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INTRUSIONS

New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 1990

Author:
Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { F J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Ralph G. Beaman has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,684
Across
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Change Montana's shoulder guards : REPAD
6
P.O.W. camp : STALAG
12
Genii : DAEMONS
18
Hotel and mall features : ATRIA
19
Myself, in Melun : MOIMEME
20
Cather's "My ___" : ANTONIA
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Drug-related : PHARMACOPOEIAL
23
A woman's cloak of yore : MANTEEL
24
Fervent; strong : INTENSE
25
Skipjack : BONITO
27
In any way : ATALL
28
Conked out : DIED
29
Very, in music : ASSAI
32
Scale-song phrase : ADEER
34
Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
35
Stick in one's ___ : CRAW
37
Exactly : TOAT
39
Marker : LABEL
41
"___ the season . . . " : TIS
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Inventor of an early telescope : LIPPERSHEY
46
Roman magistrates : AEDILES
48
Reading room : ATHENAEUM
51
Pinna : EAR
52
Refer (to) : ADVERT
53
"___ the sweetheart of . . . " : SHES
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Execrates : DETESTS
56
Deride : SNEER
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What to call a Spade : SAM
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Solar deity : HORUS
59
Fax relative : STAT
61
Fan : ROOTER
65
Baker or Bryant : ANITA
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"___ take arms . . . ": Hamlet : ORTO
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Fouls up : ERRS
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___-ground missile : AIRTO
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Pines : YEARNS
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Average : NORM
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Father of "robots" : CAPEK
78
What an M.D. hears, sometimes : AHS
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Cheeses : EDAMS
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Calmed : SEDATED
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Octo : VIII
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Hard to get : SCARCE
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Peruvian gold : ORO
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Measure of film sharpness : ACUTANCE
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Break : CAESURA
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About the science of viniculture : OENOLOGICAL
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Letters on a chasuble : IHS
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Founded (on) : BASED
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French I verb : ETRE
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Large U.S. problem : DEBT
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Land between Aram and Edom : MOAB
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"Network" director: 1976 : LUMET
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Metrical feet : IAMBI
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Gp. that gave Glenn a lift : NASA
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Scrutinized : PORED
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Branchlike : RAMOUS
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Cohort : ABETTER
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Former : ONETIME
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Schliemann and Carter : ARCHAEOLOGISTS
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Two-___ (tandems) : SEATERS
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Christmasberries: Var. : TOLLONS
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Relative of dill and carrot : ANISE
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Conductor Ansermet : ERNEST
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Gen. with G. Washington : AWAYNE
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Sandy tracts, in England : DENES
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Speedy : RAPID
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Of a people : ETHNIC
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Famous park in Vienna : PRATER
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Terriers : AIREDALES
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Denounce : DAMN
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___ Canals : SOO
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Iceberg feature : TIP
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Infections caused by protozoans : AMOEBIASES
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Smooth: Comb. form : LEIO
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Church Society since 1714 : AMANA
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In an icy manner : GELIDLY
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Genetic letters : DNA
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Site of a fire god's smithy : AETNA
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Jake La ___ of ring fame : MOTTA
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Playlet : ONEACTER
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Worker with black alloy on metal : NIELLIST
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___ à manger (dining rooms) : SALLES
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Postgrad degrees in public works : MCES
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Alternately responsive, as verses : AMOEBAEAN
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Third king of Judah : ASA
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Kind of wagon or pot : TEA
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Skiers' maneuvers : STEMTURNS
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Assamese native : AOR
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More embarrassed : REDDER
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Achieve : WIN
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Word with life or entertainment : THATS
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Dixie tree : LIVEOAK
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Child: Comb. form : PAEDO
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A ___ (from boyhood, to Pliny) : PUERO
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First, in Berlin : ERSTE
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Evaluate : ASSAY
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Title Macbeth held : THANE
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Blood condition: Comb. form : HEMIA
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This, to Pedro : ESTO
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Artifice : STRATAGEM
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Polish manually : HANDRUB
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Old chest for valuables : ARCA
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Retinue : TRAIN
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Moral code : ETHIC
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Spill wiper on TV : ROSIE
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C.E.O.'s aide : TREAS
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George ___ Welles : ORSON
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Class with common attributes: Comb. form : SPECI
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Holy : SACRAL
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Ancient Ethiopian capital : MEROE
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Part of N.E.A. : EDUC
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Means to ends : MEASURES
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In a stupid way : DOLTISHLY
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O. Henry's Jimmy : VALENTINE
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Tall beer glass : SCHOONER
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Operation by an obstetrician : CAESAREAN
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Bit : TAD
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Abnormal swellings : OEDEMATA
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Domesday Book money : ORA
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Kibitz, in a way : IMPOSE
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Estonian river : EMA
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___ the belfry : BATSIN
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African fly : TSETSE
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She twice played Elizabeth I : BETTE
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"The Devil knows how ___": Coleridge : TOROW
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Palais social events : BALS
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Upbeats, in music : ARSES
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Roman day : DIES
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U.S.C. rival : UCLA
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Victorian oath : EGAD
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Tough actor : MRT
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Very long time : AEON
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Quarter of four : ONE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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