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New York Times, Tuesday, August 29, 1989

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,539
Across
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Soho shindig : BASH
5
Helicopter blade : ROTOR
10
"___ Joey" : PAL
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Concerning : ASTO
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Busy pace at 52 Across : OHARE
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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TV classic : THEUNTOUCHABLES
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___ Vedras, Portugal : TORRES
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Pelts : HIDES
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Kovacs or Pyle : ERNIE
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Muslim rulers : EMIRS
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I, to Ovid : EGO
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North Sea feeder : DEE
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Cleanse : SCRUB
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White poplar : ABELE
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Roaring Twenties follower : DEPRESSIONERA
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Find of race : RELAY
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Pests at picnics : ANTS
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Vilify : SMEAR
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Bad: Comb. form : CAC
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A son of Odin : TYR
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Emporium : STORE
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In any way : ATALL
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Of a region : AREAL
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City in NW Syria : ALEPPO
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Site of Democrats' 1968 convention : CHICAGOILLINOIS
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Dazzling display : ECLAT
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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___ and downs : UPS
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Jewish prayer : SHEMA
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English river : TEES
Down
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Faced the pitcher : BATTED
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Beached : ASHORE
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He wrote "A Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
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Beautiful woman, to a Muslim : HOURI
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Putrefies : ROTS
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Cry of amused surprise : OHO
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Greek letter : TAU
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Dye obtained from a lichen : ORCHIL
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Employ again : REHIRE
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A lager beer : PILSENER
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Soft drink : ADE
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Honest ___ Lincoln : ABE
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Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
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Paid notices : ADS
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Flightless birds : EMUS
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A target of E. Ness : MOBSTER
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Ariz. river : GILA
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Bravo, in Barcelona : OLE
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Exist : ARE
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Foster a felon : ABET
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Fat farms : SPAS
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Johnnie Ray hit: 1951 : CRY
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Gainsay : DENY
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They loop the Loop : ELTRAINS
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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What a galley slave wielded : OAR
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Sing to the fuzz : RAT
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Puts on a play : STAGES
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Australian lizard : MOLOCH
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Hood who ruled crime in 52 Across from 1925 to 1931 : CAPONE
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Lofty : ALPINE
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Shuts down : CLOSES
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Red or Coral : SEA
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___ Pasha : ALI
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Belief : TENET
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N.Y.C. skyscraper's letters : RCA
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Can. province : ALTA
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Vineyard, in Caen : CRU
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Short flight : HOP
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Gangster's hasty escape : LAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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