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New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,420
Across
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Restaurants : CAFES
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Embarrassed : RED
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Cigarette problem : TAR
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Hot under the collar : IRATE
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Nabe store for cold cuts : DELI
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Clare Boothe ___ : LUCE
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Capsize : TURNTURTLE
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La Douce : IRMA
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Oahu garlands : LEIS
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Kind of bed or shed : WATER
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Connery or Penn : SEAN
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Bile: Comb. form : CHOL
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Portuguese overseas province : MACAO
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Greek letter : ETA
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Of a bird's spurious wing : ALULAR
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Cynical : SARDONIC
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Rebuked : BERATED
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Cautious : PRUDENT
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Butts in : INTRUDES
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Makes into law : ENACTS
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French dance : BAL
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Hoffmann specialties : TALES
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Sort; kind : ILK
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Balanced : EVEN
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Huge : VAST
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Gowns for professors : ROBES
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Honduran port : TELA
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Andy's sidekick : AMOS
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Persia, updated : IRAN
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Sweetheart : TURTLEDOVE
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NATO, e.g. : PACT
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Follow orders : OBEY
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Kind of closet : LINEN
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Lodge member : ELK
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Layer on a football player : PAD
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Commence : START
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Quote : CITE
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Calla lilly : ARUM
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Silo locale : FARM
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Volcano in Sicily : ETNA
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Matched collection : SET
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Eye parts : RETINAS
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Annexes of a sort : ELLS
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Something to cast : DIE
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Kind of sweater : TURTLENECK
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Peak : ACME
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Kind of admiral : REAR
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Fond hope : DREAM
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Mongolian river : LIAO
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Christie product : WHODUNIT
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Congressional creations : STATUTES
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Author John le ___ : CARRE
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Oval stud on furniture : TURTLEBACK
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Winged : ALAR
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Item often tipped : CAP
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Add color : TINT
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Biblical book : ACTS
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Ancient Hebrew month : ABIB
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Horne of plenteous talent : LENA
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Fortification : REDAN
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Asiatic woody vine : ODAL
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Dover is its cap. : DEL
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Cut : SEVERED
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Like caviar : SALTY
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Opening : VENT
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___ hepatica : SAL
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Ready for picking : RIPE
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Spoken : ORAL
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Plenty of horn : TUBA
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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"___ Lisa," Cole hit : MONA
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Finished : OVER
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Dispatched : SENT
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Tot's spinner : TOP
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High-rise trains : ELS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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