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New York Times, Friday, September 15, 1989

24-Across : Year in the papacy of Paschal II

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 235 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,556
Across
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Road-map abbr. : RTE
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Except : UNLESS
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Put the curtains back up : REHANG
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Midday : NOONTIDE
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___ dictum : OBITER
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Speculative enterprises : VENTURES
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Suburb of Philadelphia : LANSDALE
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Tibetan goat antelopes : SEROWS
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Mass. engineering sch. : LTI
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Fastener : NAIL
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Year in the papacy of Paschal II : MCII
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Inferior : SECONDCLASS
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Fair grade : CEE
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French film director-actor-writer : RENOIR
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Savile Row group : TAILORS
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Ending for a buck : EROO
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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Piece of armor : CUIRASS
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Set up a sting : ENTRAP
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Colony dweller : ANT
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Ground coverings having sparse vegetation : DESERTSOILS
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Whaler's oil cask : RIER
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Noble, in Nürnberg : EDEL
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Line : ROW
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Basilica's courtyard : ATRIUM
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Noble name in Monaco : GRIMALDI
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Give back confidence : REASSURE
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Surrounds tightly : EMBEDS
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" ... ___ to me as my soul!": Shak. : ASTENDER
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Della, Pee Wee et al. : REESES
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Rubs out : ERASES
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Armenia, e.g. : SSR
Down
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Discounter, in a way : REBATER
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No place for skating : THINICE
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Gobbles : EATS
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Reveal : UNVEIL
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Noah, in Nogales : NOE
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Two Chaneys : LONS
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Duck, in Düsseldorf : ENTE
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___ und Drang : STURM
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Hot wind from Africa : SIROCCO
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___-Royce : ROLLS
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Pompous : GRANDIOSE
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Moister : DEWIER
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Little Esthers : ESSIES
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Wis. city : LACROSSE
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Shaver, frequently : LATHERER
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Unique person : ONER
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Defense-pact acronym : NORAD
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More like Mother Seton : SAINTLIER
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Sediments : SILTS
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Parrot fish : LORO
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Swine-cress genus : CARARA
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Joins together : UNITES
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Needing ventilation : AIRLESS
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Hard-working, so-so student : PLODDER
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Gardeners' tools : EDGERS
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Word with cheese or chocolate : SWISS
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Perron part : RISER
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Annapolis inst. : USNA
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Spa-bath materials : MUDS
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Mrs., in Marseille : MME
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Lincoln, Beame et al. : ABES
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Female ruff : REE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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