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New York Times, Monday, July 31, 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 Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,510
Across
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Circa : ABOUT
6
Drinks slowly : SIPS
10
Freeway exit : RAMP
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Fruit: Comb. form : CARPO
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Jog : TROT
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Confirm : AVER
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Warning : ALARM
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Man or Wight : ISLE
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Flower holder : VASE
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State bird of La. : PELICAN
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Decrees : ORDAINS
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Horsemen's interests : GAITS
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Golf course "birds" : EAGLES
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Espies : SIGHTS
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Preceder of said or thought : AFORE
32
Border on : ABUT
33
Easy canter : LOPE
35
Gaffe : ERROR
39
Blas or Hodges : GIL
40
Some card players : DEALERS
42
Mature : AGE
43
Luther or Polly : ADLER
45
One of Cain's brothers : SETH
46
Units of 1/1000 inch : MILS
47
Main points : GISTS
49
Egg dish : OMELET
51
American League "bird" : ORIOLE
54
African nation : SUDAN
56
Ice-cream flavor : VANILLA
58
Songbird : TANAGER
62
Periods : ERAS
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Orient : EAST
65
Critical or crucial : ACUTE
66
Lease : RENT
67
An Algonquian : CREE
68
Type, as of art : GENRE
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Uno, dos, ___ : TRES
70
Saline drop : TEAR
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Automobile lemon : EDSEL
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" . . . ___ and bells for fools": Cowper : ACAP
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Bundle of cotton : BALE
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Spoken : ORAL
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Erect or honest : UPRIGHT
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Male feline : TOMCAT
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Use sparingly : STINT
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April agcy. : IRS
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Field or water sport : POLO
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Hi-fi successor : STEREO
10
One who wreaks havoc : RAVAGER
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Advantage : AVAIL
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Legal middle : MESNE
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Iron : PRESS
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Passageway : AISLE
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Ventures : DARES
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Without vitality : SAPLESS
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Heroic tale : SAGA
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Sea bird : GULL
31
Yard parts : FEET
34
Kiln : OAST
36
Wading bird : RAIL
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Leer's little sister : OGLE
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Become inactive : REST
40
Dentist's tool : DRILL
41
Valerie Harper role : RHODA
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Selfish ones : EGOISTS
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Threatened : MENACED
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Choose : SELECT
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Administer : MANAGE
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Open : OVERT
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Less common : RARER
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Senseless : INANE
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Say : UTTER
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Swiss river : AARE
59
Revs, as an engine : GUNS
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French being : ETRE
61
Stagger : REEL
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Black, Red or Yellow : SEA

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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