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New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1989

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,523
Across
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Tiny Tim's problem : LAMENESS
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Hornbills : TOCKS
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Subject to slow disintegration : ERODIBLE
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Cheddar colorer, sometimes : ANATTO
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To shine, in Sedan : LUIRE
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Cross Word Puzzle : COUNTRYRACEPERFECTBOX
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Filmdom terrier : ASTA
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___-de-boeuf : OEIL
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Like J. Fred Muggs : SIMIAN
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Hindu's camel : OONT
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___ Speedwagon (rock group) : REO
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Toothed bars : RATCHES
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Suppresses : STIFLES
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Encircled : RINGED
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Stratum : LAYER
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Cabbage : MOOLA
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Perfumes : ESSENCES
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Slice of bacon : RASHER
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Again and again : OFTEN
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"Welcome ___," Altman film : TOLA
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DeSoto or Hudson : CAR
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Divagate : ROVE
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This covers the world : ATLAS
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French condiment : SEL
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Scottish cap : TAM
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What we "so proudly" did : HAILED
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Fannie or Ginnie follower : MAE
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Essay : ATTEMPT
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Gate-crasher's nemesis : BOUNCER
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Cross Word Puzzle : EXAMINERFORWORDHEADED
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To find, to a fra : TROVARE
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Crusty entrees : POTPIES
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Had a hero : ATE
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Dance in 3/4 time : MINUET
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P.I. : TEC
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Rating number : TEN
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Poem's chapter : CANTO
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Foreshadow : OMEN
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G.I.'s need : AMMO
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Lisper's hurdle : ESS
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Carbon particles : SOOT
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Anchorage : BERTH
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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What to pay, at times : RESPECTS
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W.W. II hero Murphy : AUDIE
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"___ and Sane Fourth": Masson : ASAFE
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Grommet : EYELET
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Like zebras : STRIPED
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Writer of ridicule : IRONIST
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Prior, to Prior : ERE
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Yak : CHIN
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Man in the van : LEADER
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Noah's eldest : SHEM
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Lagomorph : HARE
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Cross Word Puzzle : REFERENCESOFHONOROVER
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Key : ISLET
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Dispatched to Attica : SENTUP
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" . . . you are ___": Epictetus : NOTALONE
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Noblemen : PEERS
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Young bulls, in Yorkshire : STOTS
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Woven together : ENTWINED
Down
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Smiley's creator : LECARRE
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Middle of a Stein line : AROSEIS
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Sheepskins : MOUTONS
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Actress Purviance : EDNA
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Wit or pick preceder : NIT
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Mediterranean entrant : EBRO
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Craftier : SLYER
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Ongoing entertainment : SERIALS
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Engine encl. : NAC
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Cross Word Puzzle : ONESHEARTPROCESSOROUT
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Weapons for Lafitte : RAPIERS
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Sundries : ITEMS
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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What a hosp. should provide : TLC
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Oscar winner: 1985 : OUTOFAFRICA
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Welsh onion : CIBOL
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Dane's dollar : KRONE
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Fourth canonical hours : SEXTS
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In some respect : OFASORT
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Claudia ___ Johnson : ALTA
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Author McFadden : CYRA
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A U.N. arm : ILO
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Wooden clog : GETA
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Musician Brian's family : ENOS
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Deg. for a legal eagle : DCL
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Lincoln Ctr. attraction : MET
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Island also called Rapa Nui : EASTER
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Gammon : HAM
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El Greco became one : TOLEDAN
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Orator Edward : EVERETT
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Whom irate ones raise : NED
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Indicator of pitch : CLEF
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No sirrees : UHUHS
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Spirit, to the Sun King : AME
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April 15 : TAXTIME
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Student, hopefully : LEARNER
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Elem. number : ATWT
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One, in Ayr : ANE
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Spaniard's yearly income : ANATA
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Act listless : MOPE
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French cheese district : BRIE
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H. C. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
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Sir Edmund P. Hillary, e.g. : MOUNTAINEER
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"___ Gotta Be Me," 1967 song : IVE
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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___ gratias : DEO
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Canaille : MOB
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Hundred-___ shot : TOI
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Apograph : COPY
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Some also-rans at Belmont : MAIDENS
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Curie title : MME
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Jazzman Kenton : STAN
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Suffix with verb or herb : OSE
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Wagoner's command : HUP
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"Who ___ call Himself a man": Cummings : DARESTO
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Glowed anew : RESHONE
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Cinema's Little : CLEAVON
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Earthy; worldly : TERRENE
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Headed the committee : STEERED
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Mark for removal : DELE
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Garibaldi, e.g. : FISH
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Cash substitute : SCRIP
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"___ Foolish Things . . . ": 1935 song : THESE
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Winchester, for one : RIFLE
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Face card? : IDENT
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Dovetail wedge : TENON
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Dice throw : ACES
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Colleague of suffragette Stanton : MOTT
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Hindu spring festival : HOLI
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Some coll. linemen : RTS
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Hearths: Abbr. : FPS
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Like sushi : RAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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