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New York Times, Friday, August 4, 1989

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,514
Across
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Secret plot : CABAL
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Became ghostly : PALED
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Put down : ABASE
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Emulate W. J. Bryan : ORATE
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Fixed charge : FEE
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Conventicle participants : SECTS
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Laterally : SIDEWARDS
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Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
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Shortened Latin catchall : ETAL
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Lane of The Daily Planet : LOIS
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Sellout signs : SROS
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Maid, to Pierre : SERVANTE
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Scalloped : CRENATE
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Jefferson was one : DEIST
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Motoring gp. : AAA
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Actress Hayworth : RITA
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Ill. city or county : DEKALB
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The Great Commoner : PITT
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Where Valletta is : MALTA
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Blue dye : ANIL
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___ Doria, ill-fated vessel : ANDREA
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Early inhabitant of Britain : PICT
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Hereditary factor, for short : DNA
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Rodeo gear : RIATA
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Positions at the plate : STANCES
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Followers of corn or clam : FRITTERS
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Oscar relative : OBIE
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Bathe : LAVE
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Suffix for poll : STER
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Cohan song : OVERTHERE
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John Lithgow is one : ACTOR
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Mystery writer Wahloo : PER
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___-law (Jacob, to Laban) : SONIN
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Event at ancient Troy : SIEGE
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Coop sounds : PEEPS
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"The Lady ___," 1935 song : INRED
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Word in many a Gardner title : CASE
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Former labor leader : ABEL
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Obnoxious car passenger : BACKSEATDRIVER
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Aft : ASTERN
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___ Paul, popular guitarist : LES
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Emily or Wiley : POST
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President of Costa Rica : ARIAS
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Served soup : LADLED
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"Lumière d'___," 1943 film : ETE
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Kind of drop : DEW
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Command of a sort : FRONTANDCENTER
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An anagram for diet : EDIT
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Chimney on das Haus : ESSE
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Site of a 1989 oil spill : ALASKA
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Guess : ESTIMATE
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Propel a randan : OAR
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Diaskeuast : REDACTOR
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Life, in Lyon : VIE
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Matador's cloak : CAPA
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Jeanne Eagels vehicle: 1922 : RAIN
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Greek letter : ETA
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Jungfrau is one : ALP
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Equator, figuratively : LINE
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Gil ___ (Lesage hero) : BLAS
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More hackneyed : TRITER
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Scale notes : TIS
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Gormandize : EAT
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Meal check : TAB
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Leblanc's sleuth ___ Lupin : ARSENE
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Component of vitamin B complex : NIACIN
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Broadway bomb : FLOP
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Utter words that are absurd : RAVE
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Uncover : STRIP
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Nightfalls, to Byron : EENS
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Onetime Genoa official : DOGE
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Angered : IRED
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Rotary-press inventor : HOE
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This way, in Toledo : ASI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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