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CELEBRITY HILARITY

New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1989

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,474
Across
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Turkish title of respect : AGHA
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Israeli seaport : ACRE
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Watch part : STEM
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Moist : DAMP
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Gravy container : BOAT
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Archibald ___ (Cary Grant) : LEACH
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"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
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Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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The President and his supporters? : BUSHLEAGUE
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Actress Sally's home construction? : FIELDSTONE
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Bacall stage vehicle: 1970 : APPLAUSE
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Abzug or Spewack : BELLA
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Greek island in the Aegean Sea : ICARIA
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Major follower : ETTE
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Benedict or Matthew : ARNOLD
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Dernier ___ (last word) : CRI
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Profundity : DEPTH
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Omni, for one : ARENA
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Future benedict : FIANCE
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View amorously : OGLE
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Boston Celtic fans' favorite pastime? : BIRDWATCHING
45
Actress Gardner : AVA
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Noteworthy periods of time : ERAS
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Therefore : ERGO
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Home of a certain terrier : AIRE
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Former silver coin of Spain : REAL
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Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY
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Tennis player Margaret's recreation area? : COURTYARD
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Ridge or rib : COSTA
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Cowboy hats : STETSONS
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Share equally : HALVE
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Former First Family of Egypt : SADATS
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Capacious : ROOMY
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Clearance sale, in Caen : SOLDE
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Kitchen gadget : PARER
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Walk cautiously : TIPTOE
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Layer : STRIA
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City or game : LACROSSE
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Actor-dancer as composer? : TUNESMITH
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S.E.C. member : ALA
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Where Anna Leonowens taught : SIAM
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Scrutinize carefully : SCAN
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Stake of a sort : ANTE
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Daminozide : ALAR
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Tanning agent : SUN
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Cafe pianist on tour? : SHORTCIRCUIT
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Church part : NAVE
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Contemporary : MODERN
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TV backdrops : OLEOS
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Lost color : FADED
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Inst. at Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Resources : ASSETS
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Chard : BEET
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Attack : ASSAIL
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___ Tshombe, Congolese statesman : MOISE
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Unsportsmanlike loser : SOREHEAD
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First Chief Justice afoot? : JAYWALKING
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Dinah's vacation? : SHORELEAVE
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Rose-colored dye : EOSIN
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Expressing purpose : TELIC
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Mech.-eng. degree : MSEM
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What arroz is : RICE
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Campus org. : ROTC
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Author of "Miss Lonelyhearts" : WEST
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Relating to aircraft : AERO
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Israel's Eban : ABBA
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Increase in value : GOUP
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Hinged fastener : HASP
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Decathlon participants : ATHLETES
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Desist : CEASE
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Furor : RAGE
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Shield, in Savoie : ECU
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Yet : STILL
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"Don't ___ on me" : TREAD
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Lamprey : EEL
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Kind of ball or lodge : MEDICINE
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Confine : DETAIN
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"Porgi ___," Mozart aria : AMOR
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Type of skirt : MINI
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Language of the Old Testament : HEBREW
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Drifting about : AFLOAT
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Plaster backing : LATH
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Scrawny animal : SCRAG
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Danish composer: 1860-1939 : ENNA
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Activists : DOERS
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Wading bird : EGRET
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Golfer's musical instrument? : PLAYERPIANO
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Watchful guardian : ARGUS
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Santa Lucia, e.g. : FIR
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Comedian's favorite diet food? : CAESARSALAD
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President of U.N. General Assembly: 1948-49 : EVATT
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Look well on : BECOME
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Literary device : IRONY
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Sculpt : CARVE
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Screen : HIDE
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Welladay! : ALAS
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Copland composition : RODEO
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Spine : THORN
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Cantab's rival : YALIE
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Actors Robert and Alan : ALDAS
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Songstress Vikki : CARR
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Freud's "___ und Tabu" : TOTEM
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Anon : SOON
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Perfumed bag : SACHET
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Hinder growth : STUNT
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Singer Page : PATTI
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Soviet wire service : TASS
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Troy : ILIUM
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Deneb is one : STAR
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"Peanuts" character : LINUS
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Drudge : SLAVE
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Like cups and pitchers : EARED
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Egyptian cottons : MACOS
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Marked by greater intensity : SHRILLER
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Swindle : CON
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Execration : ANATHEMA
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A dark brown : SEPIA
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Assure payment of a promissory note : COSIGN
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Sights on the Seine : ILES
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Examine again : RETEST
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A participant in a bill-of-exchange transaction : DRAWEE
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Sense : FEEL
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Love-in-___ (garden plant) : AMIST
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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"___ Godunov," Pushkin play : BORIS
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Upright : ERECT
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Patola : SARI
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Adjust for sound and sight : SYNC
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A flatfish : SOLE
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Bed of roses : EASE
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Affirm : AVER
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Item sent to a D.J. : DEMO
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Chinese statesman Wellington ___ : KOO
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Cut down : HEW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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