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New York Times, Saturday, January 13, 1990

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F G J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,676
Across
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Syncopated drumbeats : PARADIDDLE
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Pass catcher Collinsworth : CRIS
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One-sided : UNILATERAL
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A Rodgers partner : HART
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Deliverers : LIBERATORS
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Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
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As written: Mus. : STA
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Alt. : ELEV
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Axilla : ARMPIT
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Young Guthrie : ARLO
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Musical tones : RES
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"Deirdre" dramatist : YEATS
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Communicates à la sparks : RADIOS
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Plexus : RETE
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Noted Indian novelist : RAO
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___-faire : LAISSEZ
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Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
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Egypt's ___ stone : ROSETTA
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Author Gay and family : TALESES
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Footless : APOD
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Theater cries : ENCORES
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Alouette's bill : BEC
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It is, in Ibiza : ESTA
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Two jiggers : SNORTS
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Dropped a fly : ERRED
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Goal : END
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Ding or dong : PEAL
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Crude shelter : LEANTO
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Former Venezuelan mining town : AROA
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He, to Louis : LUI
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Return a P.O.W. to his native land : REPATRIATE
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Via's kin : ITER
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Crackles : CREPITATES
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Ltr. enclosure : SASE
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Rating : ASSESSMENT
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Neutron star : PULSAR
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"Peer Gynt" temptress : ANITRA
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Gross : RIBALD
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Porter relative : ALE
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Venture : DARE
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Romance lang. : ITAL
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Hold back : DETER
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Herdsmen : DROVERS
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Gibbon : LAR
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Lionized lion : ELSA
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Voice of Grandfather Time? : CHIME
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What we watched o'er : RAMPARTS
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Irk : IRRITATE
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Texans' toppers : STETSONS
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Bodies' meeting place in Scotland? : RYE
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Lubed the limo : OILED
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Mind : SEETO
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Where to build houses : SITES
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Autocratic rulers: Var. : TZARS
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Last word in French toast : SANTE
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Fabulist : AESOP
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Alcofribas Nasier's real name : RABELAIS
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"The Mikado," for one : OPERETTA
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Plato was his pupil : SOCRATES
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Hors d'oeuvres : CANAPES
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N.Y. time in June : EDT
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Tell : RELATE
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Become uptight : TAUTEN
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Most foxy : SLIEST
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Harden : ENURE
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Hang : DRAPE
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Grampus : ORCA
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Regretful Miss, in a song : OTIS
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Crafts' companion : ARTS
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Hesitation sounds : ERS
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Wee, small hr. : IAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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