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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, September 5, 1989

KeyClue

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Gordon has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 101 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,546
Across
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Snug : COZY
5
Indonesia's ___ Islands : BANDA
10
Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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Fired : AXED
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Like the walls at Harvard : IVIED
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Richard Thomas film: 1970 : REDSKYATMORNING
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Printers' measures : ENS
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Hawaiian necklaces : LEIS
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Heats excessively : ROASTS
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Osso buco ingredient : VEAL
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A long time : AEON
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Dexter, e.g. : STEER
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Cousin of a frat house : DORM
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Baden-Baden, for one : SPA
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Arab potentate : EMIR
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Give the eye, evilly : LEER
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Gone, as a dinner : EATEN
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Al Pacino film: 1975 : DOGDAYAFTERNOON
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Moral principle : ETHIC
40
E. Caldwell's "Tobacco ___" : ROAD
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Mrs. Charles Chaplin : OONA
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Seine : NET
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Competent : ABLE
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Breathes laboriously : GASPS
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Andy's radio partner : AMOS
48
Assistant : AIDE
49
Prevailing customs : USAGES
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Teen's skin woe : ACNE
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Reverence plus fear : AWE
56
Meryl Streep film: 1982 : STILLOFTHENIGHT
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In the buff : NUDE
60
Finishes a chess game : MATES
61
Call it a day : QUIT
62
Med-school subject : ANAT
63
Tuxedo shirt buttons, usually : STUDS
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Antitoxins : SERA
Down
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Give a hoot : CARE
2
Yoked animals : OXEN
3
Last letters in London : ZEDS
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N.F.L. gains : YDS
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Once every 24 months : BIYEARLY
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Units of luminous intensity : NITS
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E.M.K. is one : DEM
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Romeo, to Juliet : ADORER
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Province in China : HUNAN
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Advice, in Arles : AVIS
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Fender bender : DENT
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Barbs : JAGS
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"Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
19
Paying guest : ROOMER
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Composer of "La forza del destino" : VERDI
24
Heart artery : AORTA
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Struck sharply : SMOTE
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Stingy : TIGHT
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Author of "Robinson Crusoe" : DEFOE
28
Small porch : STOOP
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Menial workers : PEONS
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Tolstoy's "___ Karenina" : ANNA
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First place : EDEN
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House of Lords group : EARLS
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Has ___ for news : ANOSE
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" ... easier for ___ to go through the eye of a needle ... ": Bible : ACAMEL
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Tense feeling : EDGINESS
44
Embraces : BOSOMS
46
Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
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End of a shoelace : AGLET
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Yearned for : ACHED
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Sch. in Annapolis, Md. : USNA
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Flabbergast : STUN
51
Operatic heroine : AIDA
52
Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Vacuum-cleaner noise : WHIR
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Mrs. Sprat's diet : FAT
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Mensa members have high ones : IQS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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