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MIDWAY MERGERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1990

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,943
Across
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Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
5
Nautical term : ABEAM
10
Greek letters : ETAS
14
Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
18
Asian weight : TAEL
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Religious sayings : LOGIA
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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Gudrun's king : ATLI
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Nurse joins Weld to get Porter phrase : TUESDAYANDNIGHTINGALE
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Well versed : INFORMED
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Sea duck : EIDER
28
Palpates : FEELS
29
Small change? : CTS
30
"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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___ colada : PINA
32
Much or many : FAR
33
Torsk : COD
34
City SW of Buenos Aires : MORON
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Sediment : SILT
37
Michael Jackson hit : BAD
40
Young Rooney backs N.M. town in quest for radio team : LOSALAMOSANDANDYHARDY
46
Soviet lake or sea : ARAL
47
Resident of: Suffix : ITE
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Trouble : WOE
49
Idle : LAZE
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Order to Fido at historic site has a certain pop style : PLYMOUTHROCKNROLLOVER
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Footlike part : PES
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Fast fliers : SSTS
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Rib or pan : ROAST
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Soothes : EASES
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Deg. for a cellist, e.g. : BMUS
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Spring mo. : APR
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Cpls.' bosses : SGTS
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Certain pipe : BRIAR
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City in Bolivia : SUCRE
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Actor Majors : LEE
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Tote bag on back of singer stirs up a form of business : JOHNNYCASHANDCARRYALL
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Title for Eliz. II : HSM
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Panay native : ATI
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Some ratites : EMUS
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Movie great gets behind bandleader in producing "Explorers" : TEDLEWISANDCLARKGABLE
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Mouths : ORA
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Gainsay : DENY
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Iroquoian group : ERIES
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Hide ___ hair : NOR
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Cousin of a twp. : VIL
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Broadway musical since 1982 : CATS
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Folding bed : COT
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Book by Peter Evans : ARI
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Bank deals : LOANS
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Ancient Roman port : OSTIA
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Industrial Revolution inventions : MACHINES
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Dickensian hypocrite combines with actress to create typing method : LINDAHUNTANDPECKSNIFF
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Guipure, e.g. : LACE
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Glyceride, e.g. : ESTER
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Muse for Pindar : ERATO
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On the briny : ASEA
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___ War: 1899-1902 : BOER
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In a jiffy : SOON
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Pravda founder : LENIN
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Kind : SORT
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Cockloft : ATTIC
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Haggard : GAUNT
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Shoals : REEFS
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Too : ALSO
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Southwestern promenade : ALAMEDA
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Actor in "Fanny": 1961 : BOYER
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Own, to Robert Burns : AIN
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White wine : MADEIRA
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Rim : EDGE
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Wild goat of Nepal : TAHR
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Quick to learn : APT
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How goose-steppers march : STIFFLY
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Tout's subject : WAGER
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Building additions : ELLS
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Cutting tool : DIE
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___ abet (be an accomplice) : AIDAND
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Talk foolishly : DROOL
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Sheer fabric : NINON
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Under, poetically : NEATH
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Hard puzzle : POSER
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Serene : CALM
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Racing sailboats : MOTHS
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Shot, as of liquor : SNORT
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Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
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Atlanta baseball player : BRAVE
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Wood trimmers : ADZES
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Colorist : DYER
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Northern nomad : LAPP
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Escutcheon border : ORLE
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Simon ___ (elimination game) : SAYS
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Gloves for Gehrig and Berra : MITTS
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Beards of grain : AWNS
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
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Specialty of some sharks : USURY
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Herb resembling spinach : ORACH
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Source of coconut oil : COPRA
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Actress Black : KAREN
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French painter Fernand ___ : LEGER
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Subsequently : LATER
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Twofold : BINAL
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This may be posted : STAIR
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Goof : BONER
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Mary's TV friend : RHODA
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Fresh : SASSY
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Cadets' inst. : USMA
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Certificates, in Durango : ACTAS
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Gentle soul : LAMB
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Month after Av : ELUL
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Besides : ELSE
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A certain J.F.K. departure : JATO
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Gab; yak : CHIN
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Robertson and Evans : DALES
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Newcomer in January : YEAR
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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British character actor and family : WELSHES
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Any delicious drink : NECTAR
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Scupper : DRAIN
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A. J. Cronin's "The ___" : CITADEL
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"___ wood" (superstitious statement) : KNOCKON
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Barbarians : GOTHS
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"Star Wars" villain : VADER
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Prickly pears : CACTI
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Unequal: Comb. form : ANISO
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Allude (to) : REFER
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" . . . one of them ___ and grows old": Shak. : ISFAT
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River in China : LIAO
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Head of a tale : ONCE
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Aware of : ONTO
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"Nana" star: 1934 : STEN
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Ill-tempered : MEAN
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Actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
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Att.'s degree : LLB
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G.I.'s hangout : USO
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Prefix with eminent : PRE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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