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New York Times, Wednesday, June 14, 1989

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,463
Across
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Thin piece of wood : SLAT
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Set at liberty : FREED
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Impetuous : RASH
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Nickname for a June hero : PAPA
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What the bride walks down : AISLE
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Mental conception : IDEA
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June 14 : AMERICANFLAGDAY
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Legal thing : RES
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Matrimony, e.g. : RITE
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___ prosequi (do not prosecute) : NOLLE
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Festive occasion : GALA
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Turn backward : REGRESS
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Calm : SERENE
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Iranian currency : RIALS
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Common or horse follower : SENSE
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Part of a computer, for short : CPU
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G.I. publication : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Eastern Eur. unit : SSR
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It goeth before destruction : PRIDE
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Fixed fee : RATE
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Turns over : FLIPS
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___-circuit TV : CLOSED
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Romantic songs : BALLADS
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Temporary transfer : LOAN
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Sections or regions : AREAS
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Legatee : HEIR
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Upper appendage : ARM
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National colors : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Bk. transaction : MTGE
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Female sandpiper : REEVE
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Kiln : OAST
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Plant's ovule : SEED
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Over : ENDED
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R.W.R. was one : PRES
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Jack yard or gaff : SPAR
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Cloth of gold : LAME
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Some primates : APES
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Sailor : TAR
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Glib; urbane : FACILE
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Rancher's rope : RIATA
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Domestic slave of yore : ESNE
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Fey creature : ELF
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Its cap. is Dover : DEL
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Harsh circumstances : RIGORS
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Muddle or confuse : ADDLE
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Signets : SEALS
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Grant's successor : HAYES
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Persia, today : IRAN
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Fisherman : ANGLER
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Equipment : GEAR
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Wash lightly : RINSE
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Far or Middle ___ : EAST
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Impertinent speech : SASS
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Superlative suffixes : ESTS
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Stand up like a horse : REAR
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Nests of trout or salmon : REDDS
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Cuts lightly : SNIPS
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Busy gp. on April 14 : CPAS
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___ Best, Beatles' original drummer : PETE
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Secondhand : USED
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Dash with water : SPLASH
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Very dry : ARID
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Do a Tuesday chore : IRON
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Having imperfections : FLAWED
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Invented a word : COINED
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Rendered fat : LARD
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Yeast foams : BARMS
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Rock shelf : LEDGE
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Serviceman's vacation : LEAVE
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Pay attention : HEED
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Controversial apple spray : ALAR
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Subterfuge : RUSE
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World Series champions: 1986 : METS
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Anger : IRE
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Hamilton bill : TEN
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Form of jazz : BOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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