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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

EXTERMINATE THE PESTS!

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 1991

Author:
Kenneth Haxton
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,041
Across
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Plant of the nightshade family : TOMATO
7
Mexican fare : TACOS
12
Instrumental silencer : MUTE
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___ doble (corrida march) : PASO
20
Head garland : ANADEM
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Cheerful : RIANT
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Son of Judah: Gen. 38:4 : ONAN
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Tabriz location : IRAN
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Garden State borough : TENANEWJERSEY
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Factor in football : TIME
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Pheasant brood : NIDE
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U.S. film critic-author : AGEE
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What Mollie Bloom said finally : YES
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Hero : LOVERONDER
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Square-root signs : RADICALS
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Postpone : DEFER
39
TV's "I Married ___": 1987 : DORA
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Norman town : STLO
44
Guanaco's descendant : LLAMA
46
Petty prince : SATRAP
50
Patrick Dennis's aunt : MAME
51
Thomson-Stein opera: 1947 : THEEROFUSALL
54
Distrustful : LEERY
55
Defective vision : ANOPIA
57
Sambar, e.g. : DEER
58
Achilles' tissues : TENDONS
60
Seasoning for Bardot : SEL
61
Give orders : DICTATE
63
Oppenheim sleuth : SLANE
65
Yesteryear : AGO
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One of the Jackson Five : TITO
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Black cuckoo : ANI
68
Yearn : PINE
70
Flowed to and fro : TIDED
73
Panamanian province : DARIEN
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___ homo (religious picture) : ECCE
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Felis pardalis : OCELOT
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Kind of physics : META
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"Vaya con ___" : DIOS
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Snit : PET
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Sum of interest to Bohr : CULARWEIGHT
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A son of Bilhah : DAN
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Strauss's "Die ___ ohne Schatten" : FRAU
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High, in the French Alps : HAUT
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Know by cognition : INTUIT
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Natives of Benin City : EDOS
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Type of print : GLOSSY
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Diet periods : LENTS
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Emulate Charles Carroll : SIGN
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Mrs. Sprat's fare : FAT
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Steeplechase, e.g. : RACE
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Diary abbr. : APR
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Honshu city : OSAKA
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Rhythmic sequence : CADENCE
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Auden's "The ___ of Anxiety" : AGE
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Garage employee : GREASER
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Home of Irish kings : TARA
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Spite : MALICE
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Fiber from a jute : TOSSA
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Isherwood's treatise on philosophy: 1970 : APPTOVEDANTA
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Prof's concoction : EXAM
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Photographer Adams et al. : ANSELS
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Calif. resort : TAHOE
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Struck a Philistine : SMOTE
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Composer Janacek : LEOS
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Covered with frost : RIMED
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Twisted : ENTWINED
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French painter-lithographer : TOULAUTREC
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An S.S.R. : RUS
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Chadian town : LERE
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Qualified : ABLE
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Augur : SEER
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Dicey predicament : LISHSITUATION
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Baron Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Oppositionists : ANTIS
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Bowl-game locales : STADIA
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Optical device : LENS
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A Yugoslav : SERB
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Last word of Genesis : EGYPT
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Mercutio's nemesis : TYBALT
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Make picots : TAT
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"A Chorus Line" show-stopper : ONE
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Staff : MAN
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Nabokov opus : ADA
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Bridge holding : TENACE
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The end : OMEGA
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Number of Trevi coins : TRE
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Ethereal : AIRY
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Checked the joint : CASED
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Singular reflexive : ONESELF
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Hordeolum : STY
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Cable-car V.I.P. : MOTORMAN
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Coll.'s big sister : UNIV
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Like Kate in Act V : TAMED
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Años openers : ENEROS
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Featherlike : PINNATE
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Hardscrabble : ARID
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Nigerian singer : SADE
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Unique fellow : ONER
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Natives of Cardiff : WELSH
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Emulated Yorick : JESTED
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Rental document : LEASE
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Hurdles for would-be Ph.D.'s : ORALS
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Open shelter : RAMADA
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Protein acid : ALANINE
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U.S. election routine : DEMOCICPROCESS
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Bungling : INEPT
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Having long, rounded grooves : FLUTED
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Wineglass left-overs : LEES
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U.S.S.R. city : OREL
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He played Gershwin : ALDA
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Historic 1974 event : RESIIONOFNIXON
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Alpine crests : ARETES
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Tower used in air races : PYLON
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Films' M. Hulot : TATI
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Cicero was one : ORATOR
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Birler's footing : LOG
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Titan who fathered Prometheus : IAPETUS
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Where Cain settled : NOD
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Methuselah's father : ENOCH
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Saps : NITWITS
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Musical chord : TRIAD
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S.A. country : ECUA
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Let off : EMIT
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New World rodent : DEGU
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Book appendixes : ADDENDA
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Desist : CEASE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Like Marquand's Apley : LATE
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"All ___ and Heaven Too" : THIS
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Tall story : ATTIC
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Sword-shaped, as a leaf : ENSATE
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Ale vessel : FLAGON
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Pouch-shaped : SACCATE
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
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"___ ... in the inn" : NOROOM
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Pullulated : TEEMED
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Sweet or crowder chaser : PEA
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Enthralled : RAPT
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Muslim judge: Var. : KADI
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___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
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Perfume resin : ELEMI
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Roman helmet : GALEA
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Cookout item : SPARERIB
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Moral precept : ETHIC
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Pier of Hollywood: 1932-71 : ANGELI
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A star of "Dr. Strangelove" : SELLERS
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Swerving : VEERING
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Dogma : TENET
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John Philip's folks : SOUSAS
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In after-workout condition : SWEATY
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Monument marker : STELE
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Rhodes of Polo Grounds fame : DUSTY
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Expect confidently : TRUST
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Like Bunyan's tales : TALL
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N.Y. stage award : OBIE
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Tower : REAR
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Corvette or packet : SHIP
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Port on Huon Gulf : LAE
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J.F.K. visitor : SST
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Collar part : TAB
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Nancy Walker character : IDA
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"Black gold" : OIL
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Singer Cole : NAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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