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START MAKING TARTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1987

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 497 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,907
Across
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CUTTING : LASHINGS
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Incensed : IRATE
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Gushes : SPOUTS
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An S.S.R. language : ESTONIAN
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Calyx leaf : SEPAL
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Caddoan Indian : PAWNEE
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Pertinent part of the "Gloria Patri" : ASITWASINTHEBEGINNING
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Halloween option : TREAT
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Popular drink : COLA
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Duel memento : SCAR
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Middling : SOSO
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Causes resentment : RANKLES
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Brandish : WIELD
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NAUTICAL CHAIN : YET
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Venerable : HOAR
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Make effervescent : AERATE
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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GAZE FIXEDLY : TARES
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Ark numbers : TWOS
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Roof edges : EAVES
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SHINY METAL PLATES : PANGLESS
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Decorated : ADORNED
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Binds : TIES
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Nap-producing plants : TEASELS
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Odes and such : POESY
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Shine : RADIATE
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GLUTINOUS SUBSTANCE : ELATING
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Changed the hue : RETINTED
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State positively : ASSERT
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Resistance to change : INERTIA
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Some moths : EGGERS
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Inexpensive tires : RETREADS
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Item : ARTICLE
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Foot lever : TREADLE
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Fashions : MODES
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Mercenary : HESSIAN
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Partners of haws : HEES
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Domesticates : ENTAMES
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Important court action : TESTCASE
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Vacant : UNLET
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Recoils : SHIES
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WISE : AGES
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Like a clarinet : REEDED
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Atlanta arena : OMNI
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HAVE DINNER : UPS
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Celebes oxen : ANOAS
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Globule : DROP
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HASTEN : CAMPERS
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Crime boss : CAPO
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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Giant grass : OTATE
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Pertinent words from La Fontaine's "Fables" : ONEMUSTCONSIDERTHEEND
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FRIGHTENS : CARESS
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Atka native : ALEUT
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Hotel fee : ROOMRATE
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Wrong : ASTRAY
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Slightly daft : LOOPY
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Autobahnen : STRASSEN
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TAVERN QUAFF : LEA
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RUSSIAN NEWS SERVICE : ASST
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Mix : STIR
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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To the center : INWARD
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Dwarf-cattle breed : NIATA
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Methane or helium : GAS
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Laughs disrespectfully : SNICKERS
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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Old story newly told : REHASH
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Wou-wou, e.g. : APE
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PIERCE : TABS
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Negative particle : ELECTRON
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SEEK TO ATTAIN : SPIREA
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Cooking utensil : PAN
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PLANTED : OWNS
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Mussel genus : UNIO
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ACTRESS ANNA ___ : TENS
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Utah state flower : SEGO
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Nick from Omaha : NOLTE
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Needlefish : GAR
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Province of Mozambique : NYASSA
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NICE HOT TIME : TEE
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Sobbed : WEPT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Writer Ferber : EDNA
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DROSS : LAGS
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EXPLORER DE ___ : OTOS
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Distorted : AWRY
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AU ___ POTATOES : RATING
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Fly a plane : AVIATE
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Wobble : TEETER
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TAXED: DIAL. : ESSEDS
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Warning device : TELLTALE
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Rhone tributary : SAONE
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DANISH WEIGHTS : SERE
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Look askance : LEERED
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Humiliate : DEGRADE
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Sine die : DATELESS
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Fasten : PIN
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Assimilate : DIGEST
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"My country ___ . . . " : TIS
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A GERSHWIN : RAI
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Garfield's follower : ARTHUR
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Placid : SERENE
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Addison's co-author : STEELE
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Rubbed out : ERASED
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Lock : TRESS
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POSE : ITS
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PARADISE : DENE
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Photographer's word : CHEESE
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Mangle : MAIM
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ALASKAN CITY : OMEN
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Peruse : SCAN
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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On the briny : ASEA
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Headland : NESS
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Figurative : TROPICAL
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GRAPHIC-ARTS TOOL : TIPPLERS
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Spread hay : TED
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Damp and hot : HUMID
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Stylish : DRESSY
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Frosts, as a windshield : ICESUP
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Respiratory disorder : ASTHMA
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ROCKY PEAK : ORT
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Friendship : AMITY
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Comedienne Imogene : COCA
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CAPITAL OF YEMEN : ANAS
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Saucy : PERT
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CITY OF SEVEN HILLS : OMER
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Alone : SOLO
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EARLY IRISH TENANT : AERS
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Oolong and pekoe : TEAS
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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EUR. COUNTRY : USA
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SINGLE : NEO
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Decay : ROT
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Study : DEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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