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BASTILLE DAY BICENTENNIAL

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1989

Author:
Jacques Liwer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Jacques Liwer has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,488
Across
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A Picasso daughter : PALOMA
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Start of a famous speech of defiance : WEARE
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Dead Sea ___ : SCROLL
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Clarsach player : HARPIST
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Capital of Taiwan : TAIPEI
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Effect : IMPACT
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Victor over Antony: 31 B.C. : AGRIPPA
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Mesh : ENGAGE
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Female goat : DOE
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Orphan Annie's Oriental friend : ASP
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Gist : MEAT
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A drug, for short : LSD
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Speech: Part II : HEREBYTHEWILLOF
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River at Zaragoza : EBRO
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African antelope : TORA
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Rio ___ Plata, S.A. estuary : DELA
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Hebrew prophet : AMOS
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Struggles clumsily : FLOUNDERS
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Trellises : ESPALIERS
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Quoits players : TOSSERS
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Arab garb : ABA
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Large mackerels : SIERRAS
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Speech: Part III : THENATIONANDWESHALL
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Knock : RAP
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Bantu language : SWAHILI
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Le jour de ___ (New Year's Day): Fr. : LAN
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Eating place : BRASSERIE
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Forbid : INTERDICT
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What mendicants do : BEG
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Pointer : INDICATOR
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" ... ___ gloom of night ... " : NOR
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Singular TV program : SPECIAL
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___ de guerre : NOM
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In a foolish way : INEPTLY
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Speech: Part IV : NOTLEAVESAVEONTHE
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Chaplains, to G.I.'s : PADRES
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N.J. river : RARITAN
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W.W. II German cipher machine : ENIGMA
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Warning : ALARM
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The buck starts here : MINT
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Formicidae : ANTS
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Attu native : ALEUT
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Movie actress Pitts : ZASU
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Trickle : DRIP
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"___ la Douce," 1963 movie : IRMA
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End of the speech : POINTOFBAYONETS
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Activity during a riot : LOOTING
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"Uhuru" author : RUARK
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Recesses : GROTTOS
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Skill, in Sedan : ADRESSE
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Remove by dissolving : ELUTE
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Victors in Gaul : LEGIONS
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Wapiti's cousin : REDDEER
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Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
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One who attempts : ESSAYER
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"I ___ Hitler": Thyssen : PAID
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Ordnance item, for short : AMMO
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Mouths : ORA
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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Kind of ego : ALTER
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Joker : WAG
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Printers' mistakes : ERRATA
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Silly : APISH
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Tore : RIPPED
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Psychic phenomenon, for short : ESP
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Bargain : STEAL
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Bel ___ (singing style) : CANTO
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Fix : RIG
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Gangster Diamond : LEGS
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Schumann product : LIED
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Conceal : HARBOR
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Sri Lanka group : TAMILS
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Student's new chance : RETEST
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Building promoters : HOUSERS
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Parts of a cent. : YRS
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"___ Geordie," 1956 movie : WEE
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___ square (honest) : FAIRAND
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Salamander : EFT
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Moral flaw : BLOT
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Blackbird : MERL
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Buccal : ORAL
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Mil. draft org. : SSS
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Spanish baby girls : NENAS
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Hang loosely : DRAPE
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Passage : AISLE
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"The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Word of disdain : BAH
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Witch bird : ANI
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"Beauty ___ the eye ... " : ISIN
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Had chits out : OWED
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Eng. prof's degree : DLIT
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Skid-row denizen : WINO
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Little shots for small fry : BBS
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G.O.P. member : REP
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Lists of things to be done : AGENDAS
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Get one's goat : RILE
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The Bee Gees, e.g. : TRIO
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Entity : INTEGER
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Mountain pass : COL
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Rugby play : TRY
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Motionless : INERT
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"___ fan tutte," Mozart opera : COSI
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Wife of King Latinus : AMATA
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Rotten : CORRUPTED
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Newsy note : ITEM
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Jolson and Pacino : ALS
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Paris-to-Senlis dir. : NNE
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Sight from Taormina : ETNA
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Land in ancient Palestine : PHILISTIA
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In a tumult : ARIOT
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Mark or Mamie : VANDOREN
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Certain beards : VANDYKES
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I come in: Sp. : ENTRO
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La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Ga. neighbor : ALA
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It's the word : MUM
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___ loss (puzzled) : ATA
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Fish or war follower : MONGER
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Infield hit : SINGLE
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Car-wash step : RINSE
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Israeli Labor leader : PERES
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Seine tributary : OISE
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A Sudanese people : FULA
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First author of the "Oz" books : BAUM
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Clothing, informally : TOGS
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Roman household deity : LAR
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Lyric poem : ODE
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___ Peak, Ariz. : ORD
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Trifle : TOY
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Moss Hart's "Act ___" : ONE
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Ukr., e.g. : SSR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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