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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 1990

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 14,952

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Across
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Homer's "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
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Cut to board size : RESAW
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Low female voice : ALTO
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Mineral deposit : LODE
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Poultry shelter : COOP
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Lounge about : LOLL
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Trite : BANAL
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Pulled apart : TORE
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Popular animated cartoon : SLEEPINGBEAUTY
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Kind of herring : RED
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Baden-Baden is one : SPA
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Silent : TACIT
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Third letter : CEE
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Watchful : ALERT
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Coach a thief : ABET
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Island or lily preceder : EASTER
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Victory letter : VEE
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Popular animated cartoon : LADYANDTHETRAMP
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Seventh Greek letter : ETA
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Conceal : SCREEN
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Hebrew vowel points : SERES
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Blunder : ERR
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Golf pro Calvin ___ : PEETE
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Young fellow : LAD
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One, in Bonn : EIN
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Popular animated cartoon : ANAMERICANTAIL
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Nautical unit of speed : KNOT
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High male voice : TENOR
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Dresden's river : ELBE
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Kitty contribution : ANTE
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Matriculate : ENROL
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Kane, to Welles : ROLE
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Emits an offensive odor : REEKS
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Prophet : SEER
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Building wings : ELLS
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Pocket billiards : POOL
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Inactive : IDLE
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Speed : CELERITY
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Raging : RABID
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Richard ___, actor from San Francisco : EGAN
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Tune : SONG
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Bedouin : ARAB
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Division of the U.K. : WALES
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True : ACTUAL
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Plunder : LOOT
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British Conservative : TORY
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Unlock, to Shakespeare : OPE
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Caress : PET
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Separately : APART
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Stories : TALES
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Lessen : ABATE
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Fragrant pine : CEDAR
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Nucleus : CADRE
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Wide blue yonder : ETHER
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Avoid : EVADE
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Send payment : REMIT
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Cheyenne's home : TEPEE
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Fenced in: Abbr. : ENC
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Even, in poesy : EEN
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A state in India : ASSAM
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Penetrates anew : REENTERS
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Makes one happy : ELATES
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Dowel : PIN
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Inhibit : DETER
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Noblemen : EARLS
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Bancroft or Baxter : ANNE
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___ bene : NOTA
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Film director Clair : RENE
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Concerning : INRE
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Prepare dinner : COOK
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Bitter plant : ALOE
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Suffix with repress : IBLE
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Look askance : LEER
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Round Table knight : KAY

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

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