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New York Times, Wednesday, May 24, 1989

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { B G Q V }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,442
Across
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Parisian milk : LAIT
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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At a distance : AFAR
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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Bridge coups : SLAMS
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Protuberance : NODE
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Thick soup : PUREE
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Catch forty winks : DOZE
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Barely making it : HANDTOMOUTH
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Bandleader Weems : TED
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"___, a mouse!" : EEK
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Asian weight unit : TAEL
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Needle's partner : THREAD
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Joy's antonym : SORROW
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Notre Dame's Parseghian : ARA
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Slow mover : SNAIL
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A Minor Prophet : MICAH
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Submerged : SANK
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Kett and singer James : ETTAS
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Aspen gear : SKIS
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Serpent killed by Hercules : HYDRA
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Devoured : EATEN
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Salamander : EFT
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Put on a happy face : SMILED
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Uses elbow grease : SCOURS
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"It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
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Table scrap : ORT
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Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Blundering situation : FOOTINMOUTH
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Worn-out horse : JADE
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Offspring : CHILD
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Malayan outrigger : PROA
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Karras or Haley : ALEX
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Yokels : HICKS
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Domingo, to opera buffs : IDOL
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Descartes : RENE
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Hatchback, e.g. : AUTO
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A wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Movie dog : ASTA
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"This one ___ me" : ISON
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Sore : TENDER
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City eyesore : SLUM
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Poi source : TARO
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Nonflying bird : EMEU
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Connective : AND
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G.I.'s trunk : FOOTLOCKER
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Wood trimmer : ADZE
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Pearl Buck's "The Living ___" : REED
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Site of Gonzaga University : SPOKANE
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Bout : SETTO
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Items in Trevino's pocket : TEES
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Damage : HARM
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Mythical troublemaker : ERIS
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Cafeteria items : TRAYS
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Female servant : HANDMAIDEN
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Old-fashioned : DATED
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Bed items : SLATS
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Homeless children : WAIFS
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Bat wood : ASH
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City in Paraguay : ITA
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Between F.D.R. and D.D.E. : HST
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Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Boxers' aides : SECONDS
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First Arabic letter : ALIF
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"Cheers" character : NORM
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A grandson of Adam : ENOCH
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Ideal state : UTOPIA
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Not closed fully : AJAR
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White or fire chaser : SALE
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Sandusky's state : OHIO
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Spasmodic contractions : TICS
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Actress-writer Chase : ILKA
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Indic language : URDU
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Train whistle : TOOT
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Nimbus : HALO
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English Channel feeder : EXE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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