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New York Times, Thursday, July 11, 1991

20-Across : Any decisive defeat

Author:
William E. Heinemann
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
William E. Heinemann has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,220
Across
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Batter's nightmare : SLUMP
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Venture : DARE
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Sealed formal order : WRIT
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Cacoethes : MANIA
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Hole up : HIDE
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Oust : EVICT
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Commend : CITE
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Directional computer symbol : ICON
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Any decisive defeat : WATERLOO
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Badgerlike animals : RATELS
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Gig rig : OARS
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Swims, in a way : CRAWLS
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Use a bubble pipe : BLOW
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"Damn Yankees" role : LOLA
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Get along, but make no progress : TREADWATER
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Baker of songdom : ANITA
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Inventor-clockmaker Terry : ELI
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Fusty : STALE
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American and Horseshoe : WATERFALLS
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Clarinet, e.g. : REED
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Merger : CARTEL
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Theologic literature : TRACTS
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Heavy nap : SHAG
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Have misgivings : REGRET
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Gorge through Kittatinny Mts. : WATERGAP
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Stork's relative : IBIS
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Halter : NOOSE
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Honey bunch : BEES
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Utter : VENT
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Refreshing : TONIC
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Cote dwellers : EWES
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Impatient : EDGY
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Kind of house : STEAK
Down
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Merganser : SMEW
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Uncooled pumice : LAVA
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Distinct part : UNIT
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Voles : MICE
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Reconnoiter : PATROL
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Stage scenery : DECOR
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Fernando's farewell : ADIOS
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Informer : RAT
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Colombian export : EMERALD
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Rapids foam : WHITEWATER
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Some celebrities : IDOLS
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High-strung : TENSE
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Persist : LAST
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Confesses : AVOWS
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Decapod's weapon : CLAW
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Landed : ALIT
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A garnish : WATERCRESS
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Surety : BAIL
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Poet who wrote "Sheridan's Ride" : READ
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Right-angled structure : ELL
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Item filched by a knave : TART
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Gilbert's Lord High Everything ___ : ELSE
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Filature : REEL
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Valor; virtue : ARETE
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Gala : FESTIVE
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Jazz style : SCAT
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Go-betweens : AGENTS
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Ben Adhem's people : TRIBE
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Invigorate : RENEW
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Harmonize : AGREE
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Benny Goodman's music : SWING
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Overquick : HASTY
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Cheer : ROOT
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Used up : GONE
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Wife of Prometheus : ASIA
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Hens do it : PECK
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Garden spot : BED

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