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New York Times, Tuesday, January 30, 1990

21-Across : Poe and Christie, e.g.

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,693
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Circle parts : ARCS
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Sweet red wine : PORT
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"Now we ___ be long!": Maugham : SHANT
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Humble : MEEK
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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One with a long sentence : LIFER
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Blair ___ of "L.A. Law" : UNDERWOOD
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Concur : AGREE
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Fretted : STEWED
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Poe and Christie, e.g. : AUTHORS
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Jewish ascetic of yore : ESSENE
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Fine silk : SYCEE
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Actress Bo : DEREK
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Out-and-out : ARRANT
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Emulate Mopsy : HOP
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Weird : EERIE
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"Brown ___," Jagger hit : SUGAR
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Bell sounds : DINGS
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"___ Kelly's Blues," Cahn-Heindorf song : PETE
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A king of Judea : HEROD
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Fasteners : SNAPS
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Female rabbit : DOE
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Reply : ANSWER
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Avon family : EDENS
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Celtic priesthood member : DRUID
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Roman official : CONSUL
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Natives of Apia : SAMOANS
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Continuously blow on a flute : TOOTLE
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Felix Adler, e.g. : CLOWN
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Charge too much for : OVERPRICE
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" ... and fell ___ thieves ... ": Luke 10:30 : AMONG
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Shade of green : NILE
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Eternally : EVER
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Morays : EELS
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Sun. talks : SERS
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Leases : RENTS
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Surrenders : CEDES
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Slanted : SKEWED
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Like most perukes : POWDERED
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Exclamation of surprise : OHO
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A Brazilian coffee : RIO
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TV morning show : TODAY
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Some roofers or critics : SLATERS
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Bigwig : HIGHERUP
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Kind of hairdo : AFRO
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___-do-well : NEER
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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Fiddler-crab genus : UCA
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Peeled : SKINNED
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Greek goddess of discord : ERIS
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Matured : AGED
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Western alliance : NATO
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Kind of sparrow or swallow : TREE
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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Baking chamber : OVEN
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Golf scores : PARS
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Inside items of information : LOWDOWNS
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Aylesbury apparitions : SPECTRES
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Upset; madden : DERANGE
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Search intrusively : SNOOP
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Operate : RUN
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Nocturnal noises : SNORES
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"The Lord our God ___ Lord": Deut. 6:4 : ISONE
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Chaucerian stew : STIVE
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Workaholic's comeuppance : ULCER
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Looks askance : LEERS
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Confidence game : SCAM
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___ mater : ALMA
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Mullins of comics : MOON
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Compete : VIE
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Building wing : ELL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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