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New York Times, Friday, August 25, 1989

48-Down : Dapper

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,535
Across
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Entrance or exit : PASSAGE
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Crank up again : RESTART
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Former Italian colony : ERITREA
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Breathed out : EXHALED
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An African people : WATUSIS
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Beetles : SCARABS
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Hold back : STEM
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Cardinals insignia : STL
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Actor Jeremy from England : IRONS
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Humbug's preceder : BAH
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___ no good : UPTO
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Menotti's "___ Goes to the Ball" : AMELIA
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Exclusive : CLANNISH
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Witches group : COVEN
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Spare : LEAN
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Hersey's "___ the Valley" : INTO
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Homage : TRIBUTE
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Nuts about : STUCKON
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Julius's two little dying words : ETTU
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Disservice : HARM
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Pool participant : STENO
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Marine worm : SEAMOUSE
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Charlotte, in a children's book : SPIDER
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Algonquian language : CREE
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Jardiniere : POT
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Sights : SPOTS
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Remote : FAR
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Hepburn-Grant film: 1963 : CHARADE
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Bateman of "Family Ties" : JUSTINE
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Wagon train : CARAVAN
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Hades river : ACHERON
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Lons, Jr. and Sr. : CHANEYS
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Ratiocinates : REASONS
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Church benches : PEWS
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Location : SITE
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Palooka : STUMBLEBUM
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___ longa, vita brevis : ARS
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Osaka dancer : GEISHA
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___ Lansing, Mich. : EAST
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In medias ___ : RES
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Stimulating : EXCITANT
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Gless of "Cagney & Lacey" : SHARON
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Polynesian food plant : TARO
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Arkin or Bates : ALAN
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C.S.A. soldiers to the Yankees : REBS
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Objectives of the QB : TDS
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Publisher Henry : LUCE
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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Tissue: Comb. form : PLASM
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Deeds, in Dijon : ACTES
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"Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
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Sra. Perón : EVITA
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Winks : NICTITATES
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Signed : INKED
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Harlan or Irving : STONE
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High respect : HONOR
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Charter : LEASE
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Steinbeck's "Sweet ___" : THURSDAY
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Where to find the P.M. : USPO
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Coral ridge : REEF
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Eight-line stanza : OCTAVE
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Dapper : SPRUCE
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Pahlevi, e.g. : SHAH
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Belgrade coin : PARA
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Not fully shut : AJAR
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Spanish painter Joan ___ : MIRO
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Later : ANON
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Coop group : HENS
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Depression org. : CCC
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U.S.N. officer : ENS
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___ Na Na, entertainment group : SHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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