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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Friday, July 28, 1989

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,507
Across
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Certain sun spot : FACULA
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Acted as an agent : FACTORED
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Subtly sarcastic : IRONIC
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O'Hare events : ARRIVALS
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Most calamitous : DIREST
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___ acid, used for synthetic resins : CROTONIC
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Comb. form with deca or hexa : GON
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Rigatoni, e.g. : PASTA
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Ancient : OLD
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Dir. or suffix : ESE
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Rhone feeder : AIN
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Where Beauvais is : OISE
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Indian weights : TOLAS
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Carried : TOTED
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Image: Comb. form : EID
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Castles country? : SPAIN
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Grain beard : ARISTA
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Imaginary : FICTIVE
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Part of a solid, in geometry : FRUSTUM
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Queued up : INLINE
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Untrue : FALSE
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Venus or Juno : DEA
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Jellied garnish : ASPIC
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Yugoslav native : SERB
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Beaching vessel : LCT
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Highlands uncle : EME
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Cockpit stat. : IAS
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Make amends : ATONE
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Crow's cousin : DAW
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Uto-Aztecan language : SHOSHONI
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Mesh, as gears : ENGAGE
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Guard : SENTINEL
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Union units : STATES
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Poisonous salt : ARSENATE
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Most peeved : SOREST
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Move about restlessly : FIDGET
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Dogwood that sounds apt for Ithaca : CORNEL
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Amiens article : UNE
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Speech problem : LISP
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Clique : FACTION
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Thoroughgoing : ARRANT
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___-Magnon : CRO
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J. Broz : TITO
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Rounded molding : OVOLO
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Most lecherous : RANDIEST
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Samuel's teacher : ELI
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G. I. hero's award : DSC
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French composer : SATIE
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In ___ (in place) : SITU
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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The backbone, medically : SPINA
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Nobleman : EARL
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Muslim sect member : DRUSE
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The birds, to Brutus : AVES
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Lake near Milano : ISEO
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Topmast supports : FIDS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Old trumpets : CLARIONS
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Ipso ___ : FACTO
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Pliable : FICTILE
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Galaxy member : PLANET
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Composed : SEDATE
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Pictures : IMAGES
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Most up-to-date : NEWEST
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Thrash : BASTE
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Leg part : SHIN
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Headland : NESS
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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AARP's paymaster : SSA
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"Make ___ Mine," 1954 song : HER
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"___ Clear Day," 1965 song : ONA
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Needlefish : GAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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