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FIRST-NAME GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,964
Across
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Sailor, e.g. : HAT
4
Flirt with : MASH
8
Packs down lightly : TAMPS
13
Lister, e.g. : PLOW
17
Tucked in : ABED
19
Writer Calderon : ERMA
20
Brand new : UNUSED
22
Shankar, the sitarist : RAVI
23
Dramatist de Vega : LOPE
24
Mine, in Marne : AMOI
25
Egypt's second president : NASSER
26
Black cat, to some : OMEN
27
Wine dregs : TREVINOGRANTSTRASBERG
31
Pittsburgh athlete : STEELER
32
Reno-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSE
33
English royal family : STUARTS
34
Misplace : LOSE
35
Southern constellation : HYDRA
39
Command to Fido : SIT
40
Where the Miami flows : OHIO
43
Shipshape : TRIM
46
___ over (collapses) : KEELS
48
Some salad days : TEENS
52
Low-cut shoes : PUMPS
54
Ticket-booth sign : SRO
55
Hiked, in a way : RAISED
57
Word with jack or stick : SLAP
58
Housebreaks : TRAINS
60
One of the Near Islands : ATTU
62
Penny dreadful or shilling shocker : NOVEL
64
A marzo date : IDI
65
Clear : NET
66
Certain tides : NEAPS
68
Greek letter : ETA
69
This, to Caesar : HIC
70
Fishes : BOLGERMILLANDBRADBURY
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Choler : IRE
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Brazil's ___ Branco : RIO
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Africa's largest city : CAIRO
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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Year Claudius I died : LIV
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Bon vivant : SPORT
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Atop : UPON
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Western squatter : NESTER
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Annealing oven : LEER
92
Most crafty : SLIEST
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A.L. member : VET
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Narrow groove : STRIA
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R. Wilbur's "Walking to ___" : SLEEP
99
Cartoonist Dean : ABNER
100
___ Blair (George Orwell) : ERIC
102
___-froid (calmness) : SANG
103
Supporting : PRO
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Guys : STAYS
107
Tear apart : RIVE
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Fun and games : PASTIME
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Basinger of films : KIM
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Fence in : ENCLOSE
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Linear measures : STEIGERCAMERONSERLING
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Water body east of the Caspian : ARAL
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Cringe : GROVEL
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Space : ROOM
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A Phillies' manager: 1987 : ELIA
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Egg-shaped fruit : LIME
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Lofty : AERIAL
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Lyricist Evans : REDD
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Eucharistic rite : MASS
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John Herzfeld TV film: 1987 : DADDY
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Views : SEES
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Lawyer's thing : RES
Down
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Arrests : HALTS
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Cancel a bombing mission : ABORT
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Plains Indian shelter : TEPEE
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Most abject : MEANEST
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Weapons manufacturers : ARMORERS
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A portmanteau word : SMOG
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They are often split : HAIRS
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Heredity factors : TUNNEYKRUPAAUTRYKELLY
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Med.-sch. subject : ANAT
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Rumple : MUSS
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Attention getter : PSST
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Cryptesthetic people : SEERS
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Validates a will : PROBATES
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Open : OVERT
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Paul McCartney band : WINGS
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Darkroom activity : DEVELOPING
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Victorian expletives : DRATS
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U.N. agency : ILO
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Ski wood : ASH
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Clubs, e.g. : SUIT
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Juno, to Cato : DEA
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Check : REIN
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Furthermore : ALSO
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Elect : OPT
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Cohan's "___ Popular Man" : IMA
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Tabriz native : IRANI
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Auto court : MOTEL
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Cleave : SEVER
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Diplomat Root : ELIHU
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Off-color : SPICY
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Scornful looks : SNEERS
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Keep in custody : DETAIN
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Runways : STRIPS
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Take a powder : TALC
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Scoops : LADLES
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Impertinent lass : SNIP
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Parts of wads : BILLS
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Mirador : ORIEL
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River quay : LEVEE
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Dough : MOOLA
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Flock : DROVE
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Boo-boo : BONER
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Author's "jackpot" : BESTSELLER
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Teases : RIBS
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Kind of caterpillar : TENT
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Singing syllable : TRA
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German article : EIN
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Scandal sheet : RAG
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Herpetologist's subject : REPTILES
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Celebes, e.g. : SEA
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Boring : TIRESOME
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Betsey ___ (Dickens character) : PRIG
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British movie theaters : CINEMAS
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End : OMEGA
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Title Pinero had : SIR
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TV adjunct : VCR
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Trajan's courtyards : ATRIA
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Furrows : SEAMS
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Misjudged : ERRED
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Traditional customs : MORES
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Edmonton hockey player : OILER
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Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
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Kin of 21 Down : EGADS
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Actress Witherspoon : CORA
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Fermented drink : MEAD
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Seward Peninsula city : NOME

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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