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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,449

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Across
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"Good fortune is ___ . . . ": Aeschylus : AGOD
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West Coast shrub : SALAL
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First of a Latin trio : AMO
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Unusual : RARE
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Carpenter's tool : PLANE
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"___ Three Lives": Philbrick : ILED
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Baseball glove : MITT
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Swelling : NODE
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Start of a quip : THEREISASIGNAT
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Depth sounder : SONAR
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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More of the quip : THEUSMINT
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Records : TAPES
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Wild animals' homes : LAIRS
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Old French coin : ECU
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Some paintings : OILS
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Trick : STUNT
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Halt : STOP
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Snoop : PRY
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Coerce : FORCE
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Approves : OKAYS
42
More of the quip : ITSAYSTHE
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Plant of the goosefoot family : ORACH
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A Hawkeye : IOWAN
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End of the quip : BUCKSTARTSHERE
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Noble Italian family : ESTE
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Concerning : ABOUT
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Very favorable review : RAVE
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Fr. holy women : STES
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"O ill-starr'd ___!": Othello : WENCH
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Sigmoid letter : ESS
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What to do with a claim : STAKE
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Jutlander : DANE
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Estuary : ARM
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Trot and canter : GAITS
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Correct: Comb. form : ORTHO
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Easings of enmities : DETENTES
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Globe : SPHERE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Lad's girl : LASS
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Square column : ANTA
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Dregs : LEES
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Solo : ALONE
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Military award : MEDAL
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He wrote "Golden Boy" : ODETS
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Metal bar : INGOT
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Stadium cheers : RAHS
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Wayside stopovers : INNS
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Pert : SAUCY
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Digs for pay dirt : MINES
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N.Y.C. transit line : IRT
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Acme : TOP
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Tune : AIR
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Thickness, as of wood : PLY
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Greek letter : ETA
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Artfully shy : COY
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Periods of prosperity : UPS
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Distress call : SOS
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Prepared shish kebab : SKEWERED
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Depth measures: Abbr. : FTHS
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Cousin of oops : OHOH
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Secretary of the Interior under F.D.R. : ICKES
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"___ season to be jolly" : TISTHE
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More than chubby : OBESE
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Becomes oxidized : RUSTS
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Parts of Racine's plays : ACTES
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Macaw : ARARA
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U.S. composer Ethelbert : NEVIN
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Square-dance partners : TAWS
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Aid in a crime : ABET
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Diving position : TUCK
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Nantes-to-Angers dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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