiate : ATONE
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Prefix with bar or therm : ISO
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The ark's magic number : TWO
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Nighttime noisemaker : SNORER
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Swimming stroke : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
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A rival of Jennings : RATHER
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For instance : SAY
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Actress Michele : LEE
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Done in : SLAIN
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To be, in Barcelona : SER
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He wrote "A Mind That Found Itself" : BEERS
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City SE of Belgrade : NISH
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Solti's title : SIR
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Mob-related tribunal : KANGAROOCOURT
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Three ___ Island : MILE
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Kind of Belt : BIBLE
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Unique person : ONER
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Shallot : ONION
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Ceiba or cacao : TREE
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Man's septet, à la Shakespeare : AGES
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Pungent humor : SALT
Down
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Triton : EFT
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Spacious hall : SALA
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Victuals, to an Aussie : TUCKER
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" . . . partridge in ___ tree" : APEAR
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Fish or heather : LING
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___-Hittite (language family) : INDO
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Small porches : STOOPS
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French sociologist: 1843-1904 : TARDE
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Device in an electric circuit : RESISTOR
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TV role for Sonny Shroyer : ENOS
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Rhode Island, to René : ETAT
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Pro : FOR
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Before, to Tennyson : ERE
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Marseille money : FRANC
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Taradiddlers : LIARS
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Ordinary : USUAL
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___ Mesa, Calif. city : COSTA
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Ruru or boobook : OWL
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Aplomb : POISE
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Pontiff's cape : ORALE
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More recent : NEWER
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Gardner et al. : ERLES
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Asphalt ingredient : TAR
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Curve on a hull : SNY
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Paint additives : THINNERS
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Go back on a promise : RENIG
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Swiss river : AAR
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Reliquary : SHRINE
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Double this for a Chilean river : BIO
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Vents : ERUPTS
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Sandal strap : SABOT
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Elaborate solo in opera : SCENA
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Gargantua, e.g. : KING
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Not aweather : ALEE
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R.I.P. item : OBIT
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Aroma, in Madrid : OLOR
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___ avis : RARA
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Far East unit of weight : TAEL
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Extinct New Zealand bird : MOA
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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