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New York Times, Monday, September 4, 1989

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,545
Across
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Partner of comes : GOES
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"The Red" : ERIC
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"Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
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Give forth : ISSUE
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Words to Nanette : NONO
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Kind of chest : HOPE
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Distort a report : SLANT
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Smirch : SOIL
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One of five bodies of water : ERIE
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Hard problem : TOUGHNUTTOCRACK
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Rams' mates : EWES
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Fish delicacy : ROE
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State : ASSERT
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"Eadie ___ a Lady" : WAS
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Cardplayers' kitty : POT
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Lunkheads : SAPS
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A deadly sin : PRIDE
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Phrase for a narrow miss : CLOSEBUTNOCIGAR
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Air, in compounds : AER
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Partner of penates : LARES
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Historical fact : DATE
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Time in L.A. : PST
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Dutch city : EDE
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Partner of sticks : STONES
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Friend, in France : AMI
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Hardly ever : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Ocho ___, Jamaican port : RIOS
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Song for Sutherland : ARIA
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W.W. I battle scene : MARNE
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Roscoes : GATS
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Photocopies : STATS
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Come out slowly : SEEP
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In addition : ELSE
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Opening for coins : SLOT
Down
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Central idea : GIST
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Formerly Christiania : OSLO
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He sold his birthright : ESAU
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" . . . sweetest songs yet remain to be ___": Whitman : SUNG
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Follow quickly : ENSUE
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Turnips, e.g. : ROOTS
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Monogram pt. : INIT
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Garden of the Gods site : COLORADO
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Partner of here : THERE
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Sixty minutes, in Spain : HORA
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Of grand proportions : EPIC
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Unassuming : MEEK
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The clear sky : ETHER
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A part of Can. : NWT
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Word used in trig. : COSEC
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Org. for Cahn, Kahn, et al. : ASCAP
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Entertainer Soupy : SALES
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Big spender : SPORT
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Sigmoid letter : ESS
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Triumphs : WINS
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Heathen : PAGAN
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Use a soapbox : ORATE
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Radials : TIRES
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Unadulterated : PURE
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Hwy. : RTE
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Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
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Banter : BADINAGE
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Half a Broadway title : IDO
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Old French coin : SOU
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Is in abundance : TEEMS
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Fabulist : AESOP
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R.I.P. notices : OBITS
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Pleasure-weary : BLASE
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Mine products : ORES
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Mets or Cubs : NINE
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Morse, for one : CODE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Gym gear : MATS
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Type of test : ORAL
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Aware of : ONTO
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Snug place : NEST

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