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EASY AS PI

New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 1990

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,691
Across
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Historic Syrian city : ALEPPO
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Prague, to a Czech : PRAHA
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Ballet's "Le ___ des Cygnes" : LAC
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Penn pronoun : THEE
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Curie's discovery : RADIUM
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Ceremonial acts : RITES
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Bodkin : AWL
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"The ___ Fair," Burns poem : HOLY
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Busy Athenian's breakfast? : AKAPPACOFFEE
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Dissimulation : PRETENSE
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Lake near a temple of Diana : NEMI
28
Holiday greeting by Zorba? : HAVEAHAPPYNUYEAR
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Go lickety-split : TEAR
32
Union unit : STATE
33
Grossly stupid : CRASS
34
Mirror : GLASS
37
Slumgullion : STEW
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Actor Adler : LUTHER
41
Chaney : LON
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Squash : PEPO
45
Son of an unc. : NEPH
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Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
50
Budding classicist's statement about future plans? : OMEGATOLEARNGREEK
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Caucho yielder : ULE
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Remainder : BALANCE
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Lined up : AROW
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Gaudy psittacine : ARA
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Bourse : SALE
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Resolution time for José : ENERO
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Guitar ridge : FRET
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Vatican name : PIUS
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Wearing garments : CLAD
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"___ than none"? : ALPHALOAFISBETA
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Sinatra's cohorts : CLAN
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Tom's friend in "Typee" : TOBY
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Fork unit : TINE
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Silk makers : ERIAS
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"___ Candy," T. Williams book : HARD
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Li'l Abner's son : ABE
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Was checkmated : LOST
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Unfamiliar : STRANGE
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Pig ___ poke : INA
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Song of the Aegean sailor? : RHORHORHOYOURBOAT
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Bit role : CAMEO
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Auspices : EGIS
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Coptic Church title : ABBA
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Agcy. with an eagle : NRA
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Accounts officer on a ship : PURSER
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Appearance : LOOK
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Induce : CAUSE
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Mutiny inciter : BLIGH
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Concerning : ABOUT
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Son in "Desire Under the Elms" : EBEN
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Concurring words by Theocritus? : YOUTHETAMOUTHFUL
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Spiked shield boss : UMBO
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Approached directly : ACCOSTED
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Lettered composer? : SIGMAROMBERG
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Pow! : WHAM
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Ending for boff or pay : OLA
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Expected : USUAL
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Conductor Fritz : REINER
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___-majesté : LESE
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Male aoudad : RAM
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Sumerian moon god : NANNA
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Safeguard : ENSURE
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"Man of ___," Flaherty film : ARAN
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Baikal or Peipus : LAKE
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Round cheese : EDAM
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Larks' cousins : PIPITS
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Baby seal : PUP
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City near Boys Town : OMAHA
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O.T.'s 20th book : PROV
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Most abundant : RIFEST
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"And jeers ___": F.P.A. : ATFATE
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Bray : HEEHAW
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"While memory holds ___ . . . ": Shak. : ASEAT
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Caribou herdsman : LAPP
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Wrong : AWRY
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Close tightly : CLENCH
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"___ slaves who fear to speak": Lowell : THEYARE
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Uses a whetstone : HONES
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"___ Dream," Wagnerian aria : ELSAS
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Witness : EYER
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"Wheels" : CAR
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Pianist Rosalyn : TURECK
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A Pequod owner in "Moby-Dick" : PELEG
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Spanish, to Spanish : ESPANOL
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Shakespearean theater : GLOBE
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Lee J. Cobb role : LOMAN
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Apply chrism, old style : ANELE
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"Tarzan" producer Lesser : SOL
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Elevate : UPRAISE
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" . . . ay, there's ___ ": Shak. : THERUB
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Catchall sentence ender : ETC
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Author of "Hop-Frog" : POE
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L.A.-to-Reno dir. : NNW
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Twofold : DUAL
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Nazimova of silents : ALLA
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"The Third Man" director : REED
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M-1 rifle : GARAND
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Premature : EARLY
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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TV-antenna device : ROTATOR
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Effortlessness : EASE
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Tumblebug : SCARAB
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Czars' jeweler : FABERGE
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Calico pony : PINTO
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Egyptian god of artisans : PTAH
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Runagates : HOBOES
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Kind of story : FISH
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O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
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"Blondie" cartoonist Young : CHIC
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Colleague of Rita and Hedy : LANA
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Saroyan's "My Name Is ___" : ARAM
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Turkey's President: 1938-50 : INONU
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Algae extracts : AGARS
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Kin of vibrissae : SETAE
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Blake's "The Book of ___" : LOS
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What a tearjerker evokes : SOB
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Clumsy craft : TUB
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Areas off fairways : ROUGHS
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Tyre monarch : HIRAM
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A parent of a dzo : YAK
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Embodiment : EPITOME
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Eloquent speaker : RHETOR
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Author Alcott : LOUISA
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Surpass in firepower : OUTGUN
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Ottoman Empire founder : OTHMAN
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Jackal-headed god : ANUBIS
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Poilu's term for his foe : BOCHE
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"Star Wars" director : LUCAS
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One of a cap'n's aides : BOSUN
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Region N of Afr. : EUR
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Eric of movies : BLORE
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Small sailboat : YAWL
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Tissue layer : TELA
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Costa loser : ADAM
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Dog buried in Hyde Park : FALA
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Carte before the course : MENU
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Fox or Rabbit : BRER
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Story-time heavy : OGRE
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Stag attendees : MEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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