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New York Times, Saturday, July 1, 1989

39-Across : Advance trial

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,480
Across
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Burst suddenly, as a tire : BLEW
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Readies for surgery : PREPS
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Pretoria's land: Abbr. : RSA
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___ avis : RARA
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Milk train : LOCAL
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Look of a rake on the make : LEER
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Host : ARMY
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Roman house courts : ATRIA
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"Yes ___," S. Davis Jr. book : ICAN
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Song from Crosby's "The Emperor Waltz" : IKISSYOURMADAME
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Southeast Asian coin : SEN
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Wall Street term : PAR
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Tycoon's car, for short : ROLLS
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Card game : SKAT
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Author Whitten : LES
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Beginnings : ORIGINS
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Loser to H.C.H. : AES
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Puzzle's theme (said by a young cyclist!) : LOOKMANOHANDS
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Slip : ERR
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Advance trial : PRETEST
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"Norma ___," Field film : RAE
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Hastens : HIES
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Highland wear : KILTS
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Moves cautiously : EDGES
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Pipe connection : TEE
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Away, to Sandy : OOT
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Beatles hit : IWANTTOHOLDYOUR
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Not any : NONE
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Edgar or Clio : AWARD
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Cinema terrier : ASTA
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Friend of Antony : EROS
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Pithy : TERSE
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Marsh grass : REED
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Jimjams : DTS
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Fur made his fortune : ASTOR
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Some are tight : ENDS
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Cook in little liquid : BRAISE
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Painted the town red : LARKED
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Royal-robe trimming : ERMINE
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"She dwell among the untrodden ___": Wordsworth : WAYS
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Dry lake : PLAYA
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Whirlybird's twirler : ROTOR
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Beige : ECRU
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Two of a kind : PAIR
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Kind of a dunk : SLAM
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Like some dangerous cars : RECALLED
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Kind of bra or stocking : SEAMLESS
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James of "Gunsmoke" : ARNESS
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Venetian resort : LIDO
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Kind of plug : SPARK
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Freer display : ART
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Where to see heather : MOOR
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Trigonometric functions : SINES
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Granny or half hitch : KNOT
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"Norma ___," Glaspell novel : ASHE
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Band of African warriors : IMPI
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Depot, in Dieppe : GARE
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Against : ANTI
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Plumbago plant : LEADWORT
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Pot marjorams : OREGANOS
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Inquired : ASKED
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Checked : REINED
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Untie : LOOSEN
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Praised extravagantly : TOUTED
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Precious violins, for short : STRADS
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Trunk : TORSO
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Kind of berry : ELDER
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So long : TATA
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Becomes encumbered : OWES
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Red deer : HART
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Quick; agile; lively : YARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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