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WEEKLY TABLOID EDITOR'S DREAMS

New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 1989

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 97, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,551
Across
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"___ Ike" button : ILIKE
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A son of Jacob : LEVI
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Flutters the sheets : SNORES
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Luster : SHEEN
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Publication makeup : FORMAT
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Ceremonies : RITUALS
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Precocious Ivy Leaguer! : YALEGRADATTWO
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Alt. : ELEV
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Connery and Penn : SEANS
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New Orleans hoopla word : MARDI
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Buttons, for one : RED
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Writer Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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Like many valuable paintings : ONLOAN
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Alias : AKA
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Stopped at a motel : INNED
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Beat pounder : COP
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What a Mexican whistles : AIRE
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Cries of joy : WHOOPS
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Concorde bows to big birds! : GEESEBEATSST
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Switches : SHUNTS
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Roh ___ Woo, President of S. Korea : TAE
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God, to Verdi : DIO
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Certain gales : EASTERS
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U.S. Open tennis champ: 1966 : STOLLE
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Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le ___ d'Or" : COQ
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Command at sea : LIETO
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Arduous : TOILSOME
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Armor plate on the thighs : TUILLE
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Rollo's men : NORSE
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Egotist ties his knot! : WEDSHIMSELF
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Goddess of victory : NIKE
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Devil : FIEND
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Ivanhoe's love : ROWENA
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Intensifying agent : DEEPENER
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Dolce ___ niente : FAR
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Twin City suburb : EDINA
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Refrain start : TRA
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Moved like a chickadee : DARTED
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Karate ploy : KNEEING
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Some Bx. trains : ELS
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"Blame It on ___," 1984 film : RIO
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Like deciduous trees : LEAVED
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Snowman elected! : YETITOSENATE
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Globetrotters' home : HARLEM
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Fail on Broadway : BOMB
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Crossette : EAR
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Judicial attire : ROBES
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Kind of city : INNER
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Pants maker of song : SAM
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Actress Franklin : BONNIE
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Budget concern : RENT
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Nigerian city : EDE
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"___ bleu!" : SACRE
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Cheryl Tiegs, e.g. : MODEL
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Vehicle made of ballpoints! : DISPOSABLECAR
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Inlet in SE Conn. : NIANTIC
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Yalta figure : STALIN
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Special collars : ETONS
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Steps for pairs : TANGOS
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___ the hills : OLDAS
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Type of dancer : TAXI
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Aromatic compound : ESTER
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Hospital person : INTERNE
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Paris art palace lifted! : LOUVRESTOLEN
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"Rosemary's Baby" author Levin : IRA
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Five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
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Heart : ESSENCE
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___ apso : LHASA
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Moray, e.g. : EEL
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Kind of sign : VEE
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Director Bergman : INGMAR
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Valuable Nigerian tree : AFARA
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U.S. publisher : DODD
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Great Lake being emptied! : DRAINHURON
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U.S. draft program : UMT
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New England football pro : PATRIOT
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Wild pink; catchfly : SILENE
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Like some Gospels : SYNOPTIC
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Insignificant ones : TWERPS
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Excavate again : REDIG
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Hogarth's progress maker : RAKE
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Keats feats : ODES
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"___ would sink a navy ... ": Shak. : ALOAD
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"Emerald Point ___," TV series : NAS
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Endings for ball and harp : OONS
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Understandings : DEALS
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Cato's "Go!" : ITE
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Sharpen : WHET
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In Hades : BELOW
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Pacify : SOOTHE
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Inured : STEELED
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Comedy title starter : ALLS
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Rained hard, in Yorkshire : SILED
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French painter Delaunay : SONIA
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Blake's burns bright : TIGER
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Polished, in a way : EMERIED
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One of five, for short : QUINT
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Threefold : TRINE
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Bid's market companion : ASKED
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Scoff : JEER
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Dust-up : TIFF
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Ancient Thracians : EDONI
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Gigantic citrus produced! : ONETONORANGE
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Variety of neck : SWAN
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Partner of hopes : FEARS
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Western capital auctioned! : DENVERSOLD
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Nosy one : PRIER
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Consider : DEEM
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They transfer property : ALIENORS
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Mazuma : KALE
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Sports site : GYM
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Put up with : STAND
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Actress Carole or famed judge : LANDIS
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Composer Lecuona : ERNESTO
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Wane : EBB
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Cuban province : ORIENTE
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One fostering a felon : ABETTOR
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Michael Chang's game : TENNIS
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Renaissance sword : ESTOC
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Tore : HIED
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Arrow part : BARB
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Foo yong, for one : OMELET
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Checks over : SCANS
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Native of Muscat : OMANI
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Where Brunei is : ASIA
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Sidekick : PAL
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Greek letter : ETA
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Harding beat him : COX
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Rock star Adam ___ : ANT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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