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Patterson Pepple
Patterson Pepple

New York Times, Friday, January 19, 1990

49-Across : Optic membrane

Author:
Patterson Pepple
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,682
Across
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Brazilian Indians : GES
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___ Clark, U.S. Atty. Gen.: 1967-69 : RAMSEY
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Betty White's role in "Golden Girls" : ROSE
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Practical, as a gadget : USABLE
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Place for your dough : OVEN
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Very pale : ASWHITEASASHEET
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Two Gentlemen's milieu : VERONA
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Prefix with lace or lock : INTER
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Old Testament character: Gen. 14:13 : ANER
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Cubbyhole : RECESS
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Choose a new club member : TAP
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Jampan : SEDAN
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Letters on a chasuble : IHS
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Whimper : PULE
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Tropical fish : TETRA
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What Stephen King evokes : HORROR
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Phrase from "Keep the Home Fires Burning" : ASILVERLINING
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African antelope : IMPALA
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Ingredients for rickeys : LIMES
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Rip of the films : TORN
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Lemon-meringue dessert : PIE
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Celery unit : STALK
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Optic membrane : SCLERA
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___ fixe (obsession) : IDEE
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Early Mexican Indian : NAHUA
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The Promised Land : CANAAN
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Have jealous or covetous feelings : BEGREENWITHENVY
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Locale : AREA
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Dermal decoration : TATTOO
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Corp. boss : CEO
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Attire : GARB
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Solar-system model : ORRERY
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White-tailed predator : ERN
Down
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Tropical fruits for jellies : GUAVAS
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Was most irate : SAWRED
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Bankrupt : RUIN
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"Hitch your wagon to ___": Emerson : ASTAR
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Ginnie or Sallie chaser : MAE
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Famed suffragette's monogram : SBA
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Dinsmore, Janis and De Wolfe : ELSIES
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Brings forth a lamb : YEANS
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Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
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Execute a coup : OVERTURN
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Bishop's authority : SEE
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Kind of ode : HORATIAN
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Rdwys. : STS
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Emerald Isle, to a Gael : EIRE
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Brown or McCarthy : CHARLIE
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Easy as falling off ___ : ALOG
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Part of r.p.m. : PER
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Little Dickens heroine : NELL
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Unsullied : PRISTINE
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Dam syst. : TVA
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Play by e. e. cummings : HIM
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First numbers : ONES
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Love, in Lugo : AMOR
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Spaniel type : SPRINGER
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Reclining one : LIER
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"___ a deal!" : ITS
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Flat; level : PLANAR
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"Ten Cents ___," 1930 song : ADANCE
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Person taking off : LEAVER
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Gambler, Ohio, campus : KENYON
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Haggard classic : SHE
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"Were it my ___ fight ... ": Shak. : CUETO
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Diamond base : BAG
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Feminists' goal : ERA
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H2O : WTR
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Suffix with Jersey : ITE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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