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TOUCHING TWINS FROM A TO Z

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1989

Author:
Peggy Devlin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a DOUBLE pangram }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Peggy Devlin has 9 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,495
Across
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Ghana's capital : ACCRA
6
Famous reformer Jacob : RIIS
10
Ancient fertility gods : BAALS
15
Increases : ADDS
19
Extensive : BROAD
20
Atlanta arena : OMNI
21
Burros : ASSES
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Station, in Paris : GARE
23
Ship's stern sail support : MIZZENMAST
25
Display site : SHOWWINDOW
27
Eyelid problem : STYE
28
Sulky : CART
29
Ending for hip or tip : STER
30
Abrades : RASPS
31
Gulf of Lions feeder : RHONE
33
Afrikaner : BOER
34
Redness symbol : BEET
36
World-weary : BLASE
39
Knave of Hearts' loot : TARTS
41
Salt, in St.-Lô : SEL
42
Pitcher : EWER
46
Enfold : LAP
47
"De ___," Seneca essay : IRA
50
Rod : GAT
51
Narrow channel : STRIA
53
Dockers' org. : ILA
54
He calls K's : UMP
55
Did a preliminary survey : RECONNOITERED
58
Douceur : TIP
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"I do not like thee, Dr. ___" : FELL
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Real, in Rouen : VRAI
62
Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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Muslim Messiah : MAHDI
65
Monasteries : FRIARIES
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Anglo-Indian "first-rate" : PUKKA
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Emulated Izaak Walton : FISHED
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Uncouth : CRASS
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The person summoned : CITEE
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Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Deli hero : HOAGIE
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Grinder : MOLAR
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Nimbi : AUREOLES
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTES
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Virginia of the lost colony : DARE
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S. American wildcat : EYRA
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Its cap. is Bismarck : NDAK
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___ alai : JAI
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Sophomores at a Columbus col., e.g. : OSUUNDERGRADS
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Fourth book of the N.T. : JNO
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British unskilled laborer : NAVVY
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Dally : LAG
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Queen's title: Abbr. : HSM
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Seine : NET
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Car starters: Abbr. : IGNS
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Gosh! : GEE
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Authority : SAYSO
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Bore : EAGRE
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Junior's col.-entrance exam : PSAT
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Lion's pride : MANE
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Metal plate : PATEN
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Cousin of B.M.I. : ASCAP
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Fairies : FAYS
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Picket : PALE
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G.I.'s necessity : AMMO
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O. Henry product : SHORTSTORY
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Item on a Binet-Simon test? : IQQUESTION
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Japanese seaport : KOBE
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What hell-benders have : MOXIE
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Tabor : DRUM
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Metric measure : STERE
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Weeps convulsively : SOBS
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Male and female : SEXES
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Simple sugars : OSES
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Cosmetic preparation : TONER
Down
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Certain missiles, for short : ABMS
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Bk. reviewer : CRIT
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Snug : COZY
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They bring down the house : RAZERS
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Humorist George : ADE
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Kind of nose or candle : ROMAN
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Sec. : INST
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Pose : SIT
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Moistens while roasting : BASTES
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Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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Pisa-to-Leghorn dir. : SSW
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Related patrilinearly : AGNATE
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June honorees : DADS
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Minute amount : DROP
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Stitches : SEWS
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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Petulance : IRE
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Legatee : HEIR
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Popular diet item : BRAN
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He hit 358 home runs : BERRA
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Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Poker ploy : BLUFF
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More unconvincing : LAMER
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Hindu fire god : AGNI
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Stone pillar : STELA
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Kind of tax : WITHHOLDING
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Speedy : RAPID
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Amend : REVISE
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Lots and lots of lots : ACRES
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Feed the furnace : STOKE
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Esteem : ADMIRE
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Western Hemisphere acronym : OAS
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Printer's device : INKER
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Shirt size : LARGE
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
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___ d'être : RAISON
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Amassed : PILED
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Western lizard : UTA
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Units of capacitance : FARADS
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Trite : CORNY
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Twilled fabric : SURAH
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Mecca pilgrim : HAJJI
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Borneo ape : ORANG
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Color of the 1890's : MAUVE
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Scottish river : AYR
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Gourmand : EATER
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Ray : SKATE
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Comforter : DUVET
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Roe : EGGS
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Adventure tale : SAGA
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Ardors : ELANS
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Actress Martha : RAYE
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Widgeon : SMEE
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Car accessories : SPARES
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"She Didn't ___," 1931 song : SAYYES
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Murky : OPAQUE
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Yellow dye : ANATTO
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Bost. is one : SPT
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Actress Dressler : MARIE
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Astringents : ALUMS
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Kind of shirt : TEE
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Inquires : ASKS
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Begone! : SHOO
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Baseball's Georgia Peach : COBB
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Entertainer Redd : FOXX
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O-T connectors : PQRS
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Bearing : MIEN
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"Utopia" author : MORE
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Ace : ONER
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College degrees : SMS
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Dactyl, e.g. : TOE
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Altar words : IDO
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Concorde : SST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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