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TWINKLE, TWINKLE . . .

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1989

6-Down : Relax

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,453
Across
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" ... a tall ship and ___ steer her by": Masefield : ASTARTO
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Actor Hoffman : DUSTIN
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Little Iodine's creator : HATLO
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"___ moss-trooping Scott was he": Scott : ASTARK
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U.S. columnist : ALSOP
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Like some beds : UNMADE
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Chinese dynasty : TSIN
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Very meager pay : STARVATIONWAGES
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Drain : SAP
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Lowest points : NADIRS
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Groups of three : TRINES
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Piggy-bank contents : CENTS
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On hand : PRESENT
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Baseball pitch : SLIDER
36
Dennis and Duncan : SANDYS
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Fatigue symptom : ACHE
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Media man Turner : TED
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Fishing net : SEINE
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Binds : GIRDS
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Daylight dimmers : BLINDS
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Ratifies : AMENS
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Defaults : FAILS
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Half a score : TEN
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Manned a shell : OARED
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Military bigwig : FIVESTARGENERAL
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Residue : DREGS
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Oblast and city of the U.S.S.R. : ORELS
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Host at Valhalla : ODIN
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Flunky : AIDE
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Effortlessness : EASE
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"Le Roi d'Yvetot" composer : IBERT
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Timber wolves : LOBOS
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Nagged : CARPED
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Betray a hood's confidence : RATON
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Rome's river : TIBER
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Mount ___, Jordan : HOR
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Bard's "before" : ERE
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Share top billing : COSTAR
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Parish-Perkins tune: 1934 : STARSFELLONALABAMA
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Ukr., e.g. : SSR
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Sol. : ANS
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Ft. soldiers : INF
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Mosquito : AEDES
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Became cheerful : LITUP
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Thusly: Colloq. : LIKESO
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Tamar's half-brother : AMNON
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Swap : TRADE
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Fox terrier of films : ASTA
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Myrna's kinfolk : LOYS
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"___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
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"A Rage to Live" author : OHARA
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Wan : ASHEN
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A biol. sci. : ANAT
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Figurative signs of joy : STARSINONESEYES
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Of ___ (undistinguished) : ASORT
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Together: Comb. form : SYN
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City: Ger. : STADT
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Nitrous ___ (laughing gas) : OXIDE
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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Quotidian : DAILY
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Black tea : BOHEA
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Fine, mod style : AOK
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Natives: Suffix : OTES
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Be calculating : SCHEME
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Movable pointer : CURSOR
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Some Italian singers : SOPRANI
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Bolivian city : ORURO
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Sword : RAPIER
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___ Sark, a Channel Islands ruler : DAMEOF
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Glasgow veto : NAE
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A discarded title for "G.W.T.W." : NOTINOURSTARS
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"When ___ sang together ... ": Job 38:7 : THEMORNINGSTARS
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Ending for an inchoative verb : ESCE
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Al ___ (chewy) : DENTE
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Author Welty : EUDORA
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Activates anew : RESTARTS
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Sounds seeking silence : SHS
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___ down (scold) : DRESS
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Double dagger, in printing : DIESIS
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Being, to Brutus : ESSE
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Blue gems : STARSAPPHIRES
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Preschooler : TOT
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Vent one's view : OPINE
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Seaport in Scotland : DUNDEE
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Relax : UNWIND
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Fashionable : SMART
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Shoelace ends : TAGS
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Cyprinoid fish : IDE
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Young bird : NESTLING
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A binary compound : HALIDE
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Solo : ALONE
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Coloring agent : TONER
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Former Brooklyn pitcher : LOES
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"A pair ___-cross'd lovers ... ": Shak. : OFSTAR
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Accompany : ATTEND
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G.I. publication : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Poker pot : KITTY
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Spectral types : ASTARS
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Memorable crime fighter : NESS
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Ovens : OASTS
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Isolated rocks : SCARS
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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One going back on a promise : RENEGER
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Feel effects of a head blow : SEESTARS
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Dormer part : SILL
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Habitat : ABODE
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Bow or Barton : CLARA
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Fuse ores : SMELT
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___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Dentist's deg. : DDS
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State firmly : AVER
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Brimmed headgear : FEDORA
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Doric column edge : ARIS
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Sea ducks : EIDERS
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Indigent person : NEEDER
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Misrepresent as genuine : FOBOFF
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Actress Cara of "Fame" fame : IRENE
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Prize eponym : NOBEL
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Prevent : BAR
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"___ Use Raising a Shout": Auden : ITSNO
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Bed sheets, etc. : LINEN
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Nigerian V.I.P.'s : OBAS
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French nobleman : COMTE
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New Guinea people : ARAU
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"___ Born" : ASTARIS
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Commotion : TODO
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Alaskan Indians : HAIDAS
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Maria of opera : CALLAS
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Having a certain sharp flavor : ONIONY
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TV roles for Glaser and Soul : STARSKYANDHUTCH
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Plaint : LAMENT
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Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
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Trumpet : BLARE
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Fervor : PASSION
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Part of i.e. : EST
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In the thick of : AMID
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Bara of silents : THEDA
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Comedienne Martha : RAYE
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Meteors : SHOOTINGSTARS
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Clipped : TERSE
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Poker payments : ANTES
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"Je dis," in English : ISAY
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Basketry twig : OSIER
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Swiss river : AAR
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Take by surprise : STARTLE
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Lariat loop : NOOSE
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Urged : EXHORTED
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Carly or Paul : SIMON
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City SE of Cleveland : AKRON
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High hideaways : AERIES
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Ballet movements : BRISES
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Honshu seaport : AOMORI
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Verdi works : OPERAS
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Loudness unit : SONE
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Irritable : CROSS
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Whipper-snappers : UPSTARTS
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Greek isle : SAMOS
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Flaming : AFIRE
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Remorseful one : RUER
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"___ Dinah," 1958 hit tune : DEDE
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Phoenician love goddess : ASTARTE
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Ar successor : ESS
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Bizarre : ODD
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Hawaiian syndicate : HUI
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Vane dirs. : NES

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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