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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

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New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1990

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,999
Across
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___ Dhabi, emirate : ABU
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Republican monogram : GOP
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Hexahedra : CUBES
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Recon aircraft : AWACS
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Celebration conflagration : BONFIRE
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Cropped up : AROSE
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Bishop, for one : PRELATE
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Clad : ATTIRED
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Beethoven's "___ solemnis" : MISSA
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Strike callers : UMPIRES
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It's not a moving picture : STILLLIFE
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WKRP or WJM-TV : CALLLETTERS
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Model Macpherson et al. : ELLES
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Adorable : CUTE
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Give in : YIELD
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Visit : SEE
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Drops in the morning : DEW
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Marzipan ingredient : ALMOND
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Bucknell mascot : BISON
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Clinch breaker : REFEREE
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Evidence : SIGNS
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Party pro : POL
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"The Haj" author : URIS
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Agitate : RILE
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Strike makers : BOWLERS
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Worked on soles : SCALED
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Marching-band glockenspiels : BELLLYRES
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Property claim : LIEN
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Auditorium : HALL
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One of the Jacksons : KATE
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Makes airtight : SEALS
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Eight, in Ancona : OTTO
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Bass-baritone Scaria : EMIL
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Maxilla, e.g. : BONE
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Canton's state : OHIO
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___-majesté : LESE
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Doctoral hurdles : ORALS
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A foe of Pan : SMEE
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Hold on to : KEEP
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"Dianetics" author Hubbard : LRON
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Popular : WELLLIKED
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Puppeteers Bil and Cora : BAIRDS
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Bodega quaff : SANGRIA
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Hibernia : ERIN
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___ diagram, in symbolic logic : VENN
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Ballet point : TOE
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"Barbarella" director : VADIM
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Joy : DELIGHT
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Suitable position : NICHE
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Bro, e.g. : REL
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Tridents : SPEARS
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Free throw's value : ONE
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Objectives : GOALS
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Mortar ingredient : SAND
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"___ Dei" : AGNUS
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La. Senator: 1948-87 : RUSSELLLONG
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Clumsy : SKILLLESS
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Enmesh : TRAMMEL
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Superlatively bad : WORST
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Keyboard instrument : CELESTE
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Tess, to Hardy : HEROINE
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Clear the slate : ERASE
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Speaker component : TWEETER
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"Ballet Class" painter : DEGAS
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Postpone : DEFER
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Radical org. in the 60's : SDS
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Thus far : YET
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Demeaned : ABASED
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Canner's kin : BOTTLER
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"___ meet again!" : UNTILWE
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Little women : GIRLS
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Zoological stalks : PEDICLES
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Revived : CAMETO
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Spoon-bender Geller : URI
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Bartlett relative : BOSC
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Repplier work : ESSAY
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Otary : SEALION
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Packing a rod : ARMED
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Shed tears : WEPT
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Landed : ALIT
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Loving touch : CARESS
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Mono improved : STEREO
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Dossier : FILE
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Yanks : PULLS
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Seethe : FUME
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Not so much : LESS
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Store fodder : ENSILE
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Droughty : ARID
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Pickle type : DILL
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Acknowledge applause : BOW
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Sinister or ugly : ILLLOOKING
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Kind of mirror : FULLLENGTH
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Afore : ERE
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Solidifies : GELS
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Oater group : POSSE
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Narrate anew : RETELL
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Ball star : BELLE
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Choice word : EITHER
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Tightened the shoelaces : RETIED
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Busybodies : SNOOPS
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Cioppino leavings : SHELLS
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M. Atget's companion : CAMERA
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Author Lurie : ALISON
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Unoriginal : BANAL
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"The ___ of the Guard": G. & S. : YEOMEN
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Spread unchecked : RAGED
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"M*A*S*H" land : KOREA
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Knife man : BOWIE
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Coaster : SLED
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Keeps costs low : SKIMPS
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State flower of Tenn. : IRIS
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Units of loudness : BELS
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Caviar : ROE
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Court decisions : VERDICTS
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Schnitzel meat : VEAL
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Gave permission : ALLOWED
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Moist and chilly : DANK
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Quality Ananias lacked : HONESTY
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Fiduciary : TRUSTEE
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Realm of Boreas : NORTH
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Adapted to rigors : INURED
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Borgia or Siepi : CESARE
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Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
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Pasch : EASTER
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Postulate : ASSERT
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Secluded valleys : GLENS
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Stertorous sound : SNORE
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"Deutschland über ___" : ALLES
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Merriment : GLEE
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Portmanteau word : SMOG
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Blood state: Comb. form : EMIA
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Navratilova rival : GRAF
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Salacious : LEWD
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Calais-to-Paris dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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