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New York Times, Thursday, May 18, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,436
Across
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Materialistic : CRASS
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Go on all fours : CREEP
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Follower of a doxy : IST
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Wading bird : HERON
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Main artery : AORTA
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Me, to Miss Piggy : MOI
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Colby or Louise : ANITA
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Cities in Italy and N.Y. : ROMES
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Something to put in your eye : MUD
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Seed holder : POD
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Start of a quip : THEMASSEUSE
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Lab vessels : ETNAS
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More of the quip : LOSTHERJOBSHE
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Political group : PARTY
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It is often nut-brown : ALE
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Mast support : STAY
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Waited : BIDED
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Not there : AWAY
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Crude metal : ORE
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Nonsense : TRIPE
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More of the quip : RUBBEDCLIENTS
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Describing Falstaff : OBESE
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Lady Chaplin : OONA
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End of the quip : THEWRONGWAY
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Tot up : ADD
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Clumsy fellow : OAF
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Trend : TENOR
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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Roofer : TILER
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Subtle sarcasm : IRONY
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Affixed a J. Hancock : SGD
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Jacket and collar : ETONS
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Lions' prides : MANES
Down
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Fellow : CHAP
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Gambling town : RENO
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Saharan : ARID
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Toper : SOT
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Spasmodic : SNATCHY
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Line : CAREER
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House segment : ROOM
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Bombeck, the columnist : ERMA
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Nice summers : ETES
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Makes the grade : PASSES
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Protected against : IMMUNE
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The March King : SOUSA
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Ocean movements : TIDES
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Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Certain records, for short : LPS
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Cereal grain : OAT
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Kind of dye : SRA
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Effete : JADED
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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___ and breakfast : BED
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Cut short : BOB
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Choler : IRE
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Space : AREA
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Gerald Ford's button : WIN
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Likely : APT
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O.K. : YES
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Tiptoer through tulips : TINYTIM
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Shortened sail : REEFED
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Etc., in Essen : USW
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Scold soundly : BERATE
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Cringes : COWERS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Okla. Indians : OTOES
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Hemp : BHANG
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Leave out : OMIT
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___ contendere (Agnew's plea) : NOLO
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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In a short time : ANON
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Completed : DONE
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Failed NOW goal : ERA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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