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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Thursday, September 21, 1989

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,562

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Across
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Not out : SAFE
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Standstill : HALT
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Unadulterated : PURE
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March marchers : IRISH
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Mimic : APER
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Bedrock deposits : ORES
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Chop into small pieces : MINCE
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Bits of a Siamese film? : THAICLIPS
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Punitive : PENAL
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Counting everyone : INALL
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Mules, e.g. : SLIPPERS
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Dick Tracy's creator : GOULD
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"___ Evil," 1971 film : SEENO
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Shackles : FETTERS
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Spot for a sr. : SCH
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Blackmore's Lorna : DOONE
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Bristles : SETAE
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Hoosier Dome player : COLT
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Big hit : SMASH
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Begin to wake : STIR
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Garret : ATTIC
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Scottish skiing surface : SNA
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Most pallid : WANNEST
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Circumvent : EVADE
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Beatles' "___ Be" : LETIT
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Game place : PRESERVE
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Athenian forum : AGORA
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Put down asphalt : PAVED
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Bohemian cant? : CZECHLIST
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Type of skirt : ALINE
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___ over (reinvest) : ROLL
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Singer James : ETTA
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Scout's mission, for short : RECON
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Oxen's harness : YOKE
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Indigence : NEED
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Radiation dosages : REMS
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Fools : SIMPS
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A moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Note from Helsinki? : FINNISHLINE
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Getaway : ESCAPE
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Pillbox or porkpie : HAT
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Plant louse : APHIS
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Not fatty : LEAN
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"M*A*S*H" procedure : TRIAGE
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Contaminates : POLLUTES
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Swiss canton : URI
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Dem.'s opponent : REP
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Feminine ending : ESS
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Lent a hand : HELPED
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Coagulates : CLOTS
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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"___ the Top," 1959 film : ROOMAT
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Riga religious meeting? : LETTSERVICE
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Depletion : DRAIN
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Rankle : FESTER
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Wheys of milk : SERA
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Garbage barge : SCOW
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Reef material : CORAL
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Author Hentoff : NAT
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Feeler : TENTACLE
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Drone's home : HIVE
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Janet or Vivien : LEIGH
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One of the Magi : CASPAR
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Pillered : STOLEN
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Casino figure : DEALER
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Imitation gem : PASTE
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Malevolence : VENOM
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Paradisaical places : EDENS
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___ of passage : RITE
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Hue's partner : CRY
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Bronx attraction : ZOO
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Lodge brother : ELK
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Smidgen : TAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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