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Eileen Lexau
Eileen Lexau

New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1989

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eileen Lexau has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,441

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Across
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___ number (speed measure) : MACH
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Informal talk : CHAT
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Date-book abbr. : APPT
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Land mass : ASIA
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Kind of elephant : ROGUE
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Hard or soft follower : WARE
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Fanciful idea : BEEINONESBONNET
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Lets : ALLOWS
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Coolidge's nickname : CAL
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Color : DYE
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Finish : END
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Cocktail tidbit : CANAPE
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Host : HORDE
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Give the ax to : CAN
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Thighbone : FEMUR
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Mine find : ORE
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British meeting place : PUB
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He wrote "Bread and Wine" : SILONE
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Unwilling listeners, usually : CAPTIVEAUDIENCE
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Disturbance : UNREST
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Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Kind : ILK
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Weather event : STORM
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Haw's companion : HEE
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Shoestrings : LACES
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Military commission : BREVET
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Wager : BET
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By way of : VIA
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Pen point : NIB
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Ski maneuver : SLALOM
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Readily : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
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What video means : ISEE
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
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Developer's interest : SITE
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Whip : LASH
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Drip's cousin : NERD
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Repulsive one : TOAD
Down
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Fairy queen : MAB
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On the Red : ASEA
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Shade of blue : CIEL
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Greeted : HAILED
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Throng : CROWD
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Sweeties : HONS
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Grow older : AGE
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Native of Florence : TUSCAN
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Grain bristle : AWN
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Riotous : PANDEMONIC
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Mouse, to Morris : PREY
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French head : TETE
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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"___ but the brave ... " : NONE
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAFII
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Minnelli-Grey film: 1972 : CABARET
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Soccer great : PELE
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___-pocus : HOCUS
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Unprincipled ones : REPROBATES
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Billiard stick : CUE
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Giving-in word : UNCLE
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Emits fumes : REEKS
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Mil. entrant : PVT
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Radical 60's gp. : SDS
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Haw. before 1959 : TERR
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Antigone's sister : ISMENE
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Western Indian : UTE
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Jordanian city occupied by Israel in 1967 : HEBRON
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Page : LEAF
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Finally : ATLAST
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Caesar's "Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
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Fair : BLOND
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Colo. resort : VAIL
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"___ Good Day," Peggy Lee hit : ITSA
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Box before a bout : SPAR
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Paducah's river : OHIO
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___ Hari : MATA
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Querying sound : HEH
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Be in debt : OWE
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Kennedy or Koppel : TED

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

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