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New York Times, Monday, July 17, 1989

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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European range : ALPS
5
Securing instrument : STRAP
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Puncture : STAB
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Totem follower : POLE
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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By way of, informally : THRU
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Singly : ONEATATIME
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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One to be forgiven : DEBTOR
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C-G connection : DEF
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Rhode Island Senator : PELL
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Marry : WED
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English novelist Daniel : DEFOE
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Transgressor : OFFENDER
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___ Christi, Tex. : CORPUS
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Dental hygienist's thread : FLOSS
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Wren's "Beau ___" : GESTE
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Suffix with insist or differ : ENT
39
Tense : TAUT
40
Trousers : PANTS
41
Pot sweetener : ANTE
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Behave humanly : ERR
43
Light-amplification device : LASER
44
Banks or Ford : ERNIE
45
Settler : NESTER
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Extremely irrational : WILDEYED
49
Still : QUIET
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Sword beater : PEN
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Acidic : SOUR
54
Catch : NAB
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Shoots the breeze : GASSES
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Persian poet : OMAR
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Double : TWOBASEHIT
64
Telegram : WIRE
65
Scarf of a sort : ASCOT
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He was a man for all seasons : MORE
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Editor's notation : STET
68
Rent : LEASE
69
List part : ITEM
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Footless : APOD
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Sole : LONE
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Academy freshman : PLEB
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Sofa or couch : SEAT
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Went up, up and away : SOARED
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Nobel invention : TNT
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Sudden attack : RAID
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Emulated a marksman : AIMED
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Administrative officials : PREFECTS
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Apathy : STUPOR
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Of little worth : THREEPENNY
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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China-shop wrecker : BULL
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Hamlets' big sisters : TOWNS
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French painter Edgar ___ : DEGAS
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Enemy : FOE
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Seldom's antithesis : OFTEN
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Spread outward, as a skirt : FLARE
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Honest : FOURSQUARE
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Extend, as a subscription : RENEW
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Free : UNTIE
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High-spirited horse : STEED
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Undress : STRIP
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Pertaining to one's mother or father : PARENTAL
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"You ___ My Sunshine" : ARE
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Best and Millay : EDNAS
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Small tower : TURRET
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Papal envoy : LEGATE
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British whip : TAWSE
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Plants : SOWS
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Leave out : OMIT
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Half: Prefix : SEMI
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Hypodermic injection : SHOT
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Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
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Dam up : STEM
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Derek and Peep : BOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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