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New York Times, Wednesday, September 27, 1989

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,568
Across
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Lardner's ___ Ike : ALIBI
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"___ Leaf," May-Matthau film : ANEW
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Retirement plans for Cleo's maid? : IRAS
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Navigational system : LORAN
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Heavy, e.g. : ROLE
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Flatfish : SOLE
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Monday malaise in Mo.? : SAINTLOUISBLUES
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Strange : ODD
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Composed of: Suffix : EOUS
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Quantifies : RATES
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Eleven positions : ENDS
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Harold of comics : TEEN
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West Coast missionaries? : SANDIEGOPADRES
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Tartarus : HADES
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Played a Little? : APED
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She said ave to Artie : AVA
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Beloved of Galatea : ACIS
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Composer of "Gymnopédies" : SATIE
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Coach a criminal : ABET
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Three, to Tasso : TRE
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"Dove ___," Mozart aria : SONO
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Alarm : SCARE
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NASA boosters? : HOUSTONROCKETS
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Onetime Eagle precursor : LONE
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Literary Leon : URIS
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Daunt : APPAL
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Budge : STIR
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Remark : SAY
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Earth tones along Lake Erie? : CLEVELANDBROWNS
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Thin : RARE
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Three, in Bonn : DREI
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Clear the X's and O's : ERASE
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Witnessed : EYED
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Oboe, e.g. : REED
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Mail clerk's device : DATER
Down
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Further : ALSO
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Burden : LOAD
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Gladiolus or crocus : IRID
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Baseball's Johnson, executive Hall-of-Famer : BAN
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Means : INTENDS
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Excite : AROUSE
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Biblical priest : ELI
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Former catcher Westrum : WES
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Long or Ellis : ISLAND
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49-0 score, e.g. : ROUT
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Protected from winds at sea : ALEE
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Mtg. : SESS
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Lombard city : LODI
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Cabbage or moola : BREAD
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Carbon-compound suffixes : ENES
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Antelope of Africa : TOPI
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Rapier's relative : EPEE
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Spinal bone: Comb. form : SACRO
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Farewell from 50 Down : ADIEU
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Jacksonville bowl : GATOR
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Dirhams are spent here : RABAT
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Tinker's receiver : EVERS
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Glut : SATE
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Biblical verb : HATH
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In a bit : SOON
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British princess : ANNE
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Top cards : ACES
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Shoulder fur : STOLE
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Moved hastily : SKIRRED
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Toiled for Legree : SLAVED
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Bested : OUTDID
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Baby's bed : CRIB
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Parcel of land : ACRE
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Inge product : PLAY
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Mère's spouse : PERE
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Snick-or-___ : SNEE
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Hit a fly : SWAT
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Pres., e.g. : LDR
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"Some ___ born great . . . ": Shak. : ARE
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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