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New York Times, Monday, August 28, 1989

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,538
Across
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Taking precedence : FIRST
6
Bandy words : SPAR
10
President Bush's alma mater : YALE
14
Kind of potato : IDAHO
15
Fib : TALE
16
Put on years : AGED
17
Hard-hit ball : LINER
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Oscar-winning costume designer : EDITHHEAD
20
Gather timber : LOG
21
Cheers for matadors : OLES
23
Ivanhoe's beloved : ROWENA
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More forbidding : STERNER
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Withered : SERE
27
Seventh Greek letter : ETA
28
Littoral region : SEASHORE
32
Ruler : HEADOFSTATE
36
Reddish-brown : BAY
37
Younger Guthrie : ARLO
38
Vietnamese New Year : TET
39
Royal form of address : SIRE
40
"Flying Down to ___" : RIO
41
Oahu landmark : DIAMONDHEAD
45
Get-togethers : MEETINGS
47
Spanish gold : ORO
48
Wander freely : ROVE
49
Fastening device : STAPLER
53
Breed of geese : CANADA
56
Watering places : SPAS
57
Equal: Prefix : ISO
58
On the way to : HEADEDFOR
60
Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
62
Sea eagle : ERNE
63
Famous nom de plume : ELIA
64
Metal bar : INGOT
65
"On the ___," Kerouac book : ROAD
66
Rowboat : DORY
67
Fowl enclosures : COOPS
Down
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Occupies : FILLS
2
"The ___," Dostoyevsky novel : IDIOT
3
Cook stove : RANGE
4
Haggard novel : SHE
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Ontario's capital : TORONTO
6
Food animal : STEER
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Catcher's equipment : PADS
8
Former boxing champion : ALI
9
Hideaway : RETREAT
10
A name of God: Heb. : YAHWEH
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U.S. author-critic : AGEE
12
Trimmed down : LEAN
13
Icelandic literary work : EDDA
19
Clydesdale or Percheron : HORSE
22
Two printed pages : LEAF
25
Make over : REDO
26
Former Pacific counterpart of NATO : SEATO
28
Stanches : STEMS
29
Theater award : OBIE
30
___ avis : RARA
31
Watched closely : EYED
32
Damage : HARM
33
Clinton's canal : ERIE
34
Plant of the lily family : ALOE
35
Theater world : STAGE
39
Boutique : SHOP
41
Electron tube : DIODE
42
Overran : INVADED
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
44
Extreme : DRASTIC
46
Swapped : TRADED
49
Floral arrangement : SPRAY
50
Peculiar language : LINGO
51
Bar legally : ESTOP
52
Alex Haley novel : ROOTS
53
Pop singer–actress : CHER
54
Of aircraft: Prefix : AERO
55
"Peter Pan" nursemaid : NANA
56
Evening, in Paris : SOIR
59
Producer Ziegfeld : FLO
61
"Sail ___ Union . . . ": Longfellow : ONO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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