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FRACTURED POLYSYLLABLES

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1989

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
Notepad: FURTHER CLUES
25 A = 37 A
52 A = 116 A
65 A = 118 A
27 A = 40 D
48 D = 93 D
73 D = 91 A
David Steinberg notes:

73-Down: A tchast is a Russian unit of dry capacity. A loof, also known as a lof, is equivalent to 592 tchasts.

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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,481
Across
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Certain secants : POLARS
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Cried loudly : BAWLED
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Border river in 104 Down : YALU
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Prohibit : BAR
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Charm : AMULET
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Each : APIECE
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Assert : AVER
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Match king Kreuger : IVAR
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OPPOSED TO A BANNER SHARE : CONFLAGRATION
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AWAY, SORROW! : WOEBEGONE
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Forum garb : TOGA
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European carp : ROACH
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Distort : SKEW
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Britain, poetically : ALBION
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Plow sole : SLADE
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Run, as a dye : BLEED
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DEDUCE A REFUSAL : INFERNO
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Lay a lawn : SOD
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Fondles : PETS
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Foreign : ALIEN
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Hedge shrubs : PRIVETS
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Hall in a casa : SALA
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Atlas items : INSETS
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NI : INDIFFERENT
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Flowerless plant : FERN
56
Speeds : RACES
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Exhortation to Kelly : SLIDE
58
Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Over : ATOP
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Marry in haste : ELOPE
62
Skipper's "Stop!" : AVAST
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European sea bream : BRAISE
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Author Deighton : LEN
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LOUGANIS'S CHARGED PARTICLE : DIVERSION
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Pipe repairman : PLUMBER
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Placid : SERENE
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Ratite bird of crosswords : EMU
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Race horse: Slang : GEEGEE
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Magi activity at Bethlehem : ADORING
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STREAKERS = TOP NOTES : OVERTONES
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Gypsy boy : ROM
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Bloomers in Whitman's dooryard : LILACS
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Australian tennis great : LAVER
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East Indian woody vines : ODALS
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Elephant's-ear : TARO
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Basketry grass : OTATE
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European finch : SERIN
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Come up : ARISE
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Wreck completely : TOTAL
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"Prince ___," R.L.S. work : OTTO
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SEAFOOD VENDOR'S STALL : STANDOFFISH
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Quarter ___ (8:45) : TONINE
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Enemy : FOE
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Executioner in "The Mikado" : KOKO
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Nominate, in Scotland : LEET
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Crowds : THRONGS
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Small napkin : DOILY
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Brainstorms : IDEAS
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Very proper : PRIM
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Obtain : GET
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Supplements : ADDENDA
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Curl the lip : SNEER
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Solo : ALONE
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Appeared : SEEMED
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Color : TINT
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Imbibed : DRANK
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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CONTRACT DEBT CHITS : INCURIOUS
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HOW TO MAKE MEN TAT : ENTERTAINMENT
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Suffix with comment : ATOR
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Sisters : NUNS
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Navy engineering corpsman : SEABEE
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Marked with spots or lines : NOTATE
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Hurricane center : EYE
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Ashen : GRAY
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Makes croutons : TOASTS
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Soho cig : GASPER
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Covenant : PACT
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Respiratory organ : LUNG
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Esparto : ALFA
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Electrical unit : REL
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Hollywood hopefuls : STARLETS
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Pressure units : BARADS
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Speedily : APACE
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Accompanying : WITH
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Wahine's wreath : LEI
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Author of "The Name of the Rose" : ECO
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More compact : DENSER
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Deviated from course : YAWED
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Own : AVOW
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Shelter : LEE
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Franciscan nun : URBANIST
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London attraction : BIGBEN
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To have: Fr. : AVOIR
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Continued without interruption : RANON
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City with lots of slots : RENO
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Fall guys : GOATS
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Sprite: Fr. : ELFE
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Pitch : KEY
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Small barracudas : SPETS
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Page : LEAF
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Helix : SPIRAL
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Elaborately decorated : ORNATE
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BEEF ABOUT 3 A.M. RECORD PLAYING : DISCONSOLATE
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Stocking run : LADDER
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Concerning : ANENT
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Barkley was one : VEEP
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Marsh bird : SNIPE
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Epochs : ERAS
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PANNING THE COLD CUTS SHOP : DELIBERATING
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Irregular : EROSE
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Bury : INTER
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"___ Lucy" : ILOVE
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Churchill's good will : FAVOUR
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Actor Richard : EGAN
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Blaze : FLAME
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David's weapon : SLING
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Snug as a bug in ___ : ARUG
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British noble family : EDENS
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Rifleman, at times : AIMER
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Sanctify : BLESS
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___ clock (six bells) : SEVENO
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"The Old Wives' Tale" dramatist : PEELE
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Sake source : RICE
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Grind one's teeth : GNASH
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IT CONSISTS OF 592 TCHASTS : ALOOF
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Same : DITTO
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"Amores" poet : OVID
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Conservatives : TORIES
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Pindar, for one : ODIST
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Bergamot or mandarin : ORANGE
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Harass : MOLEST
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Pervious : LEAKY
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Tuscan river : ARNO
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Wells's "___ Bungay" : TONO
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Roman outer garment : STOLA
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Frighten: Dial. : AFEAR
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Problem on an icy road : SKIDDING
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Run away : FLEE
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SVELTE MONARCH : THINKING
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Mineral found in dried lake basins : TRONA
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Decorous : DEMURE
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Unique person : ONER
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Hostel : INN
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Hate : DETEST
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Home bases : PLATES
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Largest continent : ASIA
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Spaghetti al ___ : DENTE
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Lure : DECOY
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Actress Spacek : SISSY
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Court decree : ARRET
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Albacore : TUNA
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Former perennial Socialist candidate : DEBS
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Danish counties : AMTS
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Jump : LEAP
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Brain passage : ITER
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Start of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
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Modernist : NEO
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Common, in Hawaii : NOA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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