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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 1989

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 5
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,527

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Across
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Diagonal stripe between opposite corners of 17 Across : BEND
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Newts : EFTS
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Graceful tree : ITEA
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___ citato : OPERE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Display on an escutcheon : COATOFARMS
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Transported : ENRAPT
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Suites : RETINUES
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Clergyman's sch. : SEM
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Carrier : TOTER
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Chairperson : PRESIDER
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More crimson : REDDER
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Pathological condition: Suffix : IASIS
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Pariah : LEPER
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Ending for Taiwan or Annam : ESE
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Spasms : TICS
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Like a judge : SOBER
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Kind of fly trap : VENUS
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Drew back in fear : SHIED
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Cured meat : SALTED
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Emphasizes : STRESSES
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Statutory : LEGAL
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Inning closer : OUT
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Assesses proportionately : PRORATES
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Lyndon's middle name : BAINES
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Record : TAPE
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Top to bottom division of 17 Across : IMPALEMENT
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Scraped by : EKED
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Curtain fabric : VOILE
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Former coin of India : ANNA
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Decorate anew : REDO
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Bandleader Skinnay : ENNIS
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Alcoholic or nonalcoholic drink : MEAD
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Moderate blue : BICE
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Harrow rival : ETON
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Approach : NEAR
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Kind of bank : DATA
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Stored hay, in a way : LOFTED
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Ecol. agency : EPA
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German gentleman : HERR
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Visored helmet : ARMET
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Painting fixer : RESTORER
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Merited : EARNED
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Iris in 17 Across : FLEURDELIS
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Ceramic flooring : TILE
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Simon ___ : SAYS
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Likeness: Comb. form : OPSIS
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Brain passage : ITER
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Casaba, for one : MELON
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Fibrous plants : PITAS
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Having wavy lines, as 17 Across : ESCALLOPED
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Female rel. : SIS
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Device representing one's personal name on 17 Across : REBUS
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Orchestra section : REEDS
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An Italian sauce : PESTO
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Tending to calm : SEDATIVE
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Cries of contentment : AHS
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Large star in Lyra : VEGA
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Bristles : SETAE
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Muscovite's wherewithal : RUBLES
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Dud : LEMON
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Feather: Comb. form : PTER
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Roué : RAKE
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Whirl : SPIN
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Muslim priest : IMAM
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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South African town : STAD
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Former ring king : ALI

Answer summary: 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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