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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Wednesday, August 23, 1989

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,533
Across
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Minnow's relative : DACE
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Batman's aide : ROBIN
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Rubber on a pitcher's mound : SLAB
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Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
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Aviator-statesman Balbo : ITALO
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Helper : AIDE
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A ribbonfish : KINGOFTHESALMON
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What's for dinner : EATABLES
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Haul over the coals : ROAST
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Gadabout : GOER
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Asian tree : POON
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Dravidian people : TAMILS
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Nipponese aborigine : AINU
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Leprechaun : ELF
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A Mideast sultanate : OMAN
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Quivering tree : ASPEN
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A Tai language : LAO
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Bushy plants of southern Africa : KINGFISHERDAISY
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Printers' measures : ENS
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Fools : ASSES
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An affected attitude : POSE
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Society-page word : NEE
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Sediment : LEES
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Kidnapper, e.g. : CAPTOR
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This may thicken : PLOT
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Quaker's pronoun : THEE
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Yell : SHOUT
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Parlor game : CHARADES
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The oak : KINGOFTHEFOREST
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Followers of C.S.A.'s Robert : ELEE
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Speechify : ORATE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Over : PAST
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Dads : PAPAS
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Legislative assembly : DIET
Down
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Flood fighter's barrier : DIKE
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"Rigoletto" feature : ARIA
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Tilt; tip up : CANT
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Attractive : ENGAGING
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Pillages : RIFLES
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Furry swimmer : OTTER
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Remarks by Scrooge : BAHS
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Seine sight : ILE
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Some votes : NOS
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Art gallery : SALON
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Bean town? : LIMA
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Fusses : ADOS
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Proclivity : BENT
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Silver coin of ancient Greece : OBOL
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Approximately : AROUND
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Gas lines : PIPES
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Lulu : ONER
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Subway rider's need : TOKEN
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An ammonia derivative : AMINE
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Cleric's home : MANSE
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Fireplace residue : ASHES
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Part of T.S.E. : ELIOT
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Riata : LASSO
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Vestibule : FOYER
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Advantage : ASSET
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Start energetically : FALLTO
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Italian lake : ISEO
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Seemed : APPEARED
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Irritates : CHAFES
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Plane or dynamic beginning : AERO
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Pacific Coast sound : PUGET
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Greek letter : THETA
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Beehive : SKEP
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Markings on bean seeds : HILA
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Individuals : ONES
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Fellow : CHAP
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Salami shop : DELI
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Existence : ESSE
54
Let it be : STET
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Coxcomb : FOP
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Refrain syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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