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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 1989

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,554

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Across
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Pops : DADS
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Raised : BRED
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Lamb's "Essays of ___" : ELIA
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President of Costa Rica : ARIAS
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Level : RAZE
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Drivel : BLAH
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Israeli statesman : BEGIN
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As for : INRE
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Of musical pitch : TONAL
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Dom. of Otto : HRE
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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Cozy : WARMASTOAST
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Actress Ekberg : ANITA
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Procrastinates : DELAYS
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Realtor: Abbr. : AGT
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"___ Kapital" : DAS
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Mercury, for one : METAL
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Unsoiled : CLEANASAWHISTLE
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Electrician-inventor: 1857-1943 : TESLA
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Tuition : FEE
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Evergreen tree : YEW
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Purpose : INTENT
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Poet Markham : EDWIN
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Adamant; steely : HARDASNAILS
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Kind of saxophone : ALTO
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Ballet, e.g. : ART
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Casaba : MELON
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Charismatic leader : GURU
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Crude person : YAHOO
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Colombian city : CALI
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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___ for (represent) : SPEAK
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Writer Ludwig : EMIL
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To ___ (as yet) : DATE
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Slips : ERRS
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Radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
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Liability : DEBT
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Admit : ALLOW
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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Vast arid area : SAHARA
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Bill : TAB
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"We ___ the World" : ARE
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Airy; almost weightless : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Egypt's capital : CAIRO
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Stiff hairs : BRISTLES
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Hindu princess : RANI
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Pound or Stone : EZRA
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Judge : DEEM
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P.G.A.'s Sam : SNEAD
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K-O connection : LMN
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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RR stops : STAS
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Trucking rig : SEMI
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Whiffenpoof's home : YALE
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Large amount : SLEW
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Play opener : ACTI
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Valley : GLEN
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Rorschach ___ : TEST
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Bar of a sort : ALEHOUSE
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Dog in "Peter Pan" : NANA
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Unites : WEDS
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Cut down : HEWN
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Salvers : TRAYS
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"O, ___ fortune's fool!": Shak. : IAM
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Certain relatives : NIECES
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Hang limply : DRAPE
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Woolly beast of burden : LLAMA
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Kind of geometry : SOLID
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Like a graybeard : AGED
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Kind of moth : LUNA
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Student's pony : TROT
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Shade of green : NILE
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Scull : OAR
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Approves : OKS

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