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New York Times, Saturday, September 2, 1989

48-Down : High-school events

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { G H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 235 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,543
Across
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Las Vegas attractions : SLOTS
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Locations : SITES
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Middle East form of government : EMIRATE
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Aquatic mammal : MANATEE
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Mormon region : DESERET
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Stuffy : UNAIRED
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People movers : MASSTRANSIT
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North Caucasic language : UDI
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Nigerian native : ARO
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Choice : SELECT
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Golden fish; ide : ORFE
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Jules Verne hero : NEMO
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Kan. city : IOLA
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Name for a pontiff : PIUS
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Jupiter, to Justinian : DEUS
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Relating to resistance to change : INERTIAL
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Peak : TOR
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Hither's companion : YON
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Place for the place setting : TABLETOP
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___ libre : VERS
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Architectural moldings : TORI
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Engine noise : PURR
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Dingle : DELL
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Dry : ARID
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Bars legally : ESTOPS
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Pandowdy : PIE
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Abbr. with civil or human : RTS
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Manufacture on a wide scale : MASSPRODUCE
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Drain opening : OUTFALL
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Turned : ROTATED
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Entry-level employee : TRAINEE
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Hams : EMOTERS
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Depside is one : ESTER
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Vehicles for the Iditarod : SLEDS
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Besmirched : SMEARED
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Svelte : LISSOME
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Mine products : ORES
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Dessert items : TARTS
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Kiloliter : STERE
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Clean : SANITARY
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___ the finish : INAT
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Randy's skating partner : TAI
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Ancient country in central Italy : ETRURIA
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Generative : SEEDFUL
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Irwin ___, American philosopher : EDMAN
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And others: Lat. : ETALII
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Strength : MUSCLE
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Sedgwick and Adams : EDIES
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Night light : NEON
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Editorialized : OPINED
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Surpass others at an auction : OUTBID
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Sun : SOL
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Mazel ___ : TOV
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Voter for the 21st Amendment : REPEALER
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Extreme cruelty : TORTURE
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Beards of grain : ARISTAS
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Scuffle : TUSSLE
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Scraps : ORTS
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Amour-___ (self-esteem) : PROPRE
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Generally accepted : REPUTED
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Deli implements : SLICERS
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Card for a seer : TAROT
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City in Yorkshire : LEEDS
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High-school events : PROMS
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Desert plant : SOTOL
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Encolure : MANE
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Chinese ___ (jujube) : DATE
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Healthy : FIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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