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SPORTY SPINOFFS

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1989

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,530
Across
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Wrongly : AMISS
6
Runs in neutral : IDLES
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A light: Slang : GLIM
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Collegian's pad : DORM
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Saltarello, e.g. : DANCE
20
Nantes's river : LOIRE
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Reneé's laughter : RIRE
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Fencing tool : EPEE
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CONSTITUTIONALS? : INTENTIONALWALKS
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Enclosed trucks : VANS
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Hitchcock movie: 1964 : MARNIE
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Devices for amplifying electromagnetic waves : MASERS
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Wraps up : ENFOLDS
31
Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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Heredity factors : GENES
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O. T. book : DEUT
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Summits, in Siena : CIME
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Heretofore, to the Bard : ERENOW
38
Dike : LEVEE
42
Silly person : ASS
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Watch over : TEND
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Ranks of nobility : EARLDOMS
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MORNING SHOWER-SHAVE RITUAL? : DAILYDOUBLE
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Morocco, to Marcel : MAROC
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Rim : LIP
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Pintail ducks : SMEES
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Tex. shrine : ALAMO
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Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
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Test photos : PROOFS
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Backward : ASTERN
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Plant also called avens : GEUM
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Explorer for whom a sea was named : TASMAN
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Univ. in Dallas : SMU
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J.F.K. abbr. : ETD
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Asian wild ass : ONAGER
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Where Rama I ruled : SIAM
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"Iliad," for one : EPOPEE
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Ancient Greek geographer : STRABO
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Jack of clubs in some games : PAM
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Lasso : RIATA
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Slatterns : DRABS
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Dupe : GULL
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Japanese sash : OBI
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Limpid : CLEAR
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BOGART TWIN FEATURE? : DOUBLEBOGIE
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Lowered in social position : DECLASSE
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North Korean river : YALU
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Ar chaser : ESS
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Driving hazard : SLEET
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Insect's lower lip : LABIUM
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Muscovite : MICA
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Summit : ACME
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City NE of Rome : TERNI
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Humorous : JOCOSE
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Stored away : STASHED
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Tropical bird : TROGON
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Zoroastrian sacred writings : AVESTA
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Whip : LASH
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HIRED GUN? : DESIGNATEDHITTER
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Khayyám : OMAR
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Like some college buildings : IVIED
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Former county in Scotland : NAIRN
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Kern's "Very ___, Eddie" : GOOD
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Rink feature : CAGE
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Bean and Shepard : ALANS
Down
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___ a dozen : ADIME
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___-arms (soldier) : MANAT
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Prefix for mission : INTRO
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Picturesque : SCENIC
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Old-age infirmity : SENILITY
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River in western China : ILI
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Condemn : DOOM
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Measure of advertising copy : LINAGE
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Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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Late governor of Conn. : GRASSO
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West role : LIL
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Vexed : IRKED
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Legal term for middle : MESNE
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Ardent : DEVOTED
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Oct.'s gem : OPAL
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Tear apart : REND
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Army meal : MESS
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Poured : TEEMED
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Church architect : WREN
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COMPLETE NOBLEMAN? : FULLCOUNT
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Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Welfare of the community : WEAL
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Short-tailed rodent : VOLE
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Author Ludwig : EMIL
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Glimpse : ESPY
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Native-born Israeli : SABRA
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Aegean island : SIROS
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Dantès's creator : DUMAS
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"To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
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Men's house slippers : ROMEOS
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Impends ominously : LOOMS
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Tarnish : BESMEAR
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Slacken : LETUP
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Suffix with 76 Across : ESE
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Loose robe : MANTEAU
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HONORABLY WON SWEETHEART? : FAIRCATCH
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Escargots : SNAILS
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Duplicate, for short : REPRO
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Actress in "Winterset" : MARGO
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A singing Boone : DEBBY
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Measure : GAUGE
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Muslim Satan : EBLIS
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Functions : ROLES
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Murray and Marsh : MAES
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Peculiar : ODD
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Seed containers : PODS
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First name of 68 Across : ABEL
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Nursery-rhyme trio : MICE
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Kind of dunk for Ewing : SLAM
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Chariot-of-fire prophet : ELIJAH
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Rumanian region now shared with the Ukraine : BUCOVINA
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Restrained : LEASHED
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Garb : ATTIRE
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"Lulu" composer : BERG
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"___ the water shall float" (old English saying) : IRONIN
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Quebec bay : UNGAVA
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Causing excessive pupil contraction : MIOTIC
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Alcoholic compound used in perfumes : ACETAL
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French wine region : MEDOC
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Watery swelling : EDEMA
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Port city for Pompey : OSTIA
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Harsh : STERN
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Merits : EARNS
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Metal dross : SLAG
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Arum plant : TARO
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Concerning : ASTO
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Not ever, to Blake : NEER
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Droop : SAG
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E.T.O. head : DDE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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