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New York Times, Friday, August 11, 1989

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,521
Across
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Jimmy, e.g. : CRAB
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Dutch treat : EDAM
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Actress in "The Maltese Falcon" : ASTOR
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Infielder Tommy ___ : HERR
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___ di Rienzi, Roman orator : COLA
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Kerman dweller : IRANI
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Covered with hoarfrost : RIMED
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Meet by chance : RUNACROSS
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Things to pull up : STAKES
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Preliminary race : HEAT
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What an oneirocritic interprets : DREAM
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Echo, e.g. : ANSWER
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Western resort : TAHOE
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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Nap : PILE
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Lined up : AROW
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Victim of a scorpion's sting : ORION
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Javanese tree : UPAS
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Bedaze : STUN
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Make over : REDO
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___ Orange : AGENT
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Acapulco souvenir : SERAPE
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___ Creek, district in Belize : STANN
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"___ That Tune" : NAME
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Cio-Cio-San, e.g. : GEISHA
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Film family : LADDS
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Like 10 Down : SDRAWKCAB
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Throw out : EVICT
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Snug as a bug in a rug : COZY
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Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
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Lord High Everything ___ ("The Mikado") : ELSE
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An attendant on Cleopatra : IRAS
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Poker hand : TREYS
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Stack role : NESS
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Howard and Maynard : KENS
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Blackens : CHARS
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Confute : REBUT
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Tarkington's "In the ___" : ARENA
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Give way to tears : BREAKDOWNANDCRY
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Detroit suburb : ECORSE
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Fuddy-duddy : DODO
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City in S France : ALES
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Paludous place : MARSH
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Corrigan was one : AIRMAN
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Promoting, in a way : SRIATSPUGNIKCIK
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Berets' cousins : TAMS
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Greenbacks : ONES
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Rib : RIDE
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Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
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Produce interest : EARN
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Seaport in NW Israel : ACRE
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Abigails : MAIDS
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___ out (raze) : WIPE
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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Take five : REST
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Rush follower : HOUR
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Grub : ROOT
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Utah city : OREM
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Freshly : ANEW
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Hits hard : PASTES
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Marbles : AGATES
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W. German city : ESSEN
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Grudge : SCORE
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Synagogue cantor : HAZAN
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Bottomless gulf : ABYSS
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Balto-Slav : LETT
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Maintain : AVER
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Terrible : DIRE
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Pasteur's birthplace : DOLE
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Play by Rattigan : ROSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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