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TITULAR TITILLATION

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1989

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,460
Across
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Germany's Otto ___ Bismarck : VON
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Kind of prof. : ASST
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Lewis's Timberlane : CASS
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Excuse : PLEA
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Shaped : MADE
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"___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
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"Gypsy Love" composer : LEHAR
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File : RASP
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High cards : ACES
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___ of Marmara, Turkey : SEAOF
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Old World lizard : AGAMA
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Kitchen follower : ETTE
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Stone-Day collaboration? : LUSTFORLIFEWITHFATHER
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Coarse silk : TUSSAH
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That, in Cannes : CET
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Inhibit : STIFLE
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Tiny, in Scotland : SMA
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Besides : TOO
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Elsa, e.g. : LIONESS
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MacDonald-Graves collaboration? : THEEGGANDICLAUDIUS
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Volcano crater : MAAR
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Asian weight : TAEL
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One of seven: Abbr. : AFR
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Sights at Provincetown : DUNES
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Hamilton-Rice collaboration? : ANGELSTREETSCENE
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Sophia or Isabel : REINA
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Wilder's "___ Town" : OUR
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Keddah, e.g. : TRAP
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Warren-Kingsley collaboration? : ALLTHEKINGSMENINWHITE
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Long time : EON
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"High ___": M. Anderson : TOR
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Bert's "Sesame Street" friend : ERNIE
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Saint-Exupéry-Borodin collaboration? (with "The") : LITTLEPRINCEIGOR
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Russian mountains : ALTAI
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Mouths : ORA
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Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
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Pokey dwellers : CONS
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Wouk-Tolstoy collaboration? (with "The") : WINDSOFWARANDPEACE
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"___, Lover," 1954 song : LETMEGO
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Henri's soul : AME
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" . . . Cupid ___ longer an archer": Shak. : ISNO
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Bearish period : SAG
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Namesakes of the chief Vedic god : INDRAS
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"___, That Kiss," 1931 song : OOH
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Tristram's love : ISOLDE
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Conrad-Koestler collaboration? : HEARTOFDARKNESSATNOON
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Square column : ANTA
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___ and sometimes Y : AEIOU
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In a tumult : ARIOT
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Choreographer-director Tommy ___ : TUNE
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Rock star Billy ___ : IDOL
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Town in Provence : DIGNE
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___ Sap, Cambodian lake : TONLE
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Galatea's lover : ACIS
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Prunes trees : LOPS
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—— off (irate) : TEED
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Hem : EDGE
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H.H.S. arm : PHS
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Empty space : VACUUM
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Retreats : NESTS
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Composer of "Happy Days Are Here Again" : AGER
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Close an envelope : SEAL
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Follower of Zeno : STOIC
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Stiff fabric : TAFFETA
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Hammer part : CLAW
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Auspices : AEGIS
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___-al-Arab (Iraqi waterway) : SHATT
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Euphemism for "hell" : SAMHILL
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So-called, in Provence : PRETENDU
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Plaster holder : LATH
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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Mimic : APER
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Brewers' needs : MALTS
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Rainfall-chart lines : ISOHYETS
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Basket fiber : RAFFIA
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Trouble, in Ayr : FASH
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Orwell's school : ETON
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Not in a whisper : ALOUD
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Orderly : NEAT
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Hungarian city : EGER
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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"___ Heldenleben": R. Strauss : EIN
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Petition : SUE
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Draft org. : SSS
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Rivers in England and Ontario : TRENTS
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Collect facts slowly : GLEAN
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World banking org. : IFC
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King of Thebes : CREON
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Spry : AGILE
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___-di-dah : LAH
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H.S. subj. : ENG
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Flavor : TASTE
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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Suffix with a cardinal point : ERN
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Threefold : THRICE
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Beatles' Starr : RINGO
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Suffix with form or reform : ATION
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Equals : PEERS
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Moray : EEL
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Japanese carp : KOI
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Under one's control : INTOW
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Swab : MOP
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Bungled : ERRED
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___ Willie Winkie : WEE
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Musical syllable : TRA
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Pasternak girl : LARA
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Body of African warriors : IMPI
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She wrote "Seven Women" : NIES
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Having a skull : CRANIATE
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Hole maker : AWL
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Trygve of the U.N. : LIE
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Explosive letters : TNT
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Nimitz and Byrd : ADMIRALS
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"___ thee late a rosy wreath": Jonson : ISENT
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Group of eight : OGDOAD
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Fine : FORFEIT
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In a violent rage : AMOK
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Infant under one month : NEONATE
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Price : COST
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Loafer : SLOUCH
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Persephone's love : ADONIS
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Chromosome parts : GENES
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Verona's river : ADIGE
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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A king of Judea : HEROD
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Ready for consideration : ONTAP
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Multiseasonal pelter : HAIL
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Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
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Upon : ATOP
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Regretted : RUED
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Trill or troll : SING
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Shoe part : SOLE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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