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Ernst Theimer
Ernst Theimer

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New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1991

118-Across : Like clothes after a diet

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The "0" rebus at 40 Down and 52 Across means AUGHT.

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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,314
Across
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Lyric poem : ODE
4
Bad days on Wall St. : DNS
7
Applied nutmeg : SPICED
13
Reel : SPOOL
18
Strong dislike : AVERSION
20
Spanish loss in 1588 : ARMADA
21
Tawed leather : ALUTA
22
Husband : CONSERVE
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Kite or eagle : RAPTOR
24
Ash : BATWOOD
25
Customer group reveres : CLIENTELEVENERATES
27
Presided : CHAIRED
29
Alley yowler : TOM
30
Followed a scent : TRACED
31
Side issue : BYE
32
Stack role : NESS
33
Novelist Kingsley ___ : AMIS
36
Spanish currency : PESETA
38
Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
40
Gannet : SOLAN
42
Artist Shahn : BEN
43
Variety of gypsum : ALABASTER
48
Young congers : ELVERS
49
S African fox : ASSE
51
"Faith ___!" (words by Faber) : OFOURFATHERS
52
Part of D.A.R. : DAUGHTERS
53
English poet laureate: 1790 : PYE
54
Fleur de ___ : LIS
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Violinist Bull : OLE
57
Make lace : TAT
58
Actor Frobe : GERT
59
Capital of Sicily : PALERMO
61
Tourist attraction : RUINS
63
Noted Russian-born artist-designer : ERTE
64
Wear away : ERODE
65
Nobelist in Physics: 1910 : WAALS
67
Thrash : TRIM
71
Oblong eatery : DINER
73
Vehicle for Ben Hur : CHARIOT
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Slots spot : RENO
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Ruby or river : DEE
79
Res followers : MIS
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Luau instr. : UKE
81
Limit; restrict: Abbr. : CNF
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Stretch : DISTEND
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Trainer : CONDITIONER
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Create : DEVISE
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Its capital is Jakarta : INDONESIA
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Assist : AID
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"Goodnight" girl : IRENE
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Cariou from Canada : LEN
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Dishing out : DOLING
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Marshes : FENS
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Bow or knot, in Lisboa : LACO
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Pres. after J.A.G. : CAA
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Popeye's tattoo : ANCHOR
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Motorists' gp. : AAA
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Struck with fear : ALARMED
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Some boxing preliminaries : LIGHTWEIGHTEVENTS
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Lepidopterist's thought while chasing a butterfly? : CANINETYOU
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Maroon : ENISLE
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Stone : LAPIDATE
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Data for a computer : INPUT
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Like clothes after a diet : LOOSER
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Extreme selfishness : EGOMANIA
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"___ thou these great buildings?": Mark 13:2 : SEEST
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"Gunsmoke" actor : ARNESS
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___ Moines : DES
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Singer Davis : MAC
Down
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Grime : DIRT
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Unusual occurrences : NOVELEVENTS
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Lip curl : SNEER
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Crusader foes : SARACENS
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Babbles : PRATES
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Hinder : IMPEDE
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Broadway musical hit : CATS
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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"Pride and Prejudice" character : DARCY
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Leeward island : SABA
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Ordinary looking : PLAINISH
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Exhausted : OUTWORE
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Siouan Indians : OTOES
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Alan and Cheryl : LADDS
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C.P.A. : ACCT
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Cambodian coin : SEN
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Colza oil source : RAPESEED
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Medicinal-plants adept : HERBALIST
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British P.M.: 1902-5 : BALFOUR
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Warned : ALERTED
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Red planet : MARS
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Officeholders : INS
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N.M. Indian : TAOS
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Avenaceous : OATEN
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Butchery : SLAUGHTER
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Manifest : OVERT
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The Bears of Waco : BAYLOR
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In conflict with : AFOULOF
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Asian holiday : TET
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Epoch : ERA
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Q-U connection : RST
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Advantage : EDGE
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Shade tree : ELM
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Partial paralysis : PARESIS
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Nebraska neighbor : IOWA
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Contrition : PENITENCE
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Take heed : RECK
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Bestowed liberally : RAINED
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Tries hard : STRIVES
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Strong illumination : ARCLIGHT
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Tree exudation : RESIN
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Deep : INTENSE
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Kind : MODE
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A chemical compound : IMINE
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Half a bray : HEE
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Half of MCCII : DCI
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Eternity : EON
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Objective : END
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Mineral found in dried lake basins : URAO
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Bruce or Laura of acting fame : DERN
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Sad : DOLOROUS
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Iroquoian Indian : ONEIDA
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Cattlemen : RANCHERS
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Casino cube : DIE
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Irregular strophe in a chanson de geste : LAISSE
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Fireplaces : INGLES
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Cargo : FREIGHTAGE
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Network : LACIS
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"A cottage in ___ ... ": Godley : ALANE
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Poodle or Doberman : CANINETYPE
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Author Turin : ADELA
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Hooted, in a way : OWLED
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Pineapple : ANANA
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Tall story : ATTIC
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On the Java : ASEA
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Hershfield's Homeless Hector, e.g. : MUTT
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Lucerne landmark : LION
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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Red-coated cheese : EDAM
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Hide ___ hair : NOR

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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