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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1989

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across
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Unit for Chris or Martina : SET
4
Thirty-two Boy Scouts : TROOP
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Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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Mama's mate : PAPA
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India's main language : HINDI
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Novelist Ambler : ERIC
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Tripod of a sort : EASEL
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Norman of sitcoms : LEAR
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Jefferson's coin : NICKEL
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Drudgery : SLAVERY
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Rich materials : LAMES
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Hello, to Hadrian : AVE
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Protective garment : COVERALL
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Gather : GARNER
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Beame and Fortas : ABES
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Folkways : MORES
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"Able was I ___ . . . " : ERE
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A Ritter : TEX
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"Harvey" star: 1950 : STEWART
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Heflin or Johnson : VAN
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Vane reading : ESE
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Kitchen tool : PARER
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Examination : TEST
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Porter : REDCAP
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Confiscations : SEIZURES
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Bauxite or galena : ORE
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Choir member : TENOR
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Violent storm : TEMPEST
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Shade of blue : COBALT
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Over : ATOP
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Garbage : TRASH
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Notion : IDEA
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Quiz answer, perhaps : TRUE
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Type of musical : REVUE
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Close : NEAR
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Prophet : SEER
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Periods of time : YEARS
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Asset claimed by 68 Across : ESP
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Rani's garment : SARI
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Iliad, e.g. : EPIC
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Football positions : TACKLES
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Another Ritter : THELMA
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Inlet : RIA
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Switch settings : ONS
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Some poems : ODES
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Plundering person : PILLAGER
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The Lone Ranger's horse : SILVER
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An Algonquian : CREE
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Bradley or Sharif : OMAR
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Cautious : WARY
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Item mightier than the sword : PEN
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Corn unit : EAR
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"Stop!," at sea : AVAST
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Fudd or Gantry : ELMER
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Least rapid : SLOWEST
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Serve food for a fee : CATER
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Overweight : OBESE
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Annoyed : VEXED
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"___ on Sunday," Mercouri film : NEVER
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Clean the slate : ERASE
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Leases : RENTS
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Street show : RAREE
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Tire type : SPARE
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Wall hanging : TAPESTRY
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Steam-driven engine : TURBINE
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One of the fuzz : COPPER
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Foot parts : INCHES
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Mecca for children : ZOO
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Makes lace : TATS
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Grimace : MOUE
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Corner : TREE
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Summer beverages : ADES
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Jump : LEAP
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Feather's partner : TAR
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Calif.'s Big ___ : SUR

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

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