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New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1990

27-Down : First president of Mali

Author:
Sandy Graf
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 822 (avg 1.86)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,013
Across
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Newsstand : KIOSK
6
Large brown bear : KODIAK
12
Flair : KNACK
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Klingon foe : KIRK
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Painter-writer Kokoschka : OSKAR
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Anxiety, in Aix : ALARME
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King of Hollywood : VIDOR
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Yemeni seaport : ADEN
25
Destiny : KARMA
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N.Z. songbird : KIRITEKANAWA
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Composer Luigi ___ : NONO
29
Russian river : OKA
30
Blackguards : KNAVES
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Peon's mite : PESO
33
Fanatic : ZEALOT
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Yellow-fever mosquito : AEDES
36
Sale sign : ASIS
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Cold-climate craft : KAYAK
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Org. founded in 1915 : KKK
42
Junket : TOUR
43
Patch of land : PLAT
44
Tarbell, e.g. : MUCKRAKER
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"Merry Mount" composer: 1934 : HANSON
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Laughing jackasses : KOOKABURRAS
52
Philip Johnson's org. : AIA
53
Singer Baker : ANITA
54
French physician-novelist: 1894-1961 : CELINE
56
Originator of Jellicle Cats : ELIOT
57
Richmond V.I.P. set : FFV
58
Recoil : KICK
59
Delirious : RAVING
60
Primary locations : POLLS
61
Actor Sam: 1891-1984 : JAFFE
63
Calligraphers' needs : INKS
64
Catkin : AMENT
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Stick with these! : GLUES
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Whalebone : BALEEN
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Compass pt. : SSE
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"Either/Or" questioner : KIERKEGAARD
70
Hearth shelves : MANTELS
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Massive mammals, for short : RHINOS
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Standing start : OUT
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Documentary film hero : NANOOK
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Legendary victims of the Romans : SABINES
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De Mille epic, with "The": 1927 : KINGOFKINGS
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Conjured up : EVOKED
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Actress Hope or Jessica : LANGE
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Palindromic French quisling : LAVAL
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Gasp : PANT
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More pleasant : NICER
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Signs on : HIRES
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Hairy herb : BORAGE
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Luncheon follower : ETTE
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Post station in India : DAK
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"Lili" film composer : KAPER
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Coronation gown : KIRTLE
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Buckwheat cereal : KASHA
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All-purpose trk. : UTE
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Zorba's creator : KAZANTZAKIS
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Devilish : DEUCED
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Betty Boop quality : PERKINESS
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Integument : SKIN
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Admiralty abbr. : HMS
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Tarsus : ANKLE
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Mr. Spock's father in "Star Trek" : SAREK
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Shrub of the rose family : SPIREA
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"And giving ___ ... " : ANOD
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Deep-seated : INNATE
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"Keystone" character : KOP
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Part of 39 Across : KLAN
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Indian tobacco mixture : KINNIKINNICK
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Skewer : SPIKE
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Hindu discipline : YOGA
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Play the part : ENACT
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Aria for two : DUETTO
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Mr. Kovacs : ERNIE
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Jedi's furry friend : EWOK
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Advantages : EDGES
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Teeter : SEESAW
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Bumpkin : YOKEL
Down
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"The Mikado" executioner : KOKO
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Baroness Blixen, a k a ___ Dinesen : ISAK
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Gumbo basic : OKRA
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Danson role in "Cheers" : SAM
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Eruption site: 1883 : KRAKATOA
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Beethoven trio, Op. 121a : KAKADU
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Hardy one : OLIVER
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Salaam preliminaries : DARES
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Blue flag : IRIS
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Qty. : AMT
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Memento : KEEPSAKE
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Russian beer : KVASS
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Bilbao boy : NINO
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Nabokov title : ADA
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Daunt; awe : COW
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Coconino County cutie : KRAZYKAT
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A Hawaiian : KANAKA
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Iconoclast's target : IDOL
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"Splitsville," once : RENO
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Clove hitch, e.g. : KNOT
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First president of Mali : KEITA
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Broadway gas : NEON
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Listeners : EARS
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Forth : ALONG
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Russian islands : KURILS
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Circus performers: Abbr. : ACROS
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Jeans' alternative : KHAKIS
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Screenwriters Garson and Michael : KANINS
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Sen. Bradley was one : KNICKERBOCKER
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Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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Pondered : MULLED
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Gossip's delight : KAFFEEKLATSCH
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Noted French engineer : EIFFEL
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Poe-tic birds : RAVENS
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N.Y.S.E. abbr. : STKS
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Klemperer role : KLINK
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"Let independence ___ boast": Hopkinson : BEOUR
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Carved gemstones : CAMEOS
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Baseball's Crab or Hoot : EVERS
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Bestowed abundantly : RAINED
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Founder of famed Academy : PLATO
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___ Starker, famed cellist : JANOS
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Palo singer? : ALTO
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Yardstick : GAUGE
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Bracelet, e.g. : BANGLE
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Pittsburgh slugger, turned announcer : KINER
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Tam-tams : GONGS
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Direct : MANAGE
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Raise or increase sharply : HIKE
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Abounding with snow : NIVAL
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Takeoff : SENDUP
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Emulate Odom : AVIATE
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Namesakes of 2 Down : KARENS
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Lifeless : INERT
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Gold coin in Edam : FLORIN
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Small racing vehicles : KARTS
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Key work : ANTHEM
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Places : STEADS
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Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
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___ de soie (cloth for dresses) : PEAU
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Filbert : HAZEL
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Actor-folk singer from Vienna : BIKEL
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City in Ill. : KANKAKEE
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Noisy grasshoppers : KATYDIDS
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"Cuckoo's Nest" builder : KENKESEY
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Cattle, in poesy : KINE
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Handel's "___ the Priest" : ZADOK
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Regimen : DIET
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Ancient temple site : KARNAK
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Female saint: Lat. : SANCTA
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City on the Vistula : KRAKOW
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F.D.R. and D.D.E., e.g. : INITS
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Swivets : SNITS
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Celestial terrier? : SKYE
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Till : PLOW
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Shakespearean baddie : IAGO
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End of vigil : ANCE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Quirk : KINK
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Steinbeck protagonist : OKIE
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Strip off : PEEL
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N.Y.C. subway : IND
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Worn-out horse : NAG
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Cloud, to Baudelaire : NUE
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In favor of : PRO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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