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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1989

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,440
Across
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Fed. agents : GMEN
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Muslim leader : CALIF
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Dispatched : SENT
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Assistant : AIDE
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Mountain crest : ARETE
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Scent : ODOR
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Went by plane : FLEW
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Hire : LEASE
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Church court : ROTA
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Recipe : FORMULA
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Shelley or Lazar : BERMAN
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Dig (into) : DELVE
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Wild horse : BRONCO
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Dreamer : IDEALIST
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C.S.A. soldier : REB
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McIntosh or Winesap : APPLE
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Soul, in Arles : AME
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Rhea or Itzhak : PERLMAN
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___ Amin, Ugandan exile : IDI
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Huge : VAST
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Astonish : AMAZE
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Small drink of liquor : NIP
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Light musical drama : OPERETTA
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Mirror reflections : IMAGES
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Stranger : ALIEN
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___ de mer (seasickness) : MAL
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Larry ___ of "Dallas" : HAGMAN
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Artificial tanning device : SUNLAMP
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Upon : ATOP
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Partly frozen rain : SLEET
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Ovid's 1,003 : MIII
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Kimono : ROBE
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Fifth-largest planet : EARTH
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Actor Johnson : ARTE
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Muslim prince : EMIR
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Turkish monetary units : LIRAS
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Louis and Carrie : NYES
Down
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Barbed spear : GAFF
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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River in W. Germany : EDER
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Paul or Phyllis : NEWMAN
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Carnival musical instrument : CALLIOPE
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Region : AREA
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Meadow : LEA
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"___ a boy!" : ITS
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Weak : FEEBLE
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Chestnut-colored horses : SORRELS
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Esau : EDOM
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___ bene : NOTA
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___ Van Huong, Vietnamese Prime Minister: 1965 : TRAN
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Remove a cover : UNCAP
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Gabor or Le Gallienne : EVA
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Bradford ___, actor from San Francisco : DILLMAN
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Excellent! : BRAVO
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Chart anew : REMAP
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Cake topping : ICING
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Maugham's Miss Thompson : SADIE
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Journeys : TRIPS
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Chatter : PRATE
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Vectorial angles : AZIMUTHS
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River in Russia : NEMAN
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Hiker : TRAMPER
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Christmas-tree decoration : TINSEL
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Rock star Gregg ___ : ALLMAN
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Rabbit's kin : HARE
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Fissionable unit : ATOM
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Mongolian desert : GOBI
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Bristle : SETA
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Breezy : AIRY
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Very small object : MITE
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Pastries : PIES
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Sin : ERR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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