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New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 1989

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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"___ Rebel," 1962 hit song : HESA
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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U.S., in one sense : AMER
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Inexact : LOOSE
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Musical miscellany : OLIO
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"Dear John," e.g. : SITUATIONCOMEDY
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Chevy Chase shtick : PRATFALL
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Large trends : TIDES
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Collector in Apr. : IRS
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Hawk : KITE
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Doesn't hit the mark : MISSES
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Will Rogers, e.g. : HUMORIST
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Up to : UNTIL
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Snack-bar offering : SODA
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Blacksburg, Va., campus : VPI
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David Brenner, e.g. : STANDUPCOMEDIAN
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Imperfect: Abbr. : IRR
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Papal name : PIUS
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Caroline, to Sen. Kennedy : NIECE
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Animators' output : CARTOONS
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Elapses : PASSES
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Small hotels : INNS
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Flower or lap dog, for short : POM
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Isolated : ALONE
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"Saturday Night Live" alien : CONEHEAD
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Sondheim song : SENDINTHECLOWNS
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Feed a kitty : ANTE
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Incisor, for one : TOOTH
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___ extremes (overdo) : GOTO
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Inferior : POOR
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In what way? : HOWSO
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Vail rentals : SKIS
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Hinged fastening : HASP
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Eastern bigwig : EMIR
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___ precedent : SETA
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In ___ (stuck) : ARUT
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Hitching posts : ALTARS
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Gathers a hose : COILS
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Puppet : TOOL
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Pulver's org. : USN
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Town in Yugoslavia : PEC
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More comfortable and cozy : HOMIER
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"___ Three Lives": Philbrick : ILED
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Roller coaster, e.g. : RIDE
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Trifles : TOYS
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Off the right path : AFIELD
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Swimmer Kristin : OTTO
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Praise : KUDOS
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Mosque leader : IMAM
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One of the seven arts : MUSIC
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Mural starter : INTRA
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Ringo or Bart : STARR
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Wrongdoing : SIN
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___-pocus : HOCUS
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Vines : IVIES
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Modern frontier : SPACE
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Fork features : TINES
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Makes thread : SPINS
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Well-informed about : UPON
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Crown protector : ENAMEL
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Negative prefix : DIS
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Kindling : TINDER
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"The ___ Love . . . ": Jones-Kahn hit : ONEI
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Rain cloak : PONCHO
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Frost and Pound : POETS
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"Right away" abbr. : ASAP
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Carson's substitute : LENO
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Aware of : ONTO
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Eats : CHOW
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Some are barrows : HOGS
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"Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Brit. military decorations : DSOS
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Overly : TOO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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