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New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 1989

1-Down : Clarify a secret message

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F H J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,522
Across
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Limn : DELINEATE
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Debussy subject : LAMER
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Basic : ELEMENTAL
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Metric measure for cordwood : STERE
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They are analog and digital : COMPUTERS
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Fox's "The ___ of the Lonesome Pine" : TRAIL
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W.W. II agcy. : OPA
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"The ___ Trap," Sinatra film : TENDER
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Gainsay : DENY
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Acuff or Rogers : ROY
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"Peer Gynt" charmer : ANITRA
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Curvy turns : ESSES
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Franks : WIENIES
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Native of Panay : ATI
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Take on cargo : LADE
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Fannie or Ginnie : MAE
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Felt shoe in a shoe : PAC
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Enraged : ANGERED
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Kind of play, in bridge : END
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Santa ___, city in El Salvador : ANA
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Rolled tea : TSIA
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Radiation measure : REM
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Gibraltar and Magellan : STRAITS
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Charming children : DEARS
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Wine cask : TIERCE
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April 15 inits. : IRS
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Out of kilter : ALOP
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Tenth part of an ephah : OMER
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Convulses one with laughter : PANICS
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Raven-ous poet? : POE
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Singer-actress Blakley : RONEE
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Palestinian of yore : CANAANITE
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Pico de ___, in the Pyrenees : ANETO
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Deep-rooted : INGRAINED
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Ancient instruments : LYRES
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Rats : DESERTERS
Down
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Clarify a secret message : DECODE
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Marries on the run : ELOPES
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Place to race autos 24 hours straight : LEMANS
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Type of gal. in Canada : IMP
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Not fem. or masc. : NEUT
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"Too late, too late! Ye cannot ___ now": Tennyson : ENTER
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"___clock scholar" : ATENO
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Overdue : TARDY
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Other : ELSE
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D-day vessel : LST
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Vehicle for Ellington : ATRAIN
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Interim : MEANTIME
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Asmara native : ERITREAN
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Set free : RELEASED
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Member of an L.A. eleven : RAIDER
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Voice vote : YEA
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Had to have : NEEDED
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Lacking movement : STATIC
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Head or horse head : WAR
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Shoe part : INSTEP
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Grassland area : LEA
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Beethoven's "___" : PASTORAL
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Element used for alloys and medical compounds : ANTIMONY
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Ship listing in the wind : CAREENER
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W.W. II doughboys : GIS
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"Oh give ___ home where ... " : MEA
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Decree in Paree : ARRETE
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Very high : ALPINE
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Local vocal fan : ROOTER
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Tears : SPEEDS
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Silly : INANE
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Phones : RINGS
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Kind of babe or crow : SCARE
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Word with test or rain : ACID
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Mosel feeder : SAAR
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Orion's beloved : EOS
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Postseason coll. hoopsters' contest : NIT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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