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New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 1989

38-Down : Pop singing star

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,494
Across
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Razor sharpener : STROP
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Candle : TAPER
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S.A. country, old style : SURINAM
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Mountain nymphs: Var. : OREADES
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Atmosphere : CLIMATE
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Career : PURSUIT
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"L'Allegro" companion : ILPENSEROSO
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U.S. inst., New London, Conn. : CGA
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Lubricant : OIL
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Actor Richard of "L.A. Law" : DYSART
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Huff and puff : PANT
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___-do-well : NEER
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Figures : ESTIMATES
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Pierre's state: Abbr. : SDAK
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Showed reverence : HONORED
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Invitation : BID
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Fast's "The Naked ___" : GOD
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Muddying : ROILING
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Xanadu structure : DOME
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Waters of the world : SEVENSEAS
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Nickname for Nathan : NATE
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Matures : AGES
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Ballerina Fracci et al. : CARLAS
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Sta. : DEP
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Gibbon : LAR
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Verdi opus : ILTROVATORE
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Most Vassar graduates : ALUMNAE
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Member of the French nobility : BARONNE
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Hopelessness : DESPAIR
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Certain pigments : SIENNAS
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Religion based on reason : DEISM
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Licit : LEGAL
Down
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Soils : SULLIES
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Made one of baseball's rare hits : TRIPLED
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Frost : RIME
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___ on (continuously) : ONAND
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Fall guy : PATSY
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Having confidence in : TRUSTING
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Combining form with plane or sol : AERO
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"N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
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School : EDUCATE
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Held sway : REIGNED
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Descendant : SCION
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Former Attorney General : MEESE
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Portuguese port : OPORTO
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E.r.a. and r.b.i. : STATS
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Madcap : RASH
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Forgive : PARDON
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Hydrophobia : RABIES
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Feeling : MOOD
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Pottery oven : KILN
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Deny : DISCLAIM
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Entertained : REGALED
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Excessive employment : OVERUSE
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More orderly : NEATER
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Actress Teri : GARR
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Pop singing star : MADONNA
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Everlasting : ETERNAL
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Caesar, for one : SALAD
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Messy ones : SLOBS
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Dueling swords : EPEES
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Bombay fashion item : SAREE
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Actress Balin and namesakes : INAS
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Secret society : TONG
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Org. for physicists : MPI

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

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