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New York Times, Tuesday, July 18, 1989

Author:
John Dreyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John Dreyer has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,497
Across
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
5
Cone-shaped edifice : TEPEE
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Put on the line : RISK
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The Black Pearl of soccer : PELE
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Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
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College in New Rochelle : IONA
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Nobelist in Literature: 1954 : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
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Mrs. Perón : EVA
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Bides one's time : WAITS
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In wonderment : AGAPE
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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Lyric poem : ODE
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Nobelist in Literature: 1958 : BORISPASTERNAK
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Carl, the astronomer : SAGAN
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Couple : PAIR
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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"___ You," 50's hit : ONLY
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Betty and others : COEDS
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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Noshed : ATE
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Some kind of nut : COLA
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"___ My Souvenirs," 1927 song : AMONG
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Nobelist in Literature: 1907 : RUDYARDKIPLING
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Surface for Scott Hamilton : ICE
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Stout ingredient : MALT
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Containing aspartame : SWEET
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Like a noisy puppy : YAPPY
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Pepper's rank: Abbr. : SGT
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Nobelist in Literature: 1949 : WILLIAMFAULKNER
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Almost fanatical : AVID
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La ___, opera house in Milan : SCALA
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Autry or Wilder : GENE
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Some are black-eyed : PEAS
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Actress Black : KAREN
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Mamie's predecessor : BESS
Down
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Graf ___, German battleship : SPEE
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Griffin of TV : MERV
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Humerus's neighbor : ULNA
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Turn right : GEE
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Some subjects of Genghis Khan : TATARS
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Haile Selassie was one : ETHIOP
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Frost, e.g. : POET
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Trees in an O'Neill title : ELMS
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Teacher of Samuel : ELI
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Shipyard worker : RIGGER
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Part of the Louisiana Purchase : IOWA
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Start of a football play : SNAP
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Sammy or Danny : KAYE
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Rural suitor : SWAIN
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Consumer's friend : NADER
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Waiter's burden : TRAY
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Cornelia ___ Skinner : OTIS
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African language group : BANTU
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Made eyes at : OGLED
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Nearly vertical, as an anchor : APEAK
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Lugubrious : SAD
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Former name for radon : NITON
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"Sing ___ of sixpence" : ASONG
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"King ___," 1933 film : KONG
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Fly like an eagle : SOAR
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Part of a quince : CORE
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Superannuated : OLD
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Give off : EMIT
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Saguaro and prickly pear : CACTI
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Radical found in garlic : ALLYL
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Returns : YIELDS
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Pierce through : IMPALE
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New Guinea aborigine : PAPUAN
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Barter : SWAP
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Marry : WIVE
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Former Cub manager : ELIA
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Org. founded in 1844 : YMCA
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In the distance : AFAR
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Small dagger of yore : SNEE
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Exogamous clan : GENS
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Invite : ASK
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U.S.S.R. security police : KGB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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