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New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1989

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,467
Across
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Dade City's county : PASCO
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Long time : AGES
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Plaudit : BRAVO
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Fence's take : SWAG
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Certain voices : ALTOS
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Pine product : RESIN
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Strauss's "Die Frau ___ Schatten" : OHNE
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Landing places : PIERS
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Berlin product : TUNE
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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Pedestal section : DADO
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"Officious ___" : ACREATUREWITHFINS
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Actor Danson : TED
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Prevent a falcon from seeing : SEEL
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Brachium's locale : ARM
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Noon has two : ENS
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Last exit : DEMISE
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Abner's adjective : LIL
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Solecist's contraction : AINT
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Caboodle's mate : KIT
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N.Y. Phil. output : MUS
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"Armageddon ___!" : SICKANDTIREDOFITALL
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Pollen distributor : BEE
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Tokyo, once : YEDDO
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Febrero predecessor : ENERO
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Record the pace : TIME
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The McCoy : REAL
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An Arnaz : DESI
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Contrite ones : ATONERS
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Cytology inits. : DNA
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Muezzin's object of worship : ALLAH
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Knish emporium : DELI
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Respite of a sort : TRUCE
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"Humus ___" : STOPSMOKINGSOMUCH
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One of the Dryads : ERATO
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Equal, in Metz : EGAL
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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Yard for Johann : HOF
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Uncharged particle : NEUTRON
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Nautical raptors : ERNS
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Cameo's stone : ONYX
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Family name in baseball : ALOU
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Au revoir's kin : ADIEU
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Bright signs : NEONS
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Aberdeen's river : DEE
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"Universe ___" : PERSONIVETOLDTHISTO
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Air: Comb. form : ATM
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Choo-choo has four : OES
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Bartlett or Seckel : PEAR
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Churchill's letter : VEE
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Islam's second city : MEDINA
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Copy : APE
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___ Comeau, Quebec town : BAIE
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Sideburn's neighbor : EAR
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"Acoustic ___" : ISUSEDINBILLIARDS
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Baited device : SNARE
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Trident part : TINE
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Puff up : BLOAT
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Just ___ in the bucket : ADROP
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Be gaga about : ADORE
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Migration : TREK
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Not yet dry : MOIST
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Lather : SUDS
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Covers with frost : RIMES
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Actress from Greece : PAPAS
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White Rabbit follower : ALICE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Dramatic tenor Franco ___ : CORELLI
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Tasmania's top peak : OSSA
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Pianist Schnabel : ARTUR
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Dom DeLuise et al. : GOURMANDS
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Theow's cousin : ESNE
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Dresser's "___ to the City" : SHEWENT
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Kindergarten pests : BRATS
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Hebrew R : RESH
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Book by poet Ciardi : ASIF
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Word in a Caesar report : VIDI
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Upright : ONEND
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Earth layer : SOD
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"Ament ___!" : WHATISAID
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Lake Titicaca's milieu : ANDES
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Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
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Blabbed : TALKED
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Incan sun god : INTI
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Kind of pro : SEMI
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Dog-show crasher : MUTT
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Aloof : ICY
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"The Fourposter" as a 1966 musical : IDOIDO
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Lottolike game : KENO
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Trav. papers, e.g. : IDENTS
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Matador : TORERO
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Marine mammals : SEALS
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"The Sultan of Sulu" playwright : ADE
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Eyeball section : RETINA
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Tribunal : FORUM
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K-O hookup : LMN
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Where cows browse : LEA
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Relative of a wrymouth : EEL
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Off schedule : LATE
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Make parallel : ALIGN
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Bambi's tail : SCUT
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Cape or Trader : HORN
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Make do with : EKEOUT
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Say the same : ECHO
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Joyous hymn : PAEAN
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Atelier : STUDIO
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Incentive : MOTIVE
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Farrell or Jackson : GLENDA
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Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
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Cleaning substance : LYE
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Somersetshire river : EXE
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Gen. Arnold : HAP
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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"Manon Lescaut ___" : FORADRIVE
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Dakota Indians : REES
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Worked out for a new bout : RETRAINED
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Whine tearfully : SNIVEL
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___ nad Labem, Czech city : USTI
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Reno-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSE
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Bus or potent preceder : OMNI
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Snake: Comb. form : OPHI
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Sloped sheds : LEANTOS
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Soprano Renata : TEBALDI
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Intended : MEANT
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Gung-ho : EAGER
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Shillong's state : ASSAM
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Skilled one : ADEPT
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An anagram for sepal : PLEAS
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Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
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"___ do all ... ": Macbeth : IDARE
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Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
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Cancel : UNDO
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Patola, e.g. : SARI
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Psyche's love : EROS
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Singer Sayao : BIDU
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Acorn that made it : OAK

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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