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New York Times, Thursday, September 28, 1989

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,569
Across
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Muslim title of respect : AGHA
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Trade center : MART
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Door part : JAMB
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Duel starter : SLAP
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Came up : AROSE
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Medical treatment ctr. : HOSP
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Old Nick : SATAN
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Weight allowance : TARE
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Homecoming husband calls: : WHATSFORDINNER
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Standard of perfection : IDEAL
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Wife answers: : TAKEOUTHONEY
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Icelandic monetary units : KRONUR
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Brain tests: Abbr. : EEGS
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Pac.'s counterpart : ATL
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Joust : TILT
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Roof surfacing : TAR
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Cleaving tool : FROE
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Pedro or Bernardino : SAN
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She played Hot Lips : SWIT
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Husband asks: : WHICHTAKEOUT
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Set upright : STOOD
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Hone : WHET
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Wife replies: : MESWEETHEARTME
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Baseball stats. : ERAS
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Nickname for Col. Potter of "M*A*S*H" : SHERM
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Trigonometric function : SINE
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Fla. city : TAMPA
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The Darlings' amah : NANA
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Long way away : AFAR
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Pitch : TOSS
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Growl : GNAR
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St. Helens's output : ASH
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Radiate : GLOW
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Last night's roast tonight : HASH
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Obvious : APPARENT
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Rubber : MASSEUR
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P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
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Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
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Peter or Ivan : TSAR
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Small bus : JITNEY
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Edible mushroom : MOREL
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Brother, to Uncle Remus : BRER
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Finale : ENDING
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Friends' pronoun : THOU
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Unlucky time for Caesar : IDES
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Annie Oakleys: Abbr. : TKTS
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Operatic highlight : ARIA
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Cologne, to Fritz : KOLN
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British Prime Minister: 1970-74 : HEATH
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Above, to F. S. Key : OER
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Bean curd : TOFU
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Baltic native : LETT
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Muscular spasm : TIC
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Stewing : FRETTING
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Cobbler's product : SHOE
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Having the greatest breadth : WIDEST
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Caribbean vacation place : BAHAMAS
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Watercress, in Yorkshire : EKER
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Puritanical person, to an Aussie : WOWSER
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Insignificant fellows : TWERPS
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Letter embellishment : SERIF
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Lake source of the Blue Nile : TSANA
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Tableland : MESA
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Not this : THAT
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Blood: Comb. form : HEMO
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Haunted-house sound : MOAN
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Brugg's river : AAR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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