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New York Times, Tuesday, June 27, 1989

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
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Across
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"La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Welcome item : MAT
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Paragon : IDEAL
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Fad : RAGE
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Yearning sound : SIGH
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Very clever planner : MASTERMIND
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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Pulley wheel : SHEAVE
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String on the finger, e.g. : REMINDER
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Bet : WAGERED
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"It was ___ by despair": Marvell : BEGOTTEN
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Swelling : NODE
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Gig implement : OAR
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"The ___ Sanction": Trevanian : EIGER
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Laughing : RIANT
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Kin of P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Church areas : NAVES
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Pointed: Comb. form : STYLO
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Sandy hills at Eastbourne : DENES
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___ out (supplement) : EKE
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Long-run TV hit : MASH
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Happened again : RECURRED
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Categories : CLASSES
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Surpasses in a logomachy : OUTTALKS
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Hurries : RUSHES
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Adult chigger : MITE
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Peak in the Pennines : MATTERHORN
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Ripening agent : AGER
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Fancy case : ETUI
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Causing goose pimples : EERIE
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Gentleman's title : SIR
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Wallet items : TENS
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Armada conqueror : DRAKE
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Loses sharpness : DIMS
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Harem room : ODAH
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___-majesté : LESE
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Bison's cousin : CATALO
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Raise : ELEVATE
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Law's limb : ARM
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Full-house component : PAIR
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A Vice President under Nixon : AGNEW
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Writer Ben Ray ___ : REDMAN
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Telepathist : MINDREADER
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Jibe : AGREE
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Last stop before home : THIRD
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For an indefinite period : SINEDIE
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"___ soft peace . . . ": Ben Jonson : RESTIN
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Serpentine squeezers : BOAS
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Bridge position : EAST
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Intellect : GRAYMATTER
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Hoople's expletive : EGAD
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"___ on Sunday," 1960 film : NEVER
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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U.S. missile : NIKE
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___ off (angry) : TEED
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Wall coating : PLASTER
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Hold fast : SECURE
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Pelion's partner : OSSA
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Sewed up : SUTURED
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Head protector : HELMET
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Slice of bacon : RASHER
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Stupors : COMAS
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Playwright Pirandello : LUIGI
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Emulate Dorothy Hamill : SKATE
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Flabbergast : STUN
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Actor Estrada : ERIK
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Old dirk : SNEE
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"___ the season . . . " : TIS

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