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New York Times, Monday, July 10, 1989

43-Down : Gem or playing marble

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,489
Across
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Knock down in the ring : DECK
5
Entree precursor : SALAD
10
Hipster's raiment : DUDS
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Acupuncture target : ACHE
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Like a gymnast : AGILE
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Theater prize : OBIE
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Group at a coll. : FRAT
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Tierney and Barry of the screen : GENES
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Urge : GOAD
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A certain sweater : TURTLENECK
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Rustic road : LANE
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Lasciviousness : LUST
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Prevent : DETER
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Cram, e.g. : MILER
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Polo-pony grouping : STRING
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Mistreated : ABUSED
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Bothered incessantly : HARASSED
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Gladiator's showplace : ARENA
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Juan's treasure : ORO
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Horace Mann was one : EDUCATOR
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Charmingly old-fashioned : QUAINT
48
Reduces : ABATES
50
Mich. city SW of Kalamazoo : NILES
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Antipasto follower : PASTA
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Elects : OPTS
57
TV adjunct : RABBITEARS
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Bring to bay : TREE
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Foreigner : ALIEN
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Fulminate : RAIL
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Minute : TINY
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Blue-field fillers : STARS
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
70
Hustlers after rustlers : POSSE
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Settle in : NEST
Down
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Off one's rocker : DAFT
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Beige : ECRU
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Red-bellied trout : CHAR
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Some pots : KETTLES
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Wise ones : SAGES
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James Bond et al. : AGENTS
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Hook and sinker's companion : LINE
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Secretary : DESK
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Certain golf holes : DOGLEGS
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"Das Boot," e.g. : UBOAT
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Actress Keaton : DIANE
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Angler's fly : LURE
24
Trait carrier : DNA
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Russell role: 1958 : MAME
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Lanai get-together : LUAU
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"Being ___," Sellers film : THERE
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Sought office : RAN
31
A neighbor of Jordan : IRAQ
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Microprocessor's diet : DATA
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Begrime : SOIL
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Morse-code elements : DOTS
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Putrify : ROT
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Gem or playing marble : CATSEYE
44
Arab garment : ABA
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Army group : UNIT
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Part of a Spad : AILERON
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Side arms : SABERS
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Actress Annie ___ : POTTS
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May's lead-in : APRIL
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Exec's helper : STENO
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Washer cycle : RINSE
57
Coarse file : RASP
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Prejudice : BIAS
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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Drives out : RIDS
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Opening for coins : SLOT

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