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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1989

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,477

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Across
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Complete failure : FLOP
5
Book of the Bible : ACTS
9
Actress from Greece : PAPAS
14
Zhivago's love : LARA
15
This may need dusting : CROP
16
Embrace as one's own : ADOPT
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Go farther than intended : OVERSHOOT
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Stir up : ROUSE
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Stage-light color sheet : GELATIN
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___ up (get wise) : SMARTEN
23
Huge sand hills : DUNES
25
United : ONE
26
Expectant father's activity : PACING
29
Balloon or dirigible : AEROSTAT
34
Shepard or Bean : ALAN
35
Also-ran with Estes: 1956 : ADLAI
36
Midsummer cooler : ADE
37
Olivier as Archie Rice: 1960 : SONGANDDANCEMAN
41
Use an ottoman : SIT
42
Embers : COALS
43
Repair : MEND
44
Hold sacred : ENSHRINE
46
Summaries of beliefs : CREDOS
48
Greek goddess of dawn : EOS
49
Kind of heating : SOLAR
51
Penmen of yore : SCRIBES
55
Conducts : MANAGES
59
Seaport in Israel : HAIFA
60
They sometimes get pinned : WRESTLERS
62
Map within a map : INSET
63
Ventilates : AIRS
64
Doggone it! : DRAT
65
Nobles or equals : PEERS
66
Nosegay : POSY
67
Groups of chessmen : SETS
Down
1
Wallop or larrup : FLOG
2
Wash : LAVE
3
First name of the 1988 World Series star : OREL
4
Irishman's activity on March 17 : PARADING
5
Down with the flu : ACHING
6
Beldam : CRONE
7
Likewise : TOO
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N.Y.C. and S.F. : SPTS
9
One troubled with delusions : PARANOIC
10
Idolizes : ADORES
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Sulk : POUT
12
Niche in a basilica : APSE
13
British gun : STEN
18
Stupefy : STUN
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Bugs or Gussie : MORAN
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Encumbers : SADDLES
26
Obsolete : PASSE
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Bitter drug : ALOIN
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Jargons : CANTS
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Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
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Made gentle : TAMED
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Bell town of literature : ADANO
33
Looks after : TENDS
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Muslim call to prayer : ADAN
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Funambulists et al. : ACROBATS
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Cacophony : NOISE
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Precious jewels : EMERALDS
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Young cow : HEIFER
46
Stylish : CLASSY
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Go on a verbal rampage : RANT
50
Old Hebrew measures : OMERS
51
Shirley Temple's Lollipop : SHIP
52
Chaplin prop : CANE
53
Mezzo-soprano Stevens : RISE
54
Exchange : SWAP
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Actor Richard ___ : GERE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Giant jets : SSTS
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Place to fly down to : RIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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