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MUSICAL CREATURES

New York Times, Sunday, January 14, 1990

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Kay Sullivan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,677
Across
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Over again : ANEW
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Mil. weapon : ICBM
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Art-school subj. : ANAT
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___ Claire, stage star of the 30's : INA
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"Kenilworth" heroine : AMY
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City on Seward Peninsula : NOME
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___ gras : FOIE
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Tie down : LASH
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British mothers : MUMS
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Ka ___, Hawaiian cape : LAE
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Rossini opera, with "The" : THIEVINGMAGPIE
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Anything that is braided : PLAITING
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Folkways : MORES
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Like some fires : SMOLDERING
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Plus factor : ASSET
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More tender : SORER
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Owns : HAS
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Roof ornament : EPI
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Dam for diverting water : WEIR
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Needle holders : ETUIS
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Schubert instrumental work, with "The" : TROUTQUINTET
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Id relative : EGO
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Berlin public square : PLATZ
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Lamentable : GRIEVOUS
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Hindu god of love : KAMA
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Mussorgsky vocal composition : SONGOFTHEFLEA
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Silkworm : ERI
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Kind of jury : PETIT
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Fathers of dauphins : ROIS
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Bavarian river : ROTT
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Medics, at times : SEDATERS
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Annapolis's river : SEVERN
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Tennis stroke : LOB
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Cousin of a smash : ADE
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Excessively : TOO
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Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
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Arrowed traffic sign : ONEWAY
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Word history : ETYMOLOGY
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Saint-Saëns zoological fantasy : THECARNIVALOFTHEANIMALS
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"Two heads ___ than one": Heywood : AREBETTER
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Contralto Anderson : MARIAN
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Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
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Curmudgeon's word : BAH
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Summer in Phila. : EDT
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Black Hawk was one : SAC
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Visionary plan : SCHEME
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Fast-talking comedian : PATTERER
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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Portico : STOA
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Pale shades of beige : ECRUS
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Kind of coal or pump : JET
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Sibelius tone poem, with "The" : SWANOFTUONELA
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Brit. money : STER
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Philosopher who started as a sculptor : SOCRATES
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Certain tides : NEAPS
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Hippie's English counterpart : MOD
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Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of ___" : THEBUMBLEBEE
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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Luzon peak : IBA
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Palindromic sheep : EWE
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Patron saint of France : DENIS
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Genesis verb : BEGAT
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Nonconformist : ICONOCLAST
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Lovely lasses : PERIS
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Diamond shape : PEAR
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Erstwhile campus cutup : STREAKER
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Stravinsky opera : THENIGHTINGALE
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Vital statistic : AGE
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___ de veau : TETE
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Infinite time : EONS
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Epitaph starter : HERE
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School Wellington attended : ETON
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Legal matter : RES
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Punty : ROD
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Author S. S. Van ___ : DINE
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Sunder : REND
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Kelep : ANT
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Classic Japanese drama : NOH
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A putting into circulation : EMISSION
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Loser, proverbially : WEEPER
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"___ Die," Gide work : IFIT
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Emulate Peter Funk : CON
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Kind of bass : BIGMOUTH
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Learn by heart : MEMORIZE
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Phil the Fiddler's creator : ALGER
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Piles : NAPS
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"Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
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"For want of a nail ___ was lost" : THESHOE
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Wolves in sheeps' clothing : IMPOSTORS
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Invalid : NULL
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Mozart's middle name : AMADEUS
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Director Delbert or Daniel : MANN
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Peteman : YEGG
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Famed basso : SIEPI
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Dye vessel : VAT
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Brother of Eris : ARES
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Trifle : TRINKET
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Color of a whole decade : MAUVE
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Intimidates : AWES
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Lily of the West : SEGO
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Some photocopies, for short : STATS
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Puckish : ELFIN
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Lasso : RIATA
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John Ford 1952 film, with "The" : QUIETMAN
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Family name in "A Rage to Live" : TATE
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Asian ruler : EMIR
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Makes edging : TATS
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Indigent : POOR
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Worldwide : GLOBAL
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Home of ouzo : GREECE
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Stubbornly willful : FROWARD
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Town on Philadelphia's Main Line : PAOLI
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River in a Burns poem : DOON
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Coterie : SET
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Biblical Hebrew measure : EPHA
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Change direction : VEER
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Embankment : LEVEE
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Arrive at Grand Central : DETRAIN
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Moral standard : ETHIC
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Kind of training : ONTHEJOB
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Basketball tourn. : NIT
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___ Kippur : YOM
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"___, though I walk through the valley . . . " : YEA
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Gerald Ford, by birth : OMAHAN
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Kind of plum, for short : GAGE
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Theoretic primordial source of all elements : YLEM
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Liszt and Prévost, e.g. : ABBES
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Foster : REAR
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"Bake me a cake . . . ___ you can" : FASTAS
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Bishopric : SEE
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Predilection : TASTE
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Buddhist shrine : STUPA
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Doves' sounds : COOS
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Buttinsky : PEST
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Pituitary hormone: Abbr. : ACTH
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Place for a hat or a shoe : TREE
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Type of engine : TURBINE
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Cut back underbrush again : RECLEARED
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___ Pea, small comic character : SWEE
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White dwarfs : STARS
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What a Scot wears under a kilt : TREWS
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"It Happened ___," early Colbert film : ONENIGHT
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Fixations : FETISHES
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Leave one's native land : EMIGRATE
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Relative of a mesa : LOMA
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Buck : SMACKER
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Incited a criminal : ABETTED
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Sub : UBOAT
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Scant : MEAGER
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Dumb : DENSE
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Actor Gazzara : BEN
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Munich's river : ISAR
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Hauling chg. : CTGE
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Cuprite and tinstone : ORES
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A daughter of Phoebe : LETO
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Eponym of an Eastern state : PENN
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Kind of table : PIER
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Polloi leader : HOI
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Nol of Cambodia : LON
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Result : END

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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