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New York Times, Saturday, January 20, 1990

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,683
Across
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Baby's early word : MAMA
5
Footwear : SHOE
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Yawn : GAPE
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Sacred image : ICON
14
Exudes : SPEWS
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Competent : ABLE
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Section of this : CHRISTIANSYMBOL
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Yes vote : AYE
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Part of a deck : CARD
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Minds : OBEYS
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Abundant : RIFE
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Word with food or brother : SOUL
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Section of this : PARTOFASENTENCE
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Alf, for one : ALIEN
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___ number (speed measure) : MACH
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Start of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
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Eye-shadow recipients : LIDS
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Blackboard : SLATE
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Uncle, in Ayr : EME
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Charges : FEES
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Large African antelope : ELAND
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Section of this : ABRAINCHALLENGE
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English spa : BATH
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___ d'arc (Osage orange) : BOIS
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Circa : ABOUT
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Milne's Winnie : POOH
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Receptacle : CAN
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This : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
59
Demolish : RAZE
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Person born on April 1, e.g. : ARIES
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Something to feel : OATS
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Ogled : EYED
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Jewels : GEMS
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Cavern, to a poet : GROT
Down
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Isinglass : MICA
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Sore : ACHY
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What Oliver Twist wanted : MORE
4
Black bird : ANI
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Showy garden shrub : SPIREA
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Nautical john : HEAD
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Possess : OWN
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Double curve : ESS
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Work the slots : GAMBLE
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French cleric's title : ABBE
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Device : PLOY
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Morays : EELS
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Crosier : STAFF
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Offspring : SCION
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Lad : YOUTH
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Hwys. : RTES
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Install : SEAT
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Fairy-tale starter : ONCE
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Plant scale : PALEA
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Out on ___ (taking chances) : ALIMB
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Codicil : RIDER
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Kind of hit : SMASH
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Prompter's job : CUING
31
Wear away : ERODE
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Dispatched : SENT
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Nobelist Walesa : LECH
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Cheers for a toreador : OLES
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Decrees : FIATS
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Statesman Root : ELIHU
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Mistreated : ABUSED
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Residences : ABODES
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Closed circuits : LOOPS
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Land measure : ACRE
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Heehaw : BRAY
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Seep : OOZE
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Prudish : PRIM
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Despot : CZAR
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Choir member : ALTO
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Aerie : NEST
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Joker : WAG
57
Pyrite or mispickel : ORE
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Albanian king : ZOG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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