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New York Times, Saturday, May 6, 1989

Author:
Robert O. Dillman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q U W X Y }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,424
Across
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Musical direction : POCO
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Irish-stew ingredient : LAMB
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Profanities : OATHS
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Augury : OMEN
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Skipper Conner's demands? : SLEEKKEELS
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Ibert's "Ports of ___" : CALL
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Morphine relative : HEROIN
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Facial area between the brows : GLABELLA
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Sold to the consumer : RETAILED
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Role for a Vice President : GREETER
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Salad ingredient : ENDIVE
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Brooklet : RILL
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Repressive forces : LIDS
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Belief : TENET
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Certain building material : ADOBE
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"Time wounds ___ heels" : ALL
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Skimp or scrimp : SCANT
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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Equivocator : LIAR
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Kitty sweller : ANTE
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Regulated beforehand : PRESET
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Like some shoes : TOELESS
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Most squamous : SCALIEST
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Couturier's product : CREATION
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Process the salt : IODIZE
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Savory, e.g. : HERB
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Animate Mr. Shute? : LIVENNEVIL
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Valentino was one : IDOL
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Radar displays : SCANS
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Go undercover : POSE
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Neck: Comb. form : DERO
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Head of a tale : ONCE
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Blackjack, in Blackpool : COSH
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Irwin of the P.G.A. : HALE
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Journey for Juvenal : ITER
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Lt. Kojak : THEO
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Famous West Point dropout : POE
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Psi follower : OMEGA
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Bass violins : CELLI
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Shopper's favorite phrase : ONSALE
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Daintily edged transfer print? : LACEDDECAL
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"A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H, I've got ___ . . . " : AGAL
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Cartoonist Lazarus : MELL
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Boris's colleague : BELA
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Narrowly miss : SKIRT
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"My Mother State to thee I ___": Randall : KNEEL
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Aptitudes : BENTS
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Error's preceder : TRIAL
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Understand : GRASP
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"Easy ___," 1969 film : RIDER
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Slip away : ELOPE
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Italian marten? : ELBASSABLE
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Silly : INANE
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Jacket parts : VENTS
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Major and rock endings : ETTES
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M – CDXLIX : DLI
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Convention decision : SLATE
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Upper-crust group : ELECT
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Fiddle-case item : ROSIN
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Shadowed : TAILED
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Certain jackets : ETONS
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Bay of Biscay feeder : LOIRE
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Trademark of an expansion-resistant alloy : INVAR
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Shoulder item : CHIP
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Decorator's advice : REDO
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Father of delight : EROS
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Art ___ : DECO
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Actor Dixon : IVAN
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Color called gray dawn : ZINC
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Otherwise : ELSE
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D.D.E.'s sphere in '44 : ETO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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