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TURNING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 1989

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid is asymmetric.
Jeanne Wilson has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The 61 Down clue contains an error—it should have been written as "60 minutes, in Siena."

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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,446
Across
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Fiery felony : ARSON
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___ law (Germanic code) : SALIC
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Type of herring : SPRAT
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Residue : ASH
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Actress from N.Y.C. : MEARA
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Louis ___, memorable bandleader : PRIMA
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Enforcement powers : TEETH
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Watering hole? : SPA
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Ait : ISLET
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"The Shield of Achilles" poet : AUDEN
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___ Johnson of decathlon fame : RAFER
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Darn : SEW
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Wrestling holds : NELSONS
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Fernando's fast food : TACO
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Is under new management : REOPENS
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Yoko : ONO
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Fill this graph : SOLVE
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Quail : WINCE
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Syndicated columns? : TWICESOLDTALES
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Bury : INTER
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Smith and Capp : ALS
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Eschew : SHUN
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Tex. battle site : ALAMO
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Memorable stutterer : ATES
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"___ thee late a rosy wreath": Jonson : ISENT
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"Home, Sweet Home" opener : MID
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Out of the race : SCRATCHED
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Dublin or nothin'? : JAMESCHOICE
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King Sunny ___, Nigerian pop star : ADE
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Kind of frost : HOAR
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Aesopian finale : MORAL
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"My Fair Lady" lyricist : LERNER
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Wilbur works : POEMS
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Muslim wise man : HAKIM
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Greek letters : BETAS
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Nod off : DROWSE
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Scolded : RATED
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Pseudologist : LIAR
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Stalemate : TIE
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Hiked through camp grounds? : PASSEDTENTS
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Librarians' clientele : BORROWERS
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Article : THE
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Physicist Bohr : NIELS
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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What salesmen proffer : WARES
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Group of badgers : CETE
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Ens' followers : OES
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What Salk conquered : POLIO
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Beer foam? : HEADOFTHEGLASS
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Carry out : EXECUTE
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Vend : SELL
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Symbol of strength : OAK
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He dyes for a living : STAINER
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Shipment to a paper mill : RAGS
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Dickens's Madame ___ : DEFARGE
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Bern's river : AAR
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Pepper-pot ingredient : TRIPE
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Capitol Hill body : HOUSE
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Building projection : LEDGE
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Racket : DIN
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Kovacs : ERNIE
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Depside is one : ESTER
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Sextet in "Little Nellie Kelly" : ELS
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Stormed : RAGED
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Facients : DOERS
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Après-ski drink : TODDY
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Take umbrage : RESENT
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Jaundiced : SALLOW
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Mine finds : ORES
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Brussels-based org. : NATO
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Bursts of energy : SPASMS
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Indonesian island group : ARU
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Palpebra : LID
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"___ a man who wasn't there" : IMET
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Rummy game : CANASTA
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Promenade : STROLL
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Certain princess's problem : PEA
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What a pause does : REFRESHES
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Advice to an inept gardener? : THROWINTHETROWEL
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Agreement : ASSENT
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Londoner's pantry : SPENCE
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Mooring rope : HAWSER
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Scots' negatives : NAES
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Anthracite : COAL
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Barrette : PIN
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O. Henry : PORTER
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Swung around : SLUED
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Craft : VESSEL
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Moths' meeting? : CLOTHESENCOUNTER
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Muddied : UNCLEAR
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Third king of Judah : ASA
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Statistician's abbr. : LCD
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"I long for ___ . . . ": Wordsworth : AREPOSE
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Discovery sounds : AHAS
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Mosque priest : IMAM
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Cathedral : MINSTER
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Jewel thief's loot : ICE
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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___ Française (French national theater) : COMEDIE
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One-liners, e.g. : JOKES
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Jejune : ARID
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Sixty seconds, in Siena : ORA
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Dillon of "Gunsmoke" : MATT
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Sounds from tack-sitters : OWS
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Brinker of fiction : HANS
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Spin a log : BIRL
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Agr. is one : DPT
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Fall call : RAH
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D. S. Freeman book : RELEE
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Abominate : LOATHE
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Wrath : IRE
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Ar's chaser : ESS
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Cowboy's activity, sometimes : TETHERING
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Churlish children : BRATS
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Porter's "DuBarry ___ Lady" : WASA
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TV sitcom : ALF
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Ferber or Millay : EDNA
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Gave reluctantly, with "up" : COUGHED
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Dressage maneuver : PESADE
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Soup ingredient : OXTAIL
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Ascertains : LEARNS
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Here, in Haiti : ICI
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Made a pact : AGREED
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Church officials : ELDERS
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Vile : SORDID
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Lost muscle tone : SAGGED
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Singer Smith : KEELY
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Soho pad : FLAT
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Baltic island : AERO
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Nesselrode, e.g. : PIE
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Actress Christensen : UTE
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Sun. discourse : SER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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